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Verizon Wireless Signs FL. Kiosk Deal With hhgregg

7/20/2010 11:38:26 AM Eastern

Tampa, Fla. -
Verizon Wireless kiosks will open in all 21 Florida locations of hhgregg, as part of its chain-wide plan.

The carrier said
its kiosks will operate like full-service Verizon Wireless stores, selling
phones and accessories, as well as offering customers the ability to pay their
Verizon Wireless bills or make changes to their current plans.

All 21 kiosks are
scheduled to be open by the end of 2010.

"We're excited to
be able to offer hhgregg customers the best in wireless technology," said Pam
Tope, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless.  "hhgregg is a
growing, dynamic company that provides an outstanding setting and service to
customers. We're proud to team up in their stores."

The Verizon
Wireless kiosks will feature the latest Android, BlackBerry and various multimedia
and smartphones, plus netbooks, wireless air cards and more.

These devices run
thousands of apps, such as Skype Mobile and V Cast.

Verizon Wireless
has invested about $240 million in the past year in network enhancements in Florida
and more than $2 billion since the company was formed, the company said.  

This year, Verizon
Wireless plans to launch its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless services in
25 to 30 markets nationally.

Last year Verizon
Wireless partnered with P.C.
Richard & Son
to open carrier-operated stores-within-a-store in the
chain's more than 30 New York/New Jersey metro area stores.

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