In response to the growing demand for Verizon's voice, data and television products and services, the company will open a retail store at 2721 Bronxwood Ave. in the Bronx.
A grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Saturday (Sept. 19) at 11 a.m., with festivities lasting through the afternoon.
Verizon store employees will be on hand all day to answer customers' questions, take orders for FiOS services, and provide one-on-one product demonstrations.
During the day, there will be an ongoing live demonstration of FiOS TV outside the store, and a disc jockey, a clown, and giveaways and games will be on hand for shoppers and consumers.
Located in a heavily trafficked shopping area just off Boston Road in the Bronxwood section of the Bronx, the Verizon store serves Verizon customers and showcases the company's products and services, including its revolutionary new FiOS TV and Internet services.
Inside the store, Verizon has created a family-room setting, where shoppers can try out FiOS Internet, FiOS TV and FiOS TV's innovative DVR products. Shoppers can also order all other Verizon services right at the store.
The new Verizon retail location will also serve as a customer service center where customers can pick up or exchange FiOS TV set-top boxes and remote controls. In addition, they can pay their Verizon bills via cash, check, credit or debit, or consult with representatives about their services.
The store will be open Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The store's phone number is 718-547-2838.
"By opening our new store, we are getting closer to our customers and the residents of the communities we serve," said April Horton, Verizon's director of government and external affairs for the Bronx. "Our customers will appreciate the convenience of a nearby location where they can conduct business, and potential customers will have an easy and fun way to see for themselves how different and game-changing FiOS really is."
Verizon has franchise agreements to provide television service in more than 160 communities across New York state.
Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, the largest of its kind in the country, is currently under construction in more than half the states where the company offers landline communications services.
The Verizon fiber network brings the power and capacity of fiber optics directly into people's homes and has industry-leading quality and reliability. Fiber delivers amazingly sharp pictures and sound, and has the capacity to transmit a wide array of high-definition programming that is so clear and intense it seems to leap from the TV screen. It also delivers Internet download speeds of up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 20 Mbps as well as high-quality voice services.