SALINA, KS — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated three new cell sites in the Salina area to provide additional 3G network coverage and capacity.
The new cell sites will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email 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.
Areas included in the enhanced coverage provided by the new cell sites include north of old Route 40 along 9th Street; Salina Municipal Airport; Salina Central High School; and areas north of Salina around Saint John's Military School and on I-70.
“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Brendan Fallis, president–Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation.”
This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless’ commitment to stay ahead of the growing need for its voice and data services. The company has spent more than $65 billion since it was formed—$6 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. In 2010, Verizon Wireless invested $75.5 million to expand and advance its Kansas network.
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