CHANDLER, AZ — Wireless calling, text messaging and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless high-speed 3G network is now easier and faster near the Phoenix and Paradise Valley border thanks to a new cell site added in the first quarter. The site expands 3G wireless coverage and capacity in the surrounding neighborhoods near Lincoln Drive and 38th Street.
The company’s ongoing network investment in Arizona now totals more than $1 billion, including $138 million in 2010. Since the company was formed, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion – $6 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.
The network upgrade is part of the company’s ongoing investment to keep improving and strengthening the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G wireless network.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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.