ORANGEBURG, NY — Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network, today announced the activation of a new cell site in Harlem. Wireless calling, text messaging and mobile Web surfing is now easier and faster for residents and visitors in the area that encompasses parts of Harlem and Washington Heights. The site will cover from the Hudson River down to 145th Street and north to 165th Street, as well as extend east to Broadway.
The expanded coverage and increased data capacity enables customers in this area to enjoy clearer reception, fewer dropped calls and quicker download speeds when using their wireless devices to talk, text, e-mail, view high-quality videos and access VZ Navigator®’s turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, these network enhancements further boost Verizon Wireless’ network reliability, particularly during emergencies such as power outages and extreme weather conditions when wireless communications are needed the most. These network enhancements are part of Verizon Wireless’ aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for the company’s voice and data services.
“While we already have the largest and most reliable 3G network in the country, we’re constantly working on ways to bolster the coverage area to provide our customers with the best service possible,” said Pat Devlin, regional president. “With the huge increase in the number of smartphone customers in the market and that number continuing to grow, coverage and data capacity is now more important than ever. Verizon Wireless is making sure we stay ahead of the game by continually adding cell sites and capacity to ensure fast and reliable service to all our customers throughout the New York Metro area.”
Nationally, Verizon Wireless’ real-life test men and women drive specially-equipped vehicles almost one million miles each year on the country’s most frequently traveled roadways to confirm that voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless’ network and the networks of other carriers.
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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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.