New Year, New Look. Same Network Reliability in Phoenix, Arizona.


What: The first public appearance of Verizon Wireless' "Sundancer" the COLT (Cell on Light Truck) mobile cell site.

Sundancer the COLT is a self-contained mobile cell site bred specifically for rapid, and short-term network response. The COLT rides out to enhance wireless coverage so that emergency response teams and other Verizon Wireless customers can make more calls.

When: Friday, January 19, 2007Media Preview, 4:30 p.m. Public Viewing, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: US Airways Center (Plaza), 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

Why: Verizon Wireless uses Sundancer to charge up its network when there is a natural disaster or other unplanned event that calls for additional cell coverage and capacity. The company may also roll out the COLT to large events in the community in anticipation of a stampede of increased call volume.

Visuals: Network technicians available for interview.

Sundancer first joined Verizon Wireless' talented stable of mobile cell sites in 2004. New for 2007, Sundancer has a customized new coat featuring a cowboy boot texture and stitching. Sundancer takes its name from the 30 and 60 ft. tall poles (masts) that extend from the top that dance up into the Southwest sky.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jenny Weaver 480-763-6321  

About Verizon Wireless Verizon 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, N.J., 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 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