News Release

Verizon Wireless' Newest Denver Communications Store Reveals "Evolutionary" Design Concept

Customers get hands-on experience with the latest voice, data, music and video devices

November 7, 2007

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
303-694-8990

DENVER, CO — Verizon Wireless will break new ground in wireless retail this week with the opening of its newest Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Denver. The first of its kind in Colorado, the store is the next evolution in the wireless retail experience, offering consumers hands-on interaction with wireless voice, data, music and video services in a sleek, new full-service environment. The new store is located at 2073 S. Colorado Blvd., on the northwest corner of Colorado Blvd. and Evans Ave.

About the store

  • Interactive "demo zone" guided by knowledgeable staff
  • Integrated systems and operational enhancements designed to streamline the sales process and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Check-in kiosk enables customers to sign in on arrival and stay informed via monitors that track their place in the queue for service
  • Roomy and easy to locate technical assistance and customer support areas with interactive displays

"Our new 3,000 square-foot Denver store provides plenty of space for both shopping and customer service, in keeping with our commitment to deliver the best possible wireless experience," said Melanie Braidich, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

Local residents are invited to stop in and are encouraged to bring old cell phones and accessories they no longer use (from any wireless provider) for donation to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program. Through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any service provider are recycled, or refurbished and sold. Verizon Wireless uses the proceeds to award grants and to donate wireless phones with prepaid airtime to local shelters and non-profit organizations to aid survivors of domestic violence. In the past five years, the company has awarded nearly $250,000 in HopeLine grants to Colorado domestic violence agencies and has donated hundreds of HopeLine wireless phones with prepaid airtime to domestic violence agencies across the state.

About the company's commitment:
Verizon Wireless is committed to offering the best possible wireless experience -- quality products and services on the nation's most reliable wireless network and superior customer service at more than 2,300 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and Verizon Wireless Stores at Circuit City. Customers can also shop and get account information by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN or by going online at www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 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 68,000 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 any Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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