Verizon Wireless Opens Three New Retail Locations in the Valley

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In the response to the growing
 demand for wireless communications products, Verizon Wireless is unveiling two
 new retail stores in Fresno and Bakersfield, in addition to the Modesto store,
 which opened earlier this year.  Verizon Wireless now owns and operates
 16 retail stores and kiosks throughout the Valley.
 
      The new store addresses and hours of operation are as follows:
 
      Verizon Wireless -- Fresno in Universal Park
      7723 N. Blackstone Ave. Suite 102
      Fresno, Ca. 93720
      (559) 451-0556
      Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless -- Bakersfield in River Lakes Village
      4550 Coffee Rd.
      Bakersfield, Ca. 93308
      (661) 587-5693
      Mon-Sat 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless -- Modesto in Vintage Faire Mall
      3401 Dale Rd.
      Modesto, Ca. 95356
      (209) 559-0844
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
     "Verizon Wireless owns and operates the most extensive and popular
 wireless network in the country," said Keith Ard, Director of Retail Stores.
 "Our stores add to our popularity by offering consumers a convenient and easy
 place to stop in and browse the latest products and services we have available
 for them."
     Verizon Wireless Communications 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 Mobile Web, Mobile Messenger and Mobile Office,
 as well as a variety of phones in all price ranges, such as the Motorola
 2260 with changeable color phone covers ($39.99 -- two-year service activation
 required) to the Verizon Wireless web ready, Palm-powered Smartphone from
 Kyocera ($499.99 -- one-year service activation required).
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the
 U.S. with 27.5 million wireless voice and data customers.  The new
 coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S.
 wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp -- now Verizon
 Communications (NYSE:   VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE:   VOD; London).  The new
 company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE
 Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging.  The company
 has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the
 top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets.  Verizon Wireless, headquartered in
 Bedminster, NJ, is 38,000 employees strong.  Reporters and editors can find
 more information about the company on the Web at
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
 
 

SOURCE Verizon Wireless
    SAN RAMON, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In the response to the growing
 demand for wireless communications products, Verizon Wireless is unveiling two
 new retail stores in Fresno and Bakersfield, in addition to the Modesto store,
 which opened earlier this year.  Verizon Wireless now owns and operates
 16 retail stores and kiosks throughout the Valley.
 
      The new store addresses and hours of operation are as follows:
 
      Verizon Wireless -- Fresno in Universal Park
      7723 N. Blackstone Ave. Suite 102
      Fresno, Ca. 93720
      (559) 451-0556
      Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless -- Bakersfield in River Lakes Village
      4550 Coffee Rd.
      Bakersfield, Ca. 93308
      (661) 587-5693
      Mon-Sat 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
      Verizon Wireless -- Modesto in Vintage Faire Mall
      3401 Dale Rd.
      Modesto, Ca. 95356
      (209) 559-0844
      Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
     "Verizon Wireless owns and operates the most extensive and popular
 wireless network in the country," said Keith Ard, Director of Retail Stores.
 "Our stores add to our popularity by offering consumers a convenient and easy
 place to stop in and browse the latest products and services we have available
 for them."
     Verizon Wireless Communications 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 Mobile Web, Mobile Messenger and Mobile Office,
 as well as a variety of phones in all price ranges, such as the Motorola
 2260 with changeable color phone covers ($39.99 -- two-year service activation
 required) to the Verizon Wireless web ready, Palm-powered Smartphone from
 Kyocera ($499.99 -- one-year service activation required).
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the
 U.S. with 27.5 million wireless voice and data customers.  The new
 coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S.
 wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp -- now Verizon
 Communications (NYSE:   VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE:   VOD; London).  The new
 company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE
 Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging.  The company
 has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the
 top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets.  Verizon Wireless, headquartered in
 Bedminster, NJ, is 38,000 employees strong.  Reporters and editors can find
 more information about the company on the Web at
 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
 
 SOURCE  Verizon Wireless