Verizon Wireless Continues to Roll Out New Cell Sites on the Big Island

   Verizon Wireless Continues to Roll Out New Cell Sites on the Big Island

PR Newswire

HONOLULU, Dec. 31, 2012

HONOLULU, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Calling, downloading apps and surfing
the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for residents
and travelers on the Big Island thanks to cell sites introduced this year in
Na'alehu, Glenwood, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, areas in
Waikoloa, Pepe'ekeo, Volcano, Waimea, Pahoa, Hilo, Honoka'a, Pa'auilo, Ninole,
Miloli'i, Saddle Road and Hawi. The cell sites have improved either 4G LTE or
3G coverage and capacity in the following areas:

  o4G LTE cell sites: Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, areas
    in Waikoloa, Pepe'ekeo, Volcano, Waimea, Pahoa, Honoka'a, Nīnole,
    Miloli'i, Saddle Road, Hawi, Na'alehu and the Hilo Medical Center area
  o3G cell sites: Na'alehu, Glenwood, Pahoa, Hilo and Honoka'a

Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is now available in more than 470 markets
across the country, surpassing its previously announced goal of providing its
mobile broadband service in 400 markets by the end of 2012. Additional markets
are planned for 2012, with 4G LTE coverage of the entire 3G network footprint
planned for the end of 2013.

The network upgrade is part of the company's ongoing investment to keep
improving and strengthening the nation's largest and most reliable wireless
network.

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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
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SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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Contact: Heidi Flato, Verizon Wireless, +1-925-279-6545,
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