Just in time to provide a new option for holiday shoppers, AT&T* today announced the opening of a high-tech retail store on South Hamilton Road in Columbus. 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 Columbus and brings even more options for consumers,” said State Senator Charleta Tavares. “AT&T’s investment in opening new retail stores will continue central Ohio’s reputation as a strong location for business and employment opportunities.”
The new store showcases a wide range of home and wireless solutions, and includes a new tablet and emerging-devices “wall” to display the latest connected gadgets. The latest in mobile devices are displayed, such as the Samsung Galaxy S™ II, the Samsung Infuse™ 4G, the Motorola Atrix™ 2, and the Blackberry® Torch™ 9810. Shoppers can also explore AT&T U-verse® services, including AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice.
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 Tracy Heard.
“Our new Columbus 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, “This store opening is in addition to the 50 new cell sites we’ve activated, the 130 we’ve upgraded, and the 360 sites where we’ve added capacity in Ohio this year.”
The Columbus 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.
To help celebrate the opening of the new Columbus location, AT&T will be offering free Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY 4Gs with a new 2-year agreement and data plan, through December 31.
The new store is located at 2583 South Hamilton Road and is led by industry veteran C.W. Black. Black and his 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 Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 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.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
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