Verizon Wireless Opens First Allen Park, Michigan, Location

ALLEN PARK, MI — Verizon Wireless, the only major carrier with a 30-day network Test Drive pledge that pays for calls if a customer isn't satisfied and switches to another carrier, today opened a new Communications Store at 3128 Fairlane Drive. It is the company's first retail location in Allen Park, its fourth in the downriver area and its 72nd in Michigan.

The new 2,768-square-foot Verizon Wireless Communications Store offers an expansive array of wireless products and services, including the latest handsets, accessories and data services such as TXT, Picture and Video Messaging; high-speed wireless Internet service and e-mail; and V CAST, which features music, games, and news, weather, sports and entertainment video clips.

"This new store reflects our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience and an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff," said Greg Haller, president—Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky region, Verizon Wireless. "Consumer demand for our wireless service continues to grow as our network upgrades provide new, more sophisticated services for our customers."

The store also provides a HopeLine® phone collection bin where anyone can donate no-longer-used wireless handsets and accessories. Through the award-winning Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, most of the donated handsets and equipment are refurbished and sold, with proceeds going to support domestic violence awareness and prevention programs. Remaining handsets are recycled in an environmentally sound way.

The new Verizon Wireless Communications Store, managed by Dan Garcia, is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. The store's phone number is 313-271-9255.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 60.7 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 66,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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