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Nashville, Tennessee, Customers Receive More 3G Coverage With New Verizon Wireless Cell Site

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August 17, 2009

Karen Schulz
Karen.Schulz@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

NASHVILLE, TN — Shoppers and businesses in the Nashville West Shopping Center will enjoy enriched wireless services thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site recently added to the western region of Nashville, TN. The site expands 3G wireless coverage in Davidson County, enhancing voice and data coverage of the shopping center and middle Tennessee area.

"Verizon Wireless is dedicated to continue building the largest and most reliable network," said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless' Carolinas/Tennessee Region. "Whether a small town or big city, like Nashville, we want our customers to be able to depend on us every time they dial their cell phone, send an e-mail or text message."

In fact, all Verizon Wireless data and voice services are available to Tennesseans in all 95 counties. In 2008 alone, Verizon Wireless invested $150 million in the Tennessee network, bringing the company's cumulative investment in the state to over $700 million since 2003. This recent cell site addition is part of the $50 billion capital investment Verizon Wireless has made in its network since it was formed in 2000.

Verizon Wireless tests its network and those of its competitors in about 90 specially equipped vehicles that drive 1,000,000 miles annually. The company determines if voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and if they stay connected.

Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women drive on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

To meet customers' increasing demand for wireless products and services in this growing community, a Verizon Wireless Communications Store is nearby at 6800 Charlotte Pike Suite 114, Nashville, TN 37209, (615) 353-2112.

To accompany a Verizon Wireless Test Man, tour a network facility or obtain broadcast-quality video B-roll and still images of network operations, contact Karen Schulz.

For more information about Verizon Wireless or any of our products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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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