Getting to Know Cellular Sales – Mike Stephens – Alabama

Posted on 26. Apr, 2011 by in Getting to Know Cellular Sales

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Mike Stephens of Cellular Sales Alabama sits down with the Cellular Sales Blog.

What is your title? Regional Recruiter for the Alabama Market

How long have you worked with Cellular Sales? I started August ’08.

 

Just what is it you do here? I am responsible for finding new recruits, farming resumes and handling interviews.  I am also responsible for growing our business by finding the best partners for the company.

 

Please tell me about your most rewarding or satisfying experience, your proudest moment, since you joined the company. I had a new referral for a partner who came to us with an incredible worth ethic and drive. I was able to see this partner come in, absorb everything and work his tail off. This partner has proven to me that perseverance, hard work, honesty and ethics pays off. I am proud to be part of being able to watch this partner grow and exceed. It is very rewarding seeing someone else do well.

 

What makes Cellular Sales such a special company to work with? I could go on for days. One of the first times I realized it was during my interview phase. Everything I was told during my interview sounded great. I was told that “my phone is always available to you” and “I am always here to for you”. Everyone is supportive of each other. This company is all about leadership that leads by serving! It is very unique in the world of business to have such great leadership. No one micro manages me on a day to day basis but helps me by continually coaching me forward. After a year, I was offered a position based on my skills and abilities. Everything I heard on the first interview was true and I personally seen that this works. It is terribly exciting to work for such a progressive and great company.

 

What do you enjoy most about working with Cellular Sales? I enjoy the opportunity to grow and be part of a family atmosphere. This environment and the culture, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

 

Are there any obstacles you face at work? I see reaching my goals as an obstacle. I am never going to get caught up because we are growing so much, and that is a great thing! If I ever reach my goals, we have stopped growing and I never want to see that. If we get complacent, that would be an obstacle. We can always be better. We are seeing great things in this market.

Before partnering with Cellular Sales, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? The most unique position was when I spent 4 years as a counselor at the Alabama Youth Home for teens that were in the custody of the state. These young men came from horrible experiences at home. It was fun to work with and watch these young men transform to normal teens.

 

Are you married? I am married to incredibly beautiful wife.

 

Do you have kids? I have a 2 year old daughter and a son due any day.  

What do you enjoy doing with your family? My wife and I are huge musical theater nerds. We enjoy hanging out with our daughter and watching her break out into songs from musicals. She’s just as much into musical theater as we are.

Do you have a funny story about working with Cellular Sales? There was a small Cellular Sales store in a strip mall that was upgraded to a new location. I forgot about the move completely. I drove up to old store and went in through the back only to find the store was completely stripped down. There weren’t even light fixtures. I began to wonder if I still I had a job and then remembered that the store had moved to a new location.

 

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three things would you have to have with you? I would have to have my family, phone and a fishing rod and tackle.

And finally… Droid or iPhone? Droid  

 

Amazing Growth in April for Cellular Sales

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by in Cellular Sales News

Cellular Sales Verizon Wirelss premium retailer.Since April 1st Cellular Sales , a preium retailer of Verizon Wireless, has opened eight new stores across the nation.  

These stores are located in Tampa, Fla., Margate, Fla., Parkville, Md., Chattanooga, Tenn., Concord, N.C., Charlotte, N.C., Mandeville, La. and Marrero, La.  This adds on to Cellular Sales’ total of over 400 stores.  Brian Snyder, Regional Director of South Georgia, said, “Cellular Sales is such an amazing company to be a part of.  Growth like this, especially in retail, is almost unheard of.”

If you would like to be a part of this growth click here.

Getting to Know Cellular Sales – Devin Pelkey – Pennsylvania

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by in Getting to Know Cellular Sales

What is your title? Operations and Marketing Manager

How long have you worked with Cellular Sales? 3.5 years

What is it your role within Cellular Sales? I help maintain the stores’ appearance with new merchandise, phone displays, and quality control,  train our new and existing professionals with data services and devices classes, and help anywhere I am needed behind the scenes.

