News Release

Verizon Wireless Keeping Gulf Coast Emergency Personnel, Media Connected — Video Available

Largest and Most Reliable Wireless Network Prepared for Influx of People and Increased Capacity

May 19, 2010

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516
http://twitter.com/VZWNetwork

 

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network

WHAT:
Video news release, “Gulf Oil Spill,” which includes:

  • First responders and customers commenting on the importance of wireless communication during an emergency and the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ service
  • Verizon Wireless employees explaining actions the company took in response to the spill to serve customers and first responders

WHERE:
In Verizon Wireless’ Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia

On Verizon Wireless’ YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/VerizonWirelessTV

WHEN:
Available now

BACKGROUND:
Verizon Wireless prepares year-round for natural disasters and other emergencies, so customers can rely on the company’s network when they need it most.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1 billion over the past 18 months to expand and enhance its wireless network in Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard states.

This investment and focus on reliability enables Verizon Wireless to respond with a well- practiced comprehensive emergency response plan and an influx of well-trained and experienced engineers, technicians and support staff as needed before, during and after an emergency.

Learn more about how Verizon Wireless stands behind its customers with the most reliable wireless network at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/pdf/Business_Continuity.pdf.html.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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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