09.16.2009

Verizon Opens Store in Waltham, Mass., for FiOS Services

In response to the growing demand for Verizon's voice, data and television products and services, the company will celebrate the opening of a retail store here at 419 Moody St. on Saturday (Sept. 19) at 9 a.m.


Located in a heavily trafficked shopping area near The Upper Crust and Lizzie's Ice Cream, the store serves Verizon customers and showcases Verizon'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. Verizon representatives will be on hand to demonstrate the services and answer questions. 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, customers 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 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store phone number is 781-893-0473.


"By opening our new store, we are getting closer to our customers and the residents of the communities we serve," said Brenda Sowers, Verizon director of strategic acquisition channels. "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's FiOS Internet and TV are available to residents in more than 100 Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities, including Waltham.


The celebration of the opening of the new Verizon store will feature entertainment from Radio Disney from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Music, prizes and activities for youngsters and adults are planned, including a video game contest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Residents who are FiOS TV-eligible now have the option to trim their monthly bills by bundling FiOS TV service, FiOS Internet service and the Verizon Freedom Essentials unlimited calling plan, for as little as $79.99 a month.  They also can have their wireline and wireless bills combined on one bill.


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.


Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 80 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 228,000 and in 2007 generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.


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