Wireless Phone Users On Lake Forest College Campus Now Experience Even Clearer Reception And Fewer Dropped Calls

LAKE FOREST, IL — With a big college football Homecoming win just under their belts, the Lake Forest College Foresters have a lot to celebrate and the Verizon Wireless network is right there with them. That's because students, faculty and staff on the campus, and visitors to the university, are benefitting from a new cell site that Verizon Wireless has activated that expands network coverage and increases capacity throughout the entire campus and as far east as Lake Michigan, west to Green Bay Rd., south to E. Westleigh Rd., and to north Spruce Ave.

"This new cell site on the Lake Forest College campus reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers and to provide them with the reliable, high-quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless," said T.J. Fox, president—Illinois/Wisconsin Region, Verizon Wireless. "Now, more customers on campus and around the area will have an even better experience as they make calls; send e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones.

"This network enhancement will also further enable Verizon Wireless' network to handle increased call volume as college football fans head to Farwell Field to watch the Foresters finish out the season," added Fox.

The new cell site on the Lake Forest College campus is part of Verizon Wireless' ongoing efforts to expand coverage, increase capacity, and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Illinois and throughout the nation. 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. Since the company was formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested $1.2 billion on improvements to its network in Illinois.

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.