Carolina West Wireless Press Releases 2017
Carolina West Wireless Announces Successful Results in FCC Low Band Spectrum Auction

May 9, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Todd Elledge

todde@carolinawest.com
336.973.5500

 

Wilkesboro, NC - Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, successfully participated in the recent Federal Communication Commission (FCC) incentive spectrum auction and was awarded additional spectrum holdings. As a result of an investment of approximately $10.2 million, Carolina West Wireless secured additional spectrum in 32 counties in Western North Carolina and Northeastern Tennessee spanning a population of over 2.2 million people.

 

“Our successful participation in the FCC spectrum auction illustrates our commitment to continuing to provide the best wireless network in western North Carolina. This additional low-band spectrum acquisition will enable Carolina West Wireless to strengthen and expand existing LTE coverage and increase capacity to meet the growing business and consumer demand for more mobile data – as well as creating the network foundation for the next generation of wireless services,” said Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless.

 

On March 29, 2016, the FCC commenced the first-ever “incentive auction” designed to repurpose spectrum for new uses. Authorized by Congress in 2012, the auction used market forces to align the use of broadcast airwaves with 21st century consumer demands for video and broadband services.

 

The auction preserves a robust broadcast TV industry while enabling stations to generate additional revenues that they can invest into programming and services to the communities they serve. By making valuable “low-band” airwaves available for wireless broadband, the incentive auction will benefit consumers by easing congestion on wireless networks, laying the groundwork for “fifth generation” (5G) wireless services and applications, and spurring job creation and economic growth, according to the FCC.

 

About Carolina West Wireless
Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western North Carolina counties with innovative technology including high speed data and mobile services, the latest wireless devices, and competitive wireless service plans that provide national coverage.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinawest.com or call 800.235.5007.

 

About the Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States' primary authority for communications laws, regulation and technological innovation. It was established by the Communications Act of 1934 as an independent U.S. government agency and is directly responsible to Congress.

 

For more information, visit www.fcc.gov. 

Carolina West Wireless Announces Partnership With Wilkesboro Downtown Revitalization

September 8th, 2017 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Media Contact: 
Todd Elledge 
todde@carolinawest.com 
336.973.5500 

Wilkesboro, NC - Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, recently announced a new partnership with the Town of Wilkesboro to support the Historic Downtown Wilkesboro Revitalization Project.  The project fulfills the community’s vision of creating a workable and visually appealing mixed-use downtown area. 

As part of the revitalization project, a new park facility is being created in addition to other development in future phases.  The new park facility will consist of a pavilion stage, landscaped park, and a splash pad. Through this partnership, Carolina West Wireless has sponsored the park facility.  The facility will be named “Carolina West Wireless Community Commons.” 

“We are grateful to be able to partner with the Town of Wilkesboro on a project that will provide such a positive community impact.  The park facility and future phases will enhance the quality of life for the citizens in the area.  At Carolina West Wireless, it is a core part of our mission to give back to the communities we serve.  This is just one example of how we support our local community,” said Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless. 

"Revitalizing streetscapes, improving public gathering spaces, and upgrading utilities within Historic Downtown Wilkesboro are part of a transformative process for creating an engaged, healthy, and happy way of life. The Town of Wilkesboro recognizes that special places don't happen by accident and great communities require planning and partnerships.  

Carolina West Wireless serves an integral role in Wilkesboro and Wilkes County and contributes to long term growth in our area.  Wilkesboro is proud to be a reflection of the company's dedication to excellence and making a difference in communities. Through the Historic Downtown Wilkesboro Revitalization Project, the Town will bring together partners and community members who are willing to contribute their knowledge, time, and resources to renewing the vibrancy of downtown. The Town of Wilkesboro is pleased to have Carolina West Wireless join us in these efforts,” stated by Mayor Mike Inscore and Ken Noland, Town Manager. 

About Carolina West Wireless 

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telecommunications.  Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in eleven (11) western North Carolina counties with innovative technology including high speed data and mobile services, the latest wireless devices, and competitive wireless service plans that provide national coverage. 

For more information, visit www.carolinawest.com or call 800.235.5007. 

