Verizon Wireless Opens For Business In Big Rapids, Michigan

BIG RAPIDS, MI — Verizon Wireless announced that its Alltel customers in Big Rapids now have access to a full suite of Verizon Wireless’ innovative products and services through its company-owned store at 840 S. State St.

The newly branded Verizon Wireless location now offers customers the full range of Verizon Wireless products and services. With this change, Alltel customers can purchase Verizon Wireless equipment and service, and activate new handsets at this location.

Verizon Wireless will waive its activation fee and Alltel’s early termination fee for eligible customers who receive a special notification in the mail with the details of this offer.

Alltel customers can continue to receive Alltel sales and service support on their existing Alltel accounts at the South State Street store until conversion to Verizon Wireless is completed. Additionally, existing Verizon Wireless customers can now be served at this newly converted Verizon Wireless location.

“At Verizon Wireless, we are committed to providing our customers with the best experience possible,” said Scott Hodges, acting manager of the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Big Rapids. “We are confident that all customers will continue to enjoy the great products and services available through Verizon Wireless. We remain committed to building lasting relationships with each of them.”

Store hours for the Big Rapids location are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Verizon Wireless completed its purchase of Alltel in January 2009. Due to its legal obligations, Verizon Wireless was constrained from rebranding this market area until recently. Those restrictions have been lifted, and now customers in Big Rapids are free to Rule the Air.

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About Verizon Wireless in Michigan In Michigan, Verizon Wireless has more than 2,100 employees and 66 company-owned retail locations in more than 50 cities, including Allen Park, Alpena, Alpine Township, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek, Bay City, Big Rapids, Brighton, Burton, Cadillac, Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit, East Lansing, Escanaba, Farmington Hills, Fenton, Flint, Fort Gratiot, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Jackson, Kentwood, Lake Orion, Lansing, Livonia, Ludington, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Northville, Novi, Okemos, Petoskey, Pontiac, Portage, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Saginaw, St. Clair Shores, St. Joseph, Southfield, Taylor, Traverse City, Troy, Utica, Warren and Westland.

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