News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens Newest "Evolution" Communications Store In New York City

For customer inquiries, please call 800-922-0204 or go to
Contact Us

August 30, 2011

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
914-329-5429
http://twitter.com/VZWdavid 

Romina Varriale
romina@crenshawcomm.com  
212-367-9744
http://twitter.com/CrenshawComm

NEW YORK, NY — Verizon Wireless, provider of the fastest and most advanced 4G LTE network in America, has opened its newest “evolution” Communications Store in New York City.

The new store, located on 69th Street near 3rd Avenue, incorporates a new interactive retail design inviting customers to experience wireless voice, data, music and video services in a sleek, full-service environment. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Features of the new store include:

  • 3022 square-feet of retail and customer service space
  • Interactive product and service demos available throughout the store
  • Integrated systems and operational enhancements designed to streamline the sales process and increase customer satisfaction
  • A check-in kiosk inviting customers to sign in on arrival and stay informed via monitors that track their place in the queue for service

Staffed by knowledgeable wireless professionals, the store offers consumers a broad range of services and equipment including popular devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1, Motorola Xoom, LG Revolution, DROID Charge by Samsung and Thunderbolt™ by HTC, Samsung and Novatel 4G LTE Mobile Hotspots, and 4G LTE USB Modems. Additionally, customers can set up service features such as Verizon Wireless Friends & Family®, which allows customers on eligible calling plans to enjoy unlimited calling to up to 10 numbers on any network, anytime, anywhere in America without using plan minutes, as well as V CAST, which brings TV, music and other multimedia services to wireless phones, including live NFL games.

Store manager Valeria Bodner is also encouraging area residents to join the company in its efforts to help survivors of domestic violence by bringing no-longer-used wireless phones to the store for donation to HopeLine® from Verizon, a phone recycling program. Through HopeLine, Verizon collects used cell phones to be recycled or sold and donates the proceeds in the form of cash grants and pre-paid wireless phones to advocacy groups for use by survivors.

Verizon Wireless was the first wireless carrier in the nation to collect and recycle old cell phones, and has done so on behalf of survivors of domestic violence since January 1999 – first in New York and then across the U.S. The company recently expanded its recycling efforts to college campuses through the UHopeLine program to eight City University of New York campuses in the five boroughs of New York City.

The 69th Street store is one of over 160 Verizon Wireless retail locations in metro New York and New Jersey. For a complete list of all Verizon Wireless Stores, visit www.verizonwireless.com  or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. Follow Verizon Wireless on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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.

Click here to visit our Verizon Wireless Northeast Tumblr page, and check us out on Twitter, http://twitter.com/VZWdavid

####