News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Store in Pompano Beach

Grand Opening Celebration to Feature Miami Dolphins' Richmond Webb

March 28, 2001

Chuck Hamby
chuck.hamby@verizonwireless.com
813-615-4803

Christine O'Connor
813-281-0088
coconnor@robertscommunications.com

Pompano Beach, FL — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, has opened its newest retail store at 3333 North Federal Highway in Pompano Beach. The store is the company's sixth retail store in Broward County; Verizon Wireless also operates retail stores in Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines and Plantation.

A grand opening celebration is planned for Friday, Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. There will be live remote radio broadcasts, free food and refreshments, a clown and face-painting for kids. There will also be raffles both days for various prizes, including a free Verizon Wireless digital wireless phone.

Denise Cairns is the store manager for Verizon Wireless's Pompano Beach store. The store's telephone number is (954) 784-5551: its hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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