PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Verizon Wireless customers flying in and out of nearly all regional airports in the Philadelphia Tri-State Region will have access to the company's 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the nation's largest 4G LTE network.
Airports in Philadelphia, Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware covered by Verizon Wireless's 4G LTE network include Philadelphia International, Harrisburg International, Lehigh Valley International (Allentown), Lancaster, and New Castle (Wilmington). 4G LTE coverage will reach the Atlantic City Airport in New Jersey with a network expansion in early 2013.
"Expanding our 4G LTE network to cover key airports this holiday season enables our customers to travel with ease, allowing them to take advantage of the reliable speed and connectivity benefits of the 4G LTE network," said Verizon Wireless Regional President Mario Turco.
4G LTE Network Enhancements in the Philadelphia Tri-State Region:
- Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.8 billion in the Philadelphia Tri-State region network since 2000, including $200 million in 2011 alone, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of customers.
- The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers more than 70 percent of the Philadelphia region, including Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Harrisburg, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and large portions of southern New Jersey and Delaware.
Currently, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 441 markets across the United States. On the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, travelers can enjoy the best in wireless data usage when they stream video, share music and photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.
When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless's 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless's 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country. Customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today can take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.
For customers traveling internationally this holiday season, staying connected is easy with Verizon Wireless's Global Travel Program. Perfect for the occasional international traveler, the Global Travel Program gives customers access to Verizon Wireless's international network on their own devices. For more information, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/international.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for a full list of 4G LTE markets and additional information on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.
About Verizon Wireless
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.
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