Grand Opening of WAVE SANS FIL in Montréal, Québec
BURNABY, BC, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - GLENTEL Inc. (TSX: GLN), the largest
multi-carrier wireless retailer in Canada and a leading provider of
wireless communications solutions across Canada and the U.S., is
pleased to announce the recent opening of its newest wireless retail
store in Montréal Eaton Centre operating as WAVE SANS FIL. This is the
sixth WAVE SANS FIL location in Québec and the 126th WIRELESSWAVE
location in Canada.
"GLENTEL opened 25 stores in the fourth quarter of 2010, bringing the
total company retail store count to 435 locations," said Tom Skidmore,
GLENTEL's President and CEO. "In 2011 we plan to open an additional 65
company-owned mall-based stores, increasing our store count to over 500
locations. We intend to broaden our reach within the Canadian and U.S.
store mall marketplace, as we respond to our growing smartphone sales
and profitability that in 2011 and beyond will be complemented with the
sale of wireless tablets."
In addition to its WIRELESSWAVE group of stores, in Canada, GLENTEL
operates 82 mall-based Tbooth wireless stores and 79 in-store WIRELESS
etc. kiosks at Costco Wholesale Canada outlets. In the United States,
GLENTEL operates 148 mall-based stores in 11 states through Diamond
Wireless LLP, a premium VERIZON wireless retailer.
All GLENTEL brands offer consumers a unique, unbiased customer shopping
experience with a choice of seven mobile phone providers, including
Rogers, Bell, FIDO, Solo Mobile, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel and chatr
wireless, and mobile phones from manufacturers such as Apple, LG,
Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry and HTC. For more
information please visit www.glentel.com
GLENTEL (TSX: GLN) is a leading provider of innovative and reliable
telecommunications services and solutions in Canada and the United
States. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, GLENTEL
comprises three operating divisions - Retail Canada, Retail US and
Business - that service thousands of consumers and commercial
communications customers. The company operates 287 stores across Canada
located primarily in retail malls and Costco Wholesale, as well as 148
mall stores in the United States. To its business and government
customers, GLENTEL offers wireless service, rental equipment, satellite
and terrestrial network systems, tower sites, and wireless asset
monitoring. As the largest multi-carrier wireless retailer in Canada,
it offers a choice of network carrier and wireless device or phone to
Canadian consumers. GLENTEL operates its business under the trading
names Glentel Wireless, WIRELESSWAVE, WAVE SANS FIL, Tbooth wireless,
la cabine T sans fil, WIRELESS etc. and SANS FIL etc., and Diamond
Wireless - Verizon Premium Retailer in the U.S.
SOURCE Glentel Inc.
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