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Improved Verizon coverage at Lake Tahoe

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by Andy, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Andy

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    Northern Nevada Customers Can Make More Calls

    Verizon Wireless adds new cell site to accommodate rapid growth

    Media Contact Info

    Heidi Flato
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    12/19/2007

    WALNUT CREEK, CA — Thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site, wireless users in Northern Nevada are now experiencing increased network coverage and increased call capacity in the town of Incline Village, including Mountain Golf Course and the surrounding residential area.

    “Our expansion is tied to our commitment to provide the best possible wireless experience for customers. It’s just another way of ensuring that Verizon Wireless continues to be the leader in customer loyalty,*” said Rich Garwood, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

    The network expansion helps support the recent launch of Verizon Wireless' newest devices for this holiday season: the Juke by Samsung; the Venus™ by LG and the Voyager™ by LG, exclusive to Verizon Wireless; and the BlackBerry® Pearl™ smartphone.

    “Whether customers are seeking a hip music phone, a device that will help them stay connected to the office, or a phone with a large external touch-screen and HTML browser, we will have it on the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network,” added Garwood.

    In an industry first, Verizon Wireless is putting customers in the driver’s seat to take the nation’s most reliable wireless network for a spin.

    Verizon Wireless is the only major carrier with a 30-day network test drive pledge that pays for calls if a customer isn’t satisfied and switches to another carrier.

    Verizon Wireless has invested more than $40 billion since it was formed – more than $5 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

    For more information about Test Drive from Verizon Wireless or any of our products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, Cell Phone Accessories - Verizon Wireless.

    * Loyalty claims based upon publicly available churn (customer turnover) figures.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, Cell Phone Accessories - Verizon Wireless. 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.

    Northern Nevada Customers Can Make More Calls
     
  2. Andy

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    Perect...this is just in time for my trip to the Lake Tahoe/Northern California area. ;)
     
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    You are going to a wedding right
     
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    An entire press release for one site ? Not much news apparently- reminds me of the news here in So. Cal. sometimes when the top story is something like 'Brittany Spears gets into a traffic accident' .
     
  5. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Yeah I was thinking the same thing Gman. Do any other carrier's release a press story like that for only one site?
     
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    Well think of it this way one more for you to roam off of lol. If needed of coarse I know there are some synergy sites there most likely
     
  7. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I think it's good when the carrier's tout their improvements. In fact Sprint has added more new cell sites here in CA than anywhere else but yet there's never been one single detailed press release about it that I know of other than a few billboards out in the Inland Empire.
     
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    Well maybe that is not what is important to sprint as far as news. But one thing I have noticed it is not panels added to sites it is new sites that are talked about.
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Right and there have been many new sites as well.
     
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    There are 2 billboards off of the 10 Freeway that I know and one on the 605. One of them claiming that they have the best network in the inland empire even though this is the San Gabriel Valley (LA County)
     
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    LOL yeah I saw that one! In El Monte along the 10 right?
     
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    hahaha yeah
     
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    They actually just put up a huge billboard at LAX on Century that reads something like: Our signal is so big in LA we needed two billboards. It shows a signal tower radiating signal over LA in the Sprint Speed theme and colors. I'll have to go back and get a picture of that one soon.
     
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    They have another one about Coverage is better than a tan or something like that. :rolleyes: Sprint needs to find a new marketing company. but on a side note I am going to Sign up for SERO this week
     
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    Did you see the one about "Papparazi style coverage" or something lame like that?

    Good luck with SERO.
     
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    haha yeah I've seen that one before
     
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    All 4 (Sprint/VZ/AT&T/T-Mobile)could stand to put another tower near Camp Richardson/Emerald Bay. Coverage out near Fallen Leaf is awful or non-existent.
     
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    I remember that. I was out there 2 1/2 years ago. VZW must have had some panel strategically placed on the CA/NV border in South Lake Tahoe, because walking from one side of the street to the other my phone would switch between 1X (Nevada side) and IS-95 (CA side). And then going further west (or SW toward Fallen Leaf Lake) the coverage got worse. On a side note, I highly recommend those paddle boat tours that go from the east side of the lake across to Emerald Bay.
     

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    Yep - that's because 2.5 years ago, Verizon did not have a native network in El Dorado county (California side). It was all roaming on Mountain Cellular, a tiny local provider with minimal coverage. They bought out Mountain Cellular and have since converted to 1X and now EVDO.

    The Nevada side (Douglas county) has been Verizon since Verizon was formed from GTE/Contel/Airtouch years ago, hence the 1X.
     

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