Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Location in the Green Acres Mall

Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Location in the Green Acres Mall

Growing Demand For Wireless Services Creates Need For Additional Location

December 12, 2001




In response to the growing demand for the company's voice and data products and services, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has opened a new Communications Store in the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream. The new store is located on the second level of the mall, across from The Children's Place.

"Demand for our wireless services is growing steadily, as more people take advantage of calling plans like SingleRateSM East, our popular Mobile Web services and [FREEUP], a prepaid wireless service designed for young adults," said Eddie Lugo, manager of the new store.

Holiday hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Green Acres Mall store is one of 19 new retail locations Verizon Wireless plans to open this year in the New York Metro area to make shopping for wireless products and services easier and more convenient for customers. The new stores also will create more than 350 sales and customer service positions as well as business opportunities for local construction, architectural and real estate firms.

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.

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