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New Verizon Wireless Retail Store In Decatur, Alabama, Features Innovative Floor Plan

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November 9, 2011

Kate Jay
Kate.Jay@VerizonWireless.com  
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DECATUR, AL — Verizon Wireless has opened a new retail location in Decatur, Alabama. The retail store relocated to 1110 Beltline Road from its old location1604 Beltline Road. The store features the company’s new open floor plan design, which 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 at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Representatives from the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will be onsite to share in the celebration.

In honor of the grand opening of the Decatur store, Verizon Wireless will present a $500 HopeLineSM grant to the Crisis Services Center of North Alabama to support is Hope Place shelter for domestic violence victims in Morgan County. Verizon’s HopeLine program turns no-longer used cell phones into support for domestic violence victims and survivors.

The new Decatur 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 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.

“We are excited to be bringing this new store format to Decatur,” said Jonathan LeCompte, president Verizon Wireless Georgia/Alabama Region. “This new design allows today’s savvy customer to have an interactive shopping experience and test drive all the latest technology including a wide selection of smartphones and a diverse lineup of tablets from the iPad 2 to the 4G LTE enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.”

Additional grand opening events for the Decatur store that are taking place throughout the weekend of November 11-13 include giveaways and special offers on select Android devices.

The Decatur store is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sunday Noon – 6 p.m. The telephone number is (256) 308-2355. 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 largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 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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