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Nation’s largest wireless franchise expands in Virginia

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Wireless Zone, the country’s largest wireless retail franchisor, has opened two new locations in Virginia in Rocky Mount and Mechanicsville. The new owner-operated stores give Wireless Zone, based out of Middletown, Conn., 29 stores in Virginia and a total of 450.

The company opened 200 new stores in the past two years and plans to continue to expand in Virginia. “When selecting new franchisees, we seek out business-savvy individuals who are committed to becoming the local go-to wireless professional. The big emphasis is on local, as our franchisees become ingrained in the community and play an important role in our ongoing growth strategy and brand connections,” Kevin Sinclair, president of Wireless Zone, said in a statement.

The company was founded in 1988 as “The Car Phone Store.” Since then, Wireless Zone has grown to be ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. Each store is independently owned and operated, and offers Verizon Wireless products and services. Wireless Zone is a division of Automotive Technologies, Inc., based out of Tampa, Fla. 


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