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Residents Of Faulkton, South Dakota, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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August 31, 2009

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Gina Pappas
Gina@Alberscommunications.com
888-296-2411 ext. 9

FAULKTON, SD — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site near Faulkton, 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 sites improve network coverage in Faulkton and as follows:

  • North on State Highway 45 from U.S. Highway 212 to State Highway 20;
  • South on State Highway 45 from U.S. Highway 212 to State Highway 26;
  • East from State Highway 212 on County Road 12 for six miles;
  • West from Faulkton on State Highway 212 to 327th Avenue.

“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Nancy Clark, president–Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are critical to our customers, so we continue to optimize our network to provide them with the best overall experience.”

These new cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in South Dakota 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. Since 2001, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $211 million to enhance its South Dakota network.

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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