News Release

Residents Of Southwest Jefferson County, Missouri, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancement

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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October 11, 2009

Cheryl Bini Armbrecht or Brenda Hill
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Brenda.Hill@verizonwireless.com
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Caroline Villanueva
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DE SOTO, MO — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site southwest of De Soto, 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 site improves Verizon Wireless voice and data coverage from just outside De Soto in southwest Jefferson County to the Washington County line, including the following areas:

  • Along Missouri Highway 21 from Washington State Park to about Mothershead Road
  • Along Big River Heights Road from Dodson Lane toward the county border
  • In the town of Vineland and areas just east of town along Knorpp Road

"Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless," said Brendan Fallis, president—Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. "Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation."

This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Missouri 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 the first half of this year, the company invested more than $27 million in its Missouri 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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