Carolina West Wireless Press Releases 2016
Carolina West Wireless Receives National Award For Local Community Support

January 6, 2016

 

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Media Contact:
Todd Elledge
todde@carolinawest.com
336.973.5000

 

Wilkesboro, NC - Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, recently received the wireless communication industry Outstanding Service Award at the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) Annual Convention on October 8th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in recognition for outstanding local community support.

 

As part of the CCA Annual Achievements Awards presentation, CCA President and CEO Steven Berry, stated the Outstanding Service Award is awarded for “outstanding service to the community, willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty while reflecting positively on the wireless industry and the CCA.”

 

Also noted in the presentation was Carolina West Wireless’ recent philanthropic sponsorship of the Active Minds Chapter at Appalachian State University. Active Minds, Inc. is the nation’s premier organization that uses students as the driving force to change the perception about mental health. The nonprofit’s mission is to be the preeminent organizational catalyst for encouraging open dialogue and mental health help-seeking on thousands of college and high school campuses.

 

“We are committed to supporting the local schools and communities in our service area,” said to Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless. “It was an honor to receive this award from the CCA. We look forward to supporting and partnering with the Appalachian State University Chapter of Active Minds in the coming years.”

 

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western North Carolina counties with innovative technology including high speed data and mobile services, the latest wireless devices, and competitive wireless service plans that provide national coverage.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinawest.com or call 800.235.5007.

Carolina West Wireless Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Concert Event

June 10, 2016

 

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Media Contact:
Todd Elledge
todde@carolinawest.com
336.973.5500

 

Wilkesboro, NC - Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. To celebrate the Anniversary, a concert event is being held at the Watson Stage at Wilkes Community College on Saturday, August 27th.

 

The headline act of the concert will be country music star Jarrod Niemann. Other local and regionalbands include: Southern Culture On The Skids, Jimbuktu, Sugarhead, Metro Jethros, and The Trailblazers. Gates open at 3:00PM. There will be a Food Area and Kids Zone with games and activities. The night will conclude with a Grand Finale fireworks celebration. For more information on the event, visit www.carolinawest.com/25thanniversary.

 

“We are thrilled to have reached such a milestone with our company. Wireless communication technology has changed dramatically over the past twenty-five years. Carolina West Wireless is proud to offer these technology advances to the local communities we service on our 4G LTE network,” said Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless. “The concert event is just one way to say thank you to all of our Customers and Employees. We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our customers by providing the latest products and services at the best value. Our commitment to giving back to the local communities will also continue to be an ongoing priority.”

 

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western North Carolina counties with innovative technology including high speed data and mobile services, the latest wireless devices, and competitive wireless service plans that provide national coverage.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinawest.com or call 800.235.5007.

Carolina West Wireless Press Releases 2015
Carolina West Wireless Continues Aggressive Build of Its 4G LTE Network

July 7, 2015

 

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Media Contact:
Todd Elledge

todde@carolinawest.com
336.973.5000

 

Wilkesboro, NC - Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, announces significant progress on its 4G LTE network build. Initially announced to launch in November, 2014 to be a phased launch in Surry, Wilkes, and parts of Ashe County, that network build has continued and even expanded to date to include additional 4G LTE sites in Alleghany, Watauga, and Avery Counties. The network build will continue at an aggressive pace for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 to provide 4G LTE service in all Counties serviced by Carolina West Wireless.

 

“We are committed to building the best 4G LTE network in our area and providing our customers with the most advanced technology for their communication and connectivity needs” according to Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless. “Our continuation of the 4G LTE network build at an aggressive pace demonstrates our commitment to our local communities and customers we service.”

 

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western North Carolina counties with innovative technology including high speed data and mobile services, the latest wireless devices, and competitive wireless service plans that provide national coverage.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinawest.com or call 800.235.5007. 

 

Recipero Announces Partnership with Carolina West Wireless to Guard Against Theft and Trade of Stolen Devices
September 01, 2015

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Contact: Lucy Hodas
(202) 747-0714


Recipero Announces Partnership with Carolina West Wireless to Guard Against Theft and Trade of Stolen Devices


August 18, 2015 – Recipero, a partnering member of Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), has announced that it is collaborating with Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier serving western North Carolina, to help prevent the trade and sale of stolen smartphones, including Carolina West Wireless devices.


Carolina West Wireless, a CCA carrier member, has signed on to deploy Recipero’s CheckMEND, StockWatch and FraudWatch solutions, part of Recipero’s powerful Crime Reduction Ecosystem that helps detect mobile devices that have been lost or stolen.


