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Steubenville, Ohio, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

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February 16, 2009

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Heather Pharo
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412-642-7700

STEUBENVILLE, OH — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Steubenville, Ohio, which will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site, located near Jefferson College in western Steubenville, improves coverage along Lover's Lane and Sunset Boulevard (State Highway 43) in the area bounded by U.S. Highway 22 in the north, Permars Run Road in the south (including improved coverage to the Fort Steuben Mall), Rockdale Street in the east and the neighboring town of Wintersville in the west.

"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."

This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Ohio and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 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 2008, the company invested more than $258 million in its Ohio network.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 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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