RIDGELAND, Miss., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular South, the nation's largest privately held wireless provider, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Alabama-based Corr Wireless Communications. With this strategic purchase, Cellular South will now be able to offer the industry's best devices, plans and network to customers in northeastern Alabama and parts of Georgia.
"With Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of our acquisition of Corr Wireless, we have taken an important step forward in Cellular South's growth plans, and also for Corr Wireless employees and customers," said Ben Pace, chief financial officer for Cellular South. "Our successful business model and compelling value proposition continue to drive healthy growth of our customer base and expansion of our industry-leading service offerings."
For now, Corr Wireless will continue to offer wireless products and services under its existing name. Over time, Corr customers should expect the introduction of more advanced devices, robust plans and improved network quality as well as an increased focus on helping them get the most out of their wireless experience.
Cellular South, which celebrates 22 years of operation this week, continues to discover new ways to position itself for healthy growth so it can compete in an ever-evolving wireless industry. Along with its purchase of 700 Megahertz (MHz) spectrum in the 2008 FCC auction, the acquisition of Corr Wireless will help accelerate Cellular South's expansion into Alabama to build a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the next generation of high-speed wireless technology that will support interactive television, mobile video blogging, advanced games and other wireless applications and services.
Corr Wireless Communications is a leading regional wireless carrier operating primarily in northeastern Alabama and parts of Georgia. The company's service area covers a population of more than 1.3 million in 18 counties, including the cities of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, and Gadsden and the counties of Blount, Cullman, Marshall, Dekalb and Jackson in Alabama, as well as Rome, Georgia. Corr provides both retail and wholesale wireless services and employs approximately 130 employees, many of whom work in 19 company-owned stores.
For more information about Cellular South, its wireless offerings and Cellular South's Discover Centers, visit www.cellularsouth.com.
About Cellular South
Cellular South is a privately-owned diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers get the most out of their wireless devices and services. The nation's largest privately owned wireless communications carrier accomplishes this goal by providing the most reliable and advanced 3G nationwide wireless voice and data network, offering industry-leading unlimited flat rate plans, and through its online and in-store Discover Centers, which give customers easy, simple and convenient tools, tips, advice and information to get the most out of their mobile phone. For more information about Cellular South and its products and services, visit www.cellularsouth.com. This news release and other announcements are available at http://www.cellularsouth.com/news/. Or follow our news on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cellularsouth. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cellularsouth to learn more about our wireless services.
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