The use of Recipero’s CheckMEND solution will help safeguard both customers and employees from criminal activity, StockWatch monitors retail and logistics environments providing early indication inventory theft, while FraudWatch targets the growing problem of contract fraud /credit muling – helping to reduce the personal and commercial impact of crime.


In addition, consumers and law enforcement officials alike will have access to Carolina West Wireless data on lost or stolen devices through Recipero’s CheckMEND and Police NMPR solutions.


CheckMEND is the most complete international listing of lost and stolen mobile devices available, comprised of data from major wireless carriers and law-enforcement entities globally. Using the CheckMEND tool, Carolina West Wireless can more effectively identify smartphones that have been lost or stolen and prevent them from being accepted into its buyback program.


“I am pleased that Carolina West Wireless and Recipero have formed a strategic partnership to protect Carolina West’s subscribers and their property,” said Steven K. Berry, CCA President & CEO. “Protecting subscribers’ investments in their devices is a priority for CCA’s members, and I am delighted that Recipero is providing our carriers a solution to reduce mobile device theft and resale. As the Federal Communications Commission and state regulators continue to think about the problem of mobile device theft, I hope they will look at the example that Carolina West and Recipero are setting for the industry through this solution that allows the carrier to build loyalty and protect its customers. “


Greg Post, Recipero’s President, North America said, “Our partnership with Carolina West Wireless and CCA, is a significant step in addressing the issue of cell phone fraud and theft. Carolina West Wireless will see the benefits or our crime reduction ecosystem, which we expect to rollout to other CCA members soon.”


“We recognize the growing negative impact of device theft and fraud in our industry,” said Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless. “We are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect our customers’ against the potentially harmful financial impact of this type of activity. By deploying the solutions from our new partnership with Recipero, we will minimize this risk while protecting our customers’ financial interests.”


About Recipero

Recipero is trusted by thousands of clients and data providers to securely aggregate, analyze and interrogate data. Forming part of millions of decision-making processes and transactions every month, Recipero’s device-led data and intelligence solutions are provided online, in real-time, and are used globally by law enforcement, wireless carriers, insurers, recyclers, retailers and consumers. Learn more and visit Recipero at: http://www.recipero.com


About Carolina West Wireless

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western NC counties with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide national coverage. For more information, visit http://www.carolinawest.com or call 800-235-5007.


About CCA

CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s more than 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.competitivecarriers.org.
New Area Code Overlay for North Carolina
November 03, 2015


November 03, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Todd Elledge
todde@carolinawest.com
336.973.5500

10 Digit Dialing to Become a Requirement For Landline and All Wireless Carrier Local Calling. In addition, the Carolina West Wireless service area counties of Allegheny, Ashe, Surry and Wilkes will be included as part of the new Area Code Overlay in the North Carolina Piedmont Area.

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the North Carolina Utilities Commission ordered a 743 Area Code Overlay for the area currently assigned to the 336 area code. The new 743 area code will be “overlaid” over the same geographical area as the current 336 area code so that two area codes, 743 and 336, will be assigned to the area, generally covering the Piedmont, including the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Kernersville, Burlington, North Wilkesboro, Roxboro and Asheboro.

New Dialing Pattern

Residential and business customers assigned to the existing 336 area code should prepare for the introduction of the new 743 area code. Use of an overlay area code requires that customers must dial 10 digits (area code + 7-digit local telephone number) to complete local calls within their area code calling area. To help customers prepare for this change and ensure a smooth transition, beginning October 24, 2015, customers may begin placing local calls by using the new 10-digit local dialing pattern. Customers may continue to use 7-digit local dialing until April 22, 2016, when that option will come to an end.

Effective on April 23, 2016, all local calls must be placed using the 10-digit telephone number (336 or 743 plus the 7-digit local telephone number). Beginning May 23, 2016, customers in the 336 area code region requesting new service, adding an additional line, or in some cases moving their service, may be assigned new numbers using either 336 or the new 743 area code.

Facts About the New Area Code

The most important facts that consumers and businesses need to know about the upcoming 743 area code overlay are:
•Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change, but may if you move your service
•You will need to dial area code + 7-digit local telephone number for all local calls.
•For billing purposes, what is a local call now will remain a local call regardless of the number of digits dialed.
•You will continue to dial 1+ area code + 7-digit local telephone number for all long distance calls.
•The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to the overlay.
•You can still dial just three digits to reach 911.
•If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in your community, you will still dial these codes with just three digits.

