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East Bay, California, Customers Can Touch...Feel...Sample The Latest Wireless Phones And Devices

New Verizon Wireless store in Oakland provides the total wireless experience

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May 28, 2009

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Wireless users in Oakland who are looking to get hands-on experience with cutting-edge voice, data, music and video devices have a new place to call home.

Verizon Wireless today opens its latest "evolution" communications store in the state. The store offers consumers hands-on interaction with wireless voice, data, music and video services in a sleek, new full-service environment. The new store is located in Oakland at 3264 Lakeshore Avenue.

Wireless customers in Oakland can sample a wide array of fully activated new phones and devices first hand. What's more, data users can learn how to stay connected in more places with wireless data access on PC cards; learn about MiFi (your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot); try the new mini netbooks; and so much more.

About the store:

  • Interactive "demo zone" guided by knowledgeable staff
  • Integrated systems and operational enhancements designed to streamline the sales process and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Check-in kiosk enables 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 areas with interactive displays

"Our new store in Oakland provides a great environment for both shopping and customer service," said Kevin Zavaglia, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "The evolution design is in keeping with our commitment to deliver innovative voice and data plans, exciting new devices and services and the best possible wireless experience."

Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $50 billion nationally 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. Last year, the company invested over $680 million in California alone. The result is the nation's largest, most reliable 3G network that powers services such as Mobile Broadband and Mobile Email.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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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