Verizon Wireless Adds Cell Towers Near San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, TX — As part of a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service in and around San Antonio, Texas, Verizon Wireless — the nation's leading provider of wireless communications — expanded its network with three new cell towers in the area during the second quarter of 2003.  Verizon Wireless has activated a total of 95 cell towers in Texas since January.

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The following cell towers were added to enhance coverage in and around San Antonio:

  • The Spring Branch site was converted from a repeater to a full base station to expand service to the Spring Branch area on U.S. Highway 281 between Blanco and Devil's Hill.

  • A cell site was activated in Valencia located in west central San Antonio near U.S. Highway 90 to enhance coverage between Callahan Road and Zarzamora.

  • One tower located at Fiesta Texas provides coverage in North San Antonio near U.S. Highway 1604 between Interstate Highway 10 and Northwest Military to DeZavala.           

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $8 billion nationwide in network development during the past two years.  Network expansion in the San Antonio area is a result of Verizon Wireless' ongoing efforts to enhance its digital network — the largest in the United States — and improve its coverage and call reliability in Texas, said David McCarley, executive director of network for Verizon Wireless' Texas Region. 


"The performance of our digital network is a key reason Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless service provider in the nation," McCarley said.  "The activation of new towers in the San Antonio area demonstrates our commitment to providing the nation's highest-quality wireless network to customers in Texas." 


Recent network enhancements in Texas will benefit all customers, especially those on the carrier's Texas Local DigitalChoiceSM plan, which makes every call in Texas a local one with no roaming or long distance charges.


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