Verizon Wireless Expands Express Network In Northwest Indiana

Verizon Wireless Expands Express Network In Northwest Indiana

Corporate And Consumer Customers Benefit From High-Speed Voice And Data Connection On Third Generation Wireless Network

January 8, 2002


Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider, has expanded its high-speed wireless data network in the following Indiana cities: Gary, Merrillville, Crown Point, Schererville, Portage, and Valparaiso. Express NetworkSM was launched earlier this year in Chicago as part of the company's initial rollout of high-speed wireless services and is currently available in approximately 900 cities and towns across the country.

"With the freedom and flexibility that Express Network service affords, being out of the office no longer means being out of the loop," said Tracy Nolan, president of Verizon Wireless' Illinois/Wisconsin Region. "It's about increased productivity when traveling; there are no worries about a phone jack or fears about missing an important email from a customer or not having access to important files. With average data transmission speeds between 40 and 60 kilobits per second (kbps) - and bursts up to 144 kbps - customers will experience speeds similar to or better than dialing from their home PC."

The 1XRTT network enhances all levels of wireless communication, from voice transmission, Internet browsing and email, to enterprise applications that give companies with mobile employees tools for increased productivity and efficiency. Express Network also enhances the wireless experience of many specialized, vertical applications, such as telemetry, transaction processing and database access.

"Wireless data is only as good as the network that supports it, and the Verizon Wireless network is the most advanced in the country," said Nolan. "Northwest Indiana customers will benefit from the convenience of the high-speed connections now available with Express Network.

Verizon Wireless offers flexible and favorable pricing packages that are ideally suited for how corporate customers and individuals use Express Network.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 31.5 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless 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.

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