News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Location in Sherman, Texas with Ceremonial "Wire Cutting"

New Store Located in Prime Location on the Sherman-Denison Corridor

August 22, 2004

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
817-258-1980Jannie Luong
GolinHarris for Verizon Wireless
jluong@golinharris.com
972-308-9128

SHERMAN, TX — In response to growing demand for the company's products and services, Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, today announced the opening of a new retail location in Sherman. The new store, located in north Sherman, is open and assisting customers, and will hold its official grand opening on Tuesday, August 24 at noon.

Kicking off the grand opening will be a "wire" cutting ceremony conducted by Sherman Chamber of Commerce President Rad Richardson. Members of the Sherman High School band will provide entertainment. As part of the grand opening festivities, customers will receive a 25 percent discount on accessories and free activation with an annual service agreement when they shop at the Sherman store between August 22 and 28.

In addition, Texas Rangers catcher Rod Barajas will be at the new store to meet fans and sign autographs on Saturday, August 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Our new Sherman store will provide customers with convenient access to Verizon Wireless's newest products and services on the nation's most advanced wireless network," said Gary Riding, region president for Verizon Wireless. "We are opening this new location in an effort to provide the highest level of service to our customers."

As part of its grand opening, Verizon Wireless will donate $1,500 to the Sherman Crisis Center, an organization dedicated to providing assistance to victims of family violence.

"Verizon Wireless' local support addresses a strong need in our community," said Roger Robertson, executive director of the Sherman Crisis Center Sherman. "This contribution shows that Verizon Wireless genuinely cares about providing our community with a place they can turn to for protection and support from domestic violence."

The new Verizon Wireless Communications Store is located at 3113 N. U.S. Highway 75 North, Suite 100 in Sherman and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Contact Mark Thomas, store manager, at (903) 868-8805.

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 40.4 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. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.

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