News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens First Communications Store In Plainfield, Illinois

September 5, 2006

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282Philip Chang
For Verizon Wireless
pchang@hlbcomm.com
312-649-0371

PLAINFIELD, IL — Verizon Wireless has announced the opening of its first Communications Store in Plainfield. The 2,800-square-foot store brings to local consumers the hottest wireless phones and newest technology operating on the nation's most reliable network, and includes separate sales and customer service areas to better serve customers.

The store is located in the Kensington strip mall, in front of Wal-Mart, next to Panda Express and Jimmy Johns, at 12632 South Route 59.

"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."

Continued Fox, "With this new store, we offer customers in the community the very latest wireless communications technology in a modern, well-equipped, customer-friendly environment. Our local sales team delivers a high level of customer support and provides a broad range of equipment and service plans to suit every need, all backed by our Worry Free Guarantee®."

The staff at the new Verizon Wireless store in Plainfield has a combined 39 years experience in the wireless industry, and includes:

  • Plainfield resident Doug McCrea — store manager
  • Liliana Salvador — assistant store manager
  • Steve Anzelmo — retail sales representative
  • Paul Cortese — retail sales representative
  • Michelle Davis — customer service representative
  • David Kent — retail sales representative.

The Plainfield store, one of more than 100 company-owned Communications Stores and kiosks in Illinois, is open Monday though Friday from 9 a.m.—9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m.—8 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m.—6 p.m. The store's phone number is 815-436-7388.

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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