1000 Tech Brands stores Nationwide

Utah Companies Spring Mobile and Simply Mac Together Reach 1,000 Stores Nationwide

 

AT&T Wireless and Apple Store Locations Increase
by 588 Percent in Two Years

 

Salt Lake City (December 2015) – Spring Mobile and Simply Mac, the Technology Brands division of retailer GameStop, now boast 1,000 brick and mortar stores across the country. Spring Mobile, established in 2001, is now the largest AT&T authorized retailer in the United States. Simply Mac, established in 2006, is now the largest Apple-authorized specialist in the country.

“It is incredibly gratifying to reach this milestone because it means the very best in high-quality, affordable Apple and AT&T products and wireless plans are now available to even more customers across the country,” said Jason Ellis, senior vice president of Technology Brands. “Each new store opening reinforces our goal of expanding our national footprint to address the insatiable demand for value, variety and convenience to customers in markets that previously have been underserviced.”

 

Spring Mobile’s rapid growth has been unprecedented in the wireless reseller industry and is evident of the ever-growing demand for AT&T products and services. This year, Spring Mobile, Salt Lake City-based retailer of AT&T wireless phones and services, acquired 69 stores in northern California from Parrot Cellular, 56 stores in Oregon and Washington from Smart Wireless and 50 stores in Florida from Noble Communications, among other deals. The purchases this year strengthened the brand’s concentration in the West and expanded it into seven new states: Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina.

 

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ABOUT SPRING MOBILE

Spring Mobile was founded in 2001 in Salt Lake City, Utah. It provides AT&T and Cricket services across the country. Ongoing commitment to the company’s mission, vision and values has allowed it to grow from a handful of mall carts in Utah into America’s largest wireless retailer, with over 958 premier AT&T retail locations nationwide, and 70 Cricket locations nationwide.

ABOUT SIMPLY MAC

Simply Mac was founded in August 2006, and is committed to providing a quality Apple experience personalized for each customer. Simply Mac is the greatest Apple partner in North America and is rapidly expanding to help you get the technology that will enhance your life. Simply Mac operates 76 premier Apple Specialist retail locations in 31 states throughout the United States. Simply Mac is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. To learn more about Simply Mac visit simplymac.com or call 877-5-SIMPLY.

Spring Mobile and Simply MAc together have comprised Gamestop's Technology Brands division since 2013. 

Spring Mobile relocates headquarters

 
 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Spring Mobile to Relocate Headquarters to Gateway Tech Center

New location provides GameStop’s growing AT&T wireless business room to expand quickly

SALT LAKE CITY – April 22, 2015 – Spring Mobile, the second largest AT&T wireless retailer in the nation, is moving its headquarters. To help facilitate the rapid growth and expansion of Spring Mobile, the company has leased more than 21,000 square feet of office space in the Gateway Tech Center, located in downtown Salt Lake City, at 155 North 400 West. The company plans to move this summer. 

“Spring Mobile is in a stage of development we call hyper-growth,” commented Jason Ellis, Senior Vice President of the Technology Brands segment of Spring Mobile’s parent company GameStop Corporation. “The company will grow as much in a single year as it has in its previous 14 – and that means a bigger space for our Salt Lake City retail support center, and more employees to provide that support.” 

The company currently employs more than 1,800 workers throughout 380 stores in 28 states. The company is projected to add approximately 200 more stores and more than 1,000 employees in 2015. The local retail support center, currently headquartered in the Olympus Hills Shopping Center, houses more than 65 employees, and is slated to add another 20 or more employees by the time it makes the move to its new office space. 

About Spring Mobile

Spring Mobile is an authorized AT&T dealer of wireless services operating more than 375 AT&T store and more than 65 Cricket Wireless store locations across 28 states. Founded in Utah in April 2001, Spring Mobile is the second largest AT&T wireless retailer in the national, and a wholly owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation. For a complete listing of store locations, visit www.springmobile.com. 

