Verizon invests in Indiana's cell towers

Verizon invests in Indiana's cell towers
Natural disasters can cause a lot of havoc for people in distress and looking for help. The worse thing that can happen is not having your call from your cell phone connect to an emergency operator. Tornados have been notorious for causing a lot of destruction in the state of Indiana. Verizon Wireless responded by investing a lot of money in keeping their towers operational in the event a tornado arrives. They’ve ensured their customers out there that service will continue to work by installing backup generators in almost every cell site in Indiana. These generators are not cheap and cost around $35,000 each; which will ensure full operation in the event power goes out. So next time you complain about an expensive phone bill, just remember that Verizon is putting that money to good use by preserving their network. They’ve managed to spend roughly $5.5 billion every year to increase their coverage across the national network while maintaining others. In 2008 alone, more than $106.5 million has been invested across their network in Indiana.

source: PR Newswire

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10 Comments

1. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

wow... it almost sounded like PhoneArena likes VZW. i never thought i would hear it.

2. T-Money3000 unregistered

wow... i guess u don't like facts!

4. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

T, Calm down bro. read before your write. I was commenting on PhoneArena's general distaste for VZW in their articles.

3. underoath427

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

wow! That's awesome phonearena! I know you guys get dogged a lot for hating on VZW (because you do and because pretty much everyone else does), but it's nice to actually hear some good hard cold facts! thanks!

5. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Yeah I live in MN I could care less if towers in indiana get built. I will complain about how expensive my plan is.... VZW is lame

6. spellcheck

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Then maybe you should jump on the iPhone bandwagon and leave...........its just an ETF right? Probably not that big of a deal for someone who dislikes their cell provider.

7. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

I hate the i phone too.... I think that VZW un justly charges and then has their sales reps brainwashed to justify to consumers why they are better..... Really?

9. stevee.

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

okayy, really, if you live in minnesota, why the hell are you commenting on an article that is clearly labeled, "verizon invests in INDIANA's cell towers". i mean c'monn.

8. stevee.

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

well this is good news to me. as i have verizon and where i live, in south-central indiana there is pretty crappy verizon service. even thought there are about 3 or 4 towers within 15 miles of my house. i don't know why or how, but its very frustrating.

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

why are people criticizing this article? its informative. but it is random because vzw builds and invests money in towers all the time and those arent mentioned

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