BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To aid customers and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Wednesday's devastating storms, Verizon Wireless has set up three temporary cell towers to provide emergency wireless calling capacity and coverage in Cullman, Centreville and Jasper, AL. Towers used by Verizon were destroyed in each of those towns during the storms.
The temporary towers will provide network coverage to Verizon Wireless customers in some of the hardest hit areas of the state so that they can contact family, friends and loved ones.
Other Verizon Wireless efforts to support the company's wireless network include:
- The delivery of generators to cell sites to keep the network operating at full strength in those areas where power was lost.
- The delivery of generators to Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the state without power to allow customers and other wireless users to charge devices and make calls free of charge.
- The placement of mobile resources, including temporary stores and phone banks in Tuscaloosa and Pleasant Grove to help residents charge devices and make calls to family and friends.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, serving more than 104 million total connections, including 88.4 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 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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