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Pack The Sunscreen, Bug Spray And Verizon Wireless Network Extender On Your Next Summer Getaway

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June 17, 2009

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — This summer, customers headed to their summer cottages or weekend rentals, can add one more necessity to the getaway packing list – the Verizon Wireless Network Extender. Verizon Wireless’ Network Extender is one of the hottest new devices from Verizon Wireless because it makes America’s most reliable wireless network even better.

The Verizon Wireless Network Extender – introduced just five months ago amid praise by tech reviewers – enables customers to enhance their wireless coverage inside a home where location, geography or structural conditions may interfere with wireless reception.

The Verizon Wireless Network Extender is ideal for summer destinations with structural barriers; basement rooms; or some remote shore, mountainous or hilly locations where receiving a signal can be difficult. Network Extender can also provide improved network access for customers on the geographical fringes of the Verizon Wireless network. Network Extender will work in areas where Verizon Wireless offers wireless service provided there is a compatible broadband Internet connection.

Customers can use Verizon Wireless’ Network Extender to enhance the wireless signal on their mobile phones when calling or texting those country road directions to weekend guests, sending camera phone pictures of Johnny’s belly-wop in the pool, or browsing the Web to find out how to make that favorite barbeque sauce. The signal covers an area of up to 5,000 square feet, which may even include the backyard patio or deck, so vacationers can make calls while sipping lemonade in the shade.

The ideal traveling companion, the Verizon Wireless Network Extender features include:

  • Plug and play set up: Plug the Network Extender into a high-speed Internet connection and place near a window
  • Compatibility: There is no need to buy a new phone as the device is compatible with all Verizon Wireless phones
  • Easy online management: Open or managed access to the Network Extender can be managed by signing into My Verizon online
  • Affordability: No need to update calling plans or add minutes and there are no additional monthly charges for calls using Network Extender

Customers can purchase the Verizon Wireless Network Extender online at www.verizonwireless.com, by phone (800-256-4646) or at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, for $249.99, plus local taxes. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/networkextender.

*Network Extender does not support EV-DO speeds and services that require it.

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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