Planning for the New Area Code

Customers should identify their telephone number as a ten digit number (area code + 7-digit local telephone number), and include the area code when giving the number to their friends, family, business associates and business customers, etc.

Customers should ensure that all services, automatic dialing equipment, applications, software, or other types of equipment recognize the new 743 area code as a valid area code. Some examples are life safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, mobile phone contact lists, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions. Be sure to check your business stationery, website, advertising materials, personal checks, and your personal or pet ID tags to ensure the area code is included in your telephone number. Remember that all local calls must be programmed using 10-digits and you need to add “1” for all long distance calls. For more information, visit the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s website at www.ncuc.net.

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western North Carolina counties with innovative technology including high speed data and mobile services, the latest wireless devices, and competitive wireless service plans that provide national coverage. For more information regarding Carolina West Wireless, please visit www.carolinawest.com or call 800.235.5007.
Carolina West Wireless Awards Win4Schools Sweepstakes Winners
December 01, 2015


December 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Todd Elledge
todde@carolinawest.com
336.973.5000


Wilkesboro, NC - Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, recently awarded the Win4Schools Sweepstakes winners. The Win4Schools Sweepstakes was sponsored by Carolina West Wireless and administered on Facebook. Facebook users could enter online for a chance to win an iPad and one year of service for themselves and a $2,000 donation for the school of their choice.


The winner of the iPad was Linda Johnson of Ashe County. The school she selected in her entry was Ashe County High School. Both parties were presented the Sweepstakes prizes on Thursday, November 19th.


“Carolina West Wireless Win4Schools Sweepstakes, prize of $2,000 could not have come at a better time for Ashe County High School,” says Mr. Jason Krider, Principal at Ashe County High School. “These monies will be used to supplement our fund for disadvantaged kids in our school system, which has become very lean of late. I cannot begin to tell you how excited we are and thankful to Linda Johnson for selecting our school as the school of her choice for her entry,” says Krider.


“We are committed to supporting the local schools and in our service area,” said to Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless. “The Win4Schools Sweepstakes was a nice complimentary program to our ongoing Communication 4 Education initiative and allowed us to promote supporting local schools in a positive light through social media engagement.” Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western North Carolina counties with innovative technology including high speed data and mobile services, the latest wireless devices, and competitive wireless service plans that provide national coverage.


For more information, visit www.carolinawest.com or call 800.235.5007.
Carolina West Wireless Press Releases 2014
Carolina West Wireless to Launch 4G Technology
February 05, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Media Contact:
Michael Kennedy
michaelk@carolinawest.com
336-973-5515



Carolina West Wireless to Launch 4G Technology


Wilkesboro, NC (February 5, 2014) Carolina West Wireless, the largest wireless carrier in western North Carolina, announces the deployment plans for its 4G LTE network. The build out began this year and will continue over the next 36 months. The plan also includes increasing the number of cell sites by more than 50%.

Slayton Stewart, Carolina West Wireless CEO, said the company has selected Ericsson, the market leader in LTE, as their infrastructure partner for the LTE build out. Approximately 50 percent of the world’s LTE smartphone traffic is served by Ericsson networks and the company has been selected by the top 10 LTE operators worldwide.


“The demand for smartphones and faster data speeds continues to climb”, Stewart said. “Carolina West Wireless has been the premier wireless provider for 22 years in western North Carolina and this aggressive 4G strategy will allow us to maintain that position with advanced services at highly competitive pricing”.


“With the help of our owner companies, Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telecommunications”, Stewart continues, “the latest fiber optics technology will provide best-in-class connectivity for our high-speed wireless broadband 4G investment”.


Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western NC counties with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide national coverage.
Carolina West Wireless Adds Second National Carrier Partner
June 18, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Michael Kennedy
336-973-5515



Wilkesboro, NC – June 17, 2014 – Today, Carolina West Wireless announced an agreement with Sprint that will allow its customers access to their national 4G LTE networks. As part of Sprint’s Rural Roaming Preferred Program, Carolina West Wireless customers will have the ability to roam on Sprint’s network, enjoying the benefits of their robust nationwide 4G LTE network. This is the second Nationwide LTE relationship Carolina West Wireless has secured.


