Bradford County Residents to Benefit from Verizon Wireless Network Expansion

2008-08-04 08:25:00

Bradford County Residents to Benefit from Verizon Wireless Network Expansion

Investing to Stay Ahead of Growing Demand for Wireless Calling, Data Access

                                 and Music



    ELMIRA, N.Y., Aug. 4 /EMWNews/ -- In a continuing effort to provide

the best wireless service for local residents in Bradford County, Verizon

Wireless has expanded its network with new cell sites in Columbia, Gillett,

Sheshequin, Burlington and West Burlington.




-- The new site in Columbia improves coverage and capacity north and south along SR 14 between the SR 4014 and Snedekerville Road intersections. -- Two new sites in Gillett improve coverage and capacity north and south along SR 14 between the Snedekerville Road and Middle Road intersections, and north and south along SR 14 between the Middle Road and Bently Road intersections. -- The new site in Sheshequin improves coverage and capacity north and south along US 220 between the North Mountain Road and Lake Road intersections. -- Two new sites in Burlington and West Burlington improve coverage and capacity east and west along US 6 between the Slater Road and Saw Mill Lane intersections, and east and west along US 6 between the Saco Road and Slater Road intersections. This network expansion is part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless' voice and data services. The company has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed -- $5.5 billion on average every year -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. Services include wireless data services such as picture messaging, text messaging, V CAST and V CAST Music with Rhapsody, ESPN MVP and BroadbandAccess, the company's high-speed wireless broadband network geared toward mobile professionals and business customers. It provides average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second, and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. Strong demand for Verizon Wireless' services continued during the second quarter of 2008 as the company added 1.5 million net new customers. Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, reported the lowest customer turnover (highest customer loyalty) rate in the industry -- 1.1 percent in the second quarter -- for the 15th consecutive quarter. The company's nation's most reliable wireless network reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country. These engineers drive 90 specially equipped vehicles almost 1 million miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and surface streets. Test vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 3 million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers. Last year, Verizon Wireless introduced its 30-day Test Drive, an industry first that lets customers experience its network virtually risk-free for 30 days. If customers are not satisfied with their experience and take their number to another carrier, Verizon Wireless will refund their money for calls, equipment, activation fee and taxes. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com. Verizon Wireless products and services, including the complete line of phones, aircards, PDAs, Smartphones and accessories, are available at the following County Office Supply locations. County Office Supply is an authorized Verizon Wireless agent.
1760 Elmira Street Sayre, PA 18840 570-888-1860 Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 9am to 3pm, Sun 11am to 3pm RR6 Box 6023 Towanda, PA 118848 570-265-6765 Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am to 6pm, Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat 9am to 3pm, Sun 11am to 3pm 75 East Avenue Wellsboro, PA 16901 570-724-2859 Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 3pm, Sun closed 14 South Main Street Mansfield, PA 16933 570-662-8050 Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 3pm, Sun 12am to 4pm

    About Verizon Wireless



    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and

data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking

Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint

venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE:

VOD). For more information, go to: http://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 http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.





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