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Warba, Minnesota, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

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GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site east of Grand Rapids on U.S. Highway 2 near Warba, which enables more customers to use their wireless phones 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 site improves coverage within Warba and in the surrounding area as follows:

  • North on State Highway 10 to County Road 434,
  • South on County Road 72 to County Road 433,
  • East on U.S. Highway 2 to State Highway 65, and
  • West on U.S. Highway 2 to Blackberry.

“This new cell site was built to ensure that our customers in Warba and the surrounding area can rely on their wireless devices for everything from making calls and sending messages to surfing the Internet and getting e-mail,” said Seamus Hyland, president – Great Plains, Verizon Wireless. “The most advanced device is only as good as the network it runs on. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation.”

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $59 billion since it was formed – $5.7 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. From 2001 through 2009, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $619.1 million on improvements to its network in Minnesota.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit 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