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Cleveland, Ohio, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless 3G Network Expansion

Investment Increases Value for Consumers as Demand Grows for Wireless Data, 3G Multimedia and Internet Access

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February 28, 2010

Laura Merritt
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CLEVELAND, OH — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the nation's largest 3G network, has added two new cell sites to its network in Cleveland, which enable more customers to use their wireless phones to send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; view high quality videos; access the Internet; and download music, games and ringtones.

The first new cell site near 105th Street and Interstate 90, improves 3G coverage and capacity in and around Bratenahl and in Cleveland as far east as Eddy Road, as far west as Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, as far north as Lake Erie and as far south as Parkgate Avenue.

The second new cell site, near West 65th Street and Detroit Avenue, improves 3G coverage and capacity as far east as West 28th Street (Fulton Road), as far west as West 85th Street, as far north as Lake Erie and as far south as Lorain Avenue (State Route 10).

“Even the most advanced cell phone is only as good as the network it runs on,” said Roger Tang, president – Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, Verizon Wireless. “That’s why we continue to aggressively invest in our Ohio network to increase coverage and capacity for our customers, add new services and maintain our 3G network leadership.”

These network improvements are part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Ohio and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $55 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 2009, the company invested more than $335 million in its Ohio network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ 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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