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Verizon Wireless Offering Free Charge Stations And Internet Access In Harrisburg, Illinois

Wireless Provider Increasing Communications Resources After Devastating Tornado

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February 29, 2012

Brenda Hill
Brenda.Hill@VerizonWireless.com
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Twitter: @VZWBrenda

Michael Zerman
mzerman@webershandwick.com  
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ST. LOUIS, M.O. — As a means to further aid customers and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tuesday’s devastating tornado, a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer location, Homestead Electronics, is offering customers Internet access and device charging stations to remain connected during the recovery.

The retailer location will provide free wireless Internet access to storm victims, local and long distance phone calls, as well as a charging station for customers to recharge the batteries of their wireless devices.

Homestead Electronics is located at 618 N. Commercial in Harrisburg. The store is open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from 12 - 5 p.m. on Sunday. The store phone number is (618) 253-4800.

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