SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As people's lives become increasingly mobile and fast-paced, and to address the growing demand for advanced wireless data products and services, AT&T* today announced the grand opening of a new wireless retail store in downtown Silver Spring.
The new 4,505-square-foot store, located at 8519 George Avenue, has a state-of-the-art, hands-on design to engage customers and provide a "try before buy" service experience. Trained sales consultants will provide demonstrations of a wide range of wireless products. Shoppers can also test out various advanced wireless data applications including GPS navigation and mobile social networking.
"It would be hard to understate the vital role that wireless technology plays in driving our economy and in how we live our lives," said Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin (District 5). "I appreciate the investment in providing access to cutting edge-technology that AT&T is offering residents and small businesses in Silver Spring and Montgomery County."
"We want to ensure our customers have an exceptional in-store experience, and that begins with a convenient store location, innovative layout and knowledgeable staff," said Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for AT&T in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. "We are excited to be a part of the Silver Spring community by providing wireless products and services that help keep our customers connected at work, home or on the go."
The new Silver Spring store is led by Zachary Deutsch and has a staff of 11 employees who are trained to assist customers – both business and consumer – with purchasing decisions, customer service and technical support. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The store will celebrate its grand opening with a weekend of festivities, including an appearance by Derrick Dockery and WJFK-FM Sports Junkie "Cakes" on Saturday, February 19, from 12 to 2 p.m. The store will also offer 50 percent off select handsets when purchased with a new two-year agreement – offer is valid February 18-20.
There are 35 AT&T-owned retail locations in Maryland. AT&T's products and services are also available at a number of other authorized dealers and national retail locations. To find the nearest AT&T store, visit http://www.att.com/storelocator/. For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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