News Release

Verizon Wireless Unveils Newest Communications Store Design In Torrington, Connecticut

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

February 11, 2008

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

TORRINGTON, CT — Verizon Wireless breaks new ground in wireless retail with the recent opening of its second location in Torrington, Connecticut. The first of its kind in the state, the new store design offers consumers hands-on experience with wireless voice, data, and music and video services.

Located inside Circuit City at 1880 E. Main Street, this store-within-a-store is open Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m; Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The store can be reached at 860-482-3616.

"This expansion reinforces our commitment to provide customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," commented Verizon Wireless store manager Jason Harris. "Demand for our wireless products 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."

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

Since 2000 Verizon Wireless has invested more than $2 billion throughout New England to enhance wireless capacity and coverage. Nationally the company has invested nearly $44 billion since it was formed - $5.5 billion on average every year - to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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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