News Release

Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening Of First Retail Location In Ogden

December 6, 2000

Debra Havins
debra.havins@verizonwireless.com
303-694-8560

OGDEN, UT — Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, Verizon Wireless has opened its first retail location in Ogden.

Located in the NewGate Mall, the new retail kiosk features a wide variety of wireless products and services, including the popular SingleRatesmservice and a premier line of digital wireless phones, data products, pagers and accessories. Trained wireless professionals are on hand to assist customers in selecting equipment and making decisions on calling plans.

"As the holidays draw near, Verizon Wireless has made shopping more convenient for Ogden consumers with this retail outlet in the NewGate Mall," said Marni Walden, president for the Mountain Region for Verizon Wireless. "As with our other stores throughout the state, this location will not only sell wireless products and services, but will provide customer service after the sale."

The Ogden location, the 10th Verizon Wireless store in Utah, is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S.with 27.5 million wireless voice and data customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp -- now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The company has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 38,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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