News Release

Verizon Wireless Continues Aggressive Expansion Of New Retail Locations In San Diego Area

April 18, 2001

Andrew Colley
andrew.colley@verizonwireless.com
949-286-8194

SAN DIEGO, CA — In response to growing demand for wireless communications products and services, Verizon Wireless has opened four new retail locations in San Diego, including stores in Del Mar and Stonecrest Plaza, and sales kiosks in Encinitas and Carmel Valley. Verizon Wireless now owns and operates 15 retail stores and kiosks throughout the area.

"With the cost of wireless communications products and airtime becoming more affordable everyday, the demand for service is growing rapidly," Clay Berryhill, director of sales for Verizon Wireless. "Our Verizon Wireless Communications Stores enable us to get closer to our customers and provide the products and calling plans that best meet their specific needs. Customers who visit our retail stores and sales kiosks receive personalized attention from wireless communications experts."

Verizon Wireless retail stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones, data products and hands-free calling accessories. Customers can check out the latest wireless Internet and two-way text messaging services, including MobileWeb, Mobile Messenger and Mobile Office. The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the Motorola 2260 with changeable color phone covers ($39.99 - two-year service activation required) to the Verizon Wireless web-ready, Palm-powered Smartphone from Kyocera ($499.99 - one-year service activation required).

The store addresses and hours of operation are as follows:

Verizon Wireless - Del Mar
2683 Via De La Valle, Ste L
Del Mar, CA 92014
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Stonecrest
3737 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Encinitas
1060 N. El Camono Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Carmel Valley
3861 Valley Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m. 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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