Contact: Heather Nowlin 

[email protected] 

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Spring Mobile Acquires Wireless4U

 
 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Spring Mobile Acquires Wireless4U; Strengthening Fastest Growing AT&T Wireless Operator’s Presence in the Connecticut Market

Latest acquisition represents company’s fourth deal completed so far in 2015, adding 22 stores to its portfolio

Spring mobile’s retail footprint now spans across 26 states

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – (February 28, 2015) – Spring Mobile, a Utah-based retailer of AT&T wireless phones and services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation, announced today that it is expanding its services in the Connecticut market with the acquisition of the privately owned cell phone chain Wireless4U. The acquisition includes three stores that will become part of the company’s portfolio of retail locations on March 1. 

“As part of our growth strategy, we are rapidly expanding our national footprint to provide high-quality, affordable AT&T wireless services to people in underserved markets,” said Jason Ellis, senior vice president of Technology Brands for GameStop. “Our goal is to provide customers with choice, value and convenience across a range of superior AT&T wireless voice and data services.” 

According to Ellis, Spring Mobile will continue seeking new opportunities to increase its nationwide footprint. Since 2013, with the backing of GameStop, Spring Mobile has pursued aggressive expansion efforts. Today’s announcement represents Spring Mobile’s fourth acquisition completed so far in 2015. The company began the year by acquiring 10 stores from Mobile King, an East Coast and Indiana-based AT&T wireless dealer. Following that, Spring Mobile purchased National Telecom, adding two more stores to the Spring Mobile network. On January 8, the company acquired Illinois-based Clearchoice Mobility, giving it seven new stores across Illinois. 

During 2014, the company acquired 140 stores and opened 72 new locations of its own. Spring Mobile is one of the nation’s fastest growing AT&T wireless operators with 361 AT&T branded stores. 

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Spring Mobile, founded 2001 in Salt Lake City, UT, operates 360+ AT&T stores and 65+ Cricket Wireless stores across 26 states. Spring Mobile is the second largest wireless retailer for AT&T in the nation. Spring Mobile was decorated with many accolades as a private company before joining the umbrella of GameStop (NYSE: GME) as a wholly-owned subsidiary in 2014. 

Contact: 

Sarah Trigg 

GameStop – Public Relations 

817-722-7938 

[email protected] 

Spring Mobile doubles in size this year

 
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Spring Mobile doubles in size this year with third major acquisition

Fastest Growing AT&T Wireless Retailer Continues Expansion with Acquisition of 53 New Stores

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 6, 2014) — Spring Mobile, the Utah-based retailer of AT&T wireless phones and a wholly owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation, announced today the acquisition of 53 high-volume retail store locations from Product Center. Representing the company’s most significant acquisition to date, the deal positions Spring Mobile as the fastest growing authorized retailer of AT&T wireless solutions. 

“We are focused on making high-quality affordable AT&T wireless services available to more people in more locations nationwide, and our new stores have significantly increased the rate at which we can do that – particularly in the New York tri-state area,” said Jason Ellis, president of Spring Mobile. “We are proud to earn the role as AT&T’s fastest growing authorized retail partner and look forward to continue growing our retail footprint in other markets across the country.” 

According to Ellis, with the backing of parent-company GameStop, Spring Mobile has pursued an ambitious growth strategy aimed at providing customers in underserved markets with choice, value and convenience across a range of superior AT&T wireless voice and data services. With the addition of the new locations, Spring Mobile now operates 298 stores in 26 states. The acquisition marks Spring Mobile’s first entrance into New York and Connecticut, with 22 and 12 stores respectively. It also expands the company’s presence in New Jersey by 19 stores. 

The 53-store transaction is the third major acquisition Spring Mobile has announced this year. During the last 12 months, Spring Mobile has more than doubled in size, adding almost 200 stores since the fall of 2013. The company plans to continue evaluating strategic expansion opportunities in the future. 

About Spring Mobile

Spring Mobile is an authorized AT&T dealer of wireless services operating 298 locations across 26 states. Founded in Utah in April 2001, Spring Mobile is one of the nation’s fastest growing AT&T wireless operators and a wholly owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation. 

