BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Daylight Savings Time (DST) is coming to an end after an extended period, thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, has made the appropriate adjustments to ensure that the correct time registers on customers' handsets when clocks for most of the United States* "fall back" on November 4, 2007. Wireless phones on the Verizon Wireless network should display the appropriate time as soon as Daylight Savings Time ends.
Verizon Wireless uses the GPS system developed by the U.S. Department of Defense that references a Master Clock at the U.S. Naval Observatory for mobile synchronization of phones on the company's network. Verizon Wireless cell sites have GPS receivers that ensure the time on customers' phones is accurate to 10 microseconds.
Customers that use some older PDAs and smartphones may require an update or patch to reflect the change from Daylight Savings Time. In addition, third-party applications such as e-mail programs, calendar/scheduling tools, and transaction logging programs on smartphones and PDAs may be impacted. Customers will need to consult the device manufacturer's operating system instructions. Additional information on updates and patches for Verizon Wireless PDA customers is available online at www.verizonwireless.com/dst.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
*Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa are the only places in the U.S. that do not observe DST but instead stay on "standard time" all year long. Verizon Wireless customers in Arizona and Hawaii stay on standard time based primarily on the cell site coverage area.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 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.####