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Jun 4 2010   11:00AM GMT

Verizon Wireless: Ready for hurricanes and zombie apocalypse

Jessica Scarpati Jessica Scarpati Profile: Jessica Scarpati

Verizon Wireless pumped out a press release today promoting a sort of ho-hum video about emergency preparedness. Yawn.

To be fair, I did appreciate the split-screen, 24-style scene about how to change a cell phone battery one minute into the clip. Dammit, Chloe, we’re running out of time!

Digging through its YouTube channel, I spotted this much more interesting video the telco made in late March to show off its new Mobile Telephone Switching Office (MTSO) in South Florida (dubbed its “Super Switch”) that’s able to withstand hurricane winds, torrential downpours and all the debris violent Gulf storms hurl at buildings.

I think it’s pretty safe to assume Floridians will also find it to be an awesome fortress during a zombie apocalypse. That’s the kind of emergency preparedness I’m talking about.

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