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Meridian, Idaho Among First In The Nation To Experience The Latest Wireless Technology With Next Generation "Evolution" Store

New, innovative Verizon Wireless store opens today in Meridian; company to seek LEED® certification for green store design and construction

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May 23, 2012

Bob Kelley
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MERIDIAN, ID — Wireless users in Meridian who want hands-on experience with the latest voice, data, music and video devices have a striking new place to call home. Among the first-of-its-kind Verizon Wireless retail stores anywhere in the country, the 4,300 square- foot location is the latest evolution of the company’s retail store design. It features an open, spacious sales floor with interactive demo stations allowing customers to immerse themselves in hands-on experience with the latest “live” wireless devices. These include a variety of 4G LTE smartphones and tablets that offer wireless data, music, video services and location-based services. The new store also offers customers a “paperless” environment with digital brochures and the option to receive digital purchase receipts by e-mail rather than on paper.

The new store at 3311 N. Eagle Road in Meridian opens Friday, May 25, at 10:00 am.

“We are very proud to bring one of the first of our newly-transformed retail stores to Meridian,” said Melanie Braidich, regional president for Verizon Wireless.  “I know customers will find it a welcoming environment for both shopping and customer service. It’s the perfect venue for keeping with our commitment to deliver innovative voice and data plans, exciting new devices and services and the best possible wireless experience.”

LEED® Certification

The new Meridian store will 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 Meridian store include:

  • Expanded floor space with interactive “demo zones” guided by knowledgeable staff
  • Integrated systems and enhancements designed to streamline the sales process
  • Check-in kiosk for customer sign-in and faster service
  • Easy to locate technical assistance and customer support areas with interactive displays

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $257 million in Idaho since the company was formed in 2000. That investment includes the introduction of 4G LTE high-speed wireless service in Meridian in June 2011.

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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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