News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens Communications Store In Stratford, Connecticut

January 14, 2008

Mike Murphy
Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com
781-932-1213Marcia Simon
860-399-0191

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington, MA — In response to growing demand for the company's voice and data products and services, Verizon Wireless has opened a location in Stratford, Connecticut. Located inside the BJ's Wholesale Club at 955 Ferry Boulevard, the store is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and can be reached at (203) 380-2666.

"This expansion represents our commitment to provide customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," commented Verizon Wireless store manager Kate Nadirali. "Demand for our wireless services continues to grow as customers leverage the value of our service plans with options for unlimited text, picture, video and instant messaging to anyone on any network in the United States."

Nadirali will oversee a staff of five employees. The store features the full range of Verizon Wireless products and is fully staffed for customer service, allowing customers to speak with Verizon Wireless' highly trained representatives about their wireless needs.

Since 2000 Verizon Wireless has invested more than $2 billion throughout the six states of New England to enhance wireless capacity and coverage. Nationally the company invests more than $1 billion every 90 days to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services. The company's ongoing network investment now totals more than $40 billion nationally since it was formed.

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.

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