Continuing its amazing growth Cellular Sales makes the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. Brian Snyder, a Regional Director for Cellular Sales, said, “It is great to see that Cellular Sales has made the Inc. 5000 list again. I have to say that it’s the representatives, the people on the frontline, which make this company so great. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best wireless experience possible and our reps make that happen.” The Inc. 5000 list is produced by Inc. Magazine, a publication dedicated to growing businesses. “It is an honor to be on the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. This type of growth proves that our customers are responding to and enjoy the personalized experience we give them.”, said Alec Rankine, a Regional Director for Cellular Sales. Cellular Sales ranked 1449th overall and 69th in the retail category. Cellular Sales boasted $488.5 million in revenue, to make the list for 2011, up from $316 million in revenue previously. Over the past three years Cellular Sales has grown by 193%.
Cellular Sales’ profile can be found at the Inc.’s website here.
Brian Snyder of Cellular Sales sits down with the Cellular Sales Blog.
How long have you worked with the company? I’ve been with Cellular Sales since 1996.
What is it your role within Cellular Sales? Support our sales representatives, develop future leaders, and expand our operations.
Please tell me about your most rewarding experience. My most rewarding experience is one that I’m so fortunate repeats itself time and time again. Being someone whose life was forever changed by this company, and the reward is watching it happen to so many others. I enjoy hearing the heart-felt stories from our team about how this opportunity has helped them achieve life goals and to live a lifestyle they never knew was possible is something that I will always cherish.
What do you like best about working with Cellular Sales? The people! I’m so blessed to be working with some of the most talented and passionate people I have ever met. They have all helped me in so many ways and continue to do so to this day.
What makes Cellular Sales such a special company to work with? The opportunity this company provides is unparalleled in business today. The experience of owning your own company, building your business, and doing it with minimal investment is truly what makes this company special. The concept of being a sales representative and reaping the benefits of your hard work with no income ceiling is a rare business model, which we are very fortunate to have.
What’s different about it from other companies? The differentiator is that we are an “upside down” company. The decisions made in this company are always decided by one simple question, “is it in the best interest of our sales representatives?” If the answer is “no”, we don’t do it!
Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? While in college, I played a Sunday night gig at Hannah’s in Knoxville. I NEVER MADE A DIME! My wonderful friends all assumed I got free beer, so they all put their drinks on my tab. By the end of the night, I paid Hannah’s for the privilege to play. Funny, the number of friends coming to the shows went down as the responsibility for paying their own tabs went up! It really was a great experience, though…
Are you married? Yes. She’s the very talented and beautiful Director of Recruiting for this company!
Do you have kids? We have two children, Bennett and Lauren.
What do you like to do with your family? We love to travel, but mostly we enjoy just hanging out and being silly with each other. Dinner time is a big event in my house!
What are your hobbies? Running, working out, playing golf, and playing the guitar.
Do you have a funny story about working at Cellular Sales? Several years ago I was working our Farragut, TN location when a sixty year old man walked in around 8 am. The gentleman threw his phone at me, walked out, then proceeded to start shadow boxing in the parking lot. He was yelling at me that all phones should be water-proof and that he was upset someone else had told him he needed to purchase a new phone. He wanted to “make someone pay”. After repeated attempts to try and calm him down his wife grabbed him and threw him in the car. Good thing, he looked like he would’ve given me a good whippin’!
If you were stuck on a desert island, what three things would you have to have with you? A guitar, a lifetime supply of matches, and a solar powered iPad.
Cellular Sales has continued to grow in the past few months and is pleased to announce the openings of 12 new retail stores.
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Here at Cellular Sales, we’re always geeking out on phone features. Here’s one of the fun and simple features in the Verizon Wireless line-up that has a lot of people smiling:
The EnV3 and EnV Touch both have a camera option called `Smile Shot.` It won`t take a picture unless the subject of said photo is smiling, and when they do smile it takes it automatically. Enjoy!!
KnoxvilleBiz.com June, 5 2009
Founded in 1993, Cellular Sales has grown to be the country’s largest Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer. Selling reliable phone service and providing customers with personalized care are factors that lead to Inc. Magazine labeling Cellular Sales as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.
Currently, Cellular Sales has 160 employees and grossed 158 million dollars in revenue in 2007. Each Cellular Sales market is managed by a company veteran who began his/her career on the showroom floor. The customer service coached by these veterans has helped place Cellular Sales on the Inc. 5000 list for 2008.
Chris Ziegler, posted May 13th 2009 /www.engadgetmobile.com
We’ve been following Novatel’s MiFi with bated breath since its December Annoucement, and the totally pocketable 3G / WiFi router has finally graced a US carrier. Though it’ll ultimately come in a variety of physical designs, bands, and radio technologies for different carriers and parts of the world, the MiFi 2200 for Verizon naturally packs CDMA with EV-DO Rev. A, which means uplink speeds should be reasonably speedy to go along with your 1Mbps-plus downloads.
Put simply, our hats go off to Novatel and Verizon on this one. The MiFi is drop-dead awesome in basically every meaningful way, and we’d be shocked if every top-tier carrier in the world wasn’t actively looking into adding it — or a device very similar to it — into their lineup. Unless you have a very specific, compelling reason that you require an ExpressCard or a USB stick style modem, the MiFi’s simplicity, flexibility, tethering capability, and no-compromise performance make it the way to go for your mobile data needs.