 

HTC Desire 510 to launch at Cricket wireless

 
 

 Newest addition to Cricket’s attractive lineup of 4G LTE devices fuses speed and style

Atlanta, GA., September 10, 2014 –Cricket Wireless announces it will be among the first to launch the HTC Desire® 510, a new 4G LTE smartphone that combines the best in technology with beautiful style. The HTC Desire 510, an affordable but high performing smartphone priced at $149.99, will be available in all Cricket stores and online starting September 19, and with a phased rollout expected to be complete in October, the HTC Desire 510 will soon be offered at more than 2,800 GameStop retail locations in the U.S. with Cricket’s top of the line no-annual contract wireless service. 

“With the high performing HTC Desire 510, we are giving Cricket customers another great LTE device to choose from among our extensive lineup of 4G LTE supported devices,” said Andy Smoak, head of product for Cricket Wireless. “In addition to offering the latest must-have devices, Cricket provides one of the best values in no-annual contract with plans starting at $35 per month after a $5 credit for using Auto Pay, taxes and fees included, all riding on a new and fast network that covers over 98% of the population.” 

As wireless customers consume and share more content, they expect a 4G LTE device and a compatible network that can enhance their mobile life at an affordable price. With the simple no-annual contract service plans from Cricket and our fast, reliable 4G LTE nationwide network that covers more than 300 million people--that’s more 4G LTE coverage than Sprint, T-Mobile, Boost, and Metro PCS, the HTC Desire 510 will deliver a premium, feature rich mobile experience. 

With fast data access on your side, productivity and news curating has never been easier or more elegant with the combination of Android™ OS 4.4 KitKat® and HTC Sense® 6 experience. The smartphone brings HTC premium features to more people including HTC BlinkFeed®, which allows users to customize their news feeds from more than 1000 content partners, media and social outlets and with a flick of the screen share content out to their network of friends. Other notable features of the phone are: 

• 1.2 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor 

• Dual cameras for selfies, photos, and 1080 p HD video recording 

• Spacious, 4.7” display 

• Zoe™ Highlights which instantly combines your photos and videos into mini movies with a soundtrack that you can share with family and friends 

• HTC Dot View™ case, an innovation in design that uniquely allows users to accept or decline calls and quickly view notifications without opening the cover, (sold separately as an accessory for the HTC Desire 510) 

In addition to offering the hottest smartphones, Cricket continues to deliver big savings on data access and convenient store locations to customers across the nation. With Cricket’s new data access offer, starting on September 13 for a limited time only, customers pay the same low price and receive more high-speed data access. 

Cricket's Increased High-Speed Data Access Limited Time Promotion Details

“As a family of specialty retail brands committed to providing consumers with their favorite technologies affordably and simply, we are excited to be one of the first retailers to offer Cricket Wireless and the latest in smartphone technology, like the new HTC Desire 510, utilizing Cricket’s reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jason Ellis, president of Spring Mobile, one of GameStop’s technology brands, which includes the company’s Cricket Wireless division. 

Plus, Cricket's national loyalty program, Cricket Rewards, gives loyal customers a new smartphone every year. To thank customers on Smart and Pro service plans for their loyalty, after 12 months of on-time payments Cricket provides customers with a $50 credit every year toward any new phone purchase that can be used to get Cricket’s $49.99 smartphone for free. These and other offers are available at more than 3,000 Cricket Wireless retail stores across the U.S. and online. 

To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwireless.com and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/cricketnation and Twitter at twitter.com/Cricketnation. 

About the new Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 300 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans that are all in with taxes and fees included – no surprises; annual loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About. Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. 

For media inquiries, contact: 

Nneoma Njoku, Cricket Wireless 

[email protected] 

770.241.2942 

For device images and other press materials visit new Cricket newsroom

*Auto Pay: $5 savings provided as an account credit at the end of each billing cycle while enrolled in Auto Pay. Auto Pay credit requires Auto Pay enrollment with a new Basic, Smart or Pro plan. Terms, conditions and restriction apply. 

**Zoe Highlights: Do not reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use copyrighted materials in connection with the Video Highlights feature unless you have secured the copyright owner’s permission first. 

