Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening of its First Retail Store in Colorado Springs

Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening of its First Retail Store in Colorado Springs

April 10, 2001



Verizon Wireless today announced the grand opening of its newest retail location in Colorado Springs. Located at 2130 Southgate Road, in the newly remodeled Broadmoor Town Square, the communications store features a wide variety of wireless products and services, including 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 Mobile WebSM, Mobile MessengerSM and Mobile OfficeSM, as well as 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).

"Verizon Wireless customers have access to the largest, most popular network in the country," said Marni Walden, president for the Mountain Region for Verizon Wireless. "Verizon Wireless Communications stores add to our nationwide popularity by offering local residents the opportunity to join in at convenient locations that provide the latest wireless communications products and services."

The Southgate Road location is the first Verizon Wireless retail store in Colorado Springs. Trained wireless professionals are on hand to assist customers in selecting equipment and making decisions on calling plans. The new communications store is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This store gives Verizon Wireless a total of 20 locations in Colorado. Verizon Wireless also has a kiosk in the Chapel Hills Mall.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 27.5 million wireless voice and data 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 38,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.


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