ORANGEBURG, NY — In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for residents and visitors in Putnam County this summer, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has expanded its network with a new cell site that improves coverage in Travis Corners along Route 9, between Fox Glove Lane and Stone Ridge Road.
The company has invested $1 billion in its New York Metro wireless network in the past three years - $475 million last year alone - to stay ahead of the growing demand for the company's voice and data services, like two-way text messaging, picture messaging and the new V CAST service which delivers crystal clear short content on-demand, 3D games and music videos to wireless phones over the company's high speed broadband wireless network.
Demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the second quarter as the company added a record 1.9 million net new customers, the largest quarterly customer gain in the history of the industry. Verizon Wireless now serves 47.4 million customers nationwide.
The company's investment in its wireless network also is part of Verizon Wireless' commitment to offer customers the most reliable service available in the nation. The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women who inspired the company's national advertising campaign. The engineers conduct more than 300,000 call attempts monthly on Verizon Wireless' and other national wireless carriers' networks while traveling over 100,000 miles a month nationwide in specially equipped, company-owned quality test vehicles.*
*Test Man Ride-Along Program
Specially-equipped Verizon Wireless test vehicles simultaneously test the networks of six wireless providers using a mobile laptop computer to generate calls. If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Lynette Viviani at 973-283-9228.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.