Next Generation Wireless first started as an Authorized Agent of U.S. Cellular back in 2001, with two retail locations in Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Since then, we’ve expanded to 11 locations throughout Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois. Our success is contributed to the hard work and the value we put into our customers and associates. Our associates’ knowledge, passion, and commitment help provide the best experience possible which cultivates long-term customer loyalty. We pride ourselves on respecting others and offering both our customers and associates the support and service they’ve grown to expect. With a kind heart, sense of humor, and a great deal of respect you can accomplish anything.
Meet the Corporate Office
From our Leadership Team to our store managers and associates and customers, our focus is on providing our customers with the best experience possible. Get to know the members of our Leadership Team that help our company provide greater services to our customers.
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If Jose wasn't leading his team, he said he would most likely be selling sport cars. ``I was in the auto industry in my younger years, and I enjoyed being around cars``. Something else you may not know about Jose is that he designed an entire park back when he was running a landscaping supply store.
When Jose isn't working, he is most likely outdoors building, landscaping, or barbecuing. If forced to be indoors, you'll find him watching Judge Dredd or a movie with Sylvester Stallone.
Someday, Jose hopes to vacation in Hawaii with his wife, or bring the entire family back to Disney for a few days in Florida!
When Annette isn't working, you will most likely find her outdoors, shopping, working out, or spending time with family and friends. She loves Chicken Alfredo, country music, and the shows Chicago Fire/PD. Annette describes herself as being very determined and goal-oriented. Something she has always wanted to do is celebrate New Years Eve in New York City and she would love to someday go on an Alaskan cruise!
Jennie lives in Sumner, Iowa with her husband Bob. Together they have two sons, Jalen & Alex. When Jennie and Bob aren't working - they love trekking up to Northern Minnesota to relax at their cabin. Jennie enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, fishing, and gardening. She loves chocolate anything and her favorite music is 80's rock. Something she's always wanted to do is visit Alaska. She shares that she will finally be checking that dream off her bucket list this summer with her husband!
An interesting fact about Marcela is that she is ``half Mexican and can eat tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!`` She's always aspired to take a whole month to travel and explore. When Marcela isn't working or going to class, she is most likely eating tacos, watching Grey's Anatomy, painting, or cooking. If she could go