News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store in Wenatchee, Washington

New Store Caps Two Years of Network Investment

September 21, 2004

Georgia Taylor

WENATCHEE, WA — In a continuing effort to provide the latest wireless products and services at convenient, accessible locations, Verizon Wireless has opened its first retail store in Wenatchee, Washington. Located at 1304 North Miller Avenue, Suite E, local residents can now explore voice and data solutions in a new spacious environment in their own community. Verizon Wireless owns and operates 30 retail locations in the state.

"During the last two years we have invested more than $148 million in our wireless network in Washington, enhancing its reach and its voice and data capabilities," said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "This effort, combined with the opening of our latest new store in Wenatchee, makes it easier for residents to benefit from Verizon Wireless' expansive network and wide variety of service plans, with choices to fit any lifestyle and income." Wireless usage on Verizon Wireless' network in Washington increased more than 30 percent in 2003 over 2002.

Verizon Wireless will celebrate the store's grand opening on September 24, 2004, with an array of activities, including a Hydroplane display with drivers (see below) and the presentation of a $1,000 Verizon Wireless HopeLineSM grant to the Domestic and Sexual Violence Crisis Center in Wenatchee, in keeping with Verizon Wireless' long-standing commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention through its HopeLine program. Verizon Wireless will also offer the Samsung SCH-a670 camera phone for only $49.99 from September 24 through October 8, 2004 (requires new 2-year agreement).

Grand opening schedule:

Friday, September 24, 2004
10:00 — 11:00 a.m. "Wire-cutting" ceremony with Chamber of Commerce and $1,000 donation to the Wenatchee Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Center
11:00 — 1:00 p.m. Radio remote with KYSN-FM (Country 97.7)
11:00 — 3:00 p.m. Four Hydroplanes with drivers for a meet and greet opportunity

Wenatchee Communications Store
1304 North Miller Avenue, Suite E
Next to Red Robin

About Verizon Wireless
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