News Release

Roscommon County, Michigan, Residents Benefit From Two New Verizon Wireless Cell Sites

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

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January 30, 2011

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680

Al Upchurch
aupchurch@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

HOUGHTON LAKE, MI — Verizon Wireless has activated two new cell sites in Roscommon County that improve voice and data coverage in portions of the county, including Houghton Lake and along the following major roads and areas:

  • U.S. Route 127 from County Road 104 (Pine Road), south to about four miles north of the Clare County line;
  • Michigan Highway 18 from Prudenville, south to near the Clare/Gladwin County line;
  • County Road F-97 (Maple Valley Road) from Michigan Highway 55, south to just north of the West Twin Lakes area;
  • The north shore line of Houghton Lake to Flint Road;
  • and Michigan Highway 55 west of Houghton Lake to North Star City Road.

The new cell sites, which are each equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, enable 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 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 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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