TREVOSE, PA — Verizon Wireless has been recognized for the “Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Mid-Atlantic,” which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, in the J.D. Power and Associates’ 2009 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 2, released today.
The study measures call quality among the major U.S. wireless service providers based on seven problem areas that impact overall carrier performance. More than 24,000 wireless phone subscribers were surveyed in the first half of the year about their experience with dropped calls, static/interference, failed connection on the first try, voice distortion, echoes, no immediate voice mail notification and no immediate text message notification. Verizon Wireless ranked highest in five of six regions, including the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Verizon Wireless’ “nation’s most reliable wireless network” claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women who inspired the company’s national advertising campaign. Nationally, Verizon Wireless’ real-life test men and women drive more than 90 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually testing Verizon Wireless’ network and the networks of other carriers.
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion – on average $5.5 billion annually – in its network since 2000 when the company was formed. So far this year, the company has invested more than $119 million in its wireless network across central, northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware and more than $1.3 billion since 2000.
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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.