Verizon Wireless Continues Aggressive Expansion Of New Retail Locations In Greater Los Angeles

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

    IRVINE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- In its
 continuing effort to provide the latest wireless products and services at
 convenient, accessible locations, Verizon Wireless has opened five new retail
 stores in Greater Los Angeles.  The stores are located in Costa Mesa, Long
 Beach, Panorama City, Rosemead and Torrance.  Verizon Wireless now owns and
 operates 51 retail stores and kiosks throughout the five-county, Greater Los
 Angeles area.
     "Verizon Wireless ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among
 wireless users in Los Angeles eight years in a row according to the J.D. Power
 and Associates 2000 U.S. Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study," said Clay
 Berryhill, Regional Director of Retail Sales.  "We're actively pursuing
 another victory by expanding into additional locations throughout 2001.  We
 have the largest network in the nation and continue to offer a variety of
 service plans to fit any lifestyle and income."
     Verizon Wireless retail stores offer a premier line of digital wireless
 phones, data products and hands-free calling accessories.  Customers can check
 out the latest wireless Internet and two-way text messaging services,
 including MobileWeb(SM), Mobile Messenger(SM) and Mobile Office(SM).
 The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the
 Motorola V2260 with changeable color phone wraps ($29.99 - one-year service
 activation required) to the Verizon Wireless web-ready, Palm-powered
 Smartphone from Kyocera ($499.99 - one-year service activation required).
 
 
     The store addresses and hours of operation are as follows:
 
      Verizon Wireless - Costa Mesa-Metro Pointe
      901 South Coast Dr., Bldg. K Ste. 120
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless - Long Beach-Bellflower
      2836 Bellflower Blvd.
      Long Beach, CA 90815
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless - Panorama City
      8210 Van Nuys Blvd.
      Panorama City, CA 91402
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless - Rosemead
      3564 Rosemead Blvd.
      Rosemead, CA 91770
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless - Torrance/Crossroads
      24329 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste A
      Torrance, CA 90505
      Wed-Fri 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the
 U.S. with 28 million wireless voice and data customers.  The coast-to-coast
 wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless
 businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone
 (NYSE:   VOD; London), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE
 Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications.  Verizon Wireless has a
 footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top
 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets.  The company, headquartered in
 Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong.  Reporters and editors can find
 more information about the company on the Web at
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
 
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    IRVINE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- In its
 continuing effort to provide the latest wireless products and services at
 convenient, accessible locations, Verizon Wireless has opened five new retail
 stores in Greater Los Angeles.  The stores are located in Costa Mesa, Long
 Beach, Panorama City, Rosemead and Torrance.  Verizon Wireless now owns and
 operates 51 retail stores and kiosks throughout the five-county, Greater Los
 Angeles area.
     "Verizon Wireless ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among
 wireless users in Los Angeles eight years in a row according to the J.D. Power
 and Associates 2000 U.S. Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study," said Clay
 Berryhill, Regional Director of Retail Sales.  "We're actively pursuing
 another victory by expanding into additional locations throughout 2001.  We
 have the largest network in the nation and continue to offer a variety of
 service plans to fit any lifestyle and income."
     Verizon Wireless retail stores offer a premier line of digital wireless
 phones, data products and hands-free calling accessories.  Customers can check
 out the latest wireless Internet and two-way text messaging services,
 including MobileWeb(SM), Mobile Messenger(SM) and Mobile Office(SM).
 The stores also offer a variety of phones in all price ranges, from the
 Motorola V2260 with changeable color phone wraps ($29.99 - one-year service
 activation required) to the Verizon Wireless web-ready, Palm-powered
 Smartphone from Kyocera ($499.99 - one-year service activation required).
 
 
     The store addresses and hours of operation are as follows:
 
      Verizon Wireless - Costa Mesa-Metro Pointe
      901 South Coast Dr., Bldg. K Ste. 120
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless - Long Beach-Bellflower
      2836 Bellflower Blvd.
      Long Beach, CA 90815
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless - Panorama City
      8210 Van Nuys Blvd.
      Panorama City, CA 91402
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless - Rosemead
      3564 Rosemead Blvd.
      Rosemead, CA 91770
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless - Torrance/Crossroads
      24329 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste A
      Torrance, CA 90505
      Wed-Fri 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the
 U.S. with 28 million wireless voice and data customers.  The coast-to-coast
 wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless
 businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone
 (NYSE:   VOD; London), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE
 Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications.  Verizon Wireless has a
 footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top
 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets.  The company, headquartered in
 Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong.  Reporters and editors can find
 more information about the company on the Web at
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
 
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