News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens First East Lansing, Michigan Location

January 11, 2007

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680

Mark Lane
For Verizon Wireless
lane@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

EAST LANSING, MI — In response to the growing demand for the company's voice and data products and services, Verizon Wireless recently opened a new Communications Store at 209 Grand River Ave. It is the company's first retail location in East Lansing, its sixth in the greater Lansing area and its 74th in Michigan.

The new 1,600-square-foot Verizon Wireless Communications Store offers an expansive array of wireless products and services, including the latest handsets, accessories and data services such as TXT, Picture and Video Messaging; high-speed wireless Internet service and e-mail; and V CAST, which features music, games, and news, weather, sports and entertainment video clips.

"This new store reflects our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Greg Haller, president—Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. "Consumer demand for our wireless service continues to grow as our network upgrades provide new, more sophisticated services for our customers."

The store also provides a HopeLine® phone collection bin where anyone can donate no-longer-used wireless handsets and accessories. Through the award-winning Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, most of the donated handsets and equipment are refurbished and sold, with proceeds going to support domestic violence awareness and prevention programs. Remaining handsets are recycled in an environmentally sound way.

Managed by Ray Flewelling, the new Verizon Wireless Communications Store is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.—7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.—6 p.m. and Sunday, noon —5 p.m. The store's phone number is 517-333-2955.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company 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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