News Release

Verizon Wireless Joins Forces With Circuit City Consumer Electronic Superstores

July 10, 2003

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider and a leader in mobile data, has expanded its retail presence to include Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE:CC), a leading consumer electronics retailer.  Beginning in early August 2003, Verizon Wireless service will be available in more than 580 Circuit City stores nationwide.

"Circuit City's commitment to providing superior consumer electronics solutions to its customers made a relationship with Verizon Wireless a natural fit," said Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless' chief operating officer.  "The relationship expands Verizon Wireless' ability to reach customers in over 500 more locations nationwide, while providing Circuit City with a wireless service product on the nation's best network.  We are excited about our future with Circuit City and look forward to a relationship that is a win, win for both companies and our respective customers."

McAdam added that the decision to include Verizon Wireless service in Circuit City Superstores was aided in part because of Circuit City's customer commitment to provide superior consumer electronics solutions to its customers. 

Circuit City will offer most Verizon Wireless service plans, including the affordable and national America's ChoiceSM,  Family SharePlanSM, Express NetworkSM (Verizon Wireless' national high-speed data network service) and Get It NowSM, the virtual software store inside Verizon Wireless phones. 

Customers can also buy Verizon Wireless' tested and approved handsets, including the recently launched LG VX6000, a top-of-the-line wireless handset with an embedded camera that offers a long list of the most advanced functions and cool styling, along with Verizon Wireless' picture messaging service.  For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/.

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About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications.  The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 33.3 million customers.  Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD).  Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.

 

 

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