CARPIO, ND — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Carpio, N.D., which will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.
The new cell site in Carpio improves coverage:
- Within the town, including in-building
- Along U.S. Highway 52 for eight miles northwest and 10 miles southeast of Carpio
- Along State Highway 28 for two and a half miles north and south of the town
- East along County Road 6 for five miles
"Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless," said Nancy Clark, president Great Plains region, Verizon Wireless. "We realize network reliability getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection is critical to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that we can provide our customers the best overall experience."
This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in North Dakota and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed $5.5 billion on average every year to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. In 2008, the company invested more than $20.9 million in its North Dakota network improvements.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.####