News Release

Verizon Wireless Enhances Network In Blair County, Pennsylvania

Customers Now Experience Clearer Reception and Fewer Dropped Calls

April 30, 2006

Laura Merritt
614-560-2605DeAnna Halewski
717-652-0100 ext. 21

ROARING SPRING, PA — Verizon Wireless has enhanced its Roaring Spring cell site in Blair County, enabling more area customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls, send and receive TXT and Picture Messages, and download games and ring tones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The cell site enhancement improves network capacity in Roaring Spring and Martinsburg and along Interstate 99, U. S. Route 220 and state routes 36, 164, 866 and 867 in the Roaring Spring area.

"During 2005, call volume on our network in Pennsylvania increased by more than 40 percent," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "This network enhancement reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers and to provide them with the reliable, high quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless."

Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion in the last six years-$5 billion on average every year since the company was formed-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. In 2005, Verizon Wireless invested $240 million in Pennsylvania.

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