News Release

Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening Of Communications Store In Seneca, South Carolina

Company Makes Donation to Seneca Police Department for Domestic Violence Programs

October 1, 2007

Carly Culbertson
Verizon Wireless Carolinas/Tennessee Region
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

SENECA, SC — In response to growing demand for the company's voice and data services, Verizon Wireless has opened a new, full-service Communications Store in Seneca, S.C. The new Seneca Verizon Wireless Store, located at 1227 Sandifer Boulevard, in the Keowee Village Shopping Center, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation to the Seneca Police Department, on Monday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m., with Seneca city officials.

In honor of the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program — a program long dedicated to putting wireless products to work to combat domestic violence — Verizon Wireless will donate $1,000 to the Seneca Police Department, to help fund their Victims Assistance program and other domestic violence prevention initiatives.

In addition to the community donation, to celebrate the grand opening of the new Seneca store, Verizon Wireless is offering customers a chance to win a trip to the Jeff Gordon Racing School.

Additional grand opening initiatives October 1st - October 31st include 1,000 Bonus Minutes with a new two-year activation and a waived activation fee, 25% off of select accessories, Free Phone Day on October 13th (any phones that are $99.99 or lower after mail-in-rebate are free with a two-year contract on a new line with a calling plan of $39.99 or higher) as well as live broadcasts by WROQ-FM on Friday, October 5th from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and WGOG-FM on Friday, October 12th from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

The new Seneca store features the full range of Verizon Wireless products and services and is fully staffed for customer service and technical support, allowing customers to speak with Verizon Wireless' highly trained representatives about all of their wireless needs.

The new store also features:

  • A top-of-the-line self-service center with bill payment kiosk
  • An informational video displayed on an LCD screen that provides customers with information on the latest handsets and accessories, the Verizon Wireless network, wireless tips, roadside assistance, customer service, account management options and much more.

Store hours for the new Seneca store are Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Assistant Store manager Sherry White will lead the Seneca sales team.

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 encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at all 1,200-plus Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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