Demand Climbs For Wireless Voice, Multimedia And Internet Access In Oregon

PORTLAND, OR — Wireless users in more Oregon locations are now experiencing expanded voice and data coverage thanks to the addition of a new cell site from Verizon Wireless, the carrier with the highest customer loyalty.

The new site improves overall coverage and call capacity for customers in and around:

  • I-5 transition between Ashland and the Siskiyou Pass, and surrounding community

  • The Emigrant Lake recreation area

With the improved network coverage, customers can use their wireless phones and devices to make more calls; send and receive e-mail, text and multimedia messages; download music, games and ringtones; and view high-quality videos all while on-the-go.

The recent expansion adds to Verizon Wireless' $442 million dollar investment in Oregon last year. Nationwide the company has invested nearly $44 billion since it was formed -- $5.5 billion on average every year — to increase the coverage and capacity of its national wireless network and to add services like BroadbandAccess, V CAST, VZ Navigator(SM) and many more.

Demand for Verizon Wireless services across the U.S. is reflected in the most recent quarter with the addition of 2 million net new customers. The company now serves more than 65.7 million customers nationwide. In the most recent quarter, the company delivered nearly 45 million text messages and completed 128 million downloads of music, videos, games, ringtones, and exclusive content, including 30 million video and music downloads.

"Our network expansion in Oregon is just another example of how we invest our resources to stay ahead of demand and to make sure that our customers enjoy a superior wireless experience," said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "This consistent investment is a key reason Verizon Wireless has ranked first in customer loyalty in the industry in each of the last 13 quarters.*"

Other examples of company leadership include being first to offer nationwide unlimited calling plans and the only provider to offer a 30-day network "Test Drive" pledge that pays for calls if a customer isn't satisfied and switches to another carrier.

For more information about the company's network coverage, Test Drive from Verizon Wireless or any of our products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to  

* Loyalty claims based upon publicly available churn (customer turnover) figures.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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