MIAMI, FL —
WHO: Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network
WHAT: Hurricane preparedness images, including:
- Cell site technicians working on a cell site in Eden Isles, Louisiana
- Technicians working on a generator at the Bel Air cell site in Slidell, Louisiana
- Portable generators being unloaded at a Verizon Wireless network facility
- Flatbed trailers loaded with portable generators arriving to be unloaded
WHERE: The images, as well as video footage with helpful tips for consumers to prepare for hurricanes and other severe weather, can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
WHEN: Available immediately
BACKGROUND: With predictions today of four to six major hurricanes for the 2006 North Atlantic hurricane season, Verizon Wireless announced that the nation's most reliable wireless network stands ready. The Verizon Wireless team of real-life test men and women, backed by the company's Network Operations team, test and retest the network's performance and durability all year round. In addition, Verizon Wireless maintains a fleet of mobile generators and Cells on Wheels (COWs) - self-powered call transmitters that can be rolled into hard-hit locations to provide additional service.
CONTACTS: Sheryl SellawayVerizon Wireless678.339.5564Sheryl.Sellaway@VerizonWireless.com
Tom Pica Verizon Wireless 908.306.4385Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data 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. 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.####