News Release

Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii Store

February 14, 2006

Georgia Taylor
Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com
425-603-2894

Honolulu, HI — In response to growing demand for the company's products and services in Oahu, Verizon Wireless will officially celebrate the grand opening of its newest retail location in Hawaii-downtown Honolulu, in the Executive Centre at Bishop and Hotel Streets. An array of grand opening activities will be held on Friday, February 17 from 11:30am — 6pm., including a ribbon cutting with Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

"As a wireless provider in the islands for more than 15 years, we remain committed to providing a superior customer experience, including convenient locations to talk with our knowledgeable sales staff," said Mark Yamauchi, director of Hawaii Sales. "This new location will further enable us to serve the increasing number of customers attracted by our continued network investment in the Hawaiian Islands and our award winning customer service." The company has invested more than $77 million over the last four years in its Hawaii network.

As part of the grand opening celebration, Verizon Wireless will make a $7,500 donation to the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline, an agency that dedicates itself to providing necessary services for victims of domestic violence. Through it's HopeLine® program, Verizon Wireless collects wireless phones and accessories that are recycled, or refurbished and sold, providing funds to award grants and phones with airtime to domestic violence prevention agencies.

Schedule of Grand Opening Events:

Friday, February 17

11:30 a.m. — 12 Noon

  • Official ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Mufi Hannemann and the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce
  • Check presentation to the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse & Legal Hotline

12 Noon — 6pm

  • Radio remote with KDDB FM
  • Complimentary ice cream! (While supplies last.)
  • Grand Opening Phone Offer

The new store features a wide variety of wireless products and services, including a premier line of digital wireless phones in all price ranges and popular data services such as TXT Messaging, Picture Messaging, NationalAccess wireless Internet access, and Get It Now® applications, which include ring tones, games and more. For a limited time only customers may buy a LG 5200 for $29.99 when activating on a 2-year activation. Grand opening offer is valid 2/17 — 3/3, while supplies last.

The Bishop Street store is located inside the Executive Centre at 1088 Bishop Street, on the corner of Bishop and Hotel. The store is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. — 6 p.m.

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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