updated: 8/21/2008 8:21:25 AM

Verizon Wireless Expands Indiana Coverage

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Verizon Wireless has activated new cell sites in Brookville, Huron and Warren. The new coverage areas are part of the company's effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network. Verizon says it has invested more than $931 million in Indiana since 2000. In 2007, the company made more than $136 million network improvements in the state.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Verizon Wireless has activated new cell sites in Brookville, Huron and Warren, Ind., that expand network coverage, enabling more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make voice calls; send and receive email 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 improve Verizon Wireless’ voice and data network coverage in the following areas:

· U.S. Route 52 from Brookville south three miles

· State Road 252 from Brookville east three miles

· U.S. Route 50 between the Lawrence/Martin County line and State Road 37

· State Road 60 between Huron and Mitchell

· State Road 3 in southeastern Huntington County

· State Road 218 in southeastern Huntington County

· Interstate 69 in southeastern Huntington County

“Our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because we deliver on our commitment to provide the most reliable network,” said Greg Haller, president–Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “We’ll continue investing in our network here in Indiana as well as across the nation so that our customers can rely on their wireless phones everywhere they go.”

The new cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Indiana and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed—$5.5 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. More than $931 million of this investment has been spent in Indiana since 2000. In 2007, the company invested more than $136 million in Indiana network improvements.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to 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.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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