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Jun 26, 2014, 09:00 ET

Verizon Wireless Redefines Wireless Customer Experience: Hutchinson "Smart Store" Opens On June 26

WHAT:  Verizon Wireless continues to roll out its new retail store design intended to make shopping for wireless devices and services...

Jun 24, 2014, 07:00 ET

HopeLine from Verizon and Georgia Commission on Family Violence Support Domestic Violence Task Forces Statewide With Micro Grants

 In the last decade at least 1,300 Georgians lost their lives to domestic violence. In 2013 alone, almost 59,000 of the state's citizens called...

Jun 20, 2014, 14:57 ET

RootMetrics™ Ranks Verizon Wireless Tops At San Antonio International Airport

Verizon Wireless network has been recognized yet again as a RootScore award winner at San Antonio International Airport.  Wireless testing...

Jun 19, 2014, 13:43 ET

Verizon Wireless Supports Troops And Military Families Through USO Programs In Texas

 Verizon Wireless announced today that it has presented two grants, a total of $60,000, to the USO (United Service Organizations) to support...

Jun 10, 2014, 11:00 ET

Verizon Network Earns Top Honors In Florida Markets In Newest RootMetrics Wireless Reports

 As it rolls out its new XLTE wireless technology across Florida, Verizon Wireless again has earned top honors in the most recent studies of...

Jun 09, 2014, 14:37 ET

Greenville Health System Pilots Wireless-powered Diabetes Management Solution

 South Carolina's largest health system is pioneering the use of the world's first cellular-enabled blood glucose management system. Greenville...

Jun 05, 2014, 14:17 ET

Verizon IndyCar Series Shifts Into High Gear At Firestone 600 On June 7

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 5, 2014 WHAT: The Verizon IndyCar Series comes to Texas Motor Speedway the first weekend in June and the Verizon...

Jun 05, 2014, 11:00 ET

New Customized Verizon Education Tech Tool Available

 Summertime is a time for sun, fun and play, but it doesn't have to be at the expense of learning. With 70 percent of students using their...

Jun 04, 2014, 16:07 ET
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Two US Landfalls Predicted For 2014 Atlantic Storm Season; Verizon Wireless Network Prepared To Serve Gulf Coast Customers

 AccuWeather.com predicts 10 named tropical storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes for the Atlantic Ocean in 2014 and anticipates...

Jun 03, 2014, 10:32 ET

Verizon Celebrates America's Small Businesses

As an extension of Small Business Week and to celebrate "Mighty Small" businesses from coast-to-coast, Verizon is giving small businesses...

Jun 03, 2014, 09:11 ET

Verizon Readies Resources to Support Tennesseans During 2014 Hurricane Season

In the 25th anniversary year of Hurricane Hugo, Verizon Wireless has prepared its network and emergency response teams to serve Tennessee customers...

Jun 02, 2014, 16:44 ET

Verizon Network Earns Top Honors In Denton In Newest RootMetrics Wireless Reports

 As it rolls out new XLTE wireless technology across Central Texas, Verizon Wireless has earned top honors in Denton in the most recent studies...

Jun 02, 2014, 13:43 ET

Verizon Wireless Completes Purchase Of Golden State Cellular In East Central California

Verizon Wireless has completed its purchase of partnership interests in Golden State Cellular from Sierra Cellular, Inc. and two other...

Jun 02, 2014, 11:40 ET

Verizon Readies Resources to Support North Carolina Residents During 2014 Hurricane Season

Verizon Wireless has prepared its North Carolina network and emergency response teams to serve customers in the event of major storms this...

Jun 02, 2014, 11:40 ET

Verizon Readies Resources to Support South Carolina Residents During 2014 Hurricane Season

Verizon Wireless has prepared its South Carolina network and emergency response teams to serve customers in the event of major storms this...

Jun 02, 2014, 11:00 ET
This graphic illustrates some of the interesting user habits of Florida smartphone users. Information compiled from an online survey of 400 Florida residents who own smartphones. Additional usage data is available upon request. (PRNewsFoto/Verizon Wireless)

From Biz Meetings To Pocket-Dialing, Florida Smartphone Survey Maps User Habits Across State

More than half of all Americans own smartphones, so it's no surprise these devices are hinged to some of life's most interesting moments. Verizon...

May 30, 2014, 15:08 ET

2014 Hurricane Season Approaches; Texans And Louisianans Urged To Prepare Emergency Communication Plan

Hurricane Season 2014 is set to begin on June 1, and Texans and Louisianans can help their families stay safe and ready with an emergency...

May 30, 2014, 13:59 ET

As 2014 Hurricane Season Begins, Alabama Residents Urged To Prepare Wireless Communication Plans

Alabama is vulnerable to storms and hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and with hurricanes come possible tornadoes...

May 30, 2014, 11:34 ET

As 2014 Hurricane Season Begins, Georgia Residents Urged To Prepare Wireless Communication Plans

 Georgia is vulnerable to storms and hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and with hurricanes comes possible...

May 29, 2014, 09:01 ET

More Franklin County, Ohio, Residents Can Experience 4G LTE With Verizon Wireless Expansion

WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network. WHAT: Verizon Wireless has enhanced (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE)...