ATLANTA - Oct. 8, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Damaged devices are an unfortunate reality for most users. In fact, a recent study by Consumer Affairs indicates 48 percent of smartphone users and 27 percent of tablet users currently work with damaged smartphones or tablets. Staymobile®, a service company providing mobile device repair, accessories and protection for businesses and consumers, continues its rapid expansion to meet this growing user demand by announcing the opening of 17 locations within Walmart stores.
"We're honored to be able to provide our exceptional services for Staymobile customers, and to continue our aggressive and strategic growth strategy with this expansion," says Brian Hutto, CEO of Staymobile. "This deal solidifies our mission to enable customers to maintain and enhance their mobile lifestyle, and those serviced by Staymobile."
Using the store-within-a-store model, Staymobile will offer customers that own damaged devices access to the speedy, reliable repair service for which the company is known. The retailer's shoppers will be able to leave their damaged or broken cell phones and tablets with Staymobile technicians and continue to shop while repair service is completed.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Staymobile, and a testament to our people. Providing our services within the world's largest retailer allows their customers the convenience of having their mobile devices diagnosed and serviced by our team of outstanding professionals," shares Chuck Morrison, president and CMO at Staymobile. "Walmart, just like Staymobile, understands the huge opportunity to provide a convenient and much needed service for customers."
Staymobile has a thriving base of more than 50 locations spread throughout five states. The brand's K-12 and Higher Education initiatives now service more than 300,000 devices in more than 50 school districts, colleges and universities nationwide. With these recent company moves, milestones and momentum, Staymobile positions itself to open 300 locations nationwide over the next 2 years.
With rapid build-outs planned, the initial Staymobile locations will begin opening in Walmart stores in mid-October throughout select markets in South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.
Staymobile® is a mobile device service company providing electronic repair, accessories and protection for businesses and consumers with the goal of ensuring its customers' personal and corporate mobility. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company currently operates more than 50 locations, both corporate and franchise, across the nation, with plans to expand nationally to as many as 300 stores over the next three years. For more information on Staymobile services or franchising, please visit www.staymobile.com.