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Hazelton, North Dakota, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancement

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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November 10, 2008

Erica Sevilla
Erica.Sevilla@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4326

Maureen Cahill
mcahill@mcfarlandcahill.com
952-447-8933

HAZELTON, ND — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Hazelton, N.D., that improves its network coverage along U.S. Highway 83 as far as five miles north and as far as four miles south of the town. Coverage is also improved along State Highway 34 for more than four miles east of town and as far west as State Highway 1804.

The cell site enables more customers to use their wireless phones to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; and download games and ringtones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Nancy Clark, president – Great Plains 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.”

This 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 North Dakota and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $48 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. Year to date, the company invested more than $17.6 million in its North Dakota network improvements and has invested more than $147 million in the North Dakota network since 2001.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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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