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Verizon Wireless Opens Doors In Batesville, Arkansas

Nation's Largest Wireless Provider Brings Added Convenience to Independence County

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August 27, 2009

Lucie Pathmann
lucie.pathmann@VerizonWireless.com  
501-905-5553

BATESVILLE, AR — To better serve the growing number of customers in Batesville, Ark., Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, including the nation's largest wireless 3G broadband network, will celebrate the opening of a new communications store this Saturday, August 29.

Located at 17 Eagle Mountain Blvd., the new store offers consumers hands-on interaction with the newest wireless products, including Netbooks, the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and the BlackBerry Tour with personalized service in a comfortable setting from knowledgeable wireless professionals. Customers will also be able to take advantage of special promotions including free phones and discounts on accessories during the grand-opening celebration.

"Batesville is a thriving market for Verizon Wireless and we are dedicated to providing its residents with the best wireless experience possible," says Dwain Hebda, district manager for Verizon Wireless. "We are committed to providing the best network, best products and services and the best customer experience in the industry."

New stores are only a part of the company's continuing investment to add convenience, increase network capacity and coverage and enhance the overall customer wireless experience throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed -- $5.5 billion on average every year -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. Already this year, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $21 million in Arkansas to advance and expand its network capabilities.

The store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the newest Verizon Wireless communications store in Batesville, please call 870-793-5517.

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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