“We are happy to have two great 4G LTE national options for our customers.”, said Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless. “Our main focus is our customers, and these relationships will give them the best in class, high-speed wireless service and experience locally and nationwide. Having relationships with two national carriers will greatly benefit current and future Carolina West subscribers.”


Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I am very pleased the Rural Roaming Preferred Program is helping small carriers like Carolina West Wireless, a CCA member, expand 4G LTE services and provide consumers with competitive choices. This innovative program with Sprint provides smaller carriers with a path forward to 4G LTE technologies that will benefit consumers, especially those in rural and hard to reach areas.”


About Carolina West Wireless

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West provides its customers with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment, and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage. Detailed information about Carolina West is available at www.carolinawest.com.


About Competitive Carriers Association
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s more than 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.competitivecarriers.org.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served nearly 55 million customers as of March 31, 2014, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, over the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Carolina West Wireless to Offer iPhone 6 & iPhone 6
September 17, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Michael Kennedy
michaelk@carolinawest.com
336-973-5515

PRESS RELEASE

Wilkesboro, NC (September 15, 2014) Carolina West Wireless today announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning September 26, 2014 in all of their retail locations. iPhone 6 will be available starting at $149 and the iPhone 6 Plus will be available starting at $249. Carolina West will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers to connect to its new fast LTE 4G network beginning November 2014.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design. The new iPhones feature a precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display, delivering a bigger display in a design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay™, an easier way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger.¹ iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include iOS 8, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, QuickType™ keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive℠.

“We’re excited to offer these next-generation iPhones to our customers,” said Jackie Mallory, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Carolina West Wireless. "With our unbeatable customer service, competitive rate plans and robust network, consumers will be able to fully enjoy all of the new features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus."

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, CWW provides its customers in ten (10) western NC counties with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment, and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.
Carolina West Wireless Launches 4G LTE Network
October 30, 2014


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Media Contact:
Michael Kennedy
michaelk@carolinawest.com
336-973-5515


Wilkesboro, NC (October 30, 2014) Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, announces the initial deployment of its 4G LTE wireless network. Beginning November 3, 2014, Carolina West Wireless customers will be able to take advantage of this cutting edge technology by enjoying a superior wireless experience with faster picture and video messaging and application downloads. Data speeds on the 4G LTE network may be up to 15 times what is currently possible on legacy 3G networks.

The first phase of the Carolina West Wireless 4G LTE rollout includes Wilkes, Surry and parts of Ashe counties. Additional areas will be announced as Carolina West Wireless continues its aggressive network rollout of 4G LTE.

"At Carolina West Wireless, our objective has always been to provide our customers with the most advanced technology for their communication and connectivity needs" said Slayton Stewart, CEO for Carolina West Wireless. "Our 4G LTE network will provide a superior wireless experience for our customers. Our investment in this cutting edge technology illustrates our commitment to our customers and our local communities."

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western NC counties with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide national coverage. For more information, visit www.carolinawest.com or call 800-235-5007.
Carolina West Wireless Press Releases 2013
Carolina West Wireless to Offer iPhone 5

January 17, 2013 

 

WILKESBORO, NC—June 17, 2013—Carolina West Wireless today announced it will offer iPhone 5 beginning Friday, June 21. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 began Friday, June 14. The iPhone 5 will be available on a two-year agreement for a suggested retail price of $149 for the 16GB model, $249 for the 32GB model and $349 for the 64GB model in Carolina West Wireless corporate retail locations in Boone, Dobson, Elkin, Hickory, Lenoir, Mt Airy, Pilot Mountain, Seven Devils/Foscoe, Sparta, Wilkesboro and West Jefferson. In addition, iPhone 4S will be available for $49 and iPhone 4 will be available for free. Carolina West Wireless will allow iPhone 5 customers to connect to its fast 3G network.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.** iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6.

Carolina West Wireless constructs monopole tower on ASU Campus to improve surrounding coverage

August 01, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carolina West Wireless constructs monopole tower on ASU Campus to improve surrounding coverage

Watauga, NC, August 2013 – Carolina West Wireless (CWW), has completed construction on a monopole tower on the campus of Appalachian State University.  The location for the tower is 473 Bodenheimer Drive, known to some as the “Pump House Facility.”

