Verizon Wireless Offers Customers Tips And Information On Emergency Preparedness

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Dependable wireless communication is critical for consumers and businesses when the unexpected occurs, and that’s why Verizon Wireless works hard to ensure its wireless network and business operations are prepared for when disaster strikes, says Verizon Wireless Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Tony Melone in an audio news release featured on Verizon Wireless’ updated Business Continuity website.

Consumer and business customers can visit for details about Verizon Wireless’ efforts to help keep its services ready before, during and after an emergency. Visitors to the expanded website will find tips for preparing consumer and business disaster communications plans, available solutions to help them stay connected, and Verizon Wireless videos that show how the company has maintained operation and served customers in times of trouble across the United States.

Verizon Wireless’ Year-Round Network Focus Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 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. In 2009 alone, Verizon Wireless invested $7 billion to expand and advance its network.

Verizon Wireless’ ongoing intensive investments and preparations – from the construction of new cell sites with on-site back-up power to the implementation of comprehensive emergency response plans – proved critical after many storms over the years. Verizon Wireless’ network remained strong while many other wireless communication networks struggled, enabling emergency response officials and residents to communicate with support services, businesses, family, friends and co-workers during and after recent hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods and other emergencies.

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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 79,000 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