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New cell sites help Elko, NV residents and visitors make more calls, download more apps and stay connected

Friday, June 28, 2013

New cell sites help Elko, NV residents and visitors make more calls, download more apps and stay connected

19:35 EDT Friday, June 28, 2013

RENO, Nev., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers thanks to two new cell sites in Elko.

  • Independence Mine: This new site improves wireless network coverage in the Elko area on Highways 225 and 226
  • Elko Landmark: This new site improves wireless network coverage and capacity in the Elko area along I-80 west of Elko and between Elko and Spring Valley

Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $750 million in its Nevada network. Nationally, the company has invested more than $80 billion over that same period to increase the coverage and capacity of its network, and to add new services.

The network upgrade is part of the company's ongoing investment to keep improving and strengthening the nation's largest and most reliable wireless network.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 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.  For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews. 

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

For further information: Heidi Flato, Verizon Wireless, 925.279.6545, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com, http://twitter.com/VZWheidi

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