News Release

Verizon Wireless Relocates To Larger, More Interactive Store To Better Serve Galesburg, Illinois

February 19, 2008

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282Tricia Walli
pwalli@verizonwireless.com
312-988-2019

GALESBURG, IL — Verizon Wireless has relocated its Communications Store in Galesburg to 503 Knox Square Dr., Suite 116, offering customers in the area a more interactive, hands-on experience with the coolest wireless phones and newest technology in a sleek, new full-service environment.

The 2800-square-foot store is the first within a 100-mile radius to showcase a new and highly interactive retail concept that is a departure from Verizon Wireless' traditional retail store design. Customers can pick up and try more than 80 functioning wireless phones and experience on-demand access to more than 2.7 million downloadable songs; cutting-edge 3D games; and short news, weather, sports and entertainment video clips. The store also features interactive television screens, accessories such as Bluetooth headsets, as well as wireless cards and modems for laptops.

"The relocation of our Galesburg store underscores our commitment to provide customers in the Galesburg area with greater accessibility to the exceptional products and services they deserve and expect," said T.J. Fox, president—Illinois/Wisconsin Region, Verizon Wireless. "This interactive retail concept is the blueprint for an entirely new approach to customer service, and it delivers a shopping experience currently not offered by any other wireless provider."

Christopher Kelley, of Galesburg, the new store's manager, will oversee a group of 11 employees.

Verizon Wireless' Communications Store in Galesburg is open Monday though Saturday 9 a.m.—8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.—6 p.m. The store's phone number is 309-343-1171.

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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