***Limited time offer; subject to change. Basic, Smart and Pro plans include taxes, applicable fees and unlimited domestic talk, text and data usage with 1GB, 3GB or 10GB of high speed data access, depending on your plan. Use exceeding this high speed access allowance will result in reduced access speeds of a maximum 128 Kbps for the rest of your monthly plan cycle. All plans: Monthly plan payments are not refundable or transferable, and other charges and fees may apply. In-store activation fee up to $25. Service and coverage not available everywhere. All plans and services are subject to Cricket's Terms and Conditions of Service and Unreasonable Use Policy available at www.cricketwireless.com/support. Auto Pay:Sign up for Auto Pay on a Basic, Smart or Pro plan and save $5 on your monthly bill. Appears as $5 account credit each month at the end of your billing cycle for as long as you stay on Auto Pay. Sign up using your smartphone app or online. Auto Pay savings cannot be combined with Group Save. Restrictions Apply. See Auto Pay terms and conditions at www.cricketwireless.com/autopayterms. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2014 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. 

**** Cricket Rewards: Loyalty Program: Cricket Customers on Smart and Pro plans earn one (1) Reward Credit for each full, on-time payment. Reward Credits are only redeemable for a phone upgrade once customer has earned a Device Credit(s). Customers earn a $50 Device Credit for every twelve (12) Reward Credits earned. Reward Credits expire, if unused, sixty (60) months after Device Credit becomes redeemable. Reward Credits earned at the account level. Device Credits are capped at $150 without redemption and are not-transferrable and have no cash value. Restrictions Apply. 

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Kicking off a new semester with back-to-school savings


School-Bound Consumer Electronics Enthusiasts Get Great Deals on Their Favorite Technologies from GameStop Subsidiaries

GRAPEVINE, Texas (August 18, 2014) — GameStop (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes customers favorite technologies affordable and simple, announced today its wholly owned subsidiaries Spring Mobile and Simply Mac locations are offering a wide range of back-to-school savings to make the most popular technologies affordable and simple for school-bound shoppers. Special deals are available at the more than 230 Spring Mobile and 35 Simply Mac locations nationwide. 

“It's school supply time and there's no shortage of cool electronics to help students gear up to return to the classroom,” said Jason Ellis, president of Spring Mobile. “For college courses to grade school, students of all ages are loading up with a variety of electronics and supplies, and we are offering a variety of deals and special offers to help ease some of those back-to-school expenses.” 

Special Deals Available Now

At the more than 230 Spring Mobile locations in 23 states nationwide, there are a number of promotions designed to make sure customers have the best in mobile devices and accessories for back to school. The third-largest authorized retailer of AT&T wireless solutions, Spring Mobile is offering the following deals: 

• Save an extra $100 on any new iPad with the purchase of an iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s. For this promotion, iPhone must be purchased with AT&T Next (not a two-year contract) and iPad must be sold with a two-year commitment. 

• Get a Samsung Tab 3 7.0 for free with purchase of any Samsung Galaxy smartphone, activation required. 

• Buy an LG G3, LG Flex, or LG G2, and get a LG G Pad for free, activation required. 

• $25 off any phone with new activation. 

• Buy any two accessories and get a third free (of equal or lesser value). 

• Save $10 on any tablet accessory. 

 

For all back-to-school deals and locations, visit www.springmobile.com. 

Simply Mac, the largest and fastest-growing Apple specialist and Apple authorized service provider, also has exclusive sales from July 28 through Sept. 14 on new and certified pre-owned products to start the school year off right. From MacBook Air to iPads to iPhones, Simply Mac’s special offers are perfect for helping students and educators prepare for the new semester: 

 13-inch Pre-owned MacBook Air for students for $699. 

 $200 Entertainment Bundle: Apple TV + SOL Republic Tracks HD + $25 off any backpack. 

 $200 Class Bundle: MS Office 365 University + LaCie Porsche 2TB Hard Drive + $25 off any backpack. 

 $100 off any pre-owned computer for students. 

 

For all back-to-school deals, visit www.simplymac.com. 

