News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store In Midtown Atlanta, Georgia

Grand Opening to Include HopeLine Grant to The Women's Resource Center

March 7, 2007

Caran Smith
Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com
678-339-4891

ATLANTA, GA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, announces the opening of its newest location in Georgia. The new store, located at 650 Ponce de Leon Avenue, is open for business and will hold its official grand opening ceremony Thursday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. Representatives from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce will share in the celebration.

To commemorate the grand opening, Verizon Wireless will present a $500.00 HopeLine® grant to the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence, at the March 8 ceremony. The Women's Resource Center provides informational resources and critical support to victims of abuse. HopeLine is Verizon Wireless' exclusive nationwide phone recycling program that distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method for recycling phones.

"Our continued retail expansion demonstrates our ongoing commitment to deliver an outstanding, convenient, shopping experience for our customers in Atlanta and across the state," said Jeff Mango, president — Georgia/Alabama region for Verizon Wireless. "As the demand for Verizon Wireless products and services continues to grow, we will continue to grow and invest with it to ensure the optimal experience for our Georgia customers."

The Ponce de Leon location is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday Noon — 6:00 p.m. The telephone number is (404) 685-8308. Verizon Wireless Communications Stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones in all price ranges, data services and accessories. The Ponce de Leon Communications Store is one of 86 Verizon Wireless retail locations in Georgia.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 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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