News Release

Verizon Wireless Continues Aggressive Expansion Of New Retail Locations In The Bay Area

June 12, 2001

April Sands
april.sands@verizonwireless.com
925-904-3712

SAN RAMON, CA — In response to the growing demand for Verizon Wireless' communications products, the nation's largest wireless provider has opened two new retail locations in Palo Alto and Tracy. These openings bring the total number of retail outlets in the Greater Bay Area to 31.

"Verizon Wireless customers have access to the largest, most popular network in the country," said Keith Ard, director of retail stores. "Verizon Wireless retail locations add to our nationwide popularity by offering local residents the opportunity to join in at convenient locations that provide the latest wireless communications products and services."

Verizon Wireless' 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 Mobile Web, Mobile MessengerSM and Mobile Office. The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the new Motorola V120c wireless phone that does double duty as an FM radio to the Verizon Wireless web-ready, Palm-powered Smartphone from Kyocera.

Verizon Wireless also offers a Worry Free GuaranteeSM that underscores the company's commitment to superior customer service. The commitments include :

  • You'll enjoy the largest, most advanced, nationwide wireless network.
  • You have the option to change to any qualifying price plan or airtime promotion at any time.
  • If you ever have a problem, it becomes our problem the first time you call.
  • You'll get a free phone every two years with New Every TwoSM.
  • Satisfaction is guaranteed on any equipment you purchase from us.

The new store management, addresses and hours of operation are as follows:

Verizon Wireless - Palo Alto Acting Store Managers: Cindy Wyatt and Pauleene Mendiola 435 University Avenue Palo Alto Ca. 94301 (650) 323-6127 Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Grantline Station Store Manager: Anne Carapinha 1924 W. Grantline Rd. Tracy, Ca. 95376 (209) 832-9044 Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Customers who prefer to shop by phone may call 800-2 JOIN IN. Internet browsers can shop at www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 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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