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Network improvements help Big Island, Hawaii residents and visitors make more calls, download more apps and stay connected

HONOLULU, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers thanks to network improvements on Hawaii Island.

  • Waimea: New 4G LTE coverage at Pohakuloa Training Area and Saddle Road
  • Ocean View: New 4G LTE coverage New LTE coverage in and around Hawaiian Ocean View Estates
  • Ookala: New 4G LTE coverage in and around the town of Ookala
  • Keaau: Increased 3G and 4G LTE coverage and capacity in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision

Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $315 million in its Hawaii network. Nationally, the company has invested more than $80 billion over that same period to increase the coverage and capacity of its network, and to add new services.

The network upgrade is part of the company's ongoing investment to keep improving and strengthening the nation's largest and most reliable wireless network.

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To stay up-to-date on Verizon Wireless news in Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawai'i, follow @VZWheidi on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWheidi.

For the latest network-related news, information and upgrades follow @VZWNews on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 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

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