Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Store in Northwoods Mall

Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Store in Northwoods Mall

November 19, 2001




Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless communications provider, recently opened a new retail store in North Charleston's Northwoods Mall.

"North Charleston is the perfect location for our newest retail store," said Dominique Milton, district manager of stores for Verizon Wireless in South Carolina. "The city is close to where Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties converge, making it easily accessible to customers living in each of the three counties."

Located at the food court entrance of Northwoods Mall, the new 2,500 square-foot retail store features a premier line of digital wireless phones, data products and hands-free calling accessories. It also offers customers the latest wireless Internet and two-way text messaging services, including Mobile WebSM, Mobile MessengerSM and Mobile OfficeSM. The nation's first prepay service without a contract for both voice calls and short text messaging, known as [FREEUP], is also available to customers who wish to manage their wireless costs while having access to the latest in wireless technology.

For a demonstration of the text messaging service or assistance with calling plans and select phones and accessories, customers may visit with a staff of full-time professionals Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The new retail store will also offer extended mall hours during the holiday shopping season.

Customers with questions may call the store at 843-569-7313.

Currently, Verizon Wireless has 49 retail stores serving the Carolinas.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 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 and GTE Wireless. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 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 http://www.verizonwireless.com.