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Verizon Wireless Opens Doors In Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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

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September 7, 2009

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

ARKADELPHIA, AR — To better serve the growing number of customers in Arkadelphia, 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, September 12.

Located at 102 W.P. Malone Dr., the new store offers consumers hands-on interaction with the latest 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 significant discounts on accessories during the grand-opening celebration.

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

New stores are only a part of the company's efforts to add convenience for customers in the area. Verizon Wireless is also continually working to increase network capacity and coverage and enhance the overall 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.

Former Alltel customers in Arkadelphia already have been added to the Verizon Wireless Mobile-to-Mobile Calling family, and may now call any of the more than 87 million customers without using their plan minutes. Customers also have access to high-value services such as Friends and Family® (formerly My Circle).

The Arkadelphia 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 Verizon Wireless' products and services please visit www.verizonwireless.com.

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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