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Verizon Wireless Opens First Communications Store In Bay City, Michigan

Store Features New, Interactive Design

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September 11, 2008

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680

BAY CITY, MI — Verizon Wireless today opened a new Communications Store in Bay City at 3505 Wilder Road.

The new 2,592-square-foot store is the first in Bay County and only the eighth in Michigan 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 42 functioning wireless phones and experience on-demand access to more than 3 million downloadable songs; cutting-edge 3D games; and short news, weather, sports and entertainment video clips. The store also features accessories such as Bluetooth® headsets as well as laptops with wireless cards and modems and interactive television screens.

"Residents in Bay County will now have much easier accessibility to the exceptional products and services that Verizon Wireless customers deserve and expect," said Greg Haller, president — Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky region, 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."

The new Verizon Wireless Communications Store, managed by Chrystal Gage, is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store's phone number is (989) 686-3611.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 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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