Wyoming Wireless Users Benefit From A More Than $2.3 Million Investment By Verizon Wireless In 2005

CHEYENNE, WY — Verizon Wireless announced today it completed a more than $2.3 million enhancement to Wyoming's voice and data wireless network in 2005. The investment includes updating cell sites and installing new technologies to improve call quality, increase coverage areas, and enable a variety of advanced services such as TXT and Picture Messaging, NationalAccess and other applications.

The network investment, which totals more than $41 million over the past four years, is also key to expanding capacity and to keep up with growing demand.

Since the beginning of 2005, the network investments in Wyoming have resulted in:

  • Enhancements that expanded the company's call capacity, enabling the network to handle even more simultaneous voice and data calls. Network usage in Wyoming increased nearly 33 percent in 2005 over 2004.

  • Additional call capacity was added to sites in the communities of Cheyenne, Lander, Rawlins, Riverton and Torrington.

"Providing customers with the nation's most reliable wireless network means making large-scale investments year after year," said Jeff Mango, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "We've proven that these efforts pay off for our customers with strong network performance in Wyoming based on testing by our real life test men and women."

Verizon Wireless is dedicated to delivering outstanding customer satisfaction by providing a positive wireless experience to its more than 50 million customers. The company has regularly invested more than $4 billion nationally each year since its inception — and more than $5.5 billion last year alone.

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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 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 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.  

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