Local American Idol Haley Reinhart to Participate in Opening Celebration of the AT&T Retail Innovation Center

Join Haley Reinhart and Other Idol finalists to Celebrate Unique Store

Chicago, Illinois, May 03, 2012

AT&T is celebrating the opening of its Retail Innovation Center with guest appearances by local AMERICAN IDOL Finalists. Haley Reinhart (Season 10) of Wheeling will be at the AT&T Innovation Center from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 3.  AT&T also will air AMERICAN IDOL’s Top 5 results show broadcast on big screen televisions powered by AT&T U-verse.

During the viewing party, attendees can visit the new AT&T 4G LTE Experience Lab  and experience the latest HTC smartphones available from AT&T. Participants can use the HTC Vivid™ to take a picture with Reinhart who will also discuss her upcoming album and her experiences on AMERICAN IDOL. Kimberly Caldwell (Season 2) will host pre-show activities and visitors can play a game on their phones with Blake Lewis (Season 6).

AT&T offers consumers the latest in wireless audio technology as exemplified by the HTC One™ X which features Beats Audio enabled across the entire multimedia experience including apps to offer richer more authentic sound and pairs seamlessly with the Beatbox Portable by Dr. Dre to deliver an exceptional audio experience.

The AT&T Retail Innovation Center in Arlington Heights is unlike any other AT&T store in the country. It showcases the company’s most innovative products and serves to gather customers’ feedback on new retail concepts – all designed to help shape the ultimate customer experience across AT&T’s more than 2,300 stores nationwide.

“We are delighted to  work with AMERICAN IDOL and HTC to offer our customers a unique way to watch AMERICAN IDOL while learning how they can make the most of today’s technology,” said AT&T Illinois vice president and general manager Dave Fine. 

The retail Innovation Center is one more dimension of the AT&T Retail Promise – a commitment to ensure that customers have the very best in-store shopping experience. Customers not only will find products best suited for their needs, but also become informed on how best to use them — and their feedback will directly influence the retail design, as well as the products and services offered in AT&T stores nationwide.

Located at 585 East Palatine Road, the store hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,  Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Store Manager Dennis Foster and his knowledgeable sales consultants are ready to assist customers—both businesses and consumers—with purchasing decisions and technical support.

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. 

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