KALKASKA, MI — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Kalkaska County, which enables 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.
With this new cell site, which is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, Verizon Wireless now provides continuous voice and data coverage along Michigan Road 72 between Kalkaska and Grayling.
“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Greg Haller, president–Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to them. We will continue to perfect our network so that our customers in Michigan know they can depend on us every time they pick up their wireless devices.”
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. Since the company was formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested $1.3 billion on improvements to its wireless network in Michigan.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 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.