Coinciding nicely with the introduction of its new iPhone this week, Verizon Wireless says it has activated 16 new cell sites in the New York metropolitan area.
The carrier turned on five new cell sites in both Rockland and Suffolk Counties, three in Westchester County, and additional cell sites in Nassau, New York and Putnam Counties. Wireless calling, text messaging and mobile Web surfing on Verizons 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and in these communities.
While establishing our recently-launched 4G LTE network is something we take very seriously, it is important for our customers to know that we are also committed to holding our position as the most reliable 3G network in the nation,” said Pat Devlin, New York Metro region president for Verizon Wireless.
Verizons chief competitor, AT&T Wireless, has taken a beating over the last couple of years for its service in the New York City area, particularly among iPhone users who have complained about slow data downloads. So its interesting that Verizon is boasting about improved service the same week it unveils an iPhone compatible with its network for the first time.
Verizon says the new cell sites will improve network reliability, particularly important during emergencies such as power outages and extreme weather conditions when wireless communications are needed the most. Its all part of the companys multibillion-dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for voice and data services.