News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens Communications Store In Yuma, Arizona

New Store Caps Four Years of Network Investment

March 7, 2005

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

YUMA, AZ — In a continuing effort to provide the latest wireless products and services at convenient, accessible locations, Verizon Wireless has opened its first communications store in Yuma, Arizona. Located at 1418 S. Yuma Palms Parkway, Ste. 7 in the Yuma Palms Regional Center, local residents can now explore voice and data solutions in a new spacious environment in their own community.

"During the last four years we have invested more than $285 million in our wireless network in Arizona, enhancing its reach and its voice and data capabilities," said Tami Erwin, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "This effort, combined with the opening of our latest new store in Yuma, makes it easier for residents to benefit from Verizon Wireless' expansive network and a wide variety of service plans and data services, like picture and video messaging." The addition of the Yuma communications store brings the total number of Verizon Wireless owned- and operated- retail locations in Arizona to 37, an increase of more than 30 percent year-over-year.

Verizon Wireless will celebrate the store's grand opening with an array of activities beginning on March 11, 2005, including the presentation of a $5,000 Verizon Wireless HopeLineSM grant to Amberly's Place, in keeping with Verizon Wireless' long-standing commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention. Verizon Wireless will also offer the LG VX 6100 camera phone for only $29.99 from March 8 through March 26, 2005 at the Yuma communications store (requires new 2-year agreement).

Grand opening schedule:

Friday, March 11, 2005
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

  • "Wire-cutting" ceremony with Mayor Larry Nelson and City Councilmember Gerry Giss, along with the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce; and a $5,000 grant presentation to Amberly's Place

Saturday, March 12, 2005
12 noon to 2 p.m.

  • Radio remote with KLJZ-FM (93.1 FM)
  • Entertainment and giveaways

Saturday, March 19, 2005
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Radio remote with KCEC-FM (104.5 FM)
  • Entertainment and giveaways

Verizon Wireless' Yuma Communications Store
1418 S. Yuma Palms Parkway, Ste. 7
In the Yuma Palms Regional Center
928-782-9345

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data 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 on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About HopeLine
2005 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, which puts wireless products and services to work to combat domestic violence. Today, HopeLine collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless carrier and refurbishes or recycles them with proceeds benefiting victims of domestic violence. The environmentally friendly HopeLine Program also provides victims with essential communication tools — wireless phones and wireless services, including voicemail and pre-paid wireless minutes. Donations are accepted at all 1, 900-plus Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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