Free Gifts, Good Treats And Great Phone Deals Highlight The Grand Opening Of Verizon Wireless' Newest "Evolutionary" Design Store In Renton, Washington

WHAT:A GRAND OPENING celebration of Verizon Wireless' newest Communications Store in Renton, Wash. The new store — conveniently located at 960 Park Avenue North, Renton — is the next evolution in the wireless retail experience. Renton's Mayor Denis Law will cut the grand opening ribbon.

WHY:Guests will enjoy hands-on interaction with wireless voice, data, music, and video services in a sleek, new full-service environment. Free tasty treats and special phone deals will be available and the Mariner Moose will make a special appearance.

Verizon Wireless is the only major carrier with a 30-day network Test Drive pledge that pays for calls if a customer isn't satisfied and switches to another carrier. See store for details.

Local residents are invited to stop in and bring old cell phones and accessories (from any wireless provider) for donation to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program. Last year, Verizon Wireless awarded more than $165,000 in HopeLine grants and wireless phones with airtime to domestic violence agencies throughout Washington.

WHERE:Verizon Wireless Communications Store960 Park Avenue North, Renton, 98057425-430-4221

WHEN:Friday, March 14, 2008 4 — 4:30 p.m.

  • Ribbon cutting with Mayor Denis Law

  • Complimentary food and beverages

Saturday, March 15, 200810 a.m. — 6 p.m.

  • KUBE 93 radio remote broadcast Noon — 2 p.m.

  • Mariner Moose 1 — 2 p.m.

  • Complimentary food and beverages

  • Demos of latest handsets, V CAST Music and more

  • Grand Opening Phone Offer: Up to 50 percent off two-year handset pricing (before rebate) and waived $35 activation fee (discount cannot exceed $100). New two-year activation required.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

About HopeLine®Through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any service provider are recycled, or refurbished and sold. Since HopeLine's national phone recycling and re-use program was launched in 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than 4.5 million phones and awarded more than $5 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country. HopeLine has also distributed more than 60,000 phones with more than 160 million minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims of domestic violence.