C Spire Wireless Opens New State-Of-The-Art Retail Store in Greenville Featuring Personalized
Store Offers Hands-On, Interactive Retail Experience To Help Consumers Choose Wireless
Devices, Plans, Apps, Content and Accessories That Best Meet Their Individual Needs
Ridgeland, Miss. (Oct. 7, 2011) – C Spire Wireless, the largest privately held wireless provider in the U.S. and the first to introduce personalized wireless services, today announced the grand opening of its new 2,800 square foot retail store in Greenville to serve consumer and business customers’ wireless communications needs in the region.
The new, state-of-the-art store, located at 1825 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near the Walmart Supercenter on Highway 1 South in Greenville, features C Spire’s latest wireless devices, smart phones and accessories, as well as the company’s industry-leading personalization program, which gives customers apps and content that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs and rewards for using their phone in new ways.
The store officially opens today with an 11:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting, reception and celebration featuring C Spire executives, elected officials and local business and community leaders in Greenville and Washington County. Food, prizes and giveaways will also be a part of the grand opening.
The Greenville store has a state-of-the-art, hands-on design to engage customers and provide a “try before you buy” personalized service experience, according to Joe Wilson, market manager for C Spire in Greenville. Wilson and his 12-member staff are trained to assist consumer and business customers with individual purchasing decisions, personalized customer service and technical support. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“C Spire continues to experience strong, steady growth and our new retail location in Greenville will enhance our ability to provide our customers with the best individual, personalized service in the industry,” said Sherry Stegall, senior vice president for sales and customer operations at C Spire. “We’re proud of our new store, but we’re even more excited about continuing to contribute to the economic development of Greenville and Washington County.”
The new retail location builds on C Spire’s significant capital and network investments in Greenville and the surrounding area. In addition to spending more than $250,000 on the new store, C Spire has invested more than $1.4 million since 2008 to expand its network and give Greenville and Washington County businesses and consumers the best wireless experience available.
“C Spire’s expansion in Greenville will give us the opportunity to offer even more area residents and businesses the latest wireless devices, access to thousands of great apps and content, easy and affordable plans and the best high speed data network available,” Stegall said. “C Spire is dedicated to offering unique and game-changing products and services that adapt to customers, understand who they are and are designed just for them.”
The company’s commitment to providing its customers with the best service, as well as the most advanced and reliable high speed data coverage available, has included more than $350 million in capital investments in Mississippi as part of its broader $530 million overall network investment over the last three years.
“The expansion of C Spire’s Greenville retail operations is good news for Greenville and Washington County. C Spire is a great corporate neighbor and we very much appreciate the investments they continue to make in our community and in our people,” said Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer. “C Spire’s announcement of its new store opening and investment reinforces their high level of commitment to providing our residents and businesses with access to the latest wireless technology, including a strong network, a wide variety of devices, plans, apps and more.”
Local business leaders echoed McTeer’s praise of the company’s decision to invest in Greenville. “C Spire’s efforts to expand its retail operations and enhance wireless coverage in Greenville and Washington County will greatly benefit the communities in this region,” said Larry Jones, executive director of the 286-member Delta Economic Development Center.
“Continued retail expansion and the provision of high-speed wireless data and the services and applications it supports are becoming increasingly important to both consumers and business users,” Jones said. “We appreciate the work that Cellular South is doing to extend the benefits of retail expansion and broadband access to consumers and businesses who rely heavily on wireless technology for work and entertainment.”
For more information on C Spire’s retail operations, network expansion and overall community investment, visit www.cspire.com.
About C Spire Wireless
C Spire Wireless is a diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers by personalizing wireless services designed just for them. The nation’s largest privately owned wireless communications provider personalizes customers’ experience by offering apps that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards they receive for using their phone in new ways – all with seamless ease and at amazingly fast speed. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire products and services, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.