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Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in West Region, including California, in Latest J.D. Power Study

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in West Region, including California, in Latest J.D. Power Study

20:14 EDT Thursday, August 29, 2013

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:

Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network

WHAT:

Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in the West Region, which includes California, and in the five other regions covering the rest of the continental U.S., in the J.D. Power 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance StudySM, Volume 2, issued Aug. 29. This is the 11th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the West Region. 

The J.D. Power study measured network quality among U.S. wireless service providers. More than 26,000 wireless subscribers were surveyed by J.D. Power from January through June 2013 about their experiences with wireless voice, text messaging and data usage. Based on their responses, Verizon Wireless ranked highest among national wireless companies in all six regions, including the West, and tied in the North Central region.

WHERE:

In six regions covering the U.S., including the West Region, covering the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

BACKGROUND:

The Verizon 4G LTE network is now available to nearly 301 million people in more than 500 markets across the United States, representing more than 99 percent of the company's 3G footprint.

In 2012, Verizon Wireless completed $641 million in wireless network enhancements across California, increasing the company's regional network investment to $7.8 billion since its inception in 2000.

Since December 2010, when Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network in California, the company has aggressively expanded its 4G LTE footprint throughout the state.

Verizon Wireless' roll out of its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network across California is now substantially complete.

"We remain committed to providing our customers with the best, most reliable network experience," commented Russ Preite, region president for Verizon Wireless. "In 2012, we invested more than $640 million into our wireless network across California, empowering Verizon Wireless customers to use smart devices and accessories in faster, more innovative ways."

For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 100.1 million retail customers, including 94.3 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: Northern California: Heidi Flato, Heidi.Flato@vzw.com, 925.324.8692, @VZWheidi; Southern California: Ken Muche, Ken.Muche@vzw.com, 949.286.8193, @VZWken

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