Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Network In North Carolina To Cover 60,000 More Customers In Fayetteville And Lumberton

Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Network In North Carolina To Cover 60,000 More
                   Customers In Fayetteville And Lumberton

PR Newswire

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Nov.14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced
today customers in and around Fayetteville and Lumberton will have access to
its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in more places when the company
expands its coverage area on Nov. 15. The planned expansion will offer more
than 60,000 additional customers access to the high-speed wireless network to
download books, music and apps in seconds and full-length feature movies in
minutes in Columbus, Hoke and Robeson counties.

Verizon first made 4G LTE available in Fayetteville and Lumberton in May 2011.
Coverage at that time extended to Aberdeen, Eastover, Fort Bragg, Hope Mills,
Lumber Bridge, Pinehurst, Pope Air Force Base, Raeford, Red Springs, Rockfish,
Southern Pines, Spring Lake, St. Pauls, Vander and Wade.

"Our 4G LTE network in and around Fayetteville provides speeds up to 10 times
faster than 3G for surfing the Web, downloading files, streaming music and
video, and staying in touch with family and friends," said Jerry Fountain,
president for Verizon Wireless' Carolinas/Tenneessee region. "We understand
that the way people communicate and do business is constantly evolving, and
we're committed to offering innovative solutions for wireless communication to
local businesses, schools, members of the military and families."

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers roughly 4 out of 5 people in the
U.S.—more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined. In North Carolina,
the company currently offers 4G LTE to 87 percent of the population, with
coverage in the following markets and many of the surrounding areas:

  oAsheville
  oBurlington
  oCharlotte
  oDurham
  oFayetteville
  oGoldsboro
  oGreensboro
  oGreenville
  oHickory
  oHigh Point
  oKinston
  oJacksonville
  oLumberton
  oMorehead City
  oNew Bern
  oRaleigh
  oRoanoke Rapids
  oRocky Mount
  oWashington
  oWilmington
  oWilson
  oWinston Salem

Verizon Wireless has introduced numerous 4G LTE-enabled devices, including
smartphones, tablets, personal Wi-Fi hotspots and more since the network
launched in December 2010. Customers can choose from the largest selection of
4G LTE devices available from any carrier, including the recently announced
Windows Phone 8X by HTC and Nokia Lumia 822, which run on the innovative new
Windows Phone 8 operating system from Microsoft. HomeFusion Broadband, another
solution made possible by the Verizon's 4G LTE network, offers high-speed,
in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly where Internet
options are limited or are not currently available.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, customers using Verizon's 4G
LTE should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps)
on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. For more information and a
current list of all Verizon's 4G LTE markets, visit
www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

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,
visitwww.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 atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Website: http://www.verizonwireless.com
Contact: Karen Schulz, Verizon Wireless, +1-864-987-2006,
Karen.Schulz@verizonwireless.com