The Super Special Verizon Store

Verizon has opened an Apple-esque store in the DC area in an apparent attempt to lure customers into signing up for its new cable service. From the Washington Post:

    The company’s new store, Verizon Experience, is an attempt to stand out from traditional phone stores. Instead of a few sales assistants at a counter as shoppers wait impatiently in lines, nearly 20 sales people roam the floor and help customers at different stations.
    Half a dozen big-screen TVs show high-definition movies. A row of laptops display video games for customers to play. Specialists at the Guru Zone help people customize their purchases and set up e-mail accounts. And there are cellphones, too.

Ooh, how fancy, but “Guru Zone”? Could that be any more late ’90s? How about Xtreme Guru Zone? Oh well, as long as a little competition from Verizon lowers everyone’s cable bill, we’re happy.—MEGHANN MARCO

Verizon Store Follows Apple’s Example [Washington Post]

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  1. Funklord says:

    The store sounds like a bit of a joke, but 2 weeks into Verizon’s FIOS tv service, and all is good so far. Switching from Cablevision in NY saved me about $50 per month and now I get faster internet service, more channels and a much better interface for the tv and the DVR.

  2. steve says:

    My friend just signed up for the FiOS and TV service, and apparently even after the trial deal ended, he’d be saving money over Comcast- and he had pretty much the full package- DVR+digital cable (no pay per view channels).
    The TV seems to be the same as Comcast’s Digital Cable, and has the same, if not more channels than Comcast.