News Release

Wireless Zone Opens New Store in the Bronx, New York

One-Stop Shopping for Verizon Wireless Products and Services

October 10, 2005

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Kimberly Ancin
kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com
845-429-3839

ORANGEBURG, NY — Verizon Wireless today announced the opening of a new authorized retail outlet in the Bronx to make shopping for the company's wireless voice and data products more convenient for residents and local businesses. Wireless Zone, located at 717 Allerton Avenue, now offers a variety of wireless phones, accessories and service from Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network.

Wireless Zone is owned by William Lee, who recently was named a Verizon Wireless authorized retailer. The new store's hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Customers may activate Verizon Wireless service at Wireless Zone and shop for the latest in wireless technology, including V CAST, a 3G multimedia wireless service bringing streaming video content to wireless phones, TXT and Picture Messaging, Get It Now® applications, including downloadable ring tones and games, ringback tones, and high-speed wireless Internet connections with Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess networks.

Verizon Wireless authorized retailers receive extensive training, as well as merchandising support and competitive commissions, after successfully completing a highly selective qualification process. Authorized retailers play a key role in the company's retail sales distribution strategy which includes 1,900 company-owned and operated Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide. For more information about becoming an exclusive Verizon Wireless authorized retailer, call 1-800-206-9639 or send an e-mail to NewAgents@verizonwireless.com.  

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 receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

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