All of our retail locations are franchise stores. Franchises are independently owned and operated businesses that determine their own conditions of employment which includes benefit programs and compensation.
In 1988 Wireless Zone opened it's first store in Wethersfield, CT. From the moment it opened, it was a model that begged to be replicated. Today we've grown to become the largest Wireless Franchise in the US. We have over 400 stores, in 28 states throughout the northeast, mid-Atlantic, south and mid-west. In addition to our franchise stores we have a growing number of corporately owned and operated locations. We sell all the latest cellular/wireless phones, GPS navigation, wireless accessories, Verizon FIOS High Speed Fiber Optic Network, Wireless Data Devices and pre-paid cellular services.
We take pride in being a first name only company and we realize that employees are the key to our continued success. Today our employees are committed to the same standards of outstanding customer service that helped to found the company. We are dedicated to being the nation's top wireless retailer by providing the best customer experience.
The Wireless Zone® franchise is passionate about community involvement and positively impacting the lives of others. The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving® was established in 2003 and offers grants to charitable organizations from donations by Wireless Zone® franchisees, employees and friends. The grants are given to support programs and organizations dedicated to improving the communities in which we operate and live.
In December 2012, the Wireless Zone® franchise was acquired by GLENTEL, the largest independent multi-carrier mobile phone retailer in Canada and a leading international provider of innovative telecommunications services. This merger is expected to open exciting new possibilities for growth for our company. We are constantly in search of other business lines that would complement our current list of services and provide another source of profit for our franchise owners.