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Customers In Billings And Helena, Montana, Can Soon Enjoy The Nation's Largest 4G LTE Network From Verizon Wireless

Company's 4G LTE Enables Innovative 4G LTE Devices and Solutions

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September 5, 2012

Bob Kelley
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HELENA, MT — Verizon Wireless customers will soon be able to experience the speed and capabilities of America’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Billings and Helena, when the company officially introduces the network there in the coming weeks.  With the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, customers can experience innovative technology in their everyday lives through solutions such as HomeFusion Broadband, viewdini and more, all made possible by 4G LTE.  

Currently, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population in 371 markets across the United States.  When Verizon Wireless 4G LTE officially launches later this month, customers who visit or live in Billings and Helena will be able to surf the Web, stream live music and video, and stay in touch with family and friends at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.

Coverage will include:

  • City of Billings with 4G LTE service including the airport and extending along I-90 east to the intersection of I-94, west to Shiloh Road and north on US-87 to Old Highway 212.
  • City of Helena including retail locations near the airport. 4G LTE service extends on I-15 south towards Montana City and north to Lincoln Road; east along US-12 to East Helena and west to Williams Street.

“With the growth of our 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless and its partners are able to innovate and introduce solutions that are changing how people communicate and do business,” said Chris Lewter, regional president for Verizon Wireless.  “When we officially launch our 4G network in Billings and Helena, our customers will have access to superfast speeds available on their 4G LTE smartphones, tablets and other devices, enhancing their communication with colleagues, family and friends.”

Innovations & Solutions      

Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices and solutions to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network. On the go customers can watch movies, television shows and other video content on 4G LTE smartphones and tablets with applications like viewdini.  Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources.  Customers also can take advantage of 4G LTE-optimized applications like Color to share live video broadcasts of life’s special moments with their Facebook® friends.  Sharing live video with audio is an exclusive feature of the Color app on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network

HomeFusion Broadband is another solution made possible by the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  Using the 4G LTE network, HomeFusion Broadband delivers high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.

Verizon Wireless offers a wide variety of 4G LTE devices which range from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more.  The newest 4G LTE devices include the Samsung Galaxy S® III and the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.  Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.   

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 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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