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Demand Climbs For Wireless Voice, Multimedia And Internet Access In Portland, Oregon

Verizon Wireless adds two new 3G cell sites in the Portland area to stay ahead of growth

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November 11, 2008

Scott Charlston
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BEAVERTON, OR — Wireless users in more Oregon locations are now experiencing expanded voice and data coverage thanks to the addition of two new cell sites from Verizon Wireless. New sites improve 3G coverage and call capacity for customers in and around:

  • Cornelius – along Highway 8, NW Cornelius Shefflin Road and SW Golf Course Road
  • Hillsboro – along Highway 26 from NW 185th Avenue and NW Cornelius Pass Road and surrounding shopping, residential and businesses in the Tanasbourne area

With the improved network coverage, customers can use their wireless phones and devices to make more calls; send and receive e-mail, text and multimedia messages; download music, games and ringtones; and view high-quality videos all while on-the-go.

“Our network expansion in Oregon is just another example of how we invest our resources to stay ahead of demand and to make sure that our customers enjoy a superior wireless experience,” said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

“This consistent investment is a key reason Verizon Wireless has ranked first in customer loyalty in the industry in each of the last 16 quarters.”*

The recent expansion adds to Verizon Wireless’ $106 million dollar investment in Oregon last year. Nationwide the company has invested nearly $48 billion since it was formed — $5.5 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its national wireless network and to add services like BroadbandAccess, V CAST, VZ Navigator(SM) and many more. The company now has the nation’s largest 3G network.

In the third quarter of 2008, the company delivered more than 80 billion text messages and nearly 1.5 billion picture/video messages. Customers also completed 43 million music and video downloads. Verizon Wireless is the most widely used brand of service in wireless. The company now serves more than 70.8 million customers nationwide.

Other examples of company leadership include being first to offer nationwide unlimited calling plans and the only provider to offer a 30-day network “Test Drive” pledge that pays for calls if a customer isn’t satisfied and switches to another carrier.

Verizon Wireless’ reputation as the nation’s most reliable wireless network is supported by industry-leading redundancy and maintenance measures. This has proven particularly valuable during natural disasters and other emergencies across the country. Standard Verizon Wireless network-reliability features include battery back-up power at all facilities as well as generators installed at all switching facilities and many cell site locations.

* Loyalty claims based upon publicly available churn (customer turnover) figures.

About Verizon Wireless
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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