Verizon Wireless Hosts Customer Appreciation Days In Tri-Cities And Knoxville, Tennessee, September 25-27

KNOXVILLE, TN — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, is hosting Customer Appreciation Days in East Tennessee stores in Tri-Cities and Knoxville areas the weekend of Sept. 25-27, 2009.

Verizon Wireless is celebrating its successful completion of its purchase of Alltel in January. For the past nine months, the company has been integrating networks, converting billing systems, upgrading high-speed wireless broadband service, and re-merchandising stores across Tennessee.

Customers are encouraged to bring their used wireless phones, batteries and accessories to donate to Verizon Wireless' ongoing, exclusive HopeLine® phone recycling and reuse program. Phones donated to HopeLine® can be refurbished and sold for reuse; those that are not salvageable are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy. Proceeds generated from the phones collected by HopeLine® go toward wireless phones and service for survivors of domestic violence as well as financial grants to non-profit domestic violence prevention and awareness agencies.

During the weekend of Sept. 25-27, customers will enjoy waived activation fees with a two-year plan, 25% off select accessories and can choose from a selection of free Samsung phones valued at $49.99 or below after rebate.

The following stores in Tri-Cities and Knoxville will offer these specials to customers throughout the weekend celebration.

1060 W. Main St. Abingdon, VA 24210 Phone: 276-628-5339

5 Clear Creek Rd. Bristol, VA 24202Phone: 276-466-6800

2815 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy. Greeneville, TN 37745 Phone: 423-636-8151

149 Fitness Way Johnson City, TN 37604 Phone: 423-926-9296

2608 E. Stone Dr. Kingsport, TN 37660 Phone: 423-245-4500

176 Terrace Ln. Morristown, TN 37813 Phone: 423-581-3555

2439 Callahan Dr. Knoxville, TN 37912 Phone: 865-947-4481

739 Dolly Parton Pkwy. Sevierville, TN 37862 Phone: 865-429-4922

11146 Parkside Dr. Knoxville, TN 37934 Phone: 865-671-2700

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