Emergency Communications Support Available To Local Residents In Texas

BROWNSVILLE, TX — Verizon Wireless retail stores in the Rio Grande Valley are open for business in the wake of Hurricane Dolly. The company will provide free local and long-distance calls, battery charging and technical support for local residents.

The following Verizon Wireless Communication stores are open today and ready to support those in need of wireless services:

  • North Brownsville 508 Springmart Blvd Brownsville, TX 78526 956-350-9273 

  • North McAllen 4314 N. 10th St McAllen, TX 78504 956-631-8111

  • McAllen 2107 S. 10th St McAllen, TX 78503 956-682-4111

"Serving our customers and the communities in which we work and live is our priority every day, especially in times of emergency," said Luis Cruz, region president of Verizon Wireless. "We want our customers to know we are working tirelessly and have invested heavily throughout the region to provide the most reliable wireless service in the Valley."

Verizon Wireless network technicians are now working to boost network capacity in areas where Rio Grande Valley residents and rescue workers need it most. More than 95 percent of existing Verizon Wireless transmission sites in the path of Hurricane Dolly have their own back-up generators and extended battery back-up to operate during power outages.

Verizon Wireless network technicians have traveled more than 42,000 miles across Texas this year to ensure the strength of the network.

(Editor's Note: To accompany a Verizon Wireless Test Man, tour a network facility or obtain broadcast-quality video B-roll and still images of network operations/emergency preparations, contact Audrey Lundy at 972-444-5516.)

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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.