What makes Cellular Sales such a special company to work with? The opportunity here is amazing.  The company continues to evolve and expand in so many ways.  The people here are exceptional in every place you look that keeps it running strong and running well.

Please tell me about your most rewarding or satisfying experience, your proudest moment, since you joined the company. It was the first month I started.  I was in a hole financially and wanted to get to work.  I ended with being 2nd in the market leaderboard with the help of Neil Enguerra’s experience and a 50+ line business deal.  It hit me this is a real chance at financial independence.

What do you like best about working with Cellular Sales? The challenge.  There isn’t a micro-managing officer breathing down your neck on a daily basis.  You get what you put into this company.  If it’s a job, it pays enough to get by.  If it’s a business, it paves the way to a financially secure future with many personal and professional rewards to come.

What were you able to accomplish by working with Cellular Sales? Much of my life has changed since I started working here.  I quit my telemarketing job the second I was chosen to start working.  I moved out of my parents house and into my own house, bought my first new car, made my family proud of what I have become.

What’s different about Cellular Sales from other companies? You feel needed and appreciated here.  Everyone has something to offer the company and we help each other get what we want.  It’s not cut-throat sales like the car business.  You don’t need to be stuck in an office cubicle all day.  It’s a freedom and trust Cellular Sales bestows upon everyone to work hard and become successful unlike anyone has ever offered.  I’ve been in sales for over 10 years and never have seen a company be so solid and so in demand of great people.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? Selling Kirby Vacuum Cleaners door to door for a year.

Are you married? Yes, my wife and I just celebrated out one year anniversary this month.

What are your hobbies? Playing poker, playing Xbox, playing soccer, researching the latest cellphone industry news, and looking for a new home.

And finally….Droid or iPhone? Droid.  Winning.

Getting to Know Cellular Sales – Kelly Hanson – Virginia

Posted on 06. Apr, 2011 by in Getting to Know Cellular Sales

How long have you worked with Cellular Sales? Since May 2009.

What is your title? Corporate Recruiter for Virginia Market.

What is it your role within Cellular Sales? I am responsible for prospecting and finding partners and educating them about Cellular Sales. I also do phone interviews, face to face interviews, check on background references, and networking.  Basically I do the full cycle of recruiting. I am the first face of Cellular Sales and explain how we are different and how we operate as a company.

Please tell me about your most rewarding or satisfying experience, your proudest moment, since you joined the company. The most rewarding and satisfying experience I have is when someone joins Cellular Sales and they personally come back to thank me for bringing them on board. It’s such a great feeling to find the right place for the right person.

What makes Cellular Sales such a special company to work with? It’s the people that are here. Everybody is dynamic and it is a team oriented group. Cellular Sales wants to find your strengths and make sure you shine. You are an asset to the Cellular Sales and they recognize you and they set you up for success. Also, the company and its growth is special, it’s very exciting time!

What’s different about it from other companies? Our extreme desire for personalized customer service really makes us different!

What do you enjoy most about working with Cellular Sales? The company’s ideals and values align with what I believe in. It is a great work atmosphere and it is what I need in my life.  Not to mention, it’s fun!

Are there any obstacles you face at work? It can be an obstacle finding the right people with the right mentality because they don’t always understand how we are different, how we work and operate. Sometimes it can be hard to get somebody to see the opportunity and potential with Cellular Sales.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? The most unusual job I’ve had was being a greeter at Cellular Sales. Signing people in and standing in one place was hard for me because it was hard to stand still. I really wanted to be more involved with the inner workings of the company so I wasn’t the best fit for a greeter, but it was a great start because I was able to move into my current position.

Do you have a funny story about working at Cellular Sales? I was attending a job fair that was for the unemployed and some of the attendees weren’t exactly what I was looking for. There was one guy with a beer in hand. I saw other attendees wearing holey sweats and holding children on their hips during their job interviews.

Are you married? Yes.

Do you have kids? 8 month old daughter named Ella.

What do you enjoy doing with your family? We like going to the park and in this summer we will be on the boat every possible minute.

