News Release

New Verizon Wireless Store Opens in Apple Valley

Weekend Grand Opening Celebration July 12-15

July 9, 2001

Karen Smith
karen.smith@verizonwireless.com
763-595-2511

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Verizon Wireless will celebrate the grand opening of its first company-owned communications store in Apple Valley this weekend. The 3,000-square-foot store, located just off of County Road 42 at 14949 Florence Trail (in front of Menard's), will add seven new jobs, bringing the number of Verizon Wireless retail store employees to 84 at 17 retail locations in the Twin Cities and Duluth.

Verizon Wireless' store grand opening July 12-15 will offer special customer incentives of 250 free minutes and 20 per cent off accessories purchased with all new activations. The store features the latest digital phones and accessories as well as local, regional and national calling plans with no roaming charges and free long distance.

Store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. The store's phone number is (952) 431-1993.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 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 97 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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