News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Store in Tyler, Texas

Grand Opening Events Include Check Presentation to East Texas Crisis Center, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Appearance, and KISX 107 FM Live Broadcast

September 25, 2005

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515Jason Genthner
GolinHarris for Verizon Wireless
jgenthner@golinharris.com
972-341-2599

TYLER, TX — To stay ahead of the growing demand for its products and services, Verizon Wireless, the nation's wireless leader in customer loyalty, has opened its newest Communications Store in Tyler in the Shoppes on Broadway shopping center.

The grand opening ceremony will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. with a "wire" cutting ceremony conducted by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and a Verizon Wireless check presentation of $1,500 to the East Texas Crisis Center, an organization dedicated to providing safety, shelter, and education for victims of family violence. On Saturday, Oct. 1, KISX 107 FM will broadcast live from the store from 10 to noon, and customers can meet and receive autographs from the world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders from 1 to 3 p.m.

"As our Tyler presence continues to grow, Verizon Wireless is focused on meeting the needs of each customer and providing them with the highest level of service including a technical support area totaling more than 25 percent of the overall retail square footage," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "In addition to customer support, Verizon Wireless is committed to working with organizations like the East Texas Crisis Center to support domestic violence awareness in the local community."

Customers will receive a 25 percent discount on select accessories, a free phone with activation and activation fees waived with an annual service agreement when they shop at the new store through Oct. 1.

The store features a wide selection of Verizon Wireless' most popular products and services, including TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging, NationalAccess wireless Internet access, Ringback tones and Get It Now® applications such as ring tones, games and productivity applications.

The new store also features:

  • An extensive customer service and technical support area totaling more than 25 percent of the overall retail square footage
  • A top-of-the-line self service center featuring a bill payment kiosk
  • An informational video displayed on a 40" LCD screen, providing information on the latest handsets and accessories, wireless tips, roadside assistance, customer service, Verizon Wireless network and account management options.

The new Verizon Wireless Communications Store is located at 6874 South Broadway, and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Lisa Galloway, store manager, at (903) 535-9200.

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.  

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