KANSAS CITY, MO — Verizon Wireless is bringing out its own pinch-hitter during Kansas City’s 2013 baseball season home opener to ensure that thousands of fans attending the game can use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email 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 cell on light truck (COLT), or temporary cell site, enables Verizon Wireless to increase its 4G LTE network capacity for voice and data transmissions during special events when increased network demand is expected. The COLT will add wireless voice and data capacity to the stadium area while Kansas City lines up against Minnesota on April 8.
The ability to meet or exceed network demand, even on a short-term basis, is part of the company’s commitment to stay ahead of the growing need for Verizon Wireless’ voice and data services. Since the company was formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $805 million on improvements to its network in Missouri.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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.
For more news and stories specific to the Verizon Wireless Midwest Area, visit and subscribe to our blog: http://vzwmidwestarea.com.