News Release

Residents Between Bowbells And Coteau, North Dakota, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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September 2, 2009

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Maureen Cahill
Mcahill@mcfarlandcahill.com
952-447-8933

MINOT, ND — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site midway between the towns of Bowbells and Coteau, 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.

Network coverage from the cell site is improved along U.S. Highway 52 and State Highway 8 north to where State Highway 8 splits north toward Northgate; south along State Highway 8 to near the junction with County Road 16; east of the site along U.S. Highway 52 to 65th Avenue Northwest; and west on County Road 8 to 78th Avenue Northwest.

“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.”

The new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in North 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. In North Dakota, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $160 million since 2001 on new cell sites and other network improvements.

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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