News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens Communications Store In Dixon, Illinois, Hires Five Local Residents

August 28, 2006

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282

DIXON, IL — Verizon Wireless announced today it has opened its first Communications Store in the community of Dixon, bringing the latest products and services of the company that operates the nation's most reliable network closer to area consumers. The company has hired five local residents to fill newly created retail positions at the store.

The 2,500-square-foot store, located at 1684 S. Galena Ave., includes separate sales and customer service areas to better serve consumers.

Local residents who have been hired to fill the store's new retail positions are:

  • Shellie Luyando of Rock Falls — assistant store manager
  • Paul Heflin of Sterling — retail sales representative
  • Rashaad Lane of Sterling — retail sales representative
  • Lynn Wescott of Rockford — retail sales representative
  • Dawn Brown of Rock Falls — customer service representative

In addition, Verizon Wireless has named Travis Fager as store manager of the new store. A native of Rock Falls, Fager previously served as an assistant store manager at the company's Communications Store in Batavia, Ill.

"This new store reflects our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience, an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff and our latest wireless devices," said T.J. Fox, president—Illinois/Wisconsin Region, Verizon Wireless. "Demand for our wireless products and new, sophisticated services continues to grow as more consumers take advantage of our recent network expansion in this area."

The Dixon store is one of more than 100 company-owned Communications Stores and kiosks in Illinois and is open Monday though Friday from 9 a.m.—8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m.—7 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m.—5 p.m. The store's phone number is 815-284-4044.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., 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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