SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Verizon Wireless' consistent customer growth has triggered a continuing effort to provide the latest wireless products and services at convenient, accessible locations. As a result, Verizon Wireless has expanded its retail locations in Utah by 75 percent in 2004 over 2003, and total retail and customer service jobs by 46 percent.
New retail locations this year include five Circuit City Superstores in Utah where Verizon Wireless will operate a store with-in a store concept and shoppers will be able to enjoy the same great products and customer service they would find in any Verizon Communications Store. Verizon Wireless/Circuit City locations in Utah include:
- 1093 W Riverdale Rd, Riverdale
- 724 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City
- 1340 East Park Center Dr, Salt Lake City
- 7156 South Plaza Center Drive, West Jordon
- 360 West University Pkwy, Orem
Other retail locations include the new store in Layton Hills, raising the number of Verizon Wireless retail locations in Utah to fourteen.
Verizon Wireless' record-breaking customer growth has also meant new jobs for local communities. Verizon Wireless added 450 jobs to Utah's local economy during 2004 to serve its growing customer base. The company continues to hire qualified candidates, particularly for retail and customer service positions.
High demand for Verizon Wireless' calling plans, including the affordable and national America's ChoiceSM plan, as well as new email/multi-functional products like the Treo and Blackberry, and data offerings like text and picture messaging, have increased the value of wireless service for consumers and business users.
To stay ahead of demand, Verizon Wireless has invested more than any other U.S. wireless provider more than $4 billion annually to maintain and expand its high-quality network nationwide. In Utah alone the company has invested more than $30 million during the past two years enhancing its network reach and its voice and data capabilities. "Our consistent investment in network excellence, combined with the opening of new retail locations in Utah will make it easier for holiday shoppers to take advantage of Verizon Wireless' expansive network and wide variety of service plans, with choices to fit any lifestyle and income," said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products, services and careers, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.####