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New Cell Site Near Trinity, Florida, Boosts Local Coverage, Services

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July 28, 2011

Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
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TAMPA, FL — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless company with the largest, most reliable voice and data network, has activated a new advanced cell site in the Trinity area to enhance high-speed broadband wireless services for Tampa Bay residents, businesses and visitors. This newest Verizon Wireless site is located in Pasco County near Trinity College. It is designed to enhance outside and in-building coverage at the school, in nearby shopping centers and for other area businesses and residences.

The site further strengthens the nation’s most advanced 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) high-speed broadband network to improve customer experiences in making voice calls, sending e-mails, text and picture messages, connecting to the internet and accessing tens of thousands of applications, games, video, music and other features from their phone, tablet, netbook, or other wireless device. The Verizon Wireless 3G network covers about 98 percent of Florida’s population and land mass, and will provide customers with high-speed wireless services for many years to come.

In addition, Verizon’s newest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network already is available in Tampa Bay and nearly a dozen additional Florida markets. Verizon 4G LTE service is scheduled to cover the company’s entire Florida “footprint” by the end of 2013.

This new Tampa Bay site is part of the company’s ongoing investment to provide customers throughout the state with the most advanced wireless coverage and technologies. Since the company formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has spent more than $2.1 billion in Florida to enhance its network across the state. Nationally, the company has invested more than $65 billion to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. For more information on Verizon Wireless services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communication Store, or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106 million total wireless connections, including nearly 90 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 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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