Wireless Direct Opens New Store In Brooklyn, New York

ORANGEBURG, NY — Verizon Wireless today announced the opening of a new authorized retail outlet in Brooklyn to make shopping for the company's wireless voice and data products more convenient for local residents and businesses. Wireless Direct, located at 340 Jay Street, now offers a wide variety of wireless phones, accessories and service from Verizon Wireless.

Wireless Direct, owned by Albert Elk, has been a Verizon Wireless authorized retailer for the past two years and now has five locations in Brooklyn. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The store is closed on Sunday. Other Wireless Direct locations include 408 Smith Street, 209 Prospect Park West, 408 Myrtle Avenue and 1594 Flatbush Avenue.

Customers may activate Verizon Wireless service at Wireless Direct and shop for the latest in wireless technology including popular devices like the new global 3G BlackBerry® Tour™ and new service features including Verizon Wireless Friends & Family® which lets customers on eligible calling plans enjoy unlimited calling to up to 10 numbers on any network, anytime, anywhere in America without using plan minutes.

Verizon Wireless authorized retailers receive extensive training, as well as merchandising support and competitive commissions, after successfully completing a highly selective qualification process. Authorized retailers play a key role in the company's retail sales distribution strategy which includes approximately 2,000 company-owned and operated Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide.

Currently the company is looking for bilingual English-Spanish speaking entrepreneurs interested in joining the Verizon Wireless authorized agent team in New York and Northern New Jersey neighborhoods with large Spanish-speaking populations. For more information about becoming an exclusive Verizon Wireless authorized retailer send an e-mail to NewAgents@VerizonWireless.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VzW_NYMetro

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.