News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens First Communications Store In St. Charles, Illinois

August 7, 2007

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282Amanda Williams
awilliams@webershandwick.com  
312-988-2066

ST. CHARLES, IL — Verizon Wireless has announced the opening of its first Communications Store in St. Charles, bringing to local consumers the hottest wireless phones and newest technology operating on the nation's most reliable network.

Meaghan Felumlee of Algonquin has been named as manager of the new store, and will oversee a team of nine employees-all local residents (including two from St. Charles). They are:

  • Brian Frintner of Plano — Assistant Manager
  • Sara Palmer of St. Charles — Assistant Manager
  • Ugo Diru of Bloomingdale — Retail Sales Representative
  • Geoff Ford of Aurora — Retail Sales Representative
  • Owen Lauerman of St. Charles — Retail Sales Representative
  • Jaime Ruiz of Aurora — Retail Sales Representative
  • Rich Guzick of Batavia — Customer Service Representative
  • Angelica Ramirez of Oswego — Customer Service Representative
  • Robb Simpson of Elgin — Customer Service Representative

One sales representative and one customer service representative are bilingual to help serve Hispanic customers in the area. The 4,000-square-foot store, located at 124 S. Kirk Road, includes separate sales and customer service areas.

"This new store reflects our ongoing commitment to be closer to our customers and provide them with a great experience when they come to Verizon Wireless 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 services continues to grow as more consumers take advantage of our recent network expansion in this area.

"With this new store, we offer customers in the community the very latest wireless communications technology in a modern, well-equipped, customer-friendly environment," continued Fox. "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."

The St. Charles store, which is one of more than 100 company-owned Communications Stores and kiosks in Illinois, is open Monday though Saturday from 9 a.m.— 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.— 6 p.m. The store's phone number is 630-513-5326.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 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 67,000 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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