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Verizon Wireless Named Tops In Overall Network Performance In Alabama In Report By RootMetrics®

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RootMetrics today released its second U.S. State RootScore ® Reports and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Alabama. 

In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance in Alabama , Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the categories of Speed and Data 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.

"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 Jonathan LeCompte, president for the Georgia/Alabama Region of Verizon Wireless. "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.

Also, in studies in the first half of 2014, Verizon Wireless received top or joint top rankings in 115 out of 125 markets, including Birmingham, Alabama, studied by RootMetrics in its metro market reports, with more wins and ties in Overall network performance than any other provider.  The company also scored 30 wins or ties in the RootMetrics U.S. Airports study of 50 major U.S. airports, also more than any other provider.

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.

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