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Verizon Wireless Signs FL. Kiosk Deal With hhgregg

7/20/2010 11:38:26 AM Eastern
Tampa, Fla. - Verizon Wireless kiosks will open in all 21 Florida locations of hhgregg, as part of its chain-wide plan.

The carrier said its kiosks will operate like full-service Verizon Wireless stores, selling phones and accessories, as well as offering customers the ability to pay their Verizon Wireless bills or make changes to their current plans.

All 21 kiosks are scheduled to be open by the end of 2010.

"We're excited to be able to offer hhgregg customers the best in wireless technology," said Pam Tope, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless.  "hhgregg is a growing, dynamic company that provides an outstanding setting and service to customers. We're proud to team up in their stores."

The Verizon Wireless kiosks will feature the latest Android, BlackBerry and various multimedia and smartphones, plus netbooks, wireless air cards and more.

These devices run thousands of apps, such as Skype Mobile and V Cast.

Verizon Wireless has invested about $240 million in the past year in network enhancements in Florida and more than $2 billion since the company was formed, the company said.  

This year, Verizon Wireless plans to launch its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless services in 25 to 30 markets nationally.

Last year Verizon Wireless partnered with P.C. Richard & Son to open carrier-operated stores-within-a-store in the chain's more than 30 New York/New Jersey metro area stores.
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