Verizon expands 3G / EVDO coverage in Illinois

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Wednesday, 08 July 2009

Verizon expands 3G / EVDO coverage in Illinois

Verizon 3G/EVDO in Lake Bluff, IL

Three New Cell Sites Mean Clearer Reception and Fewer Dropped Calls

July 7 -- Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell sites in Hinsdale, La Salle and Lake Bluff, which will enable more customers in the area to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new Hinsdale cell site improves coverage along U.S. Interstate 294, north to 55th Ave., south to Joliet Road, west to Madison Ave., and east to Willow Springs Road.

The new La Salle cell site improves coverage in the town of La Salle, north to Shooting Park Road, south to North 2575th Road, west to Illinois Route 251 and east to North Columbia Avenue

The new Lake Bluff cell site improves coverage in the following areas:

  • Along U.S. Highway 41, north to U.S. Highway 131 and south to Gages Lane;
  • Along U.S. Highway 176, from Green Bay Road and west to Arcadia Road.

"This network expansion reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers and to provide them with the reliable, high-quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless," said T.J. Fox, president-Illinois/Wisconsin Region, Verizon Wireless.

"The value we offer our customers is closely tied to our industry-leading customer retention," Fox said. "Wireless consumers today understand that value is not defined by price alone. A major reason our customers choose Verizon Wireless and stay with us is because we offer the nation's most reliable network."

The new cell sites is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Illinois and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed - $5.5 billion on average every year - to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. Of this investment, $1.2 billion was spent in Illinois, including more than $179.5 million in 2008.

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