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Verizon Wireless Named Top In Overall Network Performance In Virginia In Report By RootMetrics®

Company Also Awarded Top Rankings in National Network Study for Overall Performance, Reliability, Speed, Data and Call Performance

LAUREL, Md., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RootMetrics released its second U.S. State RootScore® Reports and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Virginia.

In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance in Virginia, Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the categories of: Reliability, Data Performance and Call Performance.  Verizon Wireless won or tied for the RootScore Overall Network Performance Award in 47 other states, and won more awards than any other provider for Overall Performance and in the categories of Reliability, Speed, Data and Call performance.

RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm, said the bi-annual national study is the most comprehensive mobile network test completed and published by a third-party tester to-date. Scores were based on RootMetrics tests performed from January through June 2014. The company ranked the four major U.S. wireless providers in six categories: Overall, Reliability, Speed, Data, Call and Text network performance. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for details.

"These most recent studies are further confirmation of our continued commitment to deliver on our brand promise of providing customers with the best network experience," said Marquett Smith, President of the Virginia/Maryland/DC Region. "The consistent reliability, quality and performance of our network provide a solid foundation for new technology and innovation that we will continue to deliver to our customers in the coming months and years ahead."

In its National RootScore Report, RootMetrics named Verizon Wireless the Overall RootScore Award Winner.  Verizon Wireless also was winner in the national study in four other categories: Reliability, Speed, Data and Call Performance. In addition to receiving the Overall Performance award, Verizon Wireless also ranked highest in four other categories:

-- Reliability
-- Speed
-- Data
-- Call

Verizon Wireless' super-fast 4G LTE network, the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, today covers more of the U.S. than any other wireless provider's 4G LTE network.  Verizon Wireless' nationwide XLTE coverage, which doubles Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE bandwidth and provides customers with greater peak speeds, was launched in the first half of the year.

For more information, visit the Verizon Wireless News Center and follow me on Twitter at @VZWMelanie. 

Rankings based on RootMetrics US State RootScore® Reports: covering January-June 2014 for network performance test results of 4 mobile networks as an average across all available network types. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Your results may vary. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for details.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.  As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 104.6 million retail customers, including 98.6 million retail postpaid customers.  Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.  

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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