|[January 28, 2013]
Verizon Wireless Equips Super Bowl Volunteers With 4G LTE Tablets So Fans Can Stay Connected Throughout Super Bowl XLVII Festivities
NEW ORLEANS --(Business Wire)--
Making the most out of visiting New Orleans-no matter who takes home the
win-will be easier than ever for Super Bowl XLVII fans, thanks to
tablets provided to Host Committee volunteers by Verizon Wireless (News - Alert).
Verizon provided more than 80 tablets to the Super Bowl XLVII Host
Committee to support volunteers with guiding, helping, directing and
entertaining fans visiting New Orleans for The Big Game on Feb. 3.
Equipped with 4G LTE (News - Alert) connectivity and specially-designed apps created
just for the occasion, the tablets will be deployed with volunteers
across the historic French Quarter and Central Business District.
This technology investment comes in advance of what is anticipated to be
a record-breaking wireless-data event, with consumers turning to social
media, mobile connectivity and live streaming on wireless devices to
communicate before, during and after The Big Game.
"We are thrilled to provide a connectivity solution to some of the most
important members of the Super Bowl XLVII team-the volunteers," said
Krista Bourne - president, Houston/Gulf Coast Region, Verizon Wireless.
"As the face of New Orlans to visitors, it is more important than ever
that our volunteers have technology and a network they can rely on for
the most anticipated sporting event in America."
Volunteers equipped with Verizon's tablets will be deployed beginning
Wednesday, Jan. 30, and will provide assistance to visitors through
Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.
For more information on the Host Committee's volunteer program and
Verizon's technology investment, visit VerizonWireless.com/NOLA10
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and
largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million
retail customers, including 92.5 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 (News - Alert) (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For
more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
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