Norwalk, Conn. - Verizon Wireless dealer A Wireless has acquired the Verizon Wireless kiosks within eight P.C. Richard & Son stores in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
The balance of CE and majap chain's Verizon Wireless kiosks are operated directly by the carrier.
Headquartered in Greenville, N.C., A Wireless is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless with 112 locations in eight states and the District of Columbia. The kiosks represent the first store-within-a-store real estate for the privately held business.
Like the carrier-operated displays, the kiosks within the seven Connecticut stores and one Philadelphia location will function as fully operational retail shops staffed by trained sales associates and offering handsets, accessories and activations.
"The expansion of A Wireless into the store-in-store retail market is indicative not only of our ambition to take the A Wireless name into new territories, but, moreover, of our mission to provide wireless service and products to all of our customers in the most convenient locations possible," said CEO Rich Balot.
P.C. Richard and Verizon Wireless rolled out the carrier-operated kiosks last year.