AMERICUS, Ind. — Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ, VOD) has activated a new cell site in northeast Tippecanoe County, which enables more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view videos; and download music, games and ringtones. The new tower should enable clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.
The cell site is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, and improves voice and data coverage in Americus and along the following major roads:
- State Road 25 between Sugar Creek Road and 800 North
- Grant Road north of State Road 25 toward the Tippecanoe County line
- 775 East south of State Road 25 toward Buck Creek
“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Greg Haller, president-Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to them. In 2009, we will continue to perfect our network so that our customers in Indiana know they can depend on us every time they pick up their wireless devices.”
This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless’ effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Indiana 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 national network and to add new services. In 2008, the company invested more than $106.5 million in its Indiana network.