The monopole structure is currently on air and will stand temporarily until the Gardner Dormitory’s permanent site, which will be located on top of Gardner Residence Hall, is complete.  The projected time line for completion of the Gardner Dormitory site is the summer of 2014.

The additional temporary site will provide enhanced wireless coverage on the west side of ASU’s campus, benefiting areas of the campus including the football stadium, dorms, and administrative buildings. Parts of western Boone will also gain additional coverage from this new tower. 

 “Providing a great network in and around Appalachian State University has always been a high priority for Carolina West Wireless.  We are very pleased to enhance our network on campus as well as the surrounding area in Boone” said Slayton Stewart, Carolina West Wireless CEO. 

 

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, CWW provides its customers with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.

Carolina West Wireless funds local schools with Communications for Education Program

August 01, 2013 

 

Wilkesboro, NC, August 2013 – Carolina West Wireless (CWW), the largest rural wireless provider in North Carolina, has presented approximately $60,000 this year to schools in Western North Carolina.  This money was given as the core function of their Communications for Education program. 

“At Carolina West Wireless, we truly appreciate our customer’s support and strongly believe in giving back to our local communities where we live and serve,” says Jude O’Sullivan, Vice President of Operations at Carolina West Wireless. “This is emphasized by our Communications for Education Program where we take 3% of the revenue we receive from the monthly service fees and donate it directly to the school of our customer’s choice.”  Customers are not required to have any affiliation with the school.

Schools who take the most advantage of this program such as Ashe County High School, West Wilkes High School, and Alexander Central High School are receiving thousands of dollars from Carolina West every year to use as they wish. When Becky Gresham, West Wilkes High School’s financial coordinator was asked what impact the funding from Carolina West had on her school she stated, “The check we receive from Carolina West goes straight to our classrooms. This funding allows our teachers the ability to purchase all the supplies they need, supplies that might otherwise have been foregone without this additional money.”

Since the inception of the program CWW has given over five hundred thousand dollar to schools in their surrounding counties. For more information about the Communications for Education program by Carolina West Wireless ask your local school or contact their Customer Care Center at 800-235-5007.

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, CWW

Carolina West Wireless Operations Team Gives back to the Community

August 21, 2013 

 

Wilkesboro, NC, August 21st 2013 – Carolina West Wireless (CWW), took the day to work with Samaritan’s Kitchen of Wilkes on their Project Backpack program. Project Backpack supplies six servings of food to local at risk students each Friday to ensure they have easy-to-make, nutrient rich meals to get them through the weekend.

Carolina West Wireless donated $2,500 to Samaritan’s Kitchen along with additional support from employee contributions consisting of 123 lbs of food and $460.00 to go towards the purchase of meals for this program. The twelve members of the Carolina West Operations Team spent the day equipping 300 backpacks with meals for local children to take home over the weekend.

 Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, CWW provides its customers with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.

Carolina West Wireless Marketing Team Gives back to the Community

Carolina West Wireless Marketing Team Gives back to the Community

Wilkesboro, NC, August 25th 2013 – Sales and Marketing team members at Carolina West Wireless (CWW), recently completed their latest service project of enhancing the picnic area at Lowe’s Park at Rivers Edge.  Rivers Edge is a popular recreational area for families local to Wilkes County and includes facilities such as ball fields, a skate park, a BMX track, and a picnic area.

This three day project by Carolina West employees included pressure washing tables and concrete, staining tables and shelter posts, and installing four permanent charcoal grills.  Carolina West Marketing Team member’s hope for this newly improved picnic area is that after this recent maintenance it will be a lasting location for local families to enjoy.

 Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, CWW provides its customers with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.

Carolina West Wireless Accounting, Facilities and Inventory Team Gives back to the Community

September 23, 2013 
 

Carolina West Wireless Accounting, Facilities and Inventory Team Gives back to the Community

Wilkesboro, NC, September 23rd 2013 – The AFI (Accounting, Facilities and Inventory) Team at Carolina West Wireless (CWW) recently donated $2500 to The Wilkes Habitat for Humanity. The Wilkes Habitat for Humanity builds homes by use of volunteers to allow qualifying families the opportunity to buy low-cost homes at a zero interest mortgage.

