News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Presence In South Texas With New Store In Laredo

"Wire-Cutting" Ceremony on Feb. 1 to Feature Donation to Laredo Family Violence Center to Support Domestic Violence Awareness Efforts

January 29, 2006

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

LAREDO, 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 Laredo, Texas. The store is located at 5724 San Bernardo Road, on the southwest corner of Mann Road and Interstate 35.

The grand opening, featuring a "wire-cutting" ceremony conducted by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at noon. Verizon Wireless will present a donation of $500 to the Laredo Family Violence Center as part of the company's ongoing commitment to combat domestic violence.

The grand opening celebration will continue on Saturday, Feb. 4, when the world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will sign autographs from Noon to 2 p.m. and KBDR-FM 100.5 will broadcast live from the store.

"Verizon Wireless is focused on providing each customer with the highest level of service as we grow our presence in Laredo," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Additionally, we are continuing our commitment to work with important local organizations like the Laredo Family Violence Center to support domestic violence awareness efforts in the community."

Customers will receive a 25-percent discount on select accessories and activation fees will be waived with an annual service agreement when they shop at the new Laredo store through Sunday, Feb 5. The new store features a variety of wireless products and services including TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging, NationalAccess wireless Internet access, ringback tones and Get It Now® applications, including ring tones, games, productivity applications and more. At the new location, customers will find:

  • An extensive customer service and technical support area totaling over 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 current and prospective customers with information on the latest handsets and accessories, wireless tips, roadside assistance, customer service, the Verizon Wireless network and account management options

The new Verizon Wireless Communications Store is located at 5724 San Bernardo Road, 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 Luis Guajardo, store manager, at (956) 795-8880.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 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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