Video Available: Hawaiian Blessing Of New Verizon Wireless Evolution Store

WHO: Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and data network

WHAT: Broadcast-quality B-Roll illustrating a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony and lei untying with Kahu Sherman Thompson at the official opening of Verizon Wireless’ first Evolution Store in Hawai‘i at Honolulu’s Pacific Guardian Tower

WHEN: Available immediately

WHERE: The B-Roll can be found at  

BACKGROUND: The Verizon Wireless Evolution Store design provides customers with a hands-on experience with the latest wireless voice, data, music and video services. The new Honolulu store is double the size of the store’s previous location and features:

  • Interactive “demo zone” guided by knowledgeable staff
  • Integrated systems and operational enhancements designed to streamline the sales process and increase customer satisfaction
  • Check-in kiosk enables customers to sign in on arrival and stay informed via monitors that track their place in the queue for service
  • Roomy and easy-to-locate technical assistance and customer support areas with interactive displays

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $29 million in Hawai‘i in 2008 and $186 million since 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its network and to add new services.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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