Verizon Wireless Takes NBA Playoffs Fun to All Southland Stores

Laker Girls Join Celebration at New Stores in Costa Mesa, Del Mar,

Long Beach, Panorama City, Rosemead, San Diego and Torrance



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

    IRVINE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Verizon
 Wireless, Southern California's most popular wireless carrier, is celebrating
 the grand opening of seven new stores in the five-county Greater Los Angeles
 area and San Diego County with a Lakers-oriented fun at all Southern
 California stores.
     Laker Girls will join the one-day celebration, Saturday April 21 at
 Verizon Wireless' newest retail stores located in Del Mar (2:00-4:00 p.m.),
 Long Beach (4:00-6:00 p.m.), Metro Pointe - Costa Mesa (2:00-4:00 p.m.),
 Panorama City (3:00-5:00 p.m.), Rosemead (2:00-4:00 p.m.) and Stonecrest
 Plaza - San Diego (2:00-4:00 p.m.) and Torrance (12:00-2:00 p.m.).
     The company is celebrating at all 66 Verizon Wireless Communications
 stores throughout Southern California, and will offer giveaways and promotions
 including:
 
     -- Free Lakers playoff tickets (2 tickets are available per store).
        Customers can enter a drawing to win this Saturday only.  Tickets will
        be awarded at Verizon Wireless retail stores on Monday, April 23.  No
        purchase necessary.  Contestants must be 18 or older to win.  (One
        entry per person.  Verizon Wireless employees and their families are
        not eligible).
 
     -- Free team photos of the Lakers and Laker Girls will be available at all
        Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and sales kiosks while supplies
        last.  (No purchase is necessary).
 
     -- Free Razor(TM) Scooter.  Customers who sign a one or two year service
        agreement for a new line of service on Digital Plus 200 or above will
        receive a free Razor scooter.  (Please see in-store "Terms of
        Acceptance" for safety, liability and return policy information).
 
     -- $19.99 instant activation rebate.  Customers who sign up on a two-year
        Digital Plus 200 Plan or above will receive a $19.99 instant activation
        rebate on the Audiovox CDM 135 digital phone, and get 1,700 minutes a
        month (200 Anytime, 500 Night and Weekend and 1000 Mobile to Mobile
        minutes) for just $19.99 a month to start, $34.99 a month thereafter.
 
     Verizon Wireless' grand opening event and giveaways are valid this
 Saturday, April 21 only at all Greater Los Angeles and San Diego Verizon
 Wireless Communications Stores.  The new 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 - Del Mar
      2683 Via De La Valle, Ste L
      Del Mar, CA 92014
      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 - Stonecrest
      3737 Murphy Canyon Rd.
      San Diego, CA 92123
      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/ -- Verizon
 Wireless, Southern California's most popular wireless carrier, is celebrating
 the grand opening of seven new stores in the five-county Greater Los Angeles
 area and San Diego County with a Lakers-oriented fun at all Southern
 California stores.
     Laker Girls will join the one-day celebration, Saturday April 21 at
 Verizon Wireless' newest retail stores located in Del Mar (2:00-4:00 p.m.),
 Long Beach (4:00-6:00 p.m.), Metro Pointe - Costa Mesa (2:00-4:00 p.m.),
 Panorama City (3:00-5:00 p.m.), Rosemead (2:00-4:00 p.m.) and Stonecrest
 Plaza - San Diego (2:00-4:00 p.m.) and Torrance (12:00-2:00 p.m.).
     The company is celebrating at all 66 Verizon Wireless Communications
 stores throughout Southern California, and will offer giveaways and promotions
 including:
 
     -- Free Lakers playoff tickets (2 tickets are available per store).
        Customers can enter a drawing to win this Saturday only.  Tickets will
        be awarded at Verizon Wireless retail stores on Monday, April 23.  No
        purchase necessary.  Contestants must be 18 or older to win.  (One
        entry per person.  Verizon Wireless employees and their families are
        not eligible).
 
     -- Free team photos of the Lakers and Laker Girls will be available at all
        Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and sales kiosks while supplies
        last.  (No purchase is necessary).
 
     -- Free Razor(TM) Scooter.  Customers who sign a one or two year service
        agreement for a new line of service on Digital Plus 200 or above will
        receive a free Razor scooter.  (Please see in-store "Terms of
        Acceptance" for safety, liability and return policy information).
 
     -- $19.99 instant activation rebate.  Customers who sign up on a two-year
        Digital Plus 200 Plan or above will receive a $19.99 instant activation
        rebate on the Audiovox CDM 135 digital phone, and get 1,700 minutes a
        month (200 Anytime, 500 Night and Weekend and 1000 Mobile to Mobile
        minutes) for just $19.99 a month to start, $34.99 a month thereafter.
 
     Verizon Wireless' grand opening event and giveaways are valid this
 Saturday, April 21 only at all Greater Los Angeles and San Diego Verizon
 Wireless Communications Stores.  The new 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 - Del Mar
      2683 Via De La Valle, Ste L
      Del Mar, CA 92014
      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 - Stonecrest
      3737 Murphy Canyon Rd.
      San Diego, CA 92123
      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.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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