What are your hobbies? I love waterskiing, camping and just anything with my family.

If a cell phone was named after you, what would it be called? Quirky

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three things would you have to have with you? My family, French fries and my golden retriever.

And finally… Droid or iPhone? Droid

Getting to Know Cellular Sales – Stephen Kendricks – Savannah, GA

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by in Cellular Sales News

What is your title? South Georgia Market Recruiter.

How long have you worked with Cellular Sales? 7 years this July.

What is it your role within Cellular Sales? As recruiter, I interview and screen for various positions that Cellular Sales is looking for representatives for. I also represent Cellular Sales at various job fairs and recruiting centers. I network with the Chambers of Commerce.

What makes Cellular Sales such a special company to work with? I can think of so many ways to answer. The company’s approach to partner with people instead of making them employees is one way. Really it all goes back to Cellular Sales empowering us. We take ownership of everything we do. It trickles down to the clients.

Please tell me about your most rewarding or satisfying experience, your proudest moment, since you joined the company. Yes, I have a couple. Last March my Regional Directors offered me the opportunity to become a Recruiter for the South Georgia market. This company has opened a door for me career wise. Being in sales was great start to begin with but I love what I am doing now and my hard work was rewarded.  Hard work and dedication do pay off and this company rewards hard workers.  The biggest thrill was to be able to represent Cellular Sales for a mid market news channel doing a feature story. Cellular Sales trusted me to be the face of the company for the interview and I thought that was so amazing.

What do you like best about working with Cellular Sales? I love how the company empowers us to take ownership of what we do. I appreciate the company for what they do and love that they promote from within.

What’s different about Cellular Sales from other companies? The growth of this company is amazing and the business model works.

Are there any obstacles you face at work? There are not anymore obstacles in this position than any other position I’ve had. However, time management and communication can be obstacles at times. Each day is so busy and finding time to talk with other members of management can be difficult at times because of everyone being extremely busy.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I think the most interesting was being in the Georgia National Guard right out of school. The most unusual job was being a shoe store manager before working at Cellular Sales.

Are you married? I am not.

What are your hobbies? Working out and working.

And finally….Droid or iPhone? Droid – hands down.

Verizon Makes Calls to Japan Free and Makes Donating Easy

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by in Wireless Industry

Verizon is reaching out to its customers to help them contact loved ones in Japan that have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami.  Verizon is making calls to Japan free to a majority of its customers through April 10th.

All of Verizon Wireless’ post-paid (contract) and prepaid customers will be able to make free calls to Japan from March 11th through the 10th of April.  This also includes free text and multi-media messages for the same period of time.

Customers can also make a $10 donation to help support the relief efforts by simply sending a text message.  Customers may choose from nine organizations and donate $10 by texting a designated word to that organizations five digit short code:

  • ADRA Relief: text SUPPORT to 85944
  • American Red Cross Relief: text REDCROSS to 90999
  • Convoy of Hope: text TSUNAMI or SUNAMI to 50555
  • GlobalGiving: text JAPAN to 50555
  • International Medical Corps: text MED to 80888
  • Mercy Corps: text MERCY to 25383
  • Salvation Army: text JAPAN to 80888
  • Save the Children Federation, Inc.: text JAPAN or TSUNAMI to 20222
  • World Relief Corp. of National Association of Evangelicals: text WAVE to 50555
  • World Vision, Inc.: text 4JAPAN or 4TSUNAMI to 20222

Getting to Know Cellular Sales – Travis Abraham – Houston, TX

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by in Cellular Sales News, Getting to Know Cellular Sales

What is your title? Regional Recruiting and Development Manager.

How long have you worked for the company? About 4 years.

What is it your role within Cellular Sales? When working on recruiting I handle phone screens, reviewing resumes, interviews, and then I hand them off to a training manager after they are on board. After that, I do long-term training with partners. I also handle events and sales training on a monthly basis. As well, I also do ongoing development and helping our market out as a whole.