The Wilkes Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a specialized branch of the organization that acts as a “home improvement thrift store” and sells new and used furniture, appliances, building materials, etc. Along with the Carolina West AFI team’s monetary contribution they also donated four hours of their weekend to assist with any tasks The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needed assistance with. The seven person team spent their time sorting and pricing ReStore items.

“We plan to continue to go back to the Wilkes Habitat for Humanity once each quarter to offer our time and lend them a hand with whatever they need,” says Karen Poteat, Inventory Manager for Carolina West Wireless. 

 Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, CWW provides its customers with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.

Carolina West Wireless Bases Innovative Mobile App Strategy on Velleros’ Mobile Applications Framework Solution

November 01, 2013 

 

Carolina West Wireless Bases Innovative Mobile App Strategy on Velleros’ Mobile Applications Framework Solution 

Wilkesboro, NC – Carolina West Wireless announced today that it has chosen Velleros as its vendor partner for the implementation of its innovative mobile applications strategy.  This app was created to give Carolina West subscribers easy access to a variety of locally interesting content and services from their mobile devices.  The carrier branded mobile application services is expected to go live during the third quarter of this year. 

The Velleros carrier branded Mobile Application Framework Solution is based on its Velleros Aggregation and Syndication Technology (VASTTM) mobile client-server technology platform.  Services in this mobile application for wireless distribution include: emergency alerts, customer service presence for the carrier, local, national and international news feeds, customizable community relevant information and notifications, geo-fenced location based services along with contextual mobile marketing and advertising capabilities. 

Carolina West’s CEO, Slayton Stewart commented, “Velleros has continued to impress us with its vision and technology that parallels our focus on keeping our brand and our competitive service offerings in front of our subscribers in ways that add value for them as well as for us.”  Carolina West’s Vice President for Marketing, Jackie Mallory added, “As we compete with the larger carriers we must offer differentiated technology along with services that are consistent with our branding.  The Velleros Mobile Applications Framework Solution enables us to do just that.”  

Velleros CEO, Danny Parker commented, “The Carolina West Wireless management team is well recognized for their innovation and thought leadership in our industry, especially within the regional carrier community.  We’re very proud that the team at Carolina West Wireless has again chosen Velleros as their vendor partner for implementation of their innovative mobile app strategy.” 

About Carolina West Wireless - Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone, and Wilkes Telephone.  Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless is committed to providing its customers with innovative technology, including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment, and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.  For more information about Carolina West and the services they provide, visit http://www.carolinawest.com

About Velleros, Inc. - Based in Morrisville NC, Velleros enables carriers to derive incremental revenue streams from mobile web-based content and services combined with highly effective contextual mobile marketing and advertising.  The Velleros Aggregation & Syndication Technology (VASTTM) platform distributes aggregated content to virtually any mobile or network connected device per user preference, providing for a more personalized infotainment experience.  Available for in-network or hosted services implementation, VASTTM applications include; CMAS Gateway, Community Notification, Personalized Content Manager, carrier branded Mobile Applications Framework, geo-fenced Location Based Services and Contextual Mobile Advertising. For more information, visit http://www.velleros.com

Carolina West Wireless constructs monopole tower on ASU Campus to improve surrounding coverage

November 21, 2013 
 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carolina West Wireless constructs monopole tower on ASU Campus to improve surrounding coverage

Watauga, NC, August 2013 – Carolina West Wireless (CWW), has completed construction on a monopole tower on the campus of Appalachian State University.  The location for the tower is 473 Bodenheimer Drive, known to some as the “Pump House Facility.”

The monopole structure is currently on air and will stand temporarily until the Gardner Dormitory’s permanent site, which will be located on top of Gardner Residence Hall, is complete.  The projected time line for completion of the Gardner Dormitory site is the summer of 2014.

The additional temporary site will provide enhanced wireless coverage on the west side of ASU’s campus, benefiting areas of the campus including the football stadium, dorms, and administrative buildings. Parts of western Boone will also gain additional coverage from this new tower. 

 “Providing a great network in and around Appalachian State University has always been a high priority for Carolina West Wireless.  We are very pleased to enhance our network on campus as well as the surrounding area in Boone” said Slayton Stewart, Carolina West Wireless CEO. 

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, CWW provides its customers with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.