Indianapolis, Ind. -- hhgregg is
stepping up its cellular business with a chain-wide rollout of Verizon kiosks
beginning later this month.
The full-service kiosks, operated
by The Cellular Connection, Verizon's largest authorized agent in the Midwest,
will feature a full array of products and services, including 3G smartphones,
bill payment and customer support.
The rollout to all 157-plus
hhgregg locations is expected to be completed by year's end.
"Verizon Wireless is a solid
company, backed by great technology and has the most recognizable name in the
mobile phone industry," said Gregg Throgmartin, executive VP/COO of hhgregg. "We
are confident that The Cellular Connection will give our customers an exceptional
The move will provide the growing
CE and majap chain with a larger stake in the coveted mobile business, where it
is currently represented by a small selection of unlocked AT&T phones and
The Cellular Connection, based in
Marion, Ind., was founded in 1991 as Moorehead Communications by Steve and
Phyllis Moorehead and currently operates over 300 locations in 16 states. A
member of the Verizon Wireless premium retailer program, the chain is also a
leading DISH Network dealer in the Midwest.