Verizon Wireless Continues Expansion Of New Retail Locations In New York City

Verizon Wireless Continues Expansion Of New Retail Locations In New York City

May 10, 2001



Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, recently opened its newest Communications Store at 57 West 57th Street in response to growing demand for wireless communications products and services in Manhattan.

Verizon Wireless now owns and operates eight retail stores and kiosks in Manhattan and a total of 43 in the New York Metro area.

"The demand for our digital wireless service is growing rapidly," said Store Manager Manny Muscat. "Customers who visit our retail stores and sales kiosks receive
personalized attention from wireless communications specialists on calling plans that best meet their specific needs. In addition, Verizon Wireless offers customers the most extensive wireless network in the U.S. and a Worry Free GuaranteeSM that underscores the company's commitment to superior customer service."

Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 to 8 and Sunday 11 to 6. The store will hold its official grand opening the week of May 22, 2001.

Verizon Wireless retail stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones, data products and hands-free calling accessories. Customers can check out the latest wireless Internet and two-way text messaging services, including MobileWebSM, Mobile MessengerSM and Mobile Office. The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the Motorola 2260 with
changeable color phone covers ($19.99 - two-year service activation required) to the Verizon Wireless web-ready, Palm®-powered Kyocera 6035 Smartphone ($499.99 with a one-year agreement).

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 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 96 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.