News Release

Verizon Wireless Offers Gurnee, Illinois, Residents Increased Convenience With Opening Of New Communications Store

Four Hired to Help Staff New Location, Three Additional Positions to be Filled

August 20, 2007

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

GURNEE, IL — In response to the growing demand for the hottest wireless phones and newest technology operating on the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, Verizon Wireless has opened a new Communications Store in Gurnee.

Rhett Mitchell of Lindenhurst, has been named manager of the new store and will oversee a team of 10 employees. The company has hired four new employees and will hire an additional three people in the coming weeks to help staff the store. Recently hired are:

  • Dave Jackson of Waukegan — assistant manager
  • Philip Van Dusen of Racine, Wis. — retail sales representative
  • Luciana Queiorz of Kenosha, Wis. — retail sales representative
  • Adam Bubash of Lindenhurst — customer service representative

In addition to Mitchell, Verizon Wireless employees transferring from other company locations to help staff the new store are:

  • Henry Sanchez of Round Lake — assistant manager
  • Carolyn Daniels of Waukegan — retail sales representative
  • Christopher Taber of Lakemoor — retail sales representative

One sales representative and one customer service representative are bilingual to help serve Hispanic customers in the area.

"This new store reflects our ongoing commitment to be closer to our customers and provide them with a great experience 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 Gurnee store, located at 6543 Grand Avenue, 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 847-855-6019.

Besides this new Communications Store, Verizon Wireless also has a store within the Circuit City in Gurnee at 6124 West Grand Avenue.

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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