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Verizon Wireless Opens New Marietta Retail Store To Better Serve Area Customers

Company Celebrates Grand Opening and Honors YWCA of Northwest Georgia with HopeLine Grant

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September 14, 2011

Kate Jay
Kate.Jay@VerizonWireless.com
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MARIETTA, GA — To better serve its customers, Verizon Wireless has relocated its Marietta retail store to a new, greatly expanded, state-of-the-art building at 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd. One of the first in the state to feature the company’s new open floor plan design, the new store connects the service center and sales floor to offer added support for its customers. The new store is open for business and will hold its official grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. Representatives from the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce will be onsite to share in the celebration.

In honor of the grand opening of the Marietta store, Verizon Wireless will present a $500 HopeLineSM grant to the YWCA of Northwest Georgia at the ceremony. YWCA of Northwest Georgia has been serving the citizens of Cobb County for 92 years. It built the first domestic violence shelter in the State of Georgia and provides the only safe haven from domestic violence for women and children in Cobb County. HopeLine is Verizon Wireless’ exclusive nationwide phone recycling program that distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method for recycling phones.

The Marietta Verizon Wireless store features the company’s new open floor plan concept that removes the walls between the service area and sales floor, making the entire store one department designed to streamline the sales process and enhance the customer experience. The 4,000-square-foot store showcases a highly interactive retail concept, and offers consumers a more high tech, hands-on experience, providing them with the latest and most innovative products and services. Among the new store’s features are:

  • Oversized high-definition plasma screens showcasing the latest wireless multimedia applications such as V CAST and Get It Now®.
  • More than 50 working models of handsets, air cards and other devices for customers to handle and test.
  • A Greeter Kiosk that enables customers to check in electronically before browsing the store and then talk with a representative who will already have their account background and reason for visiting the store keyed up on the customer-service computer.
  • A Bill Payment Kiosk that enables customers to pay their bills quickly and easily using checks, cash or credit/debit cards.

“The new store in Marietta is double the size of the previous location, offering a greatly expanded space for both shopping and customer service,” says Jeff Mango, president Verizon Wireless Georgia/Alabama Region. “Through our continued expansion of retail stores such as this one, Verizon Wireless exemplifies its commitment to providing our customers throughout Georgia with a unique and engaging shopping experience as well as easy access to customer service and technical support all in one place.”

Additional grand opening events for the Marietta community that are taking place throughout the weekend of Sept. 16 – 18 include live radio remotes, giveaways and special offers on select Android devices. During the two radio remotes, the store will be giving away five pairs of tickets to both the Third Day and Widespread Panic concerts taking place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in October. Listen to B98.5 FM on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 – 6 p.m. and All The Hits Q100.5 from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, for details on how to win.

The Marietta Verizon Wireless store is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday Noon – 6:00 p.m. The telephone number is 770.578.8700. Verizon Wireless Communications Stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones and tablets in all price ranges, data services and accessories.

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.

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