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From Chilly Climes To Sunny Spots, Verizon Wireless Customers Enjoy Hot 3G Connections This Winter

Nation's Largest, Most Reliable 3G Network Enhanced in Hawaii, Florida, Indiana, Michigan

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January 31, 2011

Brenda Raney
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless customers looking to cure the winter blues by heading to popular warm weather spots will enjoy the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network thanks to recent network enhancements.

Two new cell sites in Hawaii have residents and travelers in Poipu, Kauai, and Waianae, O’ahu, saying “Aloha!” The Poipu, Kauai, site expands 3G wireless coverage and capacity in east Poipu, including popular vacation spots such as Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and the Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course. The site in Waianae, O’ahu, has customers not only enjoying fun and sun along the stretch of beaches on the Farrington Highway but also expanded 3G wireless coverage and capacity. Plus, in anticipation of a significant increase in wireless activity from thousands of customers Jan. 30 at Aloha Stadium, Verizon Wireless activated a temporary mobile cell site called a COLT (Cell on Light Truck) to keep football fans in the action.

The Sunshine State is also a little brighter for customers thanks to Verizon Wireless’ $195 million investment during 2010 in Florida. This investment further enhanced wireless services and network coverage across the state, home to many popular vacation destinations.

Chilly Midwesterners might be facing below zero temperatures, but new cell sites in Indiana and Michigan provide Verizon Wireless customers with fast and reliable 3G wireless coverage as they prepare to head to warmer climates. Indiana residents in Bloomington, Crawfordsville, Greencastle, Indianapolis and St. Croix enjoy improved data coverage with five new cell sites that boost 3G coverage. Icy temperatures and cold waters surrounding the Great Lakes State won’t keep Michigan residents from booking travel to warmer climates online on their mobile devices thanks to Verizon Wireless’ more than $221.3 million network investment in 2010 that included building 45 new cell sites and upgrading equipment on more than 600 existing cell sites.

The Verizon Wireless 3G broadband network carries the millions of data sessions for customers using the latest wireless devices, including tablets, laptops and smartphones. Verizon Wireless’ network enhancements are part of the company’s aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for voice and data services. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion in its nationwide network since it was formed – $6 billion on average every year.

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