SARASOTA, FL, October 4, 2010 - A Wireless, a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, announced today the grand opening of their seventh Florida retail location in Sarasota, further contributing to a year of unprecedented growth for the company. This is the first A Wireless retail location on Florida’s Gulf coast, but is the company’s 109th store nationally. Located at 1427 South Tamiami Trail beside the Best Western hotel, A Wireless will provide premium wireless products and service to the residents of Sarasota and the surrounding area.
As a leading carrier of the newest and most advanced wireless devices, A Wireless retail locations feature an exclusive “Live Island Display” that removes the guesswork from buying a new wireless device. In lieu of traditional “dummy phones,” the “Live Island” allows customers to explore the latest mobile phones using a fully functional model that can call, text, send email, and run applications. The Live Island enables customers to make more informed purchase decisions, and select accessories that work best for their phone. Specially trained consultants are always on-hand to offer product recommendations and assist in choosing the most cost effective service plans.
In celebration of the location’s grand opening, and for a limited time, customers can take advantage of unprecedented Buy One, Get One Free offers on all Droid devices and the latest wireless innovations. The store’s operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 9a.m.- 9p.m., and Sunday from 11-7p.m. Those with inquiries may also call the store at (941) 893-3158.
In addition to bringing high quality wireless products and services to the Sarasota area, the A Wireless store is bringing 15-20 new jobs to Sarasota residents in both sales and management. A Wireless CEO Rich Balot stated of the recent opening: “Our company is in the business of keeping people connected—whether it be to their jobs, their families, or their friends—while providing them with a customer service experience that’s as superior as our product line. The newest A Wireless opening in Sarasota further demonstrates our unwavering commitment to make wireless communications convenient for our customers and to be an active contributor to the communities we serve.”
About A Wireless
A Wireless was founded as a partnership in October 1996 in Wilson, North Carolina and incorporated as ABC Phones of North Carolina, Inc. in 1999. The privately-held company, headquartered in Greenville, North Carolina, is an Exclusive Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless and employs over 700 people at 112 locations in eight states and the District of Columbia. For more information, including employment opportunities, please visit www.vzawireless.com.
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.