WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - March 18, 2011) - Verizon Wireless, provider of the largest and most reliable 3G network, as well as the fastest and most advanced 4G LTE network in America, announced the grand opening of its newest store in Brooklyn, located at 517-519 Brighton Beach Avenue, on Saturday, March 19th at noon. The store incorporates a new interactive retail design that invites customers to experience wireless voice, data, music and video services in a sleek, full-service environment. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. As part of the grand opening celebration, local radio host Chunky from K-ROCK will be broadcasting live from the store.

During the grand opening event, the store is offering customers the following special offers:

  • A chance to win tickets to a New York Rangers game
  • $50 off any Droid Smartphone
  • Free activation with purchase of a 4G modem
  • 20% off the purchase of two accessories, or 25% off the purchase of three or more accessories

Staffed by knowledgeable wireless professionals, the new store offers consumers a broad range of services and equipment including the new 4G LTE USB Modems and popular devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and the 4G LTE HTC ThunderBolt.

Store manager Igor Kamenetsky encourages customers to join Verizon Wireless in its efforts to help survivors of domestic violence by bringing no-longer-used wireless phones to the store for donation to the HopeLine® from Verizon phone recycling program. Through the program, HopeLine from Verizon provides wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention, awareness and advocacy. The no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories that are collected are refurbished or recycled in an environmentally sound way. Refurbished phones, complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service, are donated to local domestic violence organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients. Verizon Wireless was the first wireless carrier in the nation to collect and recycle old cell phones, and has done so on behalf of survivors of domestic violence since January 1999 -- first in New York and then across the U.S.

The Brighton Beach Store in Brooklyn is one of over 160 Verizon Wireless retail locations in metro New York and New Jersey. For a complete list of all Verizon Wireless stores, visit www.verizonwireless.com or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. Follow Verizon Wireless on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 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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