Macomb County, Michigan, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

MACOMB, MI — Verizon Wireless has activated two new cell sites in Macomb County, which 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.

The new cell sites, each of which is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improve voice and data coverage in the following areas:

The eastern portion of Macomb Township along Card Road from 22 Mile Road to just north of 24 Mile Road; along North Avenue from 22 1/2 Mile Road to 25 Mile Road; and along 23 Mile Road from just east of North Avenue to about one mile west of Card Road;

In St. Clair Shores along Jefferson Avenue from just north of 10 Mile Road south to 8 1/2 Mile Road.

"These new cell sites were built to ensure our customers in Macomb County can continue relying on their phones for everything from making calls and sending messages to surfing the Internet and getting e-mail," said Greg Haller, president—Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. "The most advanced device is only as good as the network it runs on. We aggressively invest in our Michigan network to increase coverage and capacity for our customers and continue to elevate the bar in network reliability."

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 in MichiganIn Michigan, Verizon Wireless has more than 2,100 employees and 65 company-owned retail locations in more than 40 cities, including Allen Park, Alpena, Alpine Twp., Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek, Bay City, Brighton, Burton, Canton, Clinton Twp., Dearborn, Detroit, East Lansing, Farmington Hills, Fenton, Flint, Fort Gaylord, Gratiot, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Highland Park, Holland, Jackson, Kentwood, Lake Orion, Lansing, Livonia, Midland, Monroe, Muskegon, Northville, Novi, Okemos, Petoskey, Pontiac, Portage, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Saginaw, St. Clair Shores, St. Joseph, Southfield, Taylor, Traverse City, Troy, Utica, Warren and Westland.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ 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.

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