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Residents Of Cass County, Missouri, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancement

New Cell Sites Mean Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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December 15, 2010

Brenda Hill
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Tyler Dustin
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OVERLAND PARK, KS — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated three new cell sites in Cass County, Mo., which will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell sites improve Verizon Wireless voice and data coverage in three different parts of the county including the towns of Peculiar in the north, Garden City and Dayton in the south and Westline near the Kansas-Missouri state line.

“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Brendan Fallis, president – Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation.”

This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless’ commitment to stay ahead of the growing need for the company’s voice and data services. The company has spent 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. In 2009, the company invested more than $61 million in Missouri network improvements.

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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.

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