Verizon Wireless Deploys 30 Cell Phones With Airtime To Emergency Operations Center In Bozeman, Montana

BOZEMAN, MT — What:Verizon Wireless deployed 30 emergency cell phones with airtime to assist crews who are managing flooding conditions in 11 Montana counties. The phones were expressed delivered over the holiday weekend to the Emergency Operations Center in Bozeman at the request of the American Red Cross.

When:Saturday, May 28, 2011Emergency Operations Center – Fairgrounds, Gallatin County, Bozeman, MT

Network investment:Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $252 million in its wireless network in Montana and more than $65 billion nationally.

Reliability:In addition to its fleet of mobile equipment, Verizon Wireless’ reputation as the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G wireless network is supported by industry-leading redundancy and maintenance measures. This has proven particularly valuable during natural disasters and other emergencies across the country.

Standard Verizon Wireless network-reliability features include battery back-up power at all facilities as well as generators installed at all switching facilities and many cell site locations.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 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