News Release

Summerville, South Carolina, Residents Have More Wireless Options With New Verizon Wireless Store

Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening and Makes Donation to Domestic Violence Shelter

September 19, 2005

Carly Culbertson
Verizon Wireless
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

Jared Kelowitz
JDPR for Verizon Wireless
jaredk@jdpr.com
864-233-3776, ext. 24

SUMMERVILLE, SC — Verizon Wireless, the nation's best most reliable network, kicks off the official opening of its newest retail store in Summerville, September 19th-24th, 2005 with week-long savings and special promotions. In honor of Verizon Wireless' HopeLine® program to benefit victims of domestic violence, Verizon Wireless will donate $1,000 to My Sister's House, a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic violence in Summerville and its surrounding communities.

The check presentation will take place on Friday, September 23rd at 1:30 PM at the new retail store, located at 121 Angus Street, and will coincide with the official ribbon cutting ceremony involving Verizon Wireless representatives and local officials.

"The generosity of corporations like Verizon Wireless provides the support our organization needs to make certain help is given to those affected by domestic violence, and I speak for all families personally impacted when I say 'thank you, Verizon Wireless," said Elmire Raven, Executive Director, My Sister's House. "Words are not enough to express my gratitude to Verizon Wireless and their tireless commitment to eliminate domestic violence through its generosity to local domestic violence shelters like ours."

"Working to increase domestic violence awareness and prevention in communities our customers and employees live is important to Verizon Wireless and evident through our HopeLine program that supports victims of domestic violence," said Jerry Fountain, President of Verizon Wireless, Carolinas/Tennessee Region.

WSSX-FM will also be on site Friday, September 23rd, for a live radio broadcast from 12:30—2:30 p.m. with prize giveaways and special customer offers. The Verizon Wireless retail store will offer customers 25% discount on special accessories and waived activation fees with a 2-year contract during the weeklong grand opening celebration.

Store visitors are also invited to register to win a LGVX6100 camera phone valued at $179.99. Entries for the drawing will be accepted on Monday, September 19th and run through September 23rd with the drawing to take place at the close of business.

Store hours for the new Summerville store are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Store manager Brian Altemus will lead the Summerville sales team.

Verizon Wireless has additional stores in the Charleston market at the following locations:

Circuit City Charleston
7800 Rivers Avenue
N Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 797-1388

Northwoods Mall — Store
2150 Northwoods Blvd
Northwoods Mall Unit F-34
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 569-7313

Charleston — Store
2000 Sam Rittenburg Blvd
Suite 134
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 852-5252

Mt. Pleasant - Store
1117 A Market Center Blvd.
Towne Center
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 971-5060

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills 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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