American Messaging becomes the second largest paging company in the United States with the acquisition of the paging operations of Verizon Wireless
June 06, 2006
LEWISVILLE, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — American Messaging, formerly Ameritech Mobile Services, Inc., announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the paging operations of Verizon Wireless, becoming the second largest paging company in the United States with more than 1.5 million customers. The combined company provides a reliable and extensive nationwide paging network with coverage in 98 of the top 100 major metropolitan areas and in all 50 states.
“The acquisition of Verizon Wireless’ paging operations together with American Messaging’s previous acquisition of AT&T’s (formerly SBC Communications) paging operations brings together two of the premier paging companies in the United States,” said J. Roy Pottle, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of American Messaging Services.
Mr. Pottle also noted “the combination of these two companies gives American Messaging the local and national expertise to deliver on its predecessors’ heritage of communications excellence, quality customer service and integrity.”
The new American Messaging management team, led by executives from both companies, expect that the company’s sole and absolute focus on paging will only serve to enhance the high quality customer service, network reliability and quality product offerings of its predecessors. Mr. Pottle indicated “American Messaging will continue to differentiate itself from its competitors through the breadth and quality of our service as we believe our commitment to service is in the best interest of our customers and American Messaging alike”.
About American Messaging
American Messaging Services is a leader in business-to-business wireless messaging solutions, providing high quality customer support infrastructure and network reliability with cost efficiency in order to ensure superior customer satisfaction. American Messaging is the second largest paging company in the United States with 1.5 million customers, providing nationwide frequencies in addition to numerous local frequencies with coverage in 98 of the top 100 major metropolitan areas and in all 50 states. American Messaging offers a variety of services to meet the paging needs of organizations of all sizes. Services range from traditional numeric paging to two-way paging that allow the user to send and receive e-mail messages. Additional information about American Messaging and its services is available at www.AmericanMessaging.net.