Verizon Wireless Readies Network For South By Southwest Crowds

        Verizon Wireless Readies Network For South By Southwest Crowds

PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4,2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Verizon Wireless network is
ready for the thousands of fans heading to Austin in March to enjoy music,
films and interactive media at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW)
conference. Network technicians have prepared to ensure peak performance for
Austin residents and festival-goers during SXSW. Attendees with Verizon
Wireless devices can enjoy the event without worrying about the performance of
their wireless service.

To prepare for the SXSW events, Verizon Wireless network teams have enhanced
coverage and increased capacity at all of the sites covering this event,
including the Austin Convention Center, Downtown Austin, 6^th Street and
Auditorium Shores. Additionally, festival-goers flying in and out of
Austin-Bergstorm International will have access to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE
mobile broadband network, which is currently available to more than 273
million people in 473 markets across the U.S.

Verizon Wireless customers will also have opportunity to experience ISIS
Mobile Wallet, as Austin was one of the two pilot cities selected for the
mobile payment app launch in 2012. ISIS Mobile Wallet provides a convenient
and secure way for customers to pay for a wide variety of goods at select
merchants and is compatible on 10 phones from Verizon Wireless. 

"SXSW is an exciting event in Austin. We understand how important it is for
our customers to be able to capture and share their experiences," said Frank
Antonacci, Central Texas region president at Verizon Wireless. "At a large
festival or gathering like SXSW, we make enhancing our network and our
customers' wireless experience a top priority."

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