Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Store In Hermitage, Tennessee

Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Store In Hermitage, Tennessee

YW to Receive Donation

March 1, 2002




Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, will mark the opening of its new retail store in Hermitage with store celebrations March 8-10.

"When we open our doors in Hermitage, our customers will see the latest wireless products and services surrounded by a spacious, customer-friendly floor plan," said Sandy Maloney, Verizon Wireless district manager, retail, for North Middle Tennessee. "Hermitage is a growing market, and the new store will help us better serve the entire Nashville area."

The new Verizon Wireless store is located at 5036 Old Hickory Blvd. Store manager Shannon Wilson will lead the Hermitage store's sales team.

Opening celebrations will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to tour the new store, view product demonstrations and participate in prize giveaways and other activities.

The Hermitage Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new store on Friday, March 8, at 2 p.m. Verizon Wireless will donate $500 to the Young Women's Christian Association's (known in Nashville as the YW) domestic violence prevention program in conjunction with the store opening celebration and will present the YW with the check during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

"Verizon Wireless is committed to domestic violence awareness, and we are pleased to lend our support to the YW and other local domestic violence prevention programs," said Maloney. "The YW provides a much needed service to the Nashville community, and we look forward to a lasting relationship."

The new Verizon Wireless communications store features a variety of products and services including the latest wireless Internet services, including Mobile WebSM and Mobile Office, and Mobile Messenger for two-way text messaging. Customers visiting the new store can sign up for Verizon Wireless' new America's Choice plan, which has the best combination of geographic coverage and talk time made-to-order for wireless users. America's Choice is designed for wireless users who want the same rates to apply everywhere the company provides service. There are seven different pricing options, ranging from $35 for 300 minutes to $200 for 3,000 minutes. In addition to these offers, the Hermitage store is also featuring specials on the Ericsson 1288C, the Nokia 5185i and the Kyocera Smartphone QCP 6035, along with a premier line of other digital wireless phones, data products and accessories. The staff of trained professionals at each store can assist individuals in selecting equipment, calling plans or setting up Mobile Web, Verizon Wireless' Internet access service.

"We will offer our customers the very latest wireless communications technology in a modern, well-equipped, customer-friendly environment," said Maloney. "Our Hermitage sales team will deliver a high level of customer support in an environment where we are able to provide a broad range of equipment and service plans to suit every need, all backed by our 'Worry Free GuaranteeSM.'"

Old Hickory Blvd. Verizon Wireless Store - Hours of Operation

9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications and Internet services. The company has the largest nationwide wireless network and 29 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Reporters and editors can find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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