News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store in Boulevard Mall

July 15, 2001

John O'Malley
john.omalley@verizonwireless.com
716-321-7264

BUFFALO, NY — Verizon Wireless has opened a new state-of-the-art Communications Store in the Boulevard Mall on Niagara Falls Boulevard. "This expansion represents our commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Keith Slater, director of Communication Stores for Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region, who noted the store employs six people.

The Boulevard Mall store is open during regular mall hours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The grand opening brings the total number of retail locations in Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York Region to 58 stores, more company-owned stores than any other Upstate New York wireless carrier.

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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