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Verizon Wireless Provides Wireless Communication Equipment And Service For Displaced Residents At Emergency Shelter In Lincoln, California

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August 23, 2011

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com  
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What:
The Verizon Crisis Response Team (VCRT) has set up a communications center for use by displaced residents staying at the American Red Cross evacuation shelter in Lincoln during propane fire burning in a nearby rail yard. The VCRT communications center features wireless phones, Internet-enabled laptops and a phone charging station for residents to use – free of charge – at the evacuation shelter.

When:
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where:
Lincoln Community Center at 1st & Joiner

Network investment:
Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $6.5 billion in its wireless network in California and more than $65 billion nationally.

Reliability:
In addition to its fleet of mobile equipment, Verizon Wireless’ reputation as the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G wireless network is supported by industry-leading redundancy and maintenance measures. This has proven particularly valuable during natural disasters and other emergencies across the country.

Standard Verizon Wireless network-reliability features include battery back-up power at all facilities as well as generators installed at all switching facilities and many cell site locations.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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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