Residents of Sedgwick, Kansas, to Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancement

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

Oct 12, 2010, 15:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Sedgwick, Kan., which will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently 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 improves Verizon Wireless voice and data coverage in and around Sedgwick. It covers approximately four miles to the north, east, and west of Sedgwick and along I-135 between Sedgwick and Newton, Kan. The enhancement will also boost coverage around the town of Halstead, Kan.

"Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless," said Brendan Fallis, president–Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. "Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation."

This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless' commitment to stay ahead of the growing need for the company's voice and data services. The company has spent 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. To this point in 2010, Verizon Wireless has invested $75.5 million to expand and advance its Kansas network.

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