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Verizon Wireless Offers Tips for Keeping Families in Touch and Alabamians Safe
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama is vulnerable to storms and hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and with hurricanes come possible tornadoes and severe flooding. With the 2014 hurricane season officially underway as of June 1, Alabamians should be preparing an emergency communication plan to keep their families safe and in touch during any severe weather event.
Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, offers these tips to keep in touch and out of danger during storm season:
Once a storm is on the way, Verizon Wireless suggests the following tips for enhanced emergency communications and safety:
"Severe weather can occur year round, and it is critical to remain vigilant,"said Jonathan LeCompte, president of Verizon Wireless' Georgia/Alabama Region. " Wireless technology can help Alabamians stay prepared and safe in a storm."
Over the course of 2013, Verizon Wireless invested more than $100 million in network enhancements across Alabama including 70 new cell sites across the state. Its newest technology, known as XLTE, recently launched in Birmingham, Decatur, Florence, Mobile and Montgomery to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services. The company's ongoing network investment in Alabama now totals more than $1 billion since the company was formed in 2000.
For more information on the Verizon Wireless network, products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
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 103.3 million retail customers, including 97.3 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.
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