AT&T* today announced it has opened a new 4,080 square-foot retail store in Kingsport to address the growing demand for advanced wireless and wired products and services. The new store, located at 1817 East Stone Drive, replaces the former 2,400 square-foot AT&T retail store located at 2003 N. Eastman Rd.
“The new Kingsport retail store is another example that showcases AT&T’s commitment to our community,” said Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. “It’s also nearly doubled in size and our Kingsport and Sullivan County residents now have a new place in town to shop for the upcoming holiday season.”
The new store features a state-of-the-art, hands-on design to engage shoppers and provide a “try before you buy” service experience. Trained consultants will provide demonstrations of a wide range of products and services, including the latest in mobile devices, such as the BlackBerry Torch, the iPhone 4, exclusive Windows Phone 7 handsets which include the HTC Surround, LG Quantum™ and the Samsung Focus.
“AT&T’s investment in Kingsport builds on our reputation as a strong region for business investment,” said Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips. “Our communities are made stronger and more attractive when we have leading technology resources close at hand like a new and convenient AT&T store in the neighborhood.”
Customers can also 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.
“Investment like this continues to drive economic growth in our area,” said Miles Burdine, President and CEO, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. “We applaud state leaders like Lt. Governor Ramsey and the Tri-Cities State Delegation for ensuring Tennessee is a business friendly state.”
“We are focused on making our customers’ in-store experience exceptional, and that begins with a convenient store location, simplistic layout and knowledgeable staff,” said Jim Thorpe, vice president and general manager for AT&T’s wireless operations in Tennessee and Kentucky. “Customers can try out our newest line-up of quick messaging devices and smartphones when they visit this Kingsport location.”
AT&T offers simple, competitively priced plans and a next-generation wireless network that provides the latest technology, including phones with greater functionality, a wide range of useful features, superior sound quality and high speed data connectivity.
“This new retail store in Kingsport provides greater convenience and a hands-on experience with our products and services,” said Alan Hill, regional director, AT&T Tennessee. “We continue to expand our retail presence in the east Tennessee and give consumers convenient access to the latest in communications and entertainment services.”
The Kingsport store is led by Sam Rose and has a staff of 13 employees who are trained to assist both consumer and business customers with purchasing decisions, customer service and technical support.
Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. The phone number is (423) 230-0888.
AT&T operates 39 AT&T-owned retail locations in Tennessee. Its products and services are also available at a number of other authorized dealers and national retail locations. To find a local AT&T store, visit http://www.att.com/storelocator/. For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit http://www.att.com/.