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Verizon Wireless Adds New Cell Site In Washtenaw County, Michigan

Investment Increases Consumer Value as Demand Grows for E-mail, Social Networking, Apps, Web, Video, Music, Messaging and Calls

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January 16, 2011

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
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Al Upchurch
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248-855-6777

CHELSEA, MI — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Chelsea that improves voice and data coverage in the northwest portion of Washtenaw County and the northeast portion of Jackson County. Specifically, the areas that benefit are:

  • north to south: from the northern border of where Washtenaw and Lenawee counties meet to Harvey/Cavanaugh Lake Road;
  • and, east to west: from where Hadley and North Territorial roads intersect to Mount Hope Road.

The new cell site, which is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, enables more Verizon Wireless customers to rely on their wireless devices for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps and music, exchanging e-mail and text, picture and video messages, watching high-quality videos and making calls.

The company's ongoing network investment in Michigan now totals more than $1.5 billion. 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.

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About Verizon Wireless in Michigan
In Michigan, Verizon Wireless has more than 2,100 employees and 65 company-owned retail locations in more than 50 cities, including Allen Park, Alpena, Alpine Township, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek, Bay City, Brighton, Burton, Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit, East Lansing, Escanaba, Farmington Hills, Fenton, Flint, Fort Gratiot, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Highland Park, Holland, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Jackson, Kentwood, Lake Orion, Lansing, Livonia, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Muskegon, Northville, Novi, Okemos, Petoskey, Pontiac, Portage, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Saginaw, St. Clair Shores, St. Joseph, Southfield, Taylor, Traverse City, Troy, Utica, Warren and Westland.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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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