News Release

Blazingly Fast: Verizon Wireless Launches The World's Largest 4G LTE Wireless Network On Sunday, Dec. 5

4G LTE Modems from LG and Pantech, with Value-Priced 4G Data Plans Combine for Broadband Connectivity

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December 3, 2010

National Contact:
Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com  
917-968-9175 (mobile)

Local Contacts: Listed at End

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From coast to coast, throughout 38 major metropolitan areas, Verizon Wireless is preparing for the Sunday, Dec. 5 debut of the fastest and most advanced 4G network in the United States. With the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network from Verizon Wireless, laptop users will experience speeds up to 10 times faster than when they surf on the company's 3G network. In real-world, loaded network environments, data rates are expected to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

Business customers and individual consumers interested in getting 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless will want:

  • 4G LTE Coverage Locator — go to www.verizonwireless.com/4Glte to check if an address is in the initial 4G LTE coverage area. Street-level coverage maps will be available on the site beginning Sunday, Dec. 5.
  • 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Data Plans — choose from two 4G LTE Mobile Broadband data plans: $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance or $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance, both with $10/GB overage.
  • 4G LTE Modems — the LG VL600 is backward-compatible with the 3G network and supports Windows® XP 32-bit, Vista™ 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit. Also backward-compatible with the 3G network is the Pantech UML290 4G USB, which is a 180 degree rotating USB connector and supports Windows XP 32-bit, Vista 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit. Each will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Dec. 5 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Plan.
  • How to Order — visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, order online at www.verizonwireless.com, call 1-800-256-4646 or go through the company's business sales channels. To find a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store, visit the Store Locator online at www.verizonwireless.com/storelocator.  

Sunday's launch of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network immediately reaches more than one-third of all Americans, right where they live or work. Major metropolitan areas covered by Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network on Sunday, Dec. 5 include:

Akron, Ohio
Athens, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Houston, Texas
Jacksonville, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
Miami, Florida
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Nashville, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
Oakland, California
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Orlando, Florida
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rochester, New York
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
St. Louis, Missouri
Tampa, Florida
Washington, D.C.
West Lafayette, Indiana
West Palm Beach, Florida

View Verizon Wireless' 4-minute video, "4G LTE: More Than Just Speed," by visiting the Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia or by visiting the VerizonWirelessTV YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/VerizonWirelessTV. Also, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Media can schedule a visit at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store by contacting the local area PR Manager on the mobile number indicated below. Media can access high-resolution images and video related to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)  

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 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.  

LOCAL MEDIA CONTACTS:
Northeast:
Howard Waterman
Verizon Wireless (Northeast)
Howard.Waterman@VerizonWireless.com  
917-359-5505 (mobile)

Mike Murphy
Verizon Wireless (New England)
Mike.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com  
781-223-5975 (mobile)

John O'Malley
Verizon Wireless (Upstate N.Y.)
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com  
585-261-5899 (mobile)

David Samberg
Verizon Wireless (N.Y. Metro)
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com  
914-329-5429 (mobile)

Sheldon Jones
Verizon Wireless (Philadelphia Tri-State)
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com  
215-219-8890 (mobile)

Melanie Ortel
Verizon Wireless (Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; Va.)
Melanie.Ortel@VerizonWireless.com  
410-794-6055 (mobile)

South:
Sheryl Sellaway
Verizon Wireless (South Area)
Sheryl.Sellaway@VerizonWireless.com  
404-695-5564 (mobile)

Chuck Hamby
Verizon Wireless (Fla.)
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com  
813-404-6029 (mobile)

Gretchen LeJeune
Verizon Wireless (Houston, Texas; Gulf Coast)
Gretchen.LeJeune@VerizonWireless.com  
713-204-2100 (mobile)

Audrey Lundy
Verizon Wireless (Central Texas)
Audrey.Lundy@VerizonWireless.com  
214-587-0303 (mobile)

Karen Schulz
Verizon Wireless (N.C., S.C., Tenn.)
Karen.Schulz@VerizonWireless.com  
864-561-1527 (mobile)

Kate Jay
Verizon Wireless (Ga., Ala.)
Kate.Jay@VerizonWireless.com
678-245-9532 (mobile)

Midwest:
Michelle Gilbert
Verizon Wireless (Mich., Ind., Ky.)
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com  
248-914-3680 (mobile)

Brenda Hill
Verizon Wireless (Kan., Mo.)
Brenda.Hill@VerizonWireless.com  
913-660-2624 (mobile)

Laura Merritt
Verizon Wireless (Ohio, Pa., W.Va.)
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com  
614-561-2605 (mobile)

Carolyn Schamberger
Verizon Wireless (Ill., Wis.)
Carolyn.Schamberger@VerizonWireless.com  
847-204-4282 (mobile)

Karen Smith
Verizon Wireless (Minn., S.D., N.D., Iowa, Neb.)
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com  
612-590-3511 (mobile)

West:
John Johnson
Verizon Wireless (West Area)
John.H.Johnson@VerizonWireless.com  
410-382-5032 (mobile)

Bob Kelley
Verizon Wireless (Mont., Idaho, Wyo., Utah, Colo.)
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com  
303-241-3105 (mobile)

Heidi Flato
Verizon Wireless (Northern Calif., Nev.)
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com  
952-324-8692 (mobile)

Ken Muche
Verizon Wireless (Southern Calif.)
Ken.Muche@VerizonWireless.com  
714-315-7946 (mobile)

Jenny Weaver
Verizon Wireless (Ariz.; El Paso, Texas; N.M.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Southern Utah)
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com  
602-909-6149 (mobile)

Scott Charlston
Verizon Wireless (Hawaii, Ore., Northern Idaho, Wash.)
Scott.Charlston@VerizonWireless.com  
206-940-0385 (mobile)

National Media Contacts:
Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com  
917-968-9175 (mobile)

EspaƱol
Elva Lima
Elva.Lima@VerizonWireless.com  
818-429-1213 (mobile)

Brenda Boyd Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com  
908-872-7152 (mobile)

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@verizonwireless.com  
914-772-0757 (mobile)

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