News Release

Utica, Kentucky, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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May 17, 2009

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Kristena Morse
kristena@guthriemayes.com
502-625-1659

UTICA, KY — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Utica, which enables 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, which is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improves voice and data coverage in Utica and along the following major roads:

  • U.S. Route 431 between State Road 298 and the Davies County line
  • State Road 554 between U.S. Route 431 and State Road 815
  • State Road 1207 between State Road 81 and State Road 140

Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Greg Haller, president–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan region, Verizon Wireless. “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to them. We will continue to perfect our network so that our customers in Kentucky know they can depend on us every time they pick up their wireless devices.”

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 Kentucky 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 premier nationwide network and to add new services. In 2008, the company invested more than $47 million in its Kentucky network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 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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