It has been awhile, but some might be surprised that Rim Country Cellular in Ponderosa Village at 309 E Highway 260 is now known as Rim Country Wireless.
In addition to a big selection of cellular phones, accessories and calling plans, customers can sample the quality of DISH Network or DirecTV on high definition televisions at the store.
You can now transfer your home number to Verizon and add it to your family plan for $9.99. For full details, stop by Rim Country Wireless.
With Verizon, Rim Country Wireless has a national phone plan available with unlimited messaging to any network, which includes texting, pictures and videos. The store also has a special phone and plan designed especially for senior citizens, using a larger keypad, larger screen, louder ringer and enhanced audio.
The staff gives customers one-on-one service and the expanded space makes it possible for hands-on examination of the different phone designs. Rim Country Wireless has about 20 of the 40 models of Verizon phones on display.
“If you don’t see what you want, we can order it,” said manager Adam Jonus.
With Rim Country Wireless, customers also have direct service available if something goes wrong with their phone, said owner Susan LaBonte. She said that means no shipping costs or delays.
The staff at Rim Country Wireless is proud of the advantages they offer customers when they shop in the store rather than online. Perks of shopping in the store include:
• Customers don’t have to worry about shipping.
• If customers don’t like the equipment, they can bring it right back and exchange it without shipping expenses.
• The store always has the latest phones at the best prices.
• Customers can find great in-store deals.
• The staff provides free phone book and picture transfers when the new phone is bought at Rim Country Wireless (picture transfers may not be available on some phones).
• The store’s Web site, www.rimcountrycell.net, has printable coupons.
• Special accessory bundle packs are available to help customers save money.
Rim Country Wireless in addition to being a Verizon wireless retailer, as well as local connection for DISH Network and DirecTV, it also has accessories for its full line of products. Broadband cards are available for $59.99 a month for laptops or desktop computers.
Available just in time for the gift-giving season are new, especially rugged phones for your favorite hunter, fisherman, hiker or other outdoors type, plus a number of other new phone models. Rim Country Wireless also has netbooks in stock. With built-in broadband cards, you don’t have to find a WiFi hot spot. The small size makes them more convenient than a laptop.
The company has been serving the Rim Country for 15 years. In addition to LaBonte, who has owned the store since its opening, and Jonus, who has managed it for five years, the staff includes Lisa Hillegas, assistant manager, and sales representatives Melissa Walden, Nate Schloesser and Courtnay Ferkol.
Rim Country Wireless is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. It can also be accessed at www.rimcountrycell.net. For more information, call (928) 474-4744.