News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Location in Redwood City

October 7, 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 a new retail store in Redwood City. The new store, located in Woodside Central has created eight new jobs. The company now owns and operates 33 Verizon Wireless Communications stores and kiosks throughout the Greater Bay Area, which together employ approximately 225 people.

"Wireless communications products and services are becoming more affordable everyday especially with our current offering," said Keith Ard, director of retail stores. "Customers can take advantage of the company's 3,000 free nights and weekend home airtime minutes per month for life on local, regional, national or Family SharePlans, which start at $35 monthly access, with annual agreement. As long as a customer chooses and eligible rate plan and stays on that plan they will always have 3,000 [nights and weekend] home airtime minutes."

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 MobileWeb, Mobile MessengerSM and Mobile Office.

The new store management, address and hours of operations are:

    Verizon Wireless
    Acting Store Manager: Dale Liang
    2517 El Camino Real
    Redwood City, Ca. 94061
    Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 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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