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Wireless Communications Ranks No. 25 on the 2012 Inc. 500

August 24, 2012 by  
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Wireless Communications, Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer Ranks No. 25 On The 2012 Inc. 500 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 6581%

Greenville, SC, August 24, 2012Inc. magazine today ranked Wireless Communications, Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer NO. 25 on its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition, the company ranked No. 2 overall in the Retail Industry. The Inc. 500 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

2012 is the first year that Wireless Communications has had the opportunity to be ranked on the The Inc. 500| 5000 list. Wireless Communications is a Premium Retailer of Verizon Wireless products and services. Established in 2008 under the leadership of President Krish V. Patel and Director of Sales Keith Gailey, the company has grown exponentially.  Beginning with just two retail locations and 8 employees in Greenville, SC, the company now operates 37 locations in four states and employs over 265 people. Wireless Communications plans to have 50 stores open by the end of 2012.

As an exclusive Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless, Wireless Communications strives to redefine the indirect channel and provides an untouchable customer experience.  The company strives to stay ahead of aggressive competitors in the wireless industry.  The most successful strategies have included included offering the latest products and accessories, creating an innovative employee training program and by launching monthly company-wide sales initiatives.

 ”Every employee has contributed to the success of this business. Without their daily efforts to reach our goals Wireless Communications would not be as successful as it is today. The Inc. 500 recognition represents the hard work of our outstanding Wireless Communications Team. I would like to recognize and thank all of our friends, family, vendors and also the     communities that have supported our organization.” – President Krish V. Patel

 The 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 21 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’ s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

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Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

 

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

 

For the full list please visit: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2012

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina. Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 37 retail locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast. Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

“Coin of Excellence” Winners Thrive At Wireless Communications

June 6, 2012 by  
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Verizon’s Georgia/Alabama Region has once again recognized the commitment that Wireless Communications has made to provide an untouchable customer experience. The Georgia/Alabama Region awards the “Coin of Excellence” to associates and managers that excel in providing first-class customer service and positive feedback via customer surveys.  In the month of May two Wireless Communications employees were recipients of this distinguished award.

Shawn Cox started with Wireless Communications in October if 2011 and is currently an associate at the Crabapple store in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Right away Shawn began to excel in customer service, he is often awarded “Perfect 10″ Net Promoter Scores by past customers.  Shawn was awarded a VZW “Coin of Excellence”, a personal email from the VZW Channel Director, a certificate signed by the Region President and Channel Director and recognition in the monthly Indirect newsletter and the VZW homepage.

Melanie Smith was hired into our Manager In Training Program in March of 2012 and right away she began to take action at her Holly Springs, Georgia location.  Melanie is the portrait of community involvement; she is actively involved in the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and helps raise money, food and awareness for local charitable organizations.  She was awarded the coin of excellence for her very successful Grand Opening Celebration on May 11th. Through connecting with the community and local businesses Melanie was able to maximize all her resources to pull off one of the most successful Grand Opening Events in Wireless Communications history.  This caught the eye of Verizon Corporate Leadership and a few weeks later she was also recognized and awarded the “Coin of Excellence”.

Wireless Communications would like to thank both Shawn and Melanie for their dedication to customer service and commitment to greatness.

 

 

 

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina. Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 36 retail locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast. Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

Wireless Communications Lends A Hand On HOG Day

May 8, 2012 by  
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Wireless Communications had over 30 employees and their families volunteer time on Saturday May 5th for United Way’s Hands On Greenville Day.  The team of volunteers spent their morning at Greenville Middle Academy mulching, pulling weeds and preforming general outdoor maintenance to help beautify the school grounds.  “I really enjoyed working side by side with my co-workers to help out our community,” commented Dena Whitten, Human Resources manager at Wireless Communications.

This is the second year that Wireless Communications has participated in HOG Day, last year the team helped paint a house for a local family. United Way’s Hands on Greenville is the largest day of service in the upstate.  This year 7,008 volunteers on 124 teams helped complete 283 service projects in the event’s 18th year.  For more information please visit www.handsongreenville.com


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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina. Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 35 retail locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast. Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

 

Wireless Communications Sponsors PULSE Hangar Party

April 12, 2012 by  
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For the third year in a row Wireless Communications is the presenting sponsor for the Greenville Chamber’s PULSE annual Hangar Party!  This fifth annual event is to be held on Wednesday, April 25 at the Greenville Jet Center located at 1 Aviation Lane from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All Upstate young professionals are welcome to attend the Hangar Party to see what PULSE has to offer. It is an excellent opportunity to gain new contact, friends and discover opportunities to become involved in the Upstate’s largest young professionals organization. This event is free to attend and includes free food and drinks. For more information or to register (required) for this event please visit www.greenvillepulse.com

 

 

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina. Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 34 retail locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast. Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

Wireless Communications Wins Big At Carolinas/Tennessee Region Awards

March 20, 2012 by  
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Verizon Wireless hosts an annual event each spring to recognize hard working and valuable Indirect Agents.  In 2011 Wireless Communications had a record breaking year.  This year WC brought home five of the seven awards in their location bracket (under 50 retail locations) at the Carolinas/Tennessee Region Verizon Indirect 2012 Kickoff on March 14th, 2012.

Highest Productivity Per Door

Second year in a row for most phones and accessories sold from existing and new locations

Highest Renewals Per Door

First year winner, for converting existing customer base into return customers

Highest Year Over Year Growth

First year winner, for highest new customer generation per location

Highest Smartphone Take Rate

For the third year in a row WC won the award for highest number of smartphones sold

The Verizon Innovation Award

Recognizing WC’s record breaking events and the creation of one-of-a-kind Customer Experience Center in 2011

Wireless Communications would like to thank everyone for their support in 2011 and look forward to an even more successful 2012.

