MANHATTAN, NY — In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for residents, commuters and tourists in Manhattan, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has expanded its network with three new cell sites.
As a result of the new cell sites, network coverage and capacity have been improved in the following areas:
- From 54th to 57th Streets between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue
- From East 75th to East 81st Streets from the FDR Drive to First Avenue
- From Grand Street to Spring Street between Broadway and West Broadway
The new cell sites are part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services, like two-way TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging and high-speed Internet access. Verizon Wireless spends $1 billion every 90 days to expand and upgrade its nationwide wireless network.
Demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the third quarter as the company added a record 1.7 million net new customers, more than any other wireless provider and an all-time industry record for the second consecutive quarter. Verizon Wireless now serves 42.1 million customers nationwide.
"Customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because they want wireless service they can depend on," said Charles Hand, president of Verizon Wireless' New York Metro area. "The company's continued investment in its premier wireless network and our strong customer service focus are the drivers behind our industry-leading growth."
The company's investment in its wireless network also is part of Verizon Wireless' commitment to offer customers the most reliable service available on the nation's largest wireless network. The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women who inspired the company's national advertising campaign. The engineers conduct more than 300,000 call attempts monthly on Verizon Wireless' and other national wireless carriers' networks while traveling over 100,000 miles of the most frequently traveled roadways nationwide in specially equipped, company-owned quality test vehicles.*
*Test Man Ride-Along ProgramSpecially-equipped Verizon Wireless test vehicles simultaneously test the networks of six wireless providers, using a mobile laptop computer to generate phonically diverse "conversations." If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact David Samberg at 845-365-7212.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 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 receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.####