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Verizon Wireless Commemorates Grand Re-Opening Of Newly Designed Store In State College, Pennsylvania

Company Announces $20,000 Grant to Local Domestic Violence Organization

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November 9, 2012

Laura Merritt
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Jennifer O’Rourke
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STATE COLLEGE, PA — Verizon Wireless has completely remodeled its Communications Store at 2030 North Atherton Street in State College. The newly designed 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.       

To commemorate its latest “evolution” communications store in State College, Mark Frazier, President of the Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region for Verizon Wireless, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today. The event included the announcement of a $20,000 grant to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC) and a tribute to Amy Homan McGee. Amy was a Verizon Wireless employee who lost her life to domestic violence in State College 11 years ago this month—and whose story led to the creation of the documentary, Telling Amy’s Story. A plaque remembering Amy was presented at the ceremony and will be permanently displayed in the store.

“For over 30 years, the CCWRC has worked with our community and private partners to provide services for victims of sexual and domestic violence and to create effective programs to prevent these crimes from occurring,” said Dr. Anne K. Ard, executive director–Centre County Women’s Resource Center. “The unique partnership between the CCWRC, Verizon and Penn State to produce Telling Amy's Story is a great example of what we can do when we work together.”      

In addition, Verizon Wireless kicked off a month-long wireless phone recycling drive to support the company’s HopeLine® program that turns no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence. Community members are encouraged to bring unwanted phones or tablets from any provider to the store to recycle it in a convenient and responsible way. For every phone or tablet recycled at the store during the month-long drive, a $5 donation will be made to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center. 

Visitors to the newly remodeled Verizon Wireless Communications Store can sample a wide array of fully-activated new basic phones, smartphones, tablets and other devices for a total wireless experience on the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.

“Our newly remodeled, green store in State College 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 Mark Frazier, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless.     

Additional convenience features of the newly designed State College store include:

  • More than 50 working models of handsets, tablets, air cards and other devices for customers to handle and test.
  • A Bill Payment Kiosk that enables customers to pay their bills quickly and easily using checks, cash or credit/debit cards.
  • Customer Service and Technical Support departments that make it easy for customers to get account information and service and address technical issues from the trained in-store staff.

The Verizon Wireless Communications Store in State College is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store’s phone number is 814-231-3948.              

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