 

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina. Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 33 retail locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast. Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

Wireless Communications is Midwest Bound

February 27, 2012 by  
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Wireless Communications is proud to announce that they are expanding into the Midwest Region and are now classified as a Verizon National Account. Through a series of both agent and corporate takeovers the company will open six new locations in the Midwest Region between February 1st and March 15th. All six of the acquired retail stores will be located in Charleston, WV, Barboursville, WV and Ashland, KY.

Two locations have already opened at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville, WV; they are located in the food court area and also next to Starbucks.  The store that is now open in Charleston, WV is located in the Charleston Town Center on the lower level next to Charlotte Russe and Sprint.  Additionally in Ashland, KY at 828 Winchester Avenue between to Area Advertising and Rent-A-Center another retail location has been opened.  Two more locations are expected to open in the Ashland Mall in the coming weeks.

For more information regarding these locations or to apply for a position with Wireless Communications please visit www.wirelesscommunications.com

 

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina. Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 32 retail locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast. Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

Corporate Office Moves to the Heart of Downtown Greenville, SC

January 26, 2012 by  
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Corporate Office

Wireless Communications new office space located at 105 E. North Street in downtown Greenville, SC

January marked a significant milestone in the growth of Wireless Communications. The corporate office location moved from a small 2,200 square foot space on Augusta St. to the heart of downtown Greenville just a block from Main Street to 105 E. North Street in a 7,500 square foot space.

Mr. Patel was involved in every aspect of the renovation and construction of the existing building, taking the time to plan not just for present but also for the future. From the modern light fixtures to the automatic bathroom sinks there is a strategic purpose for every element of the office space. The company has even added offices and desks for employees that may not be hired until a year or two in the future.”We have tripled the size of our corporate office and I think it really showcases the growth and expansion at Wireless Communications,” says Krish Patel, President and founder of Wireless Communications. “I would encourage anyone to come and visit our new state-of-the art facility,” he adds.

Below are before and after photos of the extensive renovation.

 

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina. Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 29 retail locations in South Carolina, Georgia and West Virginia. Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast. Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

Wireless Communications Sponsors UBS Ice On Main

December 19, 2011 by  
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This year Wireless Communications is proudly supporting the inaugural UBS Ice On Main ice skating rink in downtown Greenville, SC.

On Tuesday, December 20th Wireless Communications and Verizon Corporate will be co-sponsoring “HopeLine® Night”.  Those who wish to help out survivors of domestic violence can bring an old phone to the rink between 5pm – 9pm and will receive $2 off admission to the rink.

HopeLine® helps support those affected by domestic violence.  When someone donates a no longer used wireless phone, it can serve as a  link to emergency services in a time of crisis.  The donated phone can also be a reliable way to get in touch with family and friends and help individuals connect with employers as they rebuild their lives away from the threat of violence.

For more information please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline

 

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina.  Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 28 retail locations spanning the upstate and midland regions of South Carolina as well as Northeast and Central Georgia.  Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast.  Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

Wireless Communications Expands Georgia Market

December 15, 2011 by  
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Wireless Communciations in Alpharetta, Georgia

Two new locations have been added to the Wireless Communications’ lineup in Northeast Georgia.  In December the company launched two new and convenient locations in Alpharetta and Holly Springs, Georgia.

“Its always exciting to see our company grow,” says President and CEO, Krish Patel.  “We look forward to becoming a part of the community in both Alpharetta and Holly Springs.  We hope that both of these locations will stimulate the economy and provide careers for our neighbors.  These locations will also help us continue our number one goal of providing an untouchable customer experience to all of our current and future customers.”

Wireless Communications in Holly Springs, Georgia

Wireless Communications will continue to expand their presence in Georgia in 2012 and they look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Both the Alpharetta and Holly Springs locations are open seven days a week. Monday – Friday 9:00am – 8:30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00 noon until 5:00pm.  For additional information about store locations please click the “About Us” tab above and then select the “Locate A Store”  link.

 

 

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina.  Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 28 retail locations spanning the upstate and midland regions of South Carolina as well as Northeast and Central Georgia.  Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast.  Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

Wireless Communications Celebrates Expansion

December 5, 2011 by  
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The past few months have been an exciting time of expansion for Wireless Communications, a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer.  Wireless Communications has expanded its market in Georgia by acquiring two stores from Verizon Corporate and opened its eighth store in the state this week.  Another kiosk location opened in Aiken, GA just before Thanksgiving.

The two corporate takeover locations are located in Toccoa, GA next to the Wal-Mart shopping center and in Athens, GA in the Georgia Square Mall.  These two locations opened on Sunday, October 30th and the leadership at Wireless Communications plans to make these locations even more successful than in previous years.

An additional location opened in Aiken, SC just in time for customers to take advantage of Black Friday deals, this location is a kiosk located in the Aiken Mall just off of Whiskey Road.  Wireless Communications now has two locations in Aiken to better serve their customer base.

This weekend Wireless Communications opened a seventh Georgia location in Canton, GA on Holly Springs Parkway in front of Home Depot.  This will be one of two locations to open just north of Atlanta, with another store scheduled to open in Alpharetta, GA later this week.

 

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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina.  Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 27 retail locations spanning the upstate and midland regions of South Carolina as well as Northeast and Central Georgia.  Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast.  Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.

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