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Verizon Wireless Integration Of Alltel Complete In Amarillo, Texas

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August 25, 2009


Audrey Lundy
Audrey.Lundy@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5516

AMARILLO, TX — In celebration of joining two great companies, Verizon Wireless will host a Customer Appreciation Day on Aug. 29 at its newest retail stores located in Amarillo.

Former Alltel customers in markets retained by Verizon Wireless now have access to the nation's largest broadband network and a full suite of state of the art devices like the BlackBerry® Storm™ and TourTM and LG enV® TOUCH. There are two new Verizon Wireless Communication stores in Amarillo including:

Amarillo I-40
7203 I-40 West, Ste. M
Amarillo, TX 79106
806-374-1900

Amarillo Soncy
3150 S Soncy Rd.
Amarillo, TX 79124
806-352-1490

Verizon Wireless has spent the past six months integrating networks, preparing to convert billing systems, and re-branding stores. At this celebration, business and community leaders, individuals and families can meet the leadership team, learn more about Verizon Wireless' commitment to the community and enjoy refreshments. Customers can also take advantage of several offers including:

  • Any Samsung phone $49.99 or less is FREE with new two-year activation (available Aug. 28-30)
  • Waived activation (Value $35)
  • 25 percent off all accessories
  • Register to win tickets to a professional Dallas football game

In addition, Verizon Wireless will launch its HopeLine® Recycling Program. HopeLine® collects no longer used wireless phones and accessories from any carrier. All phones donated to HopeLine that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those that are not salvageable are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy. Proceeds from HopeLine are used to provide wireless phones to survivors of domestic violence who are rebuilding their lives or cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.

Since the program's inception in 2001 Verizon Wireless has collected more than 6 million phones, awarded nearly $7 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and distributed more than 76,000 phones and 228 million minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims of domestic violence.

"We are excited about our arrival to the Amarillo community," said Frank Antonacci, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Verizon Wireless is committed to the communities where we live and work. We look forward to providing customers with the best products and services at a great value."

Store hours for the new Amarillo locations are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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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