Verizon Wireless Opens Three New Stores In San Diego

Verizon Wireless Opens Three New Stores In San Diego

Continued Retail Expansion Provides 70 New Local Jobs Since January

June 11, 2001




In response to growing demand for wireless communications products and services, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has opened three new retail locations in San Diego County. New Stores are now serving customers in Chula Vista, Hillcrest and Kearny Mesa. Since January, a total of five new locations have been added in San Diego. The company now owns and operates a total of 15 Verizon Wireless Communications stores throughout San Diego County, employing more than 200 people.

"With the cost of wireless communications products and airtime becoming more affordable everyday, the demand for service is growing rapidly, especially with the recent launch of our National Prepay Wireless service," said Clay Berryhill, Director of Sales. "Prepay offers an easy solution for those who like the simplicity and predictability of paying in advance for service. As an added bonus, they benefit from no long distance charges and no roaming fees throughout most of the company's national network."

Verizon Wireless retail stores offer a premier line of digital wireless phones, data products and hands-free calling accessories. Customers can check out the latest wireless Internet and two-way text messaging services, including MobileWebSM, Mobile MessengerSM and Mobile OfficeSM. The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the Motorola 2260 with changeable color phone covers ($39.99 - two-year service activation required) to the Verizon Wireless web-ready, Palm-powered Smartphone from Kyocera ($499.99 - one-year service activation required).

In addition, Verizon Wireless is currently offering customers 2,000 free weekend air time minutes monthly when they sign up for selected national, regional or local digital rate plans. Verizon Wireless also offers a Worry Free GuaranteeSM that underscores the company's commitment to superior customer service. The commitments include :

  • You'll enjoy the largest, most advanced, nationwide wireless network.
  • You have the option to change to any qualifying price plan or airtime promotion at any time.
  • If you ever have a problem, it becomes our problem the first time you call.
  • You'll get a free phone every two years with New Every TwoSM.
  • Satisfaction is guaranteed on any equipment you purchase from us.

The new store management, addresses and hours of operation are:

Verizon Wireless - Chula Vista
Store Manager: Hector Luna
591 H Street, Suite B
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Hillcrest
Store Manager: Jeff Kelman
1248 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Verizon Wireless - Kearny Mesa/Clairemont Mesa
Store Manager: Doug Lambe
7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Customers who prefer to shop by phone may call 800-2 JOIN IN. Internet browsers can shop at www.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 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), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 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 www.