Verizon Wireless Opens New Communications Store In Rockaway, New Jersey

MORRISTOWN, NJ — In response to the growing demand for the company's voice and data products and services, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has opened its newest Communications Store at 321 Mount Hope Road in Rockaway Township.

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store phone number is 973-989-4360.

"Customers choose Verizon Wireless because they want service on the nation's largest, most reliable wireless network." said Store Manager Rodger Nubel. "Our new Rockaway store is staffed by knowledgeable wireless professionals who offer consumers a broad range of equipment and service plans including enhanced data services they can't get anywhere else."

Demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the second quarter as the company added a record 1.9 million net new customers, the largest quarterly customer gain in the history of the industry. Verizon Wireless now serves 47.4 million customers nationwide.

Every year since its launch, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $4 billion annually to maintain and expand its nationwide network. In the New York Metro area, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1 billion in its wireless network during the past five years to handle a growing number of calls and to make available wireless data services including V CAST, which delivers crystal clear short content on-demand, 3D games and music videos to wireless phones from leading and respected news and entertainment sources and other innovative content providers.

"Consumers and businesses hungry for even more wireless content can come in learn about the company's high-speed wireless Internet connections with Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess services," Nubel said. "Made possible by the expansion of the company's 3G EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) network, BroadbandAccess offers wireless laptop users speeds comparable to cable and DSL services — 400 — 700 kilobits per second."

The Rockaway store also participates in the company's HopeLine ® phone recycling program. HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones to be refurbished, recycled or sold; proceeds are donated to domestic violence advocacy groups or used to purchase wireless phones with airtime for emergency use by victims. In addition to phones, service and voice mailboxes for victims, HopeLine includes funding for non-profit domestic violence organizations; community and corporate awareness initiatives; and a bilingual "Invest In Yourself" program designed to help prepare survivors to re-enter the workforce. For additional information, visit the HopeLine Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

The Rockaway Communications Store is the fifth to open in Morris County and one of 107 Verizon Wireless retail locations in the New York Metro area.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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.

About HopeLine2005 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, which puts wireless products and services to work to combat domestic violence. Today, HopeLine collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless carrier and refurbishes or recycles them with proceeds benefiting victims of domestic violence. The environmentally friendly HopeLine Program also provides victims with essential communication tools — wireless phones and wireless services, including voicemail and pre-paid wireless minutes. Donations are accepted at all 1, 900-plus Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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