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Verizon has opened a store in the Longworth House Office Building to help staffers with their favorite obsession: BlackBerrys.

[IMGCAP(1)]The storefront, in room B244, sells phones, accessories and data plans. Employees will also be able to help staffers with troubleshooting.

Usually, Member offices work with the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer to order phones and choose data plans. But with the store, staffers can go right to the source, getting their new devices in two days rather than a week.

“Having Verizon in-house will give our hard-working employees faster, more convenient access to the technology they need to help them communicate with the American people,— CAO Dan Beard said in a press release.

Not all House-issued phones are on Verizon plans — a few use AT&T. But CAO spokesman Jeff Ventura said all providers were asked whether they wanted a store; only Verizon accepted.

The store can also be used by the public and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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