News Release

Verizon Wireless Adds New Cell Site In Orleans, Indiana

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

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April 14, 2011

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com  
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Kyle Niederpruem
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ORLEANS, IN — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Orleans that improves voice and data coverage in town and along the following major roads:

· State Road 37 between County Road 200 North (County Farm Road) and the Orange-Lawrence county line

· State Road 337 between County Road 250 North (East Bromer Road) and State Road 37

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 email and text, picture and video messages, watching high-quality videos and making calls.

The company's ongoing network investment in Indiana now totals more than $1.15 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 Indiana
In Indiana, Verizon Wireless has more than 550 employees and 38 company-owned retail locations in 24 cities, including Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Carmel, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lawrence, Merrillville, Mishawaka, Muncie, Noblesville, Plainfield, Portage, Schererville, South Bend, Terre Haute, Valparaiso and Warsaw.

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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