BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As recovery efforts continue in Alabama in the aftermath of devastating storms Wednesday night, Verizon Wireless has set up mobile communication stores in Tuscaloosa and Pleasant Grove to help area residents contact family, friends and loved ones.
The mobile communication stores are equipped with fully functional devices, so residents without working cell phones can contact family, friends and loved ones free of charge from the company's pool of working handsets. Additionally, the store features a battery charging station that allows customers to charge their cell phones and smartphones.
Verizon Wireless has two mobile communication stores operating in the parking lot of the Verizon retail store in Tuscaloosa (2340 Mcfarland Blvd. E). The Verizon retail store in that location is also open and operating on generator power. A third mobile communication store is operating at the Pleasant Grove Athletics Complex (959 4th Street, Pleasant Grove), and fourth is set up at Hill's Foodland Grocery near the most damaged section of Pleasant Grove (851 Park Road).
These mobile communication resources will serve residents Monday-Saturday from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM and on Sunday from 12:00 PM –6:00 PM CDT.
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Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, serving more than 104 million total connections, including 88.4 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE,NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE,NASDAQ: 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.
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