Please tell me about your most rewarding or satisfying experience, your proudest moment, since you joined the company. My most rewarding experiences come from when I was on the sales floor.  It would happen when customers would say, “You were the most helpful person I’ve ever worked with.”  I love when customers would refer me to other customers. In recruiting, I was so proud to see my new recruits win two thirds of the awards that are given out annually. I am excited to see the results from the recruits. As a co-worker, I am proud to have others ask me for help. I am excited to help someone become stronger and help in developing their careers. I love helping people succeed.

What makes Cellular Sales such a special company to work for? Cellular Sales believed in me before I did. It took them a year to finally get me on board. I’ve been so successful and they worked with me to get me where I am today. To me, I think the most valuable thing is that Cellular Sales can take someone and make them who the person can be. They have allowed me to be who I am supposed to be.

What’s different about it from other companies? Everything! It is how much Cellular Sales relies on every individual’s input. I don’t feel like a piece of a puzzle or cog in a wheel or just an employee at Cellular Sales. I think that they have offered me opportunity to be the best version of myself. From the bottom of the roots of tree to the branches, they treat everybody as an important part of the company. You can’t have the tree without the roots or without the fruits or the leaves. Cellular Sales is me and I am Cellular Sales.

What do you enjoy most about working with Cellular Sales? The best thing for working here is how much I enjoy doing it. Before working at Cellular Sales, I used to think of work as a grind but I love what I do and I love selling Cellular Sales. I enjoy going to work and I’m energetic about going work!

What were you able to accomplish by working with Cellular Sales.In my first 18 months of working with Cellular Sales I was able to pay off $22,000 of credit card debt, two cars, pay for my Master’s degree and support my family (my wife didn’t have to work). I did all that while working on a Master’s degree and working with Cellular Sales the same time. If you give everything, it will give you everything!

Are there any obstacles you face at work? The only obstacle I’ve ever faced is myself and my way of thinking. There can be hard days but it requires adaptability and strength of willpower to continue on the hard days. I set my goals going in each day and I accomplish the goals by the end of each day, regardless of how hard the day is.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I was working in the music industry on Music Row in Nashville, TN. I was pioneering street teams and grass roots marketing for a music label.

Getting To Know Cellular Sales – Alfred Millikan – Knoxville, TN

Posted on 28. Feb, 2011 by in Cellular Sales News, Getting to Know Cellular Sales, Uncategorized

Alfred Milikan - Cellular Sales, Verizon WirelessALFRED MILLIKAN – KNOXVILLE, TN

What is your title?
I call myself a Wireless Lifestyle Consultant.

How long have you worked with the company?
I started August 24th, 2010.

What is it your role within Cellular Sales?
I want to make sure that everyone’s wireless is set up for their needs and lifestyle. Whether it is a wireless handset, mobile broadband connection, personalized price plans or general all around customer service, I will find exactly what the customer needs. From businesses to friends and family, I want to make sure everyone’s needs are met.

Please tell me about your most rewarding or satisfying experience, your proudest moment, since you joined the company.
My most rewarding experience to date was when my team leader called me up as being #6 on the leader-board across the market and that was my third month of working with Cellular Sales.

What makes Cellular Sales such a special company to work for?
One of the things I really like is meeting customers. Everyone is different and each day is different. Internally, the team I work with is outstanding. Everyone is motivated to do their best and make a good living. The job is a lot more complicated than people give us credit for and we all do our best to find solutions to our customer’s needs.

What do you like best about working for Cellular Sales?
The location change is one the best things. I love going to different stores each day. There is no monotony and every day isn’t cookie cutter. There is nothing that is standard and no day is ever typical.

Are there any obstacles you face at work?
Not that I’ve seen so far. The only obstacle I see is keeping the drive alive and that is not a problem for me.

Do you have a funny story about working at Cellular Sales?
Having lived out West for so many years, I’ve forgotten about the local dialect in East Tennessee. For example, I had a customer come in the store and say “Hey, youins got any of them free cell phones youins got advertised on your website”? It’s great to be home and I love East, TN but the dialect brings me back to reality.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I’ve worked in the Alpine ski industry in the past. I was everything from a ski tech at a shop to a sales exec from American Ski Company.

