Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Pay Bills at Verizon Plus Stores Nationwide

NEW YORK - Verizon Wireless customers can now pay their wireless service bills at Verizon Plus locations, the full-service telecommunications stores owned by Verizon.

"By integrating wireless and traditional service billing facilities in the Verizon Plus stores, we've created a one-stop option for customers who want to pay both their wireless and landline bills in person," said Phil Brown, vice president of specialty sales for Verizon. "It says Verizon above the door, so customers can go to our stores and we'll help them with all of their telecommunications needs."

There are 76 Verizon Plus stores in 16 states: California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. At the stores, formerly known as Phone Marts, customers can establish new service or add services to their existing landline accounts; purchase advanced services such as DSL and wireless; purchase telephone equipment and accessories; and, now, pay both their landline and wireless bills.

"Today's busy customers need one-stop convenience," said Paul D'Auria, executive director and treasurer for Verizon Wireless. "By adding Verizon Plus stores to the list of bill- payment options, customers can make the choice that fits their lifestyle. The Verizon Plus stores, added to our own 1,200 Verizon Wireless stores, give customers in those 16 states additional options for how to manage their telecommunications services."

Customers who visit a Verizon Plus store to pay their Verizon Wireless bill will need to present their bill payment page for account reference purposes, and can pay using cash, checks or money orders. Verizon Wireless and Verizon landline customers also have the option of paying their bills online or by phone.

Verizon Communications

A Fortune 10 company, Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services, with approximately $67 billion in revenues. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with more than 139 million access line equivalents and 36 million Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon is the third largest long-distance carrier for U.S. consumers, with nearly 16 million long-distance lines. The company is also the largest directory publisher in the world, as measured by directory titles and circulation. Verizon's international presence includes wireline and wireless communications operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.