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Wyoming Customers Can See, Touch And Experience The Latest Wireless Phones And Devices

New Verizon Wireless store in Cheyenne to seek LEED® certification for green store design and construction

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August 25, 2010

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
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CHEYENNE, WY — Wireless users in Cheyenne who are looking to get hands-on experience with cutting-edge voice, data, music and video devices have a new place to call home.

Verizon Wireless today opens its latest “evolution” communications store in Wyoming and the second one in the state to seek LEED® certification. The store offers consumers and small business customers hands-on interaction with wireless voice, data, music and video services in a sleek, new full-service environment. The new store is located in Cheyenne at 1650 Dell Range Boulevard, near the Frontier Mall.

Wireless customers in Cheyenne can sample a wide array of fully-activated new phones and devices first hand for a total wireless experience. What’s more, data users can learn how to stay connected in more places with Mobile Broadband; experience the new Android-based devices including the DROID™ 2 and DROID X smartphones by Motorola and so much more.

LEED® Certification
The new Cheyenne store is the second Verizon Wireless retail location in the state to apply for LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Verizon Wireless retail store in Casper was awarded LEED Gold certification in December 2009. The store’s design optimizes water and energy use, enhances indoor environmental quality and reduces waste through specifications and responsible procurement and construction practices. 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.

Additional convenience features of the new Cheyenne store include:

  • Expanded floor space with interactive “demo zones” 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

“Our new, green store in Cheyenne provides plenty of space for both shopping and customer service, in keeping with our commitment to deliver innovative voice and data plans, exciting new devices and services and the best possible wireless experience,” said Melanie Braidich, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $100 million in Wyoming and more than $60 billion nationally since it was formed – $5.7 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 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 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.

About LEED®
The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

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