Verizon Wireless Opens Communications Store in the South Shore Plaza in Braintree

Verizon Wireless Opens Communications Store in the South Shore Plaza in Braintree

Ribbon cutting, 20% Accessory Discounts Mark the Relocation Store from Kingston

November 14, 2000

Abra Degbor

(781) 481-1314

David Samberg

(617) 630-9103

BRAINTREE, MA--To meet the growing demand for digital wireless communications, Verizon Wireless has relocated one of its Communications Stores from Kingston to the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts. The opening of this new store is part of the company's plan to provide the most convenient locations for its customers.

To celebrate today's ribbon cutting, customers will receive 20% off wireless accessories through November 19th, free t-shirts and refreshments, and a chance to win Boston Bruins tickets.

"Relocating the store to the South Shore Plaza is a good move for our customers," said Bob Stott, president of Verizon Wireless in the New England Region. "The new location is conveniently located near I-93 and Route 3 and is in one of the busiest malls in the state."

Verizon Wireless' South Shore Plaza store is one of seventeen in Massachusetts. It provides customers with a showroom and a customer service station. A team of eight wireless communications professionals, specially trained to customize Verizon Wireless' applications, will staff the store. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store's phone number is 781-843-7900.


About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 26.3 million wireless voice and data customers and 3.5 million paging customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp - now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The company has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 32,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company in its Media Center on the Web at: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mediacenter/index.shtml