Verizon Wireless Opens New Retail Location in Flatiron Marketplace

DENVER, CO — In response to growing demand for Verizon Wireless' communications products and services, the nation's largest wireless provider has opened its newest retail store in the FlatIron Marketplace in Broomfield. The store is located at 110 E. FlatIron Circle, on the southwest corner of the Marketplace. Mathew Hemingway will oversee the store's daily operations and manage a staff trained to meet customer needs.

Verizon Wireless will hold a grand opening at the store on Saturday, December 8. Radio station KBCO will broadcast live between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and prizes will be given away to lucky winners.

"Wireless communications products and services are becoming more affordable everyday, especially with the current promotional [FREEUP] offer," said Elizabeth Brownson, director of retail sales for Verizon Wireless. "Our holiday promotional [FREEUP] package includes a new Kyocera 2135 and a $15 card for just $69.99 after a $30 mail-in rebate. And for those that prefer traditional wireless service, now, through January 31, 2002, customers can sign up for service with the nation's largest wireless provider and receive up to 3,500 minutes for life on selected plans, with activation of a new 1 or 2 year agreement."

The new retail store is another indication of the company's commitment to the Colorado market. This year, Verizon Wireless will make $40 million in network investments in Colorado, including network capacity enhancements that have recently been completed throughout the state.

The new retail location is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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). 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