T-Mobile the Phone Zone enters Wichita

WICHITA — A new T-Mobile retailer is entering the Wichita market with plans for at least six locations.

Readi Connections, which does business as T-Mobile the Phone Zone, bought an existing T-Mobile outlet at Towne East Square this month and is preparing to open one in Andover Village at 321 S. Andover in April.

Missouri residents Chris Michael and his mother, Melissa, had been in commercial real estate previously.

“We bought out one of our tenants and saw the great potential with wireless,” Chris Michael says.

They’re planning to open 25 stores in the next 36 months in a six-state region.

Michael says they decided to come to Wichita in part because the T-Mobile signal is strong here.

“It’s extremely strong,” he says.

Michael says the Towne East store was a good starting point.

“I felt like that had a really strong retail presence in it and some really strong growth potential as a store.”

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T-Mobile to add 75 call center jobs

WICHITA — The T-Mobile call center in Wichita is hiring.

T-Mobile doesn’t have as many jobs to offer as Convergys announced earlier today, but they’re permanent ones.

The call center at 2525 N. Woodlawn is looking for 75 new customer service representatives. The positions pay $10.57 to $12.50 an hour.

The company is taking applications at www.tmobile.jobs.