Verizon Wireless Network Ready for Super Bowl Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Super Dome

  Verizon Wireless Network Ready for Super Bowl Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Super
  Dome

Business Wire

NEW ORLEANS -- January 22, 2013

The Verizon Wireless network is ready for the tens of thousands of football
fans heading to the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome for Super Bowl XLVII Feb. 3.
Network technicians have been preparing for the past year to ensure peak
performance for hometown customers and visiting fans during the festivities
around, and during, the Super Bowl.

In anticipation of significantly elevated usage levels in voice and data call
volume in and around the Super Dome, Verizon Wireless network teams have
enhanced coverage and increased capacity in and around the Dome, at all Super
Bowl-related venues, as well as all thoroughfares leading to and from these
locations.

The company already has a system in place at the site of Super Bowl XLVII with
a state-of-the-art distributed antenna system to support large crowds. This
system strengthens the already robust Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network in and
around the Super Dome for the anticipated surge in calls, text messages,
picture and video messages, internet connections and other wireless traffic
during the biggest game in professional sports in the U.S.

“We heavily invest in our network year round to make certain the Verizon
Wireless network remains superior, and to give all of our customers –
residents or visiting fans – the most access to our advanced services and
technologies,” said Krista Bourne – president, Houston/Gulf Coast Region,
Verizon Wireless. “We are proud to play a role in the 10^th Super Bowl in the
City of New Orleans, and offer our customers uninterrupted service throughout
the celebration.”

Verizon Wireless has continued to ramp up its network around New Orleans. In
2010 Verizon Wireless launched the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term
Evolution (LTE) network in New Orleans. Since 2011, Verizon Wireless has
installed more than $70 million in network enhancements in New Orleans and
south Louisiana to further boost its high speeds and strengthen coverage as
part of a national network investment exceeding $70 billion.

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:

Verizon Wireless
Gretchen Whitaker, 713-219-8028
Gretchen.Whitaker@VerizonWireless.com