Pensacola Wireless and U-Haul Rentals Keep Customers Moving

Mar 07, 2011, 13:31 ET from U-Haul

PENSACOLA, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pensacola Wireless, owner of Boost Mobile Select Retail Store, located at 1805 Creighton Rd., Ste. 6, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the wireless phone and satellite business it has been operating since 2010. Pensacola Wireless sells wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts from Boost Mobile.

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Families needing the finest in moving services now will have increased convenience and a shorter distance to travel when moving, which not only will make their move easier but also will have the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. U-Haul partnering with business owners across North America to increase convenience for customers while helping our environment is just one of the programs that support U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives.

Pensacola Wireless can now offer its customers a variety of moving equipment and supplies designed specifically for moving household furnishings, including moving vans, open trailers, closed trailers, furniture pads, appliance dollies, furniture dollies, tow dollies and auto transports. Pensacola Wireless also will offer sales items to protect their customers' belongings and make moving easier, such as heavy-duty boxes, which are made of up to 90 percent recycled content and are available in a variety of sizes.

"We have always been familiar with U-Haul, as customers," Pensacola Wireless said. "When we decided to expand our business, we felt there was a great opportunity to serve our customers as a 'one-stop shop' for communications and moving services."

"Our cell-phone customers tend to be repeat visitors to our stores.  With the addition of U-Haul, we look to see those customers more often, and of course...see some new faces.

"We have been in the wireless business for about 10 years, but we've been in business in Florida only for about six months.  So far, we've found U-Haul has brought customers to us for truck/trailer rentals, people who otherwise might not have known that we exist."

"U-Haul is proud to be partnering with a quality independent business such as Pensacola Wireless," exclaimed Shannon Olivier, president, U-Haul Company of Southern Alabama. "Pensacola Wireless is a great example of the type of successful business relationship U-Haul has established in order to build and maintain a strong network of more than 15,000 independent dealers across North America."

For more information, or to rent your moving equipment today, call 850-462-7875. Business hours of operation are: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m.6 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.2 p.m.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,090 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation's largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.

U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up in the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100 percent biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

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U-Haul Public Relations

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