News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens Newly Remodeled Retail Location in Tacoma

July 16, 2001

Susan Shepard
susan.shepard@verizonwireless.com
503-408-2008

TACOMA, WA — Tacoma area residents are invited to visit the newly remodeled Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 4009 Tacoma Mall Blvd. to celebrate its Grand Reopening. During the festivities this weekend visitors can take advantage of a special promotional offer of a $20 bill credit with each new line of service, as well as opportunities to win reserved seats for the Torchlight Parade or the Hydroplane Races during SEAFAIR.

"Super Jen" from radio station KPLZ 101.5 FM will broadcast live at the store on Sunday, July 22 from noon to 2 p.m. The first 15 listeners who stop by the store will each receive two complimentary passes to "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit" at the Pacific Science Center.

Verizon Wireless' Communications Stores feature a wide variety of wireless products and services, including a premier line of price plans, features and data products as well as up to the minute digital wireless phones and hands-free calling accessories, all offered on the most extensive wireless network in the U.S. All products and services are backed by the Verizon Wireless Worry Free Guaranteesm that includes a promise of satisfaction on all wireless equipment and the option to change plans if customers are not satisfied, without paying penalties or fees.

Josh Wagner is manager of the Tacoma Communications Store. Located next to Red Robin in Tacoma, the store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has 33 Communications Stores and Kiosks in the Pacific Northwest and 1,400 retail stores nationwide.

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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