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Verizon Wireless Expands Its 4G LTE Network In Wheeling, West Virginia, And St. Clairsville, Ohio

Friday, February 22, 2013

Verizon Wireless Expands Its 4G LTE Network In Wheeling, West Virginia, And St. Clairsville, Ohio13:59 EST Friday, February 22, 2013WHEELING, W.Va., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.WHAT: Verizon Wireless customers in more portions of the Wheeling/St. Clairsville area are now able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by the nation's largest 4G LTE network with the company's recent expansion of 4G LTE in the area. Verizon Wireless first introduced 4G LTE to Wheeling and St. Clairsville residents in November 2012.WHERE: Wheeling/St. Clairsville area, including:Along Interstate 70 from Blaine to the Pennsylvania state line; Along routes 7 and 2 from the Ohio County, W. Va., southern border to the Belmont County, Ohio, northern border, and; Oglebay ParkFor street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE. WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2013BACKGROUND: Two years after its launch, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network  offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other competitors' networks combined, with coverage currently available to more than 273.5 million people throughout the United States in 480 markets.   To learn more about how 4G LTE is changing the ways Verizon Wireless customers communicate, please visit http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/11/4G-LTE-network-innovation.html QUOTE: "Our 4G LTE network provides customers across the country with the best wireless experience possible, enabling them to stay in touch like never before ? uploading, downloading and connecting online with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G," said Mark Frazier, president?Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. "We were the first to bring 4G LTE to West Virginia in major cities including Wheeling, Charleston and Huntington. As we continue to expand and enhance our 4G LTE network, our customers will be able to see, firsthand, the innovations that are being brought to market through 4G LTE technology." About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 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 WirelessFor further information: Laura Merritt, Verizon Wireless, +1-614-345-2300, laura.merritt@verizonwireless.com, http://twitter.com/VZWlaura; or Jennifer O'Rourke, For Verizon Wireless, +1-412-642-7700, jennifer.orourke@elias-savion.com