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New Cell Sites Help Idaho Residents And Visitors Make More Calls And Connect To Text, E-Mail, The Web And More

Total network investment in Idaho now exceeds $227 million

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January 20, 2011

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

BOISE, ID — Wireless calling, text messaging and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless high-speed 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in Idaho thanks to more new cell sites. The sites expand 3G wireless coverage and capacity in the following communities:

  • Ketchum – Sun Valley area, Elkhorn Business area and along Elkhorn Road
  • Nampa – North of Madden Butte in the S Powerline Road and Deer Flat Road area
  • Ririe – E Ririe Hwy and Hwy 26 area

The company’s ongoing network investment in Idaho now totals more than $227 million, including $20.7 million in 2010. Since the company was formed, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 billion – $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 alone, Verizon Wireless invested $7 billion nationally to expand and advance its network.

Verizon Wireless recently launched its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless services in 38 markets and 60 commercial airports across the U.S. and has committed to launch 140 additional markets during 2011, covering two thirds of all Americans by the end of this year. 4G LTE offers customers who live, work or travel in these markets significantly greater speed and capabilities than even today’s most advanced 3G coverage. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

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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