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Wireless Phone Users In Upper Arlington And San Margherita, Ohio, Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site

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October 20, 2008

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605George Heddleston
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866-667-9110

UPPER ARLINGTON, OH — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Upper Arlington that improves its voice and data network coverage and capacity. This network enhancement affects the area in southwest Upper Arlington and San Margherita near U.S. Highway 33, as far north as Lane Avenue and as far south as West 5th Avenue, as far east as North Star Road and as far west as North Wilson Road.

With the improved network capacity, more customers can use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; download music, games and ringtones; and view high-quality videos while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Roger Tang, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, Verizon Wireless. “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation.”

The new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Ohio and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed—$5.5 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. In the first half of 2008, the company invested nearly $170 million in its Ohio network improvements.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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