Verizon Wireless Reports Restoration of Network Service, Continues Support of Communities Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

Verizon Wireless Reports Restoration of Network Service, Continues Support of
                 Communities Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

PR Newswire

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 9, 2012

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov.9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Over a week after Hurricane
Sandy, and after Winter Storm Athena, the Verizon Wireless network continues
to perform very well and is virtually back to normal. The company also
continues to support relief operations across the hardest-hit areas.

The company's network held up during the overnight weather on Wednesday and
suffered no setbacks in progress toward complete restoration of network
infrastructure affected by Sandy. Over 99.5% of network cell towers are back
online.

Verizon Wireless also reported that all but three corporate retail locations
in the storm-affected area are open for business.

In support of local residents who may still be without power or other
telecommunications services, the company has staged eight mobile device
charging stations in the NY/NJ/PA area and is offering free device charging
and Internet access at all open retail locations. Several of the mobile device
charging stations had to be moved in advance of Winter Storm Athena to protect
the safety of employees and the community, and to ensure the stations remained
operable and ready to redeploy after the storm. The company started
re-deploying mobile charging stations on Thursday, the day after the storm. An
updated listing of locations and services can be found here.

To support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Verizon Wireless customers and the
Verizon Foundation have pledged more than $3.7 million to the American Red
Cross and other organizations aiding in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
Customers can still make a $10 donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999, and
those who would like to give more can donate up to $50 via text. In
addition, Verizon employees have donated nearly $500,000 to the American Red
Cross and Salvation Army to date through the Verizon Foundation's matching
gifts program; the foundation will match those donations two-for-one. For
more on the Verizon Foundation's Sandy support, click here.

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Editor's note: High resolution photographs and video of mobile resources are
available here.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail
customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in
Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 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.

CONTACT:
Andrea Kimmet
Verizon Wireless - Northeast Area
Andrea.Kimmet@VerizonWireless.com
908-310-5591



SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Website: http://www.verizonwireless.com
 
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