Residents Of Iowa City, Iowa, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated two new cell sites in Iowa City, 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.

One new cell site, located in southeast Iowa City on the campus of Kirkwood Community College, improves coverage along Lower Muscatine Road and throughout the surrounding area bounded by East Court Street in the north, Lakeside Drive in the south, the intersection of South 1st Avenue and Muscatine Avenue in the east and Boyrum Street in the west.

The second cell site, located near the intersection of Morningside Drive and East Court Street, improves coverage at City High School and Regina High School, as well as throughout the surrounding area bounded by Rochester Avenue in the north, Muscatine Avenue in the south, Dartmouth Street in the east and South Summit Street in the west. "Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless," said Nancy Clark, president—Great Plains 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."

These new cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Iowa 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 premier nationwide network and to add new services. In 2008, the company invested more than $24 million in its Iowa network.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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