WHO: Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network
WHAT: On Monday, tens of thousands of visitors will arrive in Orlando to attend the CTIA WIRELESS 2007® trade show. The same day, Verizon Wireless will make an announcement about its network testing program. A Verizon Wireless test vehicle, equipped with computers that conduct voice call attempts and data tests on the Verizon Wireless network and networks of major competitors, will be on display.
WHERE: Hard Rock Café Orlando(Located at Universal Studios Orlando in the CityWalk entertainment complex)6050 Universal Blvd.Orlando, FL 32819
WHEN: Monday, March 26, 2007Noon to 6 p.m. EST
BACKGROUND: The Florida-based test vehicle on display is driven by one of Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women, company-employed and -trained engineers who are the basis of the company's iconic national test man advertising campaign. Verizon Wireless operates a fleet of specially equipped, company-owned and -operated vehicles, which travel with computers that test the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of major competitors in the company's markets nationwide. The data more than 3 million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually is used not only to compare Verizon Wireless' network performance against competitors', but also to help engineers plan the company's annual network improvement program, including placement of new cell sites and expansion of existing call capabilities in growing communities. Their testing forms the basis for the company's claim that it operates the nation's most reliable wireless network.
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 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.####