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Missoula Customers Can Now See, Touch And Experience The Latest Wireless Phones And Devices In An Expanded New Store Location In Montana

New, larger Verizon Wireless store in Missoula to seek LEED® certification for green store design and construction

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October 12, 2011

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
303-694-8990

MISSOULA, MT — Wireless users in Missoula who are looking to get hands-on experience with the latest voice, data, music and video devices have a new place to call home.

Verizon Wireless today opens its latest “evolution” communications store in Montana and the first 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 Missoula at 2950 North Reserve Street and is significantly larger than the previous location.

Visitors can sample a wide array of fully-activated new basic phones, smart phones, tablets and other 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 service; experience the new Android-based smart phones and tablets; and so much more.

LEED® Certification

The new Missoula store is the first Verizon Wireless retail location in the state to apply for LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). 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 Missoula 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 Missoula 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 $251 million in Montana and more than $65 billion nationally since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 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.

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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