News Release

Ribbon Cutting And Great Phone Deals Highlight The Grand Opening Of Verizon Wireless' First Communications Store In Madera, California

Verizon Wireless to award grant to local domestic violence prevention agency

September 20, 2007

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545

WHAT:
A ribbon-cutting with the Madera Chamber of Commerce and grand opening celebration of Verizon Wireless' newest Communications Store in Madera. The new store is conveniently located at 2175 N. Schnoor Avenue.

Following the brief ceremony, Verizon Wireless will present the Madera Community Action Partnership with a charitable donation as part of the national Verizon Wireless Hopeline® program.* The donation will support the county's domestic violence prevention program.

WHERE:
Verizon Wireless Communications Store
2175 N. Schnoor Ave., Madera, CA 93637

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

  • Ribbon cutting
  • Complimentary food and beverages
  • Demos of latest handsets, V CAST Music and more
  • Grand Opening Phone Offer: A free MOTORAZR music video phone with new two-year activation

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.  

About HopeLine
Verizon Wireless is a recognized corporate leader for its commitment to preventing domestic violence and raising awareness of the issue through the HopeLine program. HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider at the company's Communications Stores nationwide. Phones that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those without value are disposed of in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds from the HopeLine program are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.

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