News Release

Verizon Wireless Replaces Fort Gratiot, Michigan Kiosk to Full-Size Communications Store

September 26, 2004

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Tom Huber
For Verizon Wireless
thuber@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

FORT GRATIOT, MI — Verizon Wireless has replaced its kiosk in the Fort Gratiot Wal-Mart with a new 2,400-square-foot, company-owned Communications Store at 4129 24th Ave. in Fort Gratiot.

The new store, which opens September 27, offers an expansive array of wireless products and services, including the latest phones, accessories and data services such as Picture Messaging, TXT messaging, NationalAccess high-speed Internet connection and Get It Now® downloadable ringtones and games.

The store also features a HopeLineSM phone collection bin where anyone can donate no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories. Most of the phones and equipment are refurbished and sold; then the company uses the proceeds to purchase newer wireless phones for domestic violence survivors and to support domestic violence shelters and organizations. The remaining phones are recycled in an environmentally friendly way, preventing the dumping of waste into landfills.

The store, managed by Jeff Hall, is open 9:30 a.m.—8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.—5 p.m. on Sunday. The telephone number is (810) 385-1231. Verizon Wireless has 65 company-owned retail outlets across Michigan.

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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