Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 13:20 EDT

Verizon Wireless Network Ready For Wintry Weather In Central Texas

December 5, 2013

DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless, the owner and operator of the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, announced that its network is ready for the wintry weather.

Verizon Wireless prepares year-round for hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes and other natural disasters to provide customers with reliable wireless coverage.

To support residents and businesses across Central Texas, Verizon Wireless has made the ongoing efforts in network preparations:

    --  The company has Cells on Wheels (COWs), Cells on Light Trucks (COLTs),
        and portable generators that can be rolled into hard-hit locations or
        areas that need extra network capacity.
    --  Verizon Wireless pre-arranges fuel delivery to mobile units and
        generators to keep the network operating at full strength even if power
        is lost for an extended period of time.
    --  Business continuity/disaster recovery plans are in place so the company
        can continue vital operations to serve customers during emergency
    --  Test men and women are available to travel and measure the quality of
        Verizon Wireless voice and data service calls across the country.
    --  Verizon conducts hundreds of emergency exercises each year, simulating
        events such as natural disasters, transportation disruptions and power

More Information Available

    --  Follow VZWNews on Twitter for ongoing network updates, enhancements and
        other information.
    --  See information about Verizon Wireless's year-round network preparation
        for natural disasters and other emergencies.
    --  Find additional information on Verizon Wireless at

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks. The company serves 101.2 million retail customers, including 95.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 72,000 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

Source: PR Newswire