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Verizon Wireless Expands Retail Presence In Norwalk, Connecticut

New "Store-within-a-Store" Kiosk Now Open at P.C. Richard & Son

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May 31, 2009

Mike Murphy
Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com
781-932-1213Diane Fortier
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NORWALK, CT — Verizon Wireless has expanded its retail presence with the addition of a new store within the new P.C. Richard & Son location in Norwalk, Connecticut. With the addition of the Verizon Wireless kiosk, P.C. Richard & Son customers now have easy access to the latest wireless phones, devices and accessories, plus a variety of service plans on the nation’s most reliable wireless network.

The new Verizon Wireless store at P.C. Richard & Son is located at:

  • 444 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT (formerly Circuit City) : Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; can be reached at (203) 899-1813

“At P.C. Richard & Son, we have the largest display and selection of quality, name-brand appliances and electronics,” said Gregg Richard, president. “We’re excited to offer our customers the added convenience of an industry-leading wireless store in our showrooms. Verizon Wireless offers cutting-edge products and reliability our customers can count on.”

“It’s great to be back at this very familiar address, serving our Norwalk customers once again with a second store option,” said Tim Kallenbach, district manager for Verizon Wireless. “Connecticut Avenue has always been a very convenient location for our customers and we believe this new store will be very well received.”

Staffed by knowledgeable wireless professionals, the new kiosk offers consumers a broad range of services and equipment, including popular devices like the BlackBerry® Storm™ and new service features including Friends & Family® that lets customers on eligible calling plans enjoy unlimited calling to up to 10 numbers on any network anytime, anywhere in America without using plan minutes.

Verizon Wireless customers in Connecticut have the advantage when it comes to network speed, mobility and security at home, in the office and on vacation, all due to Verizon Wireless' 3G high-speed wireless broadband network. Verizon Wireless broadcasts a 3G signal from every one of its cell sites in Connecticut, allowing customers to wirelessly access and download data and multimedia content at broadband speeds.

The company’s Mobile Broadband service provides average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. That translates to downloading a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about eight seconds and sending the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.

"Verizon Wireless' 3G network coverage across New England is unparalleled," said director for Network System Performance for Verizon Wireless, Richard Enright. "We've invested billions of dollars into our New England network, believing that even the most sophisticated cell phone is only as good as the network it runs on. Our continued, aggressive network investments provide customers with a 3G network advantage at home and at the shore."

The company has invested more than $50 billion since its inception to increase the wireless voice and data coverage of its national network and to add new 3G services like Mobile Broadband and V CAST. Regionally the company has invested more than $2.4 billion into its New England network over the past nine years, including $240 million in 2008 alone.

For a complete list of all new Verizon Wireless stores within P.C. Richard & Son locations please visit www.pcrichard.com/vzw . More information about Verizon Wireless products and services is available at www.verizonwireless.com or by calling 1-800-2-JOIN IN.

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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