The City Of Concord, New Hampshire, Selects Verizon Wireless For Push To Talk Service

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced that the City of Concord, New Hampshire, has selected the company’s Push to Talk voice service to enhance their business processes, increase efficiencies and improve response time. Verizon Wireless will provide the city with 60 lines of Push to Talk on the BlackBerry® Bold™ and the Motorola Barrage™ along with access to e-mail, Personal Information Managers (PIMs), the Internet, and instant two-way communications.

“The dispatch functionality of Push to Talk makes this the perfect tool for city of Concord employees who need to interact with co-workers as part of day-to-day operations and help them communicate with colleagues in nearby towns when circumstances demand that kind of coordination,” said Marc Stewart, major account manager for Verizon Wireless.

“We chose Verizon Wireless for its coverage and reliability,” said Concord Director of Information Services, Edward Drouse. “We needed network coverage the other carriers simply could not provide. Discounted rate plans mean nothing if we can’t make or receive a call or email when needed.”

Verizon Wireless, operator of the largest and most reliable wireless 3G network in the country, offers an extensive portfolio of products and services for governments and businesses in industries ranging from utilities and construction to healthcare and public safety. Customized solutions from Verizon Wireless help companies stay connected to corporate information, business associates and customers, and can change the way companies do business by increasing productivity, lowering costs and supporting sales.

Nation’s Most Reliable Wireless 3G NetworkVerizon Wireless’ 3G data network provides businesses in more locations than any other wireless carrier the ability to browse, stay connected to critical information and quickly share files. Verizon Wireless aggressively invests billions of dollars in its network every year; in 2009 alone, Verizon Wireless invested $7 billion in its network to increase coverage and capacity and to add new services.

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