MARION, Ind. — The activation of a new Verizon Wireless cell site in Marion means more customers can use their wireless phones to make calls, send and receive email and TXT, Picture and Video Messages, and download games and ring tones while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.
The new cell site improves coverage on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, in the southern part of Marion and along State Road 15 between Marion and Gas City.
"This upgrade means more customers can call Mom or Dad from the library, text friends between classes, check email while in the park, and accomplish work from the road-all on the nation's most reliable wireless network," said Greg Haller, presidentIndiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless.
The new Marion cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to increase coverage and augment the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Indiana and across the country. Verizon Wireless has invested $35 billion in the last seven years-$5 billion on average every year since the company was formed-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. The company has invested more than $618 million over the past six years in its Indiana network.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ, with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company 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.####