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Jonesboro, Arkansas, Welcomes New Verizon Wireless Store

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

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October 13, 2009

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

JONESBORO, AR — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, including the nation's largest 3G broadband network, recently announced the opening of a new evolutionary communications store in Jonesboro, Ark. The grand opening celebration will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce on Friday, October 16 at 8:30 a.m., followed by a weekend full of free food, fun and special promotions including free phones and significant discounts on accessories.

In the new store, located at 1708 S. Caraway Rd., high-tech meets hands-on with a dedicated demo zone with more than 55 working models of handsets, PC cards and other devices. Customers can explore, experiment and learn using interactive touch-screens or be guided by knowledgeable and friendly wireless professionals.

"Verizon Wireless is committed to providing the best in technology, network and services to our customers and we look forward to continuing that commitment in Jonesboro," says Jonathan Blitz, director of retail sales for Verizon Wireless' South Central Region. "In our new evolutionary communications stores, customers can experience the newest wireless devices in a fun and comfortable environment with our product savvy staff ready to answer any questions."

During the ribbon cutting ceremony and in conjunction with the company's HopeLine® domestic violence prevention initiative, Verizon Wireless officials will present a $1,000 donation to the Women's Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month. This weekend and year round, customers are encouraged to donate their old wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any service provider to support HopeLine.

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 generated from the phones collected by HopeLine are put toward wireless phones and service for survivors of domestic violence as well as financial grants to local non-profit domestic violence advocacy agencies.

Since HopeLine's national phone recycling and re-use program was launched in 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than six million phones and awarded more than $6.3 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country.

The Jonesboro 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 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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