Total by Verizon, the telco’s prepaid wireless brand, will mark its one-year anniversary this month with the opening of its 50th store in greater Los Angeles, part of an aggressive retail expansion in Southern California and nationally. Since its debut, Total by Verizon has launched in more than 50,000 national retail locations and opened hundreds of exclusive stores around the country, with more planned for the remainder of 2023.
The brand’s newest location, in Inglewood, Calif., will host an open house on Sept. 20 that will include remarks from Total by Verizon leadership, local leaders and the community at large. The brand will present a $10,000 donation to the Social Justice Learning Institute, Inglewood’s college prep and youth leadership program dedicated to improving the education, health and well-being of youth and communities of color.
Additionally, all Total by Verizon stores in the region offer customers the ability to learn about their eligibility for the California LifeLine program and Affordable Connectivity Program — government programs that help more people afford access to critical voice and broadband services.
“While some retailers are closing their doors, we’re expanding to better meet the needs of hard-working customers in a time of economic uncertainty,” said Angie Klein, President of the Verizon Value organization in a statement. “We are opening hundreds of new Total by Verizon locations across the country, and we are just getting started in Los Angeles with our first 50 stores in this region this month.”