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Claflin, Kansas, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancement

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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October 24, 2012

Brenda Hill
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Zoe Brown
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CLAFLIN, KS — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless provider, has activated a new cell site in Claflin to provide additional network coverage and capacity.

The new cell site will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new site will provide voice and data coverage in the town of Claflin, as well as improve coverage along Highway 156 and Highway 4 northeast of Great Bend, Kan.

“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Brendan Fallis, president – Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless.  “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers.  We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation.”

This network improvement is part of the company’s commitment to stay ahead of the growing need for Verizon Wireless’ voice and data services.  Since the company was formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $443 million on improvements to its network in Kansas.

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