News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store and Kiosk in Chandler Fashion Center

November 4, 2001

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

CHANDLER, AZ — Who: Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless service provider.

What: Verizon Wireless announces the addition of a new retail store and a kiosk in Chandler Fashion Center. Kevin Gburski will serve as manager. Verizon Wireless now owns and operates 23 retail stores and kiosks throughout Arizona.

Verizon Wireless is the official wireless communications provider of Westcor shopping centers.

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W Chandler Blvd.

Current Verizon Wireless Promotions

Anyone looking for an economical way for family members to stay in touch can now sign up for a Family SharePlanSM and take advantage of the 3000 minutes-for-life offer and spread the monthly minute allotment over up to four phones. Offered now through November 12, 2001, the 3,000 free home airtime minutes are available each month for life on local, regional, national or Family SharePlans. As long as a customer chooses an eligible rate plan and stays on that plan, they will always have 3,000 nights and weekend home airtime minutes. To further help families join in the Family SharePlan, as well as digital customers on select rate plans of $35.00 monthly access and above, customers who buy the Nokia 5185i, priced at $29.99, will receive up to three additional Nokia 5185i handsets, one with each additional line activated at no additional cost.

About Verizon Wireless Communications Stores

Verizon Wireless retail 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 Messenger.SM and Mobile Office. The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the Ericsson A1228c with a Web browser and two-way text messaging capability ($19.99) to the Verizon Wireless Web-ready, Palm-powered Smartphone from Kyocera ($399.99). One- or two-year service activation required for each phone.

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 and GTE Wireless. 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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