News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store In Kingston, New York

September 25, 2007

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Meredith Dropkin
meredithd@mragroup.com  
315-233-3000

KINGSTON, NY — In response to growing demand for the company's voice and data services, Verizon Wireless has opened a new Communications Store in Kingston. The new store, located at 1200 Ulster Avenue, employs 12 people and has been designed to make wireless shopping more convenient for new customers and to provide current customers with greater access to the full array of Verizon Wireless products and services.

The new store is open Monday through Saturday, 8 am — 9:30 pm, and Sunday from 10 am — 6 pm. The telephone number is 845-853-7351. This is the second Verizon Wireless location in Kingston. The other store is located in the Hudson Valley Mall.

"This expansion represents our commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Mark Andrews, director of Communication Stores for Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region. "Demand for our wireless services continues to grow as more people take advantage of our America's Choice® and FamilyShare price plans, and our popular data services including BroadbandAccess wireless Internet access, music on demand and multimedia services, picture messaging, and two-way text messaging."

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $40 billion — on average, $5 billion every year since the company was formed seven years ago — to increase coverage and capacity, and to offer customers the most reliable service available in the nation, including wireless data services such as picture messaging, text messaging, and the company's exclusive V CAST service. VCAST brings TV and other multimedia services to wireless phones over Verizon Wireless' high-speed BroadbandAccess wireless network. Operating at average download speeds between 600 kilobits per second (kbps) up to 1.4 megabits per second (mbps), and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps, BroadbandAccess lets customers download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment — the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file — in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.

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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