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2010-02-28 13:59:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the devastating earthquake in Chile, Verizon will waive all long-distance usage charges for calls from its residential landline and Verizon Wireless phones to Chile, from Feb. 26 through Mar. 6.(* ) The company will also waive all Verizon Prepaid Phone Card charges for all long-distance calls placed from the U.S. to Chile. "This is an excruciatingly difficult time for our customers with loved ones in Chile," said Susan Retta, vice president...

2010-02-27 16:30:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of today's 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, Verizon Wireless has waived all calling fees for its customers trying to reach loved ones in Chile. Starting immediately and retroactive to the time of the earthquake, Verizon Wireless customers with regular monthly bills can make calls to connect with family and friends in Chile at no cost when they're on the Verizon Wireless network in the U.S. Verizon Wireless customers with...

2010-02-26 16:54:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network, is also the leader in customer loyalty, reporting the lowest churn (turnover) rate among the nation's largest wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2009. Churn is an important measure of customer loyalty and represents the percentage of customers who leave their provider in a given period. Fourth-quarter financial performance announcements - the latest was...

2010-02-16 07:17:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network, has been ranked highest in customer care among wireless phone service providers in J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Wireless Customer Care Performance Study(SM) - Volume 1, released today. Based on responses from more than 9,600 wireless subscribers who contacted their wireless service providers by phone, in stores or online last year and were surveyed by J. D. Power...

2010-02-12 10:28:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today it invested more than $61 million in 2009 to enhance its digital network in Missouri. The enhancements included building 30 new cell sites and upgrading equipment on 730 existing cell sites to increase coverage and capacity of the company's voice and 3G high-speed wireless network. "While other wireless service providers played catch up this past year building out parts of their high-speed wireless network, we already...

2010-02-12 10:25:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today it invested more than $44 million in 2009 to enhance its digital network in Kansas. The enhancements included building 18 new cell sites and upgrading equipment on 449 existing cell sites to increase coverage and capacity of the company's voice and 3G high-speed wireless network. "While other wireless service providers played catch up this past year building out parts of their high-speed wireless network, we...

2010-02-10 08:30:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A Wireless, a premium retailer for Verizon Wireless, has selected eSecuritel to deliver a carrier grade handset protection program. The North Carolina-based dealer, A Wireless, continues to seek offerings that allow it to deliver the best possible customer experience, products, and services to its subscribers across seven states. eSecuritel, the expert in comprehensive handset protection and replacement programs, will provide an integrated offering...

2010-02-01 14:50:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To further help its customers contact loved ones in Haiti, Verizon and Verizon Wireless will extend for two more weeks the waiver of all long-distance usage charges for calls to Haiti from the companies' residential landline and wireless phones. "It's been almost three weeks since the devastating earthquake, and we know that many people still haven't had the chance to speak with their loved ones yet because much work still remains to be done to restore...

2010-01-14 11:01:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) for management of the company's information technology (IT) operations. This is an extension of an existing IT operations contract that was signed in 2003. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) As part of the agreement, IBM will continue to manage Qwest's data centers, mainframe and midrange...

2010-01-12 11:27:00

EDDYVILLE, Ky., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Eddyville, 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 high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls. The new cell site, which is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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