Verizon Wireless Opens First Store in Hendricks County

Verizon Wireless Opens First Store in Hendricks County

Donation to Sheltering Wings to Mark Opening

December 7, 2001




In an effort to provide customers with more convenience and flexible service, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, has opened a new store at Westpoint Commons, 8248 A W. Rockville Road.

"Our new location makes it easier to do business with Verizon
Wireless if you live in the

Hendricks County area," said Wayne White, Region President for Indiana,
Michigan and Kentucky.

"Our customer base is rapidly expanding in the area and our new location
provides our customers with

increased convenience and accessibility to our products and services."

The Hendricks County store brings the total number of Verizon Wireless
stores and kiosks in

Indiana to 28. Other Verizon Wireless Communications Stores opening in
December are located at

Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis and Village Park Plaza at 146th
and Meridian.

To mark the grand opening of the Hendricks County store, Verizon
Wireless' region president

will present a cash contribution as well as several boxes of school
supplies, toys and art materials to

April Bordeau, executive director of Sheltering Wings domestic violence
shelter, at 3:30 p.m.,

Wednesday, December 12. Verizon Wireless is a national leader in providing
support to victims of

domestic violence.

In addition to the donation, Verizon Wireless will celebrate the
opening of its new store with a

ceremonial "wire-cutting" and reception from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Several
prominent elected officials and

community representatives will be in attendance.

The new Verizon Wireless Communications Store features a variety of
products and services,

including local, regional and national plans, and a premier line of wireless
phones and accessories.

Several special offers are available during December, including discounts on
safety products. The staff

of trained professionals at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store can

customers in selecting equipment and making decisions on calling plans.

The Verizon Wireless store is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.
- 7:00 p.m.; Saturday,

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 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). Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 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.