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Verizon Wireless Opens New Store In South Plainfield, New Jersey

"Evolutionary" Design Provides Hands-on Experience with The Latest Voice, Data, Music, and Video Services

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June 24, 2008

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Kimberly Ancin
Kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com
845-429-3839

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, recently opened its newest "evolution" Communications Store in South Plainfield, N.J.

The store, located at 7000 Hadley Road next to Red Lobster and Blockbuster, is the third Verizon Wireless store in New Jersey to incorporate a new interactive retail design inviting consumers to experience wireless voice, data, music, and video services in a sleek, full-service environment. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store phone number is 908-753-0801. Features of the new store include:

  • More than 4,500 square-feet of retail, technical support and customer service space.
  • Interactive product and service demos available throughout the store.
  • Integrated systems and operational enhancements designed to streamline the sales process and increase customer satisfaction.
  • A check-in kiosk inviting 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 area.

Staffed by knowledgeable wireless professionals who offer consumers a broad range of equipment and services, including a new line-up of devices that combine V CAST Music capabilities with full QWERTY keyboards for the "thumb" generation; the new LG Decoy™, the world's first phone with a built-in, detachable Bluetooth® hands-free headset; and VZ Navigator(SM) (Verizon 4.0) which adds traffic and gas station information to audible turn-by-turn directions.

Demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the first quarter of 2008 when the company added 1.5 million net new customers, and continued its industry-leading customer loyalty rates. Verizon Wireless now serves more than 67.2 million customers nationwide.

Store manager Steve Fortino encourages area residents to join the company in its efforts to help survivors of domestic violence by bringing no-longer-used wireless phones to the new store for donation to the company's HopeLine® phone recycling program. HopeLine collects used cellphones to be recycled or sold and donates the proceeds in the form of cash grants and pre-paid wireless handsets to advocacy groups for use by battered women. Verizon Wireless was the first wireless carrier in the nation to collect and recycle old cellphones, and has done so on behalf of survivors of domestic violence since January 1999 — first in New Jersey and then across the U.S.

The South Plainfield Communications Store is one of more than 140 Verizon Wireless retail locations in the New York Metro area.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 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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