A Wireless Charts New Territory with Eight Store-in-Store Kiosk Acquisitions

Verizon Premium Retailer to Provide Wireless Solutions inside Retail Megastore

Oct 11, 2010, 07:00 ET from A Wireless

GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A Wireless, an Exclusive Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless, has announced today the acquisition of eight Verizon Wireless retail kiosks housed in home appliance and electronics megastore P.C. Richard & Son.  As the first Store-in-Store kiosks for A Wireless, the locations represent an exciting opportunity for the 64-store retail chain to serve their loyal customer base in previously uncharted space. P.C. Richard & Son customers will now be able to buy A Wireless' advanced wireless devices and explore unbeatable service plans while shopping for electronics and appliances without ever leaving the store. The new A Wireless kiosks are operating within the following P.C. Richard & Son locations:

  • 444 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854
  • 110 Federal Rd., Danbury, CT 06811
  • 1574 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460
  • 19 Universal Drive, North Haven, CT 06473
  • 3440 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111
  • 230 Hale Road, Manchester, CT 06042
  • 136 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082
  • 2420 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149

These locations will be open Monday-Friday from 10:00am9:30pm, Saturday from 9:00am9:00pm and on Sunday from 10:00am7:00pm.

The A Wireless store-in-store kiosks will function as full scale retail operations, offering the same level of service and selection of products that customers have come to expect of A Wireless stores. Knowledgeable, trained sales counselors will be available to educate customers on the newest in Verizon's wireless technology and service; helping them choose the best wireless solutions to meet their needs.  Featured product lines will include, but will not be limited to:  the latest Droid X family of phones, a variety of smartphones by Blackberry®, and high-capability devices from Samsung® and LG®.   Designed with the end user in mind, the kiosks will feature a dock that allows testing of  the bestselling wireless devices, as well as an accessories display to aid customer in choosing chargers, Bluetooth® headsets, and other add-ons for their phones. Conference areas will also be available for customers to meet with the qualified sales consultants about their wireless needs.

"The expansion of A Wireless into the Store-in-Store retail market is indicative not only of our ambition to take the A Wireless name into new territories, but, moreover, of our mission to  provide wireless service and products to all of our customers in the most convenient locations possible," stated Rich Balot, CEO of A Wireless. "I look forward to sharing the unparalleled A Wireless service experience and high-quality product offering with the customer base of P.C. Richard & Son."

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, please visit www.vzawireless.com.

About Verizon

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.

About P.C. Richard & Son

P.C. Richard & Son is the leading NY, NJ, PA and CT area appliance and electronics retailer and was founded from a small hardware store in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1909. Currently operated by 3rd and 4th generations of the Richard family,  P.C. Richard & Son's continued success stems from providing superior service before, during, and after the sale.  P.C. Richard and Son offers the largest selection and display of flat panel HDTVs and home appliances, designer built-in appliances, iPods, digital cameras and camcorders, GPS, computers, Verizon cellular phones and video games.  Visit www.pcrichard.com for more information.

SOURCE A Wireless