Kokomo, Indiana, Residents to Benefit from Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

Jun 04, 2010, 07:47 ET from Verizon Wireless

KOKOMO, Ind., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Kokomo, which enables more customers to use their wireless phones to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site, which is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improves voice and data coverage on the west side of Kokomo and in West Middleton as well as along the following major roads:

  • State Road 22 between County Road 900 West and Sycamore Lane; and
  • County Road 500 West between State Road 22 and the Howard County line.

"This new cell site was built to ensure that our customers who live and work in Kokomo can continue relying on their phones for everything from making calls and sending messages to surfing the Internet and getting email," said Greg Haller, president–Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "The most advanced device is only as good as the network it runs on. That's why we aggressively invest in our Indiana network to increase coverage and capacity for our customers and continue to raise the bar in network reliability."

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $59 billion since it was formed — $5.7 billion on average every year — to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested $1.06 billion on improvements to its wireless network in Indiana. This year, the company will spend $57.4 million on its Indiana network.

About Verizon Wireless in Indiana

In Indiana, Verizon Wireless has more than 550 employees and 37 company-owned retail locations in 23 cities, including Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Carmel, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lawrence, Mishawaka, Merrillville, Muncie, Noblesville, Plainfield, Portage, South Bend, Terre Haute, Valparaiso and Warsaw.

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.

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