New ‘evolution’ store at East River Plaza

Verizon opened its newest “evolution” Communications Store in East Harlem. The new store, located within East River Plaza at 517 East 117th Street (second level, next to Target), incorporates a new interactive retail design inviting customers to experience wireless voice, data, music and video services in a sleek, full-service environment. Store hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The new store includes ​3000 square-feet of retail, technical support and customer service space.​

Store manager Jeff Soto is also encouraging area residents to join the company in its efforts to help survivors of domestic violence by bringing no-longer-used wireless phones to the store for donation to the company’s HopeLine® phone recycling program. HopeLine collects used cell phones to be recycled or sold and donates the proceeds in the form of cash grants and pre-paid wireless phones to advocacy groups for use by survivors. 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 company recently expanded its recycling efforts to college campuses through the UHopeLine program to eight City University of New York campuses in the five boroughs.

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