What are your hobbies?
I build, repair and play electric guitars and I love live music. I also used to travel around following the Dead and other live bands. I’m also an ex-pro Alpine snow skier and mountain biker.

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three things would you have to have with you?
I would have my laptop with satellite wifi, an acoustic guitar and a big supply of mouthwash.

If a phone was named after you, what would it be called?
Phatty Phone

And finally….Droid or iPhone?
Droid X, all the way!

Uber-Problem for Many Twitter Users

Posted on 23. Feb, 2011 by in Wireless Industry

Twitter temporarily suspends Ubermedia’s twitter clients UberTwitter, Twidroyd, and UberCurrent for several violations leaving many users Tweetless.  In a statement Twitter mentions, “a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money”.  The suspension began on Feb. 18th and lasted two days.  During this period Ubermedia worked feverishly to revamp their apps to meet Twitter’s requirements.  One of these changes included renaming Ubertwitter to Ubersocial (download found hereand Twitdroyd’s here).  In Ubermedia’s official statement, its CEO Bill Gross, said that, “We began a process of changing the name three weeks ago by polling our users, and we’ve decided based on their input to change the product name to UberSocial, which we completed today.”

Scott Sutton

Getting To Know Cellular Sales – Blake Andrews – Austin, TX

Posted on 17. Feb, 2011 by in Cellular Sales News, Getting to Know Cellular Sales

Blake Andrews, Austin, TX - Cellular SalesBLAKE ANDREWS – CELLULAR SALES, AUSTIN, TX

What is your title?
Recruiting Coordinator and Training Coordinator

How long have you worked for the company?
Two years

What is it your role within Cellular Sales?
I handle the recruiting and training coordination for the market…just like my title says!  I screen resumes, conduct phone interviews and 1st interviews, coordinate all the 2nd/final interviews for the Regional Director or Sales Managers.  I also actively recruit by attending job fairs.  On the training side I am responsible for getting the trainees through the process of Snelling, scheduling them for their National training week, assigning them to a mentor/trainer, and tracking them through the training process all the way to their dealer code meeting.

Please tell me about your most rewarding or satisfying experience, your proudest moment, since you joined the company.
Outside of being able to recruit for my market, it was receiving the “Committment to Excellence Award” at the end of the year market meeting.  I was given the award for being one of the most committed to this market, and I believe I am.

What makes Cellular Sales such a special company to work for?
The opportunity is what makes Cellular Sales so special. It is unlike any other company in regards to opportunity. Some people see it more clearly than others or run with it more than others, but coming in and being your own boss and yet having someone holding you accountable for success is unlike anywhere else… It is great having like-minded people to bounce ideas off of and can help you when you need it. The overall opportunity is something that is unlike anywhere else. It comes down to where you are the happiest and I am happiest at Cellular Sales. Realistically, this company provides so much for someone that wants to make it happen.

What’s different about it from other companies?
Cellular Sales is different because it provides someone an opportunity to be self managed.  Basically, they give you most, if not all, of the tools and say, “Go run your business.  Be successful, and have fun.”  But if you don’t hit your goals, or need coaching, or need support there are people in leadership who have been the best at your position who can give council and coaching.

What do you enjoy most about working for Cellular Sales?
Personally, I enjoy surrounding myself with people that are better than me.  Some people, in work, surround themselves with people that are less successful than them so that they appear to be the best.  Our reps and leadership are the best, and they help me grow into the person that I want to be.

Are there any obstacles you face at work?
Not enough time in the day.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Nothing too interesting actually.  I’ve worked at several coffee shops over the years, and I got to meet and work with a lot of interesting people.

Are you married?
Yes, married 5 years this March.

Do you have kids?
2 kids – 2.5 years-old, and 6 months-old

What do you enjoy doing with your family?
I enjoy just playing with our boys and going to church together.

What are your hobbies?
Worship Leader, playing guitar and going on dates with my wife.

If a cell phone was named after you, what would it be called?
Droid Passion

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three things would you have to have with you?
My wife, Droid Incredible, a dune buggy.

