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San Francisco, California, Customers Can See, Touch And Experience The Latest Wireless Phones And Devices

The newly remodeled Verizon Wireless Communications Store is one of the first in the industry to seek LEED® certification for green store design and construction

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April 28, 2010

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925.279.6545

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Wireless users in San Francisco, California, who are looking to get hands-on experience with cutting-edge voice, data, music and video devices have a newly remodeled state of the art Verizon Wireless Communications Store located at 768 Market Street. The store offers consumers hands-on interaction with wireless voice, data, music and video services in a sleek, new full-service environment.

Wireless customers can sample a wide array of fully-activated new phones and devices, including the new DROID Incredible™ by HTC, the Palm® Pre™ Plus and Pixi™ Plus and the latest BlackBerry® devices. What’s more, data users can learn how to stay connected in more places with Mobile Broadband; learn about Mi-Fi (your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot); and experience the new netbooks.

LEED® Certification
The store’s design optimizes water and energy use, enhances indoor environmental quality and reduces waste through specifications and responsible procurement and construction practices. It is one of the first Verizon Wireless retail locations in the nation to apply for LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

“Giving our customers a beautiful and eco-friendly space to check out our innovative products and services is part of creating a world-class customer experience,” said Kevin Zavaglia, Verizon Wireless region president.

Learn more about Verizon Wireless’ company-wide green initiatives at http://aboutus.vzw.com/Green_Initiative/overview.html.

In addition, our Market Street store includes the following:

  • Interactive “demo zone” guided by knowledgeable staff
  • Integrated systems and operational enhancements designed to streamline the sales process and increase customer satisfaction
  • Check-in kiosk enables customers to sign in on arrival and stay informed via monitors that track their place in the queue for service
  • Roomy and easy to locate technical assistance and customer support areas with interactive displays

Verizon Wireless regularly invests in its wireless network to provide customers with the reliable, high-quality service they expect. Verizon Wireless’ ongoing network investment now totals more than $5.7 billion in California and more than $59 billion nationally over the past ten years.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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.

About LEED®
The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED® and related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used by permission.

About USGBC
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The U.S. Green Building Council developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.

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