Magnolia Hi-Fi 'Joins In' to Market Verizon Wireless Products and Services

Magnolia Hi-Fi 'Joins In' to Market Verizon Wireless Products and Services

At 11 Locations in Washington and Oregon

October 17, 2001




Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, today announced that its products and services will be offered at 11 Magnolia Hi-Fi locations in Washington and Oregon. Magnolia Hi-Fi, an award-winning electronic entertainment retailer, has won Audio/Video magazine's "Retailer of the Year" award for 21 consecutive years.

"Verizon Wireless is committed to providing affordable wireless service to customers throughout Washington and Oregon," said Kelley Kurtzman, president of Verizon Wireless' Pacific Northwest Region. "Having our service available at Magnolia Hi-Fi, which has a reputation for quality products and services, provides customers another convenient way to take advantage of the variety of wireless service options offered by Verizon Wireless."

Magnolia Hi-Fi customers who choose Verizon Wireless will benefit from Verizon Wireless' nationwide network, its CDMA digital technology, and nationwide calling plans. Magnolia Hi-Fi will feature Verizon Wireless' premier line of digital wireless phones; national, regional and local service plans; Mobile Web; Mobile MessengerSM, and phone accessories.

"We're pleased to join in this effort with Verizon Wireless," said Jim Tweten, Magnolia H-Fi's president. "This relationship allows customers an unprecedented choice in wireless options."

Verizon Wireless products and services will be sold in the following Magnolia Hi-Fi locations: 6308 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; 4201 196th S.W., Lynnwood; 16600 SouthCenter Parkway, Seattle; 14404 N.E. 20th St., Bellevue; 6053 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma; 3126 N.W. Randall Way, Silverdale; 725 S.E. Everett Mall Way, Everett, and 8016 North Division, Spokane, in Washington, and 11975 S.W. Canyon Road, Beaverton; 12021 S.E. 82nd Ave., Clackamas, and 11686 S.W. Pacific Hwy., Tigard, in Oregon.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.