Verizon Wireless Launches Digital Service In Cheyenne

Verizon Wireless Launches Digital Service In Cheyenne

January 18, 2001



After investing more than $4 million in its local network, the nation's largest wireless provider, Verizon Wireless today announced that it has launched digital service in Cheyenne. The availability of digital service offers consumers a long list of benefits, including Caller ID, superior voice quality, longer battery life and enhanced privacy.

"We're excited about delivering the benefits of digital service to area residents," said Marni Walden, regional president for Verizon Wireless in the Mountain Region. "Verizon Wireless is committed to expanding its digital network and we're looking forward to bringing digital service to other Wyoming communities later this year."

Cheyenne is the first city in Wyoming to have digital service from Verizon Wireless, but not the last. The new digital coverage in Cheyenne is part of the company's $4 billion investment made last year to improve and extend the reach of its extensive, nationwide wireless network.

Previously, Verizon Wireless offered only analog service in the area. With the introduction of digital service to the area, analog customers will continue to enjoy their existing coverage, and have the option to upgrade to a digital phone to enjoy the features and benefits of digital service, such as clearer calls with less background noise and longer battery life.

Bringing digital service to Cheyenne also allows consumers to take advantage of Verizon Wireless' national SingleRatesm plans. This is the first time these flat-rate calling plans have been available in Wyoming. The plans offer no roaming or long distance charges nationwide, an ideal calling plan for travelers during the busy holiday season.

"Wyoming customers have never had this much freedom and flexibility with their wireless service," Walden said. "For many, it will change the way they communicate and stay in touch."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 27.5 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, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The company has a footprint covering nearly 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 38,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.