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Verizon Wireless Blazed New High-Speed Network Across Alabama In 2012

    Verizon Wireless Blazed New High-Speed Network Across Alabama In 2012

Over 88% of Alabamians Now Covered by 4G LTE Network; Company's Heavy
Investments Ensure Alabamians are More Connected

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 18, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wireless calling, text
messaging and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier
and faster for residents and travelers in Alabama, thanks to heavy investments
made during 2012. Over the course of the year, the company invested more than
$100 million in network enhancements across Alabama; its ongoing network
investment in Alabama now totals more than $900 million since the company was
formed in 2000.

"These significant investments represent our ongoing commitment to network
superiority across the state. Our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing the way
Alabamians communicate and conduct business. Alabama's consumers and
businesses now have the ability to connect at significantly faster speeds and
with improved responsiveness, changing the way they live work and play," said
Jonathan LeCompte, president – Georgia/Alabama region, Verizon Wireless.

Over the course of the year, Verizon Wireless installed 4G LTE network
coverage in 216 new cities and towns across the state, bringing the total
number covered to 369. Today, over 88% of Alabamians are covered by the
company's 4G LTE network, enabling them to stream video, share music and
photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than
before. Verizon Wireless will continue rapidly expanding the 4G LTE network,
with plans to cover its entire nationwide footprint by the end of 2013.

Other 2012 Verizon Wireless Alabama Highlights

  oProving that Montgomery loves to be connected, the city saw the highest
    growth in data usage in 2012.
  oFootball games in Tuscaloosa get people talking. Average campus usage in
    Tuscaloosa on game day during the fall of 2012 was over 471,000 minutes of
    use and over 348,000 megabytes of data usage.
  oMore than 1.1 trillion voice and data transmissions and more than 150
    billion minutes of airtime were logged on the Verizon Wireless network in
    Alabama during 2012.
  oWireless 4G LTE data traffic increased more than 490% year-over-year in
    Alabama.
  oThe company launched HomeFusion^™ Broadband throughout Alabama, a solution
    that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network
    to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband,
    particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not
    currently available.

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,
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.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Website: http://www.verizonwireless.com
Contact: Kate Jay, +1-678-339-4828, Kate.Jay@VerizonWireless.com,
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