The expanded coverage and increased data capacity enables customers in this area to enjoy clearer reception, fewer dropped calls and quicker download speeds when using their wireless devices to talk, text, e-mail, view high-quality videos and access VZ Navigator®’s turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, these network enhancements further boost Verizon Wireless’ network reliability, particularly during emergencies such as power outages and extreme weather conditions when wireless communications are needed the most. These network enhancements are part of Verizon Wireless’ aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for the company’s voice and data services.
“While we already have the largest and most reliable 3G network in the country, we’re constantly working on ways to bolster the coverage area to provide our customers with the best service possible,” said Pat Devlin, regional president. “With the huge increase in the number of Android and other smartphone owners, coverage and data capacity is now more important than ever. Verizon is making sure we stay ahead of the game by continually adding cell sites and capacity to ensure fast and reliable service to all our customers throughout New Jersey and the entire New York Metro area.”
Nationally, 100 real-life Verizon Wireless test men and women drive 100 specially-equipped vehicles more than 1 million miles each year on the country’s most frequently traveled roadways to confirm that voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 3.5 million voice call attempts and more than 19 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless’ network and the networks of other carriers.
*Editors Note: Test Man Ride-Along Program
To set up an interview and ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Andrew Stein at 646-484-4568.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 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.