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Residents In Depauw, Marengo And Milltown, Indiana, Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

New Cell Sites Mean Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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September 15, 2009

Michelle Gilbert
248-915-3680Kyle Niederpruem

DEPAUW, IN — Verizon Wireless has activated two new cell sites in Depauw and Marengo, which enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail 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 cell sites, which are each equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improve voice and data coverage in Depauw, Marengo and Milltown in Harrison and Crawford counties and along the following major roads:

  • State Road 64 between State Road 337 and Miller Road
  • State Road 66 north of State Road 64 to Daugherty Lane and south to Pilot Knob Road

"Building new cell sites is just one aspect of our overall effort to increase the reliability of our network across Indiana," said Greg Haller, president—Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "By actually test driving our network and monitoring usage every minute of every day, we can ensure we're making the right improvements to meet our customers' needs. This year, we're investing nearly $80 million to enhance our Indiana network."

These network improvements are part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Indiana and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed-$5.5 billion on average every year-to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. Since the company was formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1 billion on improvements to its wireless network in Indiana.

About Verizon Wireless in Indiana
In Indiana, Verizon Wireless has more than 550 employees and 38 company-owned retail locations in 24 cities, including Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Carmel, Clarksville, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lawrence, Mishawaka, Merrillville, Muncie, Noblesville, Plainfield, Portage, South Bend, Terre Haute, Valparaiso and Warsaw.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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