Deal adds Verizon Wireless kiosks to all HHGregg stores

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Locally based electronics and appliance retailer HHGregg Inc. has inked a strategic partnership with Marion-based The Cellular Connection to open Verizon Premium Wireless kiosks in all of its stores.

The Cellular Connection expects to add more than 500 jobs in 15 states as a result of the deal.

For its part, HHGregg anticipates foot traffic in its stores will increase. Jeff Pearson, the retailer's vice president of marketing, said his company hopes Verizon customers who stop by to visit a kiosk will stay to purchase other items, such as wireless-enabled computers.

“We see this as an opportunity to have more consumers in our stores more often and see what other products we offer,” he said.

HHGregg began exploring opportunities a year ago to add a wireless “store-within-a-store,” Pearson said. Verizon was “a natural choice,” he said, because “it’s probably at this point the most recognized wireless company in the industry.” Pearson declined to share any of the terms of the Cellular Connection deal.

The new kiosks will offer the same capacity as Verizon’s own stores, providing wireless smartphones, cell phones and accessories. Verizon customers can pay their bills, obtain service, upgrade or change their plans, or adjust account information at the kiosks, which will debut in some stores this month. By year’s end, the Cellular Connection kiosks should be open in all 157 HHGregg locations.

In a news release, HHGregg said its partnership with Cellular Connection will expand its product assortment, which already included over 100 digital televisions and more than 500 major appliances.


Post a comment to this story

We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. I am a Lyft driver who is a licensed CDL professional driver. ALL Lyft drivers take pride in providing quality service to the Indianapolis and surrounding areas, and we take the safety of our passengers and the public seriously.(passengers are required to put seat belts on when they get in our cars) We do go through background checks, driving records are checked as are the personal cars we drive, (these are OUR private cars we use) Unlike taxi cabs and their drivers Lyft (and yes Uber) provide passengers with a clean car inside and out, a friendly and courteous driver, and who is dressed appropriately and is groomed appropriately. I go so far as to offer mints, candy and/or small bottle of water to the my customers. It's a mutual respect between driver and passenger. With Best Regards

  2. to be the big fish in the little pond of IRL midwest racin' when yer up against Racin' Gardner

  3. In the first sentance "As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss are build quality & price." need a way to edit

  4. As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss is build quality & price. First none of these places is worth $1100 for a one bedroom. Downtown Carmel or Keystone at the Crossing in Indy. It doesn't matter. All require you to get in your car to get just about anywhere you need to go. I'm in one of the Carmel apartments now where after just 2.5 short years one of the kitchen cabinet doors is crooked and lawn and property maintenance seems to be lacking my old Indianapolis apartment which cost $300 less. This is one of the new star apartments. As they keep building throughout the area "deals" will start popping up creating shoppers. If your property is falling apart after year 3 what will it look like after year 5 or 10??? Why would one stay here if they could move to a new Broad Ripple in 2 to 3 years or another part of the Far Northside?? The complexes aren't going to let the "poor" move in without local permission so that's not that problem, but it the occupancy rate drops suddenly because the "Young" people moved back to Indy then look out.

  5. Why are you so concerned about Ace hardware? I don't understand why anyone goes there! Every time ive gone in the past, they don't have what I need and I end up going to the big box stores. I understand the service aspect and that they try to be helpful but if they are going to survive I think they might need to carry more specialty parts.