News Release

Residents Near Beulah, Glen Ullin And Halliday, North Dakota, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

New Cell Sites Mean Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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August 31, 2008

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

BISMARCK, ND — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated three new cell sites west of Bismarck near Beulah, Glen Ullin and Halliday, North Dakota. These sites 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 following is a description of the improved network coverage areas:

  • Near Beulah-Located south of Beulah, the new cell site improves coverage along State Highway 49 between Beulah and Interstate 94; east for six miles on 21st Street Southwest from State Highway 49; and west for four miles on County Road 25.
  • Glen Ullin-The new cell site located south of Glen Ullin along County Road 139 improves coverage along State Highway 49 north to 40th Street and south to 43rd Street, and along County Road 139 east to County Road 87 and west to 69th Avenue North.
  • Halliday-The new cell site located south of Halliday on State Highway 200/State Highway 8 improves coverage in Halliday and Dodge and north of Halliday for five miles on State Highway 8; south of Halliday for four miles on State Highway 8; east of State Highway 8 for nine miles on State Highway 200; west of State Highway 8 for six miles on State Highway 200.

"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 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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