Verizon Wireless Opens New Store In Hamburg

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store In Hamburg

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 3, 2000) - Verizon Wireless has opened a new state-of-the-art Communication Store at 4154 McKinley Parkway in Hamburg. The new store is located at the Seven Corners at the intersection of McKinley and Southwestern Boulevard.

"This expansion represents our commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Leslie Jemiolo, regional director of Communication Stores, who noted the store employs nine people.

The Hamburg store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store includes a service center and an installation bay.

The grand opening brings the total number of retail locations in Verizon Wireless'
Upstate New York Region to 58 stores, more company-owned stores than any other Upstate New York wireless carrier.

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