3G Wireless: More Coverage in Los Angeles, California

New Verizon Wireless cell site also adds capacity to stay ahead of demand for calls, email and text

Jun 16, 2010, 14:02 ET from Verizon Wireless

IRVINE, Cailf., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles County residents, businesses and visitors are enjoying improved service thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site. The site improves 3G wireless coverage in El Segundo near downtown area along Main street and Grand avenue, Public Library at West Mariposa and Main street, and El Segundo Recreation Park located along Pine & East Grand. Also, coverage has been improved for the local industrial business in the area of the Chevron Refinery along El Segundo Boulevard.  The increase in network coverage and capacity also means more calls, emails, text and picture messages for locals, plus expanded wireless access to the web.

"People expect their cell phone to work when they make a call or try get on the internet," said Bill D'Agostino, executive director of network for Verizon Wireless in Southern California.  "That's why we invested nearly $485 million in our California network in 2009, an average of more than $1.3 million a day to give our customers the reliable service they expect."

Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $5.7 billion in California since the company was formed in 2000 and operates America's largest and most reliable wireless network.  To learn more about the reliability of the Verizon Wireless network, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ky6bm

Businesses can tap into the power of Mobile Broadband

Mobile Broadband allows users to connect to the Internet wirelessly while on the go to download music over-the-air, and access e-mail or corporate data.  For example, customers can download a small 1 megabyte PowerPoint® presentation in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.

Small business owners interested in Mobile Broadband, and other wireless solutions, can visit http://www.verizonwirelesssmallbusiness.com/home.php where they will find:

  • An online forum to share experiences and connect with other business owners
  • Access to Small Business Specialists in each Verizon Wireless store
  • Discounts and promotions to help businesses stretch their budgets
  • Summaries of mobile solutions like email, wireless Internet and Push to Talk service
  • 24/7 tech support

4G LTE services

Verizon Wireless prepared to launch its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network.  The company's aggressive 4G LTE network build includes plans to launch in 25 to 30 markets in 2010 and cover virtually all its current nationwide 3G footprint with the next-generation network by the end of 2013.

Testing all year long for reliability

Verizon Wireless tests its network and those of its competitors. The company determines if voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected.  Nationally, Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women drive 91 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually.  They drive on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts.  Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with  81,000 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



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