NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To address the growing demand for advanced wireless data products and services, AT&T* today announced a grand opening celebration for a new, larger high-tech wireless store in the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst, New York.
New York Yankees legend and pitcher of a perfect game Dwight Gooden attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Gooden was also on hand to meet fans and to sign AT&T autograph cards only between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. No personal memorabilia was permitted.
"The Queens Center Mall store expansion augments our growing portfolio of bilingual retail locations in the metro NY area," said Tom DeVito, vice president and general manager for AT&T in New York and New Jersey. "Customers can 'try before they buy' the most advanced devices and get assistance in their language of choice."
As part of the grand opening celebration, customers were eligible for up to $50 off all 4G capable Android smartphones and tablets only at the Queens Center Mall from February 23-February 26.**
"Wireless technology is a part of our daily lives and I am pleased to see AT&T's new facility will give Queens residents and businesses hands on access to the latest electronic devices on the market," said Council Member Leroy Comrie. "Bilingual representatives being on staff to assist with customer service and technical support is a plus. Helping more people familiarize themselves with wireless technology will help close the digital divide."
Located on the Concourse level of the Queens Center Mall at 90-15 Queens Boulevard, the store is led by industry veteran Pablo Maldonado and has a team of 27 sales consultants; 23 sales consultants are bilingual in Spanish and all are trained to assist customers – both business and consumer – with purchasing decisions, customer service and technical support. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Queens Center Mall store brings the number of AT&T owned stores in Queens to ten. There are more than 60 AT&T owned stores in the five boroughs. Across metropolitan New York and northern New Jersey, there are more than 135 AT&T owned stores. AT&T's products and services are also available at a number of local authorized dealers and national retail locations.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Offer valid 2/23-2/26 at the Queens Center Mall store location only. If handset purchase price before up to $50 discount (excluding tax) is less than discount, any remaining discount is forfeited. Offer excludes Apple®-branded products and GoPhone®.
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