Verizon Wireless Expands Retail Locations to Serve Oregon Customers

PORTLAND, OR — Verizon Wireless' consistent customer growth has triggered a continuing effort to provide the latest wireless products and services at convenient, accessible locations. As a result, Verizon Wireless has expanded its retail locations in Oregon by 64 percent in 2004 over 2003, and total retail jobs increased by 43 percent.

New retail locations this year include six Circuit City Superstores in Oregon where Verizon Wireless will operate a store with-in a store concept and shoppers will be able to enjoy the same great products and customer service they would find in any Verizon Communications Store. Verizon Wireless/Circuit City locations in Oregon include:

  • 2730 Gateway Street, Springfield

  • 9180 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard

  • 435 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem

  • 1700 NE 102nd Ave, Portland

  • 1772 N Jantzen Beach Center, Portland

  • 10722 SE 82nd, Portland

Other retail locations include the new Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Cedar Crossing in Beaverton, raising the number of retail locations in Oregon to eighteen. Verizon Wireless' record-breaking customer growth has also meant new jobs for local communities. Verizon Wireless added 50 new jobs to Oregon's local economy during 2004 to serve its growing customer base. The company continues to hire qualified candidates, particularly for retail and customer service positions.

High demand for Verizon Wireless' calling plans, including the affordable and national America's ChoiceSM plan, as well as new email/multi-functional products like the Treo and Blackberry, and data offerings like text and picture messaging, have increased the value of wireless service for consumers and business users.

To stay ahead of demand, Verizon Wireless has invested more than any other U.S. wireless provider — more than $4 billion annually — to maintain and expand its high-quality network nationwide. In Oregon alone the company has invested more than $64 million during the past two years enhancing its network reach and its voice and data capabilities. "Our consistent investment in network excellence, combined with the opening of new retail locations in Oregon will make it easier for holiday shoppers to take advantage of Verizon Wireless' expansive network and wide variety of service plans, with choices to fit any lifestyle and income," said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president.

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