Residents Can Make More Calls In Los Angeles County, California

IRVINE, CA — Residents in Los Angeles County, California can now make more calls, thanks to Verizon Wireless' construction of new cell sites in Azusa, Covina, Encino, Lancaster, Los Angeles, Malibu, San Marino and Whittier.

Network coverage and call capacity have been improved near:

  • Azusa — North Azusa along San Gabriel Canyon; along lower Highway 39 north of East Sierra Madre
  • Covina — Near Citrus Avenue and San Bernardino Road
  • Encino — Along Burbank Boulevard and 101 Freeway and surrounding residential area
  • Lancaster — Along Highway 138 near Ridge Route Road
  • Los Angeles — Portions of Sunset Boulevard from Allenford Avenue to Cliffwood Avenue
  • Malibu — The Keck Science Building at Pepperdine University and the surrounding vicinity, including the intersection of Malibu Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway; Pepperdine University, including Via Pacific Street and surrounding area
  • San Marino — San Marino hill and north San Gabriel
  • Whittier — The intersection of Telegraph Road and Colima Road

"A school nurse needs to call a child's parent…A college student wants a ride home for the weekend…A first responder must e-mail her team…Whatever you consider urgent, you can depend on the most reliable national wireless network thanks to our $35 billion investment in it over the past seven years," said John Palmer, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

The company's most reliable network claim is based on network studies performed by the real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspire Verizon Wireless' national advertising. These engineers conduct more than 750,000 voice call attempts and more than four million data tests quarterly on Verizon Wireless' and other national carriers' networks while traveling over 240,000 miles quarterly in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you'd like to schedule an interview or ride-along test drive with a local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Ken Muché at 949-286-8193 or  

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