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Idaho Customers Receive More 3G Coverage With New Verizon Wireless Cell Sites

Investment increases consumer value as demand grows for calls, e-mail, text, Web, video and music

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October 26, 2010

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
303-694-8990

BOISE, ID — Many more Idaho residents, businesses and visitors are enjoying improved service thanks to new Verizon Wireless cell sites. The sites expand wireless voice and 3G data coverage and capacity in the following communities:

  • Fruitland – along Hwy 95 and surrounding area
  • Malta – canyon north of Sweetzer Pass
  • Meridian – north Meridian area along Hwy 20
  • Parma – town of Parma and nearby Hwy 95
  • Pocatello – Juniper Hills Country Club area; Century High School; I-15 from Barton Road to Hildreth Road; and along W 2½ Mile Road south of Fort Hall Indian Reservation

The increase in coverage and capacity also means the network can carry more calls, e-mails, text and picture messages in more places, and offer greater wireless access to the Web.

The company’s ongoing network investment in Idaho now totals more than $210 million. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 billion since it was formed – $5.7 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. The result is the nation’s largest, most reliable 3G network that powers services such as Mobile Broadband and e-mail.

Businesses of any size can tap into the power of Mobile Broadband. The service allows users to connect to the Internet wirelessly while on the go to download music and videos over-the-air, and access e-mail or corporate data.

Small business owners interested in Mobile Broadband, and other wireless solutions, can visit http://business.verizon.net where they will find:

  • An online forum to share experiences and connect with other business owners
  • Access to Small Business Specialists in each Verizon Wireless store
  • Discounts and promotions to help businesses stretch their budgets
  • Summaries of mobile solutions like e-mail, wireless Internet and Push to Talk service 24/7 tech support

Verizon Wireless tests its network and those of its competitors. The company determines if voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected.

Nationally, Verizon Wireless’ test men and women drive 100 specially equipped vehicles more than 1,000,000 miles annually. They drive on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts. 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.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 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.

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