And finally… Droid or iPhone?
Droid…but the iPhone is a good phone.

For more information about Cellular Sales, visit CellularSales.com or JoinCellularSales.com.

Geeks, 2011 Will Be One To Remember!!

Posted on 24. Jan, 2011 by in 4G LTE, Wireless Industry

Not an exaggeration.LTE is rolling out to millions more Americans in 2011.  Handsets (not just wireless Internet devices) will be starting to roll out very soon, and the population of our great nation will be bug-eyed at what their phones will be able to do.

For all you geeks who look ahead at new equipment before it comes out, here’s a review packed with specs for an upcoming LTE device from manufacturer LG:

The LG Revolution can only be described as the Verizon 4G LTE outsider. Does it have what it takes to become a success?

If you want to learn more about 4G and the blazing-fast LTE service from Verizon, visit or call a Cellular Sales location today!

Happy New Year, From Cellular Sales!!

Posted on 03. Jan, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Cellular SalesCellular Sales looks forward to one of the most exciting years ever to sell Verizon Wireless products and services.  2011, here we come.

In December, Cellular Sales added the following locations to its roster of Verizon retail locations:

Bartow
110 E. Van Fleet Drive Unit 1A
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-6902

Six Guns
4955 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
352-390-8292

James Island
861 Folly Road Suite 101
James Island, SC 29412
843-789-4140

Brookhaven
5005 Edgemont Avenue
Brookhaven, PA 19015
484-816-0187

Chambersburg Mall
3055 Black Gap Rd
Chambersburg, PA 17202
717-261-0149

Waynesboro
12785 Washington Boulevard Suite 118
Waynesboro, PA 17268
717-765-6928

Moffett Road
7880 Moffett Road
Semmes, AL 36575

Cedar Bluff
1027 N Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-247-4139

Sequatchie County
320 Rankin Road
Dunlap, TN 37327

Elberton
800 Heard Drive
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-5303

Arbor Place
6700 Douglas Boulevard #1550
Douglasville, GA 30135
770-489-0364

Copperas Cove
2726 E. Hwy 190 Suite
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
254-577-5125

Taylor
1903 N Main Street
Taylor, TX 76754

For a location near you, visit CellularSales.com.

CNN: Apple preparing Verizon-compatible iPad?

Posted on 29. Dec, 2010 by in Uncategorized

I am very much looking forward to hearing announcements in the very near future about upcoming devices.  It’s going to be an exciting year for Verizon and for Cellular Sales!

CNN.com: Apple preparing Verizon-compatible iPad?

Cellular Sales Hilton Head, Ronald Futch Land Solid Review On MeasuredUp.com

Posted on 20. Dec, 2010 by in Customer Service

Exterior Shot of Cellular SalesCellular Sales’ Hilton Head location leaves lasting impression.

A customer visited our location in Hiltone Head, SC.  They experienced the Cellular Sales customer expereince as brought to then by Ronald Futch.  Ronald did such a great job they did a review on MeasuredUp.comBrian Snyder, Regional Director, stated, “Ronald is a great part of Cellular Sales, and the personal experience is core to our service.”  

An excerpt:

I had received professional, one-on-one service from a consultant who actually cared about my needs and wants and seemed very knowledgeable about all of their products and services. Ronald said that Cellular Sales of Knoxville takes pride in having that more intimate, personal relationship with its clients.

Read the full review here.

Cellular Sales Continues Growing Into Holiday Season

Posted on 06. Dec, 2010 by in Wireless Industry

The ceiling is a long way up.With growth in sales consistent with its performance over the past 17 years, Cellular Sales continues to grow into communities that have never had a Verizon presence and welcome our service-oriented model.  As Verizon’s #1 premium wireless retailer, the quality of the Verizon network and products helps ensure our continued success.

Between September 15 and November 15 of this year, Cellular Sales trained over 350 new sales representatives across the company.

If you or someone you know has sales experience and has interest in learning more about the potential Cellular Sales holds, visit CellularSales.com/opportunity to watch a short video about our company and culture.