News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens First Communications Store In Grafton, Wisconsin, Hires Six New Staff Members

February 19, 2008

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282Beth Crivello
beth@corecreative.com
414-291-0912, Ext. 122

GRAFTON, WI — Verizon Wireless has opened its first Communications Store in Grafton, at 2512 Washington St., bringing to local consumers the coolest wireless phones and newest technology operating on the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network.

The 2,132-square-foot store is one of the first in the nation 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.

"Residents in the Grafton area now have much easier accessibility to the exceptional products and services that Verizon Wireless customers deserve and expect," said T.J. Fox, region president — Verizon Wireless. "This new 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."

Jamie LaMontagne of Grafton has been named store manager and will oversee a group of eight employees, six of whom have been recently hired by the company. These newly hired employees are:

  • Tony Curatolo of Milwaukee — assistant manager
  • Jasmin Campbell of Milwaukee — retail sales representative
  • Dan Sweeney of Milwaukee — retail sales representative
  • Tracy Tennies of Germantown — retail sales representative
  • Mary D'Andrea of West Bend — customer service representative
  • Marvin May of Milwaukee — customer service representative

Employees transferring from other Verizon Wireless locations are:

  • Angelo Savasta of Milwaukee — assistant manager
  • Traci Roembke of Sussex — customer service representative

Verizon Wireless' Communications Store in Grafton 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 262-375-1596.

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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