News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens Store on the Metro's Westside

Nation's Leading Provider of Wireless Communications Celebrates Grand Oopening with Donation to Hocker Grove Middle School

September 21, 2003

Cheryl Bini
Cheryl.Bini@VerizonWireless.com
314-920-4922Heather Sharp
913-851-8700 ext. 26

SHAWNEE, KS — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider with 34.6 million customers, is opening its first Communications Store in Shawnee on September 22.

"We are excited to open this new location for Shawnee residents. They will now have the convenience of a store in their own neighborhood," said Mark Crumpton, president, Kansas/Missouri region Verizon Wireless. "We are confident our new customers will be pleased with the quality and level of service offered by Verizon Wireless."

A "wire-cutting" ceremony will be held on September 23 at 9a.m. at the new Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 22740 Midland Drive. The wire-cutting is open to the public and will include a check presentation in the amount of $2,000 to Hocker Grove Middle School. The school will use the money to purchase new books and improve library technology.

"The staff at Hocker Grove is pleased that Verizon Wireless has chosen to assist our school with this generous gift," said Dr. Gillian Williams, principal at Hocker Grove Middle School. "As schools continue to face budget challenges, donations like this are more important than ever to ensure continued quality education."

To celebrate the grand opening, Verizon Wireless will offer a 15 percent discount on wireless-phone accessory bundles priced between $29.98 and $49.98 with a two-year agreement. In addition, with the America's Choice Unlimited Family Calling Plan, customers can buy one LGVX 3100 handset and get another one free after rebate. Verizon Wireless offers a variety of wireless solutions to it customers including Picture and TXT Messaging, Push to Talk and Get It NowSM with downloadable ringtones and games. Customers can also access high-speed wireless Internet connections with the Verizon Wireless Express Network.

The Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Shawnee, which is managed by Heather Flynn, will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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 34.6 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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