News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens First Store in Hamilton County

Donation to Chaucie's Place to Mark Opening

December 6, 2001

Jane Howard
jane.howard@verizonwireless.com
317-816-6442

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In an effort to provide customers with more convenience and flexible service, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, has opened a new store at Village Park Plaza, 1950-17 E. Greyhound Pass.

"Our new location makes it easier to do business with Verizon Wireless if you live in the Carmel, Westfield and Noblesville areas or travel US 31," said Wayne White, Region President for Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. "Our customer base is rapidly expanding in the area and our new location provides our customers with increased convenience and accessibility to our products and services."

Located in the Village Park Plaza at 146th and Meridian, the new store brings the total number of Verizon Wireless stores and kiosks in Indiana to 28. Other Verizon Wireless Communications Stores opening in December are located at Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis and Westpoint Commons in Avon.

To mark the grand opening of its new store, Verizon Wireless' region president will present a contribution to Rita Johnson, director of Chaucie's Place, a child advocacy center, at formal opening ceremonies at 9 a.m., Thursday, December 13. Verizon Wireless is a national leader in providing support to victims of domestic violence.

In addition to the donation, Verizon Wireless will celebrate the opening of its new communications store with a ceremonial "wire-cutting" and reception from 9 - 10 a.m. Several prominent elected officials and community representatives will be in attendance.

The new Verizon Wireless Communications Store features a variety of products and services, including local, region and national plans, and a premier line of wireless phones and accessories. Several special offers are available during December, including discounts on safety products. The staff of trained professionals at the Verizon Wireless store can assist customers in selecting equipment and making decisions on calling plans.

The Verizon Wireless store is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 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). 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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