BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Peanuts? Check. Jersey of your favorite player? Check. Reliable wireless network? Check. With the baseball season officially underway, Verizon Wireless is providing customers with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, from Safeco Field to Fenway Park, and everywhere in between.
Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion in the last seven years $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed and more than $6 billion in 2006 to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. The investments included adding and updating cell sites and installing new technologies to improve call quality, increase coverage areas, and enable a variety of advanced services such as TXT and Picture Messaging, V CAST and V CAST Music, BroadbandAccess, and other applications.
In a continuing demonstration of its commitment to provide customers with a superior wireless experience, Verizon Wireless recently enhanced its formidable network testing capabilities by nearly doubling its nationwide fleet of drive test vehicles and its team of real-life test men and test women. Now, 98 Verizon Wireless test engineers nationwide are dedicated full-time to driving and testing nearly one million miles in specially equipped, company-owned and -operated vehicles to measure the performance of the company's network as well as competitors' networks.
The additional vehicles, which cost approximately $240,000 each when fully equipped, represent an additional investment of more than $11 million in rolling stock in the past two years to test wireless networks.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company 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 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.