News Release

Verizon Wireless Takes NBA Playoffs Fun To All Southland Stores

Laker Girls Join Celebration at New Stores in Costa Mesa, Del Mar, Long Beach, Panorama City, Rosemead, San Diego and Torrance

April 19, 2001

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

IRVINE, CA — Verizon Wireless, Southern California's most popular wireless carrier, is celebrating the grand opening of seven new stores in the five-county Greater Los Angeles area and San Diego County with a Lakers-oriented fun at all Southern California stores.

Laker Girls will join the one-day celebration, Saturday April 21 at Verizon Wireless' newest retail stores located in Del Mar (2:00-4:00 p.m.), Long Beach (4:00-6:00 p.m.), Metro Pointe - Costa Mesa (2:00-4:00 p.m.), Panorama City (3:00-5:00 p.m.), Rosemead (2:00-4:00 p.m.) and Stonecrest Plaza - San Diego (2:00-4:00 p.m.) and Torrance (12:00-2:00 p.m.).

The company is celebrating at all 66 Verizon Wireless Communications stores throughout Southern California, and will offer giveaways and promotions including:

  • Free Lakers playoff tickets (2 tickets are available per store). Customers can enter a drawing to win this Saturday only. Tickets will be awarded at Verizon Wireless retail stores on Monday, April 23. No purchase necessary. Contestants must be 18 or older to win. (One entry per person. Verizon Wireless employees and their families are not eligible).

  • Free team photos of the Lakers and Laker Girls will be available at all Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and sales kiosks while supplies last. (No purchase is necessary).

  • Free Razor™ Scooter. Customers who sign a one or two year service agreement for a new line of service on Digital Plus 200 or above will receive a free Razor scooter. (Please see in-store "Terms of Acceptance" for safety, liability and return policy information).

  • $19.99 instant activation rebate. Customers who sign up on a two-year Digital Plus 200 Plan or above will receive a $19.99 instant activation rebate on the Audiovox CDM 135 digital phone, and get 1,700 minutes a month (200 Anytime, 500 Night and Weekend and 1000 Mobile to Mobile minutes) for just $19.99 a month to start, $34.99 a month thereafter.

    Verizon Wireless' grand opening event and giveaways are valid this Saturday, April 21 only at all Greater Los Angeles and San Diego Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. The new store addresses and hours of operation are as follows:

    Verizon Wireless - Costa Mesa-Metro Pointe
    901 South Coast Dr., Bldg. K Ste. 120
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    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 - 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 - Long Beach-Bellflower
    2836 Bellflower Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90815
    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 - Panorama City
    8210 Van Nuys Blvd.
    Panorama City, CA 91402
    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 - Rosemead
    3564 Rosemead Blvd.
    Rosemead, CA 91770
    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 - Torrance/Crossroads
    24329 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste A
    Torrance, CA 90505
    Wed-Fri 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 7 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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