All-Star Wireless Network Primed For The Slam Dunks, Three Pointers And Fast Breaks In Las Vegas, Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Verizon Wireless network is game-ready for the thousands of basketball fans who will flock to town this weekend.

Local technicians have been hard at work on the Verizon Wireless network, checking cell sites surrounding both the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and the Thomas and Mack Center in particular, to ensure peak performance for a huge jump in simultaneous voice and data calls.

"Verizon Wireless customers can rely on the nation's most reliable voice and data network and can talk, TXT and send Picture Messages to friends for each exciting slam dunk and buzzer-beating shot," said Tony Heyman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "We are committed to ensuring that our network lives up to its excellent reputation for everyday use and during major events like this."

In Nevada, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $260 million since 2000 -- part of its $35 billion nationwide network investment over the last seven years -- to expand coverage, capacity and capabilities and to add new services.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 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 65,000 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