News Release

Sierra Vista, Arizona, Residents And Visitors Can Make More Calls

Verizon Wireless adds new cell site at Ft. Huachuca

September 26, 2006

Jenny Weaver

CHANDLER, AZ — Wireless users are now experiencing enhanced coverage and capacity at the Ft. Huachuca U.S. Army base thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site.

"These new sites reflect our ongoing commitment to provide customers with the reliable, high quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless," said Tony Heyman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

"We've invested more than $370 million in our wireless network in Arizona over the past five years to add new capabilities and stay ahead of the growth in demand for our products and services."

The company 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.

The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by the real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspire Verizon Wireless' national advertising. These engineers conduct more than 750,000 voice call attempts and 1.4 million data tests quarterly on Verizon Wireless' and other national carriers' networks while traveling over 225,000 miles quarterly in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.

NOTE TO EDITORS: 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 Jenny Weaver at 480-763-6321 or

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