Unique Buy-Sell-Trade Option Helps Back-to-School Money Go Farther

In addition to offering a wide assortment of special offers, all GameStop subsidiaries provide a unique buy-sell-trade option that allows customers to earn trade-in value for their pre-owned consumer electronics toward new products for the school year. 

“Electronic devices are becoming essential to the education system,” said Steve Bain, president of Simply Mac. “With our buy-sell-trade model, students and educators alike will receive value by trading in their old products, which can provide real savings on the new devices they need for success.” 

This announcement is just one more example of parent company GameStop’s specialty-retailing strategy to make customers’ favorite technologies affordable and simple. 

About Spring Mobile

Spring Mobile is an authorized AT&T dealer of wireless services operating 239 locations across 23 states. Founded in Utah in April 2001, Spring Mobile is one of the nation’s fastest growing AT&T wireless operators and a wholly owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation. 

About Simply Mac

Simply Mac is an Apple Specialist: an authorized Apple retailer that sells only Apple products and accessories. Founded in August 2006, it operates 35 premier Apple Specialist retail locations in 17 states throughout the United States. Each store offers sales, personalized classes, trade-in programs, and in- and out-of-warranty service and 

repair for Apple products. Simply Mac is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. To learn more about Simply Mac visit simplymac.com or call 877-5-SIMPLY. 

About GameStop Corp. 

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 6,600 stores across 15 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and www.buymytronics.com, an online consumer electronics trade-in platform. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes our Simply Mac, Spring Mobile and Cricket stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 35 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, http://springmobile.com, sells post-paid AT&T services and wireless products through its 210 AT&T branded stores. Cricket Wireless, www.cricketwireless.com, is a new AT&T brand offering pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories. We operate 37 Cricket stores in select markets throughout the United States. 

General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop. 

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Contact: 

Joey Mooring 

GameStop – Public Relations 

817-722-7450 

[email protected] 

Spring Mobile expands with acquisition of 19 new stores

 
 

Acquisition Enables the Fastest Growing AT&T Wireless Operator to Enter the Tennessee and Kentucky Markets for the First Time & Expand Midwestern Presence

SALT LAKE CITY (July 16, 2014) — Spring Mobile, the Utah-based retailer of AT&T wireless phones and a wholly owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation, announced today the purchase of 19 high-volume retail store locations from Cellular Center and In Touch Communications. The stores mark Spring Mobile’s first entrance into Tennessee and Kentucky, and expand the company’s presence in Indiana and Illinois. 

“We are on a mission to make high-quality, affordable AT&T wireless services available to more people in more locations, nationwide,” said Jason Ellis, president of Spring Mobile. “Our strategy to expand rapidly into underserved markets is filling an important need. We are providing customers with choice, value and convenience across a range of superior AT&T wireless voice and data services – from revolutionary smartphones to next-generation TV and broadband services.” 

Representing the third-largest authorized retailer of AT&T wireless solutions, Spring Mobile now operates 239 stores in 23 states, including the new locations. The acquisitions give the company 17 new stores in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. They also increase the company’s store-count in Illinois to 13 by adding two more locations. 

Since 2013 – and more recently with the backing of GameStop – Spring Mobile has pursued aggressive expansion efforts, adding almost 130 new locations during the past 10 months alone. According to Ellis, Spring Mobile will continue seeking new opportunities to increase its nationwide footprint. 

This announcement is just one more example of parent company GameStop’s specialty-retailing strategy to make customers’ favorite technologies affordable and simple. GameStop is leveraging its core competencies in real estate, customer loyalty, buy-sell-trade, HR staffing and financial discipline to expand its portfolio of products to include 

the most popular consumer electronics and wireless technologies, such as those sold at Spring Mobile’s AT&T locations. 

About Spring Mobile

Spring Mobile is an authorized AT&T dealer of wireless services operating 239 locations across 23 states. Founded in Utah in April 2001, Spring Mobile is one of the nation’s fastest growing AT&T wireless operators and a wholly owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation. 

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Contact: 

Joey Mooring 

GameStop – Public Relations 

817-722-7450 

[email protected]