COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the opening of a high-tech retail store in Chillicothe. The store offers a unique way for customers to interact with and shop for a wide array of communications and entertainment services including a hands-on demonstration area to engage customers and provide a "try before you buy" service experience.
"This new AT&T store is a welcome addition to Chillicothe and brings even more options for consumers," said State Senator Dave Daniels. "AT&T's investment in opening new retail stores will continue central Ohio's reputation as a strong location for business."
The new store showcases a wide range of products and services, including the latest in mobile devices such as the Motorola Atrix™, the HTC Status™, the Samsung Focus™ and the BlackBerry® Torch™. Customers visiting the store can test drive various wireless data applications, including AT&T Navigator™ which provides GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions, or AT&T Family Map, a family locator service designed to help give parents peace of mind
"AT&T's investment in our community, demonstrated by opening a new retail store, builds on our reputation as a strong region for business investment," said State Representative Bob Peterson.
"Our new store redefines the sales experience by allowing consumers to test drive our products and services in an innovative way," said Larry Evans, vice president and general manager, AT&T Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
AT&T Ohio president Tom Pelto agreed, adding, "Our goal is to help people choose the best mix of products and services that meet their individual needs to stay connected everywhere they live and work."
"Wireless communication is the way more and more people and businesses communicate," said Marvin Jones, President of the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce. "It's critical for our region to have a robust wireless network and many choices for wireless devices. It's our future. This new state-of-the-art store is a welcome addition to Chillicothe."
The Chillicothe store builds upon AT&T's overall commitment to the region. AT&T is continuing to expand and enhance its presence in central Ohio, ensuring consumers have convenient access to the latest in communications and entertainment services. In fact, AT&T invested more than $200 million in its Ohio wireless and wireline networks in the first half of 2011.
The new store is located at 950 North Bridge Street and is led by industry veteran Staci Ashworth. Ashworth and her team of knowledgeable sales consultants are ready to assist customers — both business and consumer — with purchasing decisions and technical support. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There are more than 70 AT&T owned stores in Ohio. AT&T's products and services are also available at a number of authorized dealer and national retail locations.
*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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