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Verizon Wireless now natively covers the Grand Canyon!!!!

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by Andy, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Andy

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    Finally, Verizon has added a cell site at the Grand Canyon!!!!

    Northern Arizona Customers Can Make More Calls

    Verizon Wireless adds four new cell sites to accommodate rapid growth

    Media Contact Info

    Jenny Weaver
    Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
    480-763-6321

    11/07/2007

    CHANDLER, AZ — Wireless users in northern Arizona are now experiencing increased coverage thanks to four new Verizon Wireless cell sites added in the third quarter.

    Network coverage and call capacity have been enhanced in:

    * Grand Canyon – at Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim
    * Adamana – along Interstate 40 from the town of Pinta to the town of Sun Valley and surrounding area, including the Petrified Forest National Park
    * Gray Mountain – along Highway 89 to north of Cameron
    * Show Low – near the intersection of 6th St. and east Whipple St.

    “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 Tony Heyman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

    The network expansion helps support the recent launch of Verizon Wireless newest music player phone, the Verizon Wireless Juke by Samsung. The company is also about to launch three more devices for this holiday season: 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 network,” added Heyman.

    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.

    The company has invested nearly half a billion dollars in its wireless network in Arizona over the past six years to stay ahead of the growth in demand for our products and services and to ensure the most reliable wireless voice and data network in the industry.

    The company has invested more than $40 billion in the last seven years – $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed – 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 products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to Page is unavailable.

    * 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 Page is unavailable. 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 Arizona Customers Can Make More Calls
     
  2. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Hey they pulled off a good one there! I can only imagine all the red tape they had to go through for that one.
     
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    And you get to roam off it thanks to them lol
     
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    Sweet! My parents were there last year, and all they had was analog roaming.
     
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    The site at the Grand Canyon was approved April 30th of this year- and it's already up and running. The site is near Tusayan at the campground.
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Actually Sprint would prefer to roam off the Alltel tower there. Sprint's roaming agreement with Alltel is higher in priority and they also have EV-DO available on Alltel. But Verizon would always be available as a backup which is good.

    Analog? I was at the Grand Canyon last year as well and had a great digital roaming signal all around the village area.
     
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    I guess that's what happens when you have a Sanyo 4900 with no 850 CDMA
     
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    Yikes! I would hate to have a phone without 850 CDMA- I bet that phone falls back to AMPS service in a lot of areas where digital 850 CDMA is available- like the Grand Canyon and a lot of areas in the Western U.S.
     
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    I've never had much faith in Sanyo phones for roaming to begin with. The newer ones seem to do a lot better but the older ones (pre-5500) were awful.
     
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    Yeah, not having 850 was sorta a problem. Though, the 4900 was a reception monster, and she never really needed 850. Even in NYC if the phone somehow lost the 1900 sprint signal, say in the subway, it would sometimes pickup the 1900 CDMA Verizon signal and run on that just fine. Good thing shes off that phone now though.
     
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    Yep the 4900 was an awesome phone for reception as long as it was on 1900.
     
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    That phone may have been a gigantic brick, slow moving old school phone...but that thing pulled in a signal anywhere
     
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    Yeah my brother had one for over a year and it was a great durable phone. Finally I think he dropped it in water and it died.
     
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    Oh I didnt really think about alltel
     

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