Verizon Wireless Cell Site in Place for Buffalo Bills Training Camp

In a
continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in

Monroe

County,
Verizon Wireless has expanded its network with a new cell site in Pittsford.
The new site improves coverage and capacity on the

St. John

Fisher

College campus and along
routes 490, 96 and 31F. The site will also enable Buffalo Bills fans to connect
and stay connected during the team’s 2007 training camp, which will be held at
St. John Fisher from July 26 through August 22.

This
network expansion is part of the company’s aggressive multi-billion dollar
network investment each year (more than $1 billion every 90 days) to stay ahead
of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services. Verizon
Wireless has invested $37 billion in the last seven years on average, $5
billion every year since the company was formed seven years ago to increase
coverage and capacity, and to offer customers the most reliable service
available in the nation. Services include wireless data services such as
picture messaging, text messaging, VCAST and VCAST Music, ESPN MVP and
BroadbandAccess, the company’s high-speed wireless broadband network geared
toward mobile professionals and business customers. It provides average
download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second
(mbps), and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps.

Strong
demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the second quarter of 2007
as the company added 1.6 million net new customers. Verizon Wireless is the
leader in wireless customer loyalty, posting a record-breaking low retail
customer turnover rate of 1.08% in the first quarter of 2007, well below the
rate reported by the other major wireless carriers.

The
company’s ‘nation’s most reliable wireless network’ reputation is based on
network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the
country who inspired the “Can you hear me now” national advertising campaign.
These engineers drive nearly 100 specially equipped vehicles over 240,000 miles
on average each quarter on Interstate, US and state highways, as well as major
roads and surface streets. Test vehicles are equipped with computers that
automatically make more than 750,000 voice call attempts and more than four
million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless’ network and the networks of
other carriers.

Verizon
Wireless recently introduced its 30-day

Test Drive, an industry first that lets
customers experience its network virtually risk-free for 30 days. If customers
are not satisfied with their experience and take their number to another
carrier, Verizon Wireless will refund their money for calls, equipment,
activation fee and taxes.