QUINCY, Ill., Dec. 8, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ – Just in time to provide a new option for holiday shoppers, AT&T* today announced the opening of a high-tech retail store in Quincy. 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.
The Quincy location showcases a wide range of home and wireless solutions, including new tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9 and the HTC Jetstream, as well as the latest in mobile device smartphones– the HTC Vivid™, HTC Titan™, Samsung Galaxy S™ II Skyrocket™, the Motorola Atrix™ 2, and the Blackberry™ Bold 9900.
“Wireless broadband is increasingly understood as critical to economic growth – for manufacturers, retailers, service providers, agri-business and virtually all employers in Illinois,” said State Sen. John Sullivan. “Illinois has worked to improve laws to attract private sector investment in broadband networks – and this store demonstrates even more progress. But innovation is racing ahead and we can’t fall behind.”
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 the AT&T Family Map, a family locator service designed to help give parents peace of mind.
“This new AT&T retail store in Quincy offers consumers and business the opportunity to see and experience the latest wireless devices,” said State Rep. Jil Tracy. “I supported the state law to attract more private sector investment to Illinois’ wireless networks because wireless broadband brings economic growth. This new store is great news for the greater Quincy area.”
“This store opening is yet another example of AT&T investment in Illinois since state lawmakers passed and Gov. Quinn signed a new, modern telecommunications law for our state,” said AT&T Illinois President Paul La Schiazza.
AT&T recently implemented its “Retail Promise” program to ensure that customers have the very best in-store shopping experience, based on their needs. The company uses its own wireless technology to quickly capture customers’ comments, and posts this information to an internal website for store managers to review.
The Quincy store builds upon AT&T’s overall commitment to the region. AT&T is continuing to expand and enhance its presence in central Illinois, ensuring consumers have convenient access to the latest in communications and entertainment services.
“Our Quincy store redefines the sales experience by allowing consumers to test drive our entire portfolio of products and services in an innovative way,” said AT&T Illinois Vice President and General Manager Dave Fine. “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.”
Located at 5201 Broadway Street, store hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Store Manager Tina Jones and her knowledgeable sales consultants are ready to assist customers—both business and consumer—with purchasing decisions and technical support.
To help celebrate the opening of this new store, AT&T will offer a free Sony Ericson Xperia™ Play 4G to customers who purchase a two-year service agreement and data plan. The Sony is a 4G Android smartphone with dual camera and Facebook located inside.
There are more than 70 AT&T owned-stores in Illinois. 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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