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Verizon Purchases Golden State Cellular

Sonora, CA — A national wireless company has finalized the purchase of Golden State Cellular.

Verizon Wireless has acquired Golden State Cellular from Sierra Cellular Inc., and two other partners. Verizon would not disclose the financial terms.

Verizon issued a statement reading, “Verizon Wireless will continue to use the Golden State Cellular brand for the next several months as it integrates the cellular networks. When the integration is complete, Verizon Wireless will roll out its 4G LTE network and serve Golden State Cellular customers under the Verizon Wireless brand. At that time, Golden State Cellular customers will receive a letter from Verizon Wireless explaining their service transition.”

It is noted that current Golden State Cellular Customers do not need to take any actions at this time.

Russ Preite, regional President of Verizon Wireless, says, “This deal also provides an enhanced roaming experience for current Verizon Wireless customers in surrounding California and Nevada markets, as well as those visiting Yosemite National Park.”

The transaction expands Verizon’s footprint into the Mother Lode region, and the 160,000 combined residents in Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties.

Officials with Golden State Cellular were not immediately available for comment this morning following the announcement of the sale. It is not clear if the transaction will have a notable impact on the current employee base or the physical office spaces across the foothills.

Following today’s announcement, a Question and Answer section regarding the impacts of the Verizon sale was placed on the Golden State Cellular website. Click here to view.