News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New, Larger Store In Bridgewater Commons Mall, New Jersey

January 31, 2005

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Robin B. Nicol
robin.nicol@vivianipr.com
908-789-4719

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Verizon Wireless' Communications Store at Bridgewater Commons has moved to a larger location in the mall to meet the growing demand for the company's wireless products and services, and to make wireless shopping more convenient for customers.

Located on the Promenade Level of the Bridgewater Mall, near Bloomingdale's, the new, larger store is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A grand re-opening celebration will be held on Saturday, February 5, starting at 10 a.m. with special offerings, giveaways and fun for the entire family. "Greg T." of Z100 radio will make a guest appearance and host a live broadcast from the store between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

In addition, the first 30 customers to sign up for the company's America's ChoiceSM Family SharePlan® will receive four tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters game during the week of February 21, 2005. Family SharePlans starting at $59.99 per month for the first two lines now offer additional lines at only $ 9.99 per month.

"Customers choose Verizon Wireless because they want service on the nation's largest, most reliable wireless network," said Store Manager Alda Monczka. "They know the value of wireless service you can count on."

Every year since its launch, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $4 billion annually — and more than $5.5 billion in 2004-- to maintain and expand its nationwide network, the most reliable in the country. In the New York Metro area, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1 billion in its wireless network during the past five years to handle a growing number of calls and to make available wireless data services such as picture messaging, text messaging, and the new VCAST service which brings TV and other multimedia services to wireless phones over the company's high speed wireless broadband network.

The Bridgewater Store is one of 71 retail locations Verizon Wireless owns and operates in the New York Metro area.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

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