U.S. Army Recognizes Verizon Wireless' Tina Stec For Excellent Customer Service in North Carolina

GREENSBORO, NC — Tina Stec, a major account manager for Verizon Wireless, was recently awarded the Commander's Award for Excellence by A Co, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne). This award is reserved for civilians who exemplify excellence in service to the United States Army. Stec, a five-year employee with Verizon Wireless who handles the U.S. Army account in Fort Bragg, N.C., was presented the Commander's Award for Excellence for her dedication to resolving the unit's multiple implementation issues during the rollout of a large contract.

"Tina is a perfect example of how Verizon Wireless strives to focus outward, not inward, on the customer," said Dean Antonilli, Verizon Wireless, Director-Business to Business Channel. "We make it easy for customers to do business with us by listening, anticipating and responding to their needs."

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released in May, Verizon Wireless led the industry in customer satisfaction and received its highest marks for customer satisfaction ever. Verizon Wireless scored above the industry average and jumped three percent higher than last year to continue its lead over the other national wireless companies included in this year's study.

"Tina is also a perfect example of why Verizon Wireless is able to achieve the highest customer loyalty in the industry," adds Antonilli.

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network and offers quality products and services backed by its award-winning customer service. 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.

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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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.