Verizon Wireless Expands Service Coverage On NJ Turnpike In Kearny

Verizon Wireless Expands Service Coverage
On NJ Turnpike In Kearny

July 5, 2001



Verizon Wireless has expanded service coverage in Hudson County with a new cell site on the NJ Turnpike in Kearny.

"The new cell site will provide customers who live in and travel through the area with greater wireless network coverage and increased clarity when making wireless calls," said Michele White, Verizon Wireless Director of Engineering in northern New Jersey.

The site improves service on the NJ Turnpike near Exit 15 W on both the eastern and western spurs, and on sections of Route 280 and Route 7.

The new site is part of a $4 billion investment program this year to improve and extend the reach of the Verizon Wireless nationwide network. More than $300 million of that investment is being used to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in the New York Metro area.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp -- now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. The company has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.