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Unionville, Pennsylvania, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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April 20, 2009

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Heather Pharo
heather.pharo@elias-savion.com  
412-642-7700

UNIONVILLE, PA — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Unionville, 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; and download games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site improves coverage in the towns of Unionville, Euclid, Clay Township, Jamisonville and Queens Junction. In addition, coverage is improved south along State Route 8 from Staff Road to South Benbrook Road, east along Unionville Road from Country Club Road to State Route 308, and at the Lake Arthur Country Club and Lake Arthur Campground.

"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 Pennsylvania 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 $217 million in its Pennsylvania 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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