Verizon Wireless is adding 5,400 new stores in the U.S., and will offer up to 30 percent off one-time credit to customers.
The new stores are located in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The company is also adding more than 500,000 one-day subscriptions and plans to add more than 300,000 more in the coming months.
“We have the best customer service in the industry, and we’re making great progress,” Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said in a statement.
“Our strategy is to grow our store base, strengthen our brand and expand the number of locations to reflect the breadth and depth of our network.”
The company also said it will be expanding its mobile phone business and has signed an agreement to sell its cellular network.
The news comes just a day after Verizon announced it would buy AOL for $4.9 billion.
Verizon also said Monday that it will cut 2,400 jobs, with some of those employees leaving its wireless business, but said it was doing so in the hopes of creating more jobs for its employees.
Verizon’s new stores will be located in areas where it has expanded its footprint, including the Midwest, West and Southeast, and will be more focused on customer service and loyalty programs.
The companies plans to expand its prepaid offerings, with the new stores opening to customers who subscribe to the company’s Simple Choice plan.