Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Store In Brighton

Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Store In Brighton

December 12, 2000



Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, Verizon Wireless has opened a new state-of-the-art communications store in Brighton, located at 8159 Challis Road. This is the first of the company's stores in Brighton.

"We are thrilled to be adding a Verizon Wireless store in the Southeast Michigan area," said Wayne White, president - - Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "Our customer base is rapidly expanding, and our new Brighton store will provide customers with increased convenience and accessibility to our products and services."

The Brighton store, which is managed by Alain Covay, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (810) 225-4789.

The grand opening brings the total number of Verizon Wireless stores in the Southeast Michigan area to 16. They employ nearly 200 people.

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 on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.