BOSTON, MA — As power outages and recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, corporately-owned Verizon Wireless retail stores in New England are helping area residents contact family, friends and loved ones. Residents without working cell phones can make free domestic calls from the company's pool of working handsets in its retail stores. Additionally, stores are ready to assist customers who need to charge their cell phones and smartphones.
Most store hours are Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (some store hours may vary, please call ahead or go online to confirm). To find a Verizon Wireless store nearest you, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/storelocator.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.