By: Leslie Cauley, USA Today
Verizon and Apple are discussing the possible development of an iPhone for Verizon, with the goal of introducing it next year, people familiar with the situation say.
It would mark the first time Apple has produced a version of the iPhone for a CDMA wireless network, which is different from AT&t’s GSM technology. Vodafone, co-owner of Verizon Wireless, already sells the iPhone in Europe.
For more of the story go to : http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/phones/2009-04-26-apple-verizon-iphone_N.htm
Cellular Sales will be opening an additional market in Houston, Texas also known as the Coastal Texas Market, headed up by Darren Price and Bobby Penny. Regional Director, Jose Ordonez, said, “Darren and Bobby will make great Regional Directors and I can’t wait to see the success they will bring to Houston.” We are looking at the potential of six new stores opening in the next month in this area!!! With the addition of these new stores we are also looking for experienced sales reps!!! If you are interested in a new career please go to www.cellularsales.com/careers for more information.
Mobile runs over landlines By Larisa Brass Tuesday, March 31, 2009
We may be eating out less, cutting up the credit cards and skipping this year’s spring shopping spree, but one thing we can’t seem to live without is our cell phone. A report last year by the National Center for Health Statistics indicated that in the deepening recession, consumers are tending toward cutting landlines rather than part with wireless service. And carriers continue to beef up their networks, paving the way for new broadband technologies and data services that customers continue to demand.
For the full story please go to knoxnews.com
Currently looking to be released by Verizon Wireless May this year….
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Information received from http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/RIM-BlackBerry-Niagara-9030-phone-p_2894.html.
Cellular Sales of Knoxville’s New Training Center Located on Chapman Hwy. More details to come….
The semi-annual study measureswireless call quality based on seven problem areas that impact overall carrier performance: dropped calls; static/interference; failed connection on the first try; voice distortion; echoes; no immediate voicemail notification; and no immediate text message notification. Call quality issues are measured as problems per 100 (PP100) calls, where a lower score reflects fewer problems and higher quality.
For a ninth consecutive reporting period, Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions and achieves fewer customer-reported problems in dropped calls, initial connections and late text notifications, compared with the regional averages. Verizon Wireless also leads in the Southwest region and ties with Sprint Nextel to rank highest in the West region. Sprint Nextel customers, in particular, report fewerp roblems regarding echoes compared with the region average.
Information is from J.D. Power and Associates Reports on jdpower.com.
In today’s business world, companies rely on their wireless service to keep operations running smoothly. That’s why Verizon Wireless is introducing Friends & Family for Business on March 15 to give businesses even greater control over their wireless spending. Friends & Family for Business lets companies create a calling group made up of up to 10 numbers employees call most. The minutes used when placing or receiving calls from anyone in the calling group are considered Mobile to Mobile calls and do not count against the business’ plan minutes. Businesses can include the landline or wireless numbers of colleagues, clients and vendors who have yet to switch to the nation’s largest, most reliable network, and they can add or remove any of the numbers as frequently as needed.
For more information please go to cellularsales.com and speak to your own personal business representative!!
This data was compiled by the Geezeo Main Street Spending Index (MSSI).
Consumers are looking to cut costs wherever they can. Looking at MSSI statistics of five major wireless carriers reveals that the cell phone industry is no different. Spending levels at Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), AT&T (NYSE: T) and T-Mobile (NYSE: DT) have all seen changes since October of last year.
This month’s MSSI data shows that monthly average spending at Verizon and Sprint increased by 3% and 1% respectively, whereas T-Mobile and AT&T observed declines of slightly more than 1% each. But how are these firms fairing in a longer time frame?
In October the results for these four firms are more noteworthy. Both Verizon and AT&T have seen relatively stable revenues, with the average Geezeo customer spending 4% more and AT&T customer 1% over this period.
The numbers are not as encouraging at competitors Sprint and T-Mobile. The two firms have both seen average spending by Geezeo users fall overall since October. T-Mobile’s customers spending dropped by 9.36% and Sprint’s customers by an even larger 13.36%.
Since all these firms operate on contractually set rates, such declines indicate that Sprint and T-Mobile are seeing less new or continued contract agreements than their larger competitors, which can lead to lower revenues from both subscription fees and other earnings from extra features. It important to note, however, that all four of these firms have seen positive spending figures from this time last year, in both overall and year on year statistics.
This being the case, Verizon and AT&T seem to be large enough to handle this economic environment better than Sprint and T-Mobile.
LG Versa Offiicially Debuting Next Week
Verizon Wireless has announced plans to release one of the most anticipated smartphones of this season: the LG Versa. This is the first time Verizon has said anything about model on the record, but details on it have been slipping out for weeks. Alec Rankine, a Cellular Sales Regional Director said, “The LG Versa looks to be a great device and on the cutting edge. I can’t wait to get into the hands of our customers.”
Verizon has confirmed that the Versa will have a tablet shape with a 3- inch, 480-by-240-pixel, touchscreen interface with tactile feedback.
What will set it apart from other LG Smartphones is an attachable QWERTY keyboard. The goal of this device is to allow users to carry around a relatively small phone, but have the option to convert it into a larger but more capable unit for writing emails and text messages.