SHANNON, IL — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Shannon, Ill., which will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make 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 in Shannon improves coverage in downtown Shannon and along Shannon Route (County Highway 19) as far north as Illinois Route 72, as far south as Willow Road (County Highway 23), as far east as Gold Mine Road, and as far west as Center Drive.
"Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless," said T.J. Fox, president Illinois/Wisconsin region, Verizon Wireless. "Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation."
The new cell site in Shannon is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Illinois and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 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. Of this investment, $1.2 billion was spent in Illinois, including more than $179.5 million in 2008.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.####