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Verizon Wireless Shares Top RootMetrics(R) Ranking for Overall Network Performance in Massachusetts

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Verizon Wireless was the overwhelming network performance leader in the rankings of four national wireless providers in the United States in the third National RootScore(R) Report, issued today by Seattle-based RootMetrics(R).

Among the four major wireless carriers, Verizon shared the Overall RootScore award in the state of Massachusetts and scored the highest in Call Performance. In addition, Verizon shared the top score for Reliability.

RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm, drove thousands of miles throughout Massachusetts, as well as testing many indoor locations. The company said its national study was designed to portray the consumer mobile network performance experience at a national and state level, beyond their metro-specific reports. Each RootScore is calculated from a combination of tests that are weighted to reflect the impact that a consumer would experience. Scores were based on RootMetrics testing performed in the second half of 2014 (July-December). The company ranked the four major U.S. wireless providers in six network performance categories: Overall, Reliability, Speed, Data, Call and Text.

“Network quality and reliability matters,” commented Dave MacBeth, Executive Director of Network for Verizon Wireless. “Although it’s certainly an honor to receive independent validation of Verizon Wireless’ network leadership in Massachusetts and across New England, as professional network engineers we are never satisfied. We’ve reinvested nearly $4 billion into our wireless network across New England since 2000, including $378 million in 2014, to continuously enhance the wireless experience for customers who depend on their mobile devices and smart accessories staying connected today, and to build the infrastructure that will support the advanced services of tomorrow.”

Verizon operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.

For more information on the Verizon network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte. For the full report, visit www.rootmetrics.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 108.2 million retail customers, including 102.1 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.

Network rankings based on RootMetrics US National and Massachusetts RootScore Reports, covering July – December 2014. Performance rankings of 4 mobile networks rely on scores calculated from random samples across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.

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