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Verizon Wireless Adds Three New Cell Sites In Northeast Michigan

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

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March 2, 2011

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com  
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Al Upchurch
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CHEBOYGAN, MI — Verizon Wireless has activated three new cell sites in northeast Michigan that improve voice and data coverage in Afton, Cheboygan and Hammond and along the following major roads:

  • U.S. Highway 23 coastline from Cheboygan to Rogers City;
  • Michigan Road 68 between Indian River and Onaway;
  • North Ocqueoc Road, south of U.S. Highway 23 to North Allis Highway;
  • all of Town Hall Road west of Hammond;
  • Michigan Road 33 about four miles north of Afton;
  • and all of Afton and Pigeon River roads, west of Afton and south of Michigan Road 68.

The new cell sites, each of which are 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 email 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 $1.6 billion. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion since it was formed — $6 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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