Verizon Wireless Completes $267 Million In Network Enhancements In New York Metro Region

 Verizon Wireless Completes $267 Million In Network Enhancements In New York
                                 Metro Region

Company's Regional Network Investment Over Past Decade Exceeds $3 Billion

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless today announced the
completion of $267 million in wireless network enhancements in the New York
Metro Region in 2012, increasing the company's regional network investment to
more than $3 billion since 2000.

During the year, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network, providing
customers with speeds up to ten times faster than 3G to more than 470 markets
nationwide. In 2012 the company expanded 4G LTE coverage in portions of New
York, Northern New Jersey and Long Island.

"We're proud to announce this $267 million in network investment throughout
the New York Metro Region. Today more Verizon Wireless customers have access
to our 4G LTE network, empowering them to stay in touch with family, friends
and colleagues, at speeds up to 10 times faster than before. We will continue
expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network to provide the best wireless
experience possible," said Pat Devlin, regional president, Verizon Wireless.

Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was
formed in 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide
networks and to add new services.

Verizon Wireless performed well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, due in
large part to the billions of dollars of investments made into its wireless
network and emergency preparedness. Verizon Wireless deployed nearly 20
emergency mobile assets to the hardest hit areas across the Northeast enabling
customers to charge their equipment, make free phone calls, obtain accessories
and arrange for FEMA assistance during the recovery and rebuilding process.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Timeline in the New York Metro Region

  oDecember 2010

       oVerizon launched the blazing fast 4G LTE network in the New York
         Metro Region, establishing 4G LTE access across New York City, as
         well as Nassau and Westchester Counties.

  oNovember 2011

       o4G LTE service was made available in Northern New Jersey, with
         residents in Somerset, Bergen, Hudson, Middlesex, Essex and Union
         Counties seeing coverage for the first time.

  oMay 2012

       oVerizon expanded 4G LTE network coverage across Long Island (Nassau
         County, Huntington, South Shore, and eastern end of Suffolk County).

  oLooking Forward

       oAs expansions continue, the entire New York Metro Region—New York
         City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties, and areas of
         Northern New Jersey—is expected to receive full 4G LTE coverage by
         the end of this year.

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About Verizon Wireless

Verizon 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,
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