Wireless Phone Users In Hardin And Dexter, Kentucky, Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

HARDIN, KY — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Hardin that expands network coverage, enabling more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make voice calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site improves Verizon Wireless' voice and data network coverage in Hardin and Dexter and along:

  • U.S. Route 641 between Almo Road and the U.S. Route 641 Bypass/ Main Street split

  • State Road 80 between State Road 1949 (Wadesboro Road) and State Road 962 (Old Olive Road)

"Our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us because we deliver on our commitment to provide the most reliable network," said Greg Haller, president—Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "We'll continue investing in our network here in Kentucky as well as across the nation so that our customers can rely on their wireless phones everywhere they go."

This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Kentucky and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed — $5.5 billion on average every year — to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. More than $250 million of this investment has been spent in Kentucky since 2000. In 2007, the company invested more than $38 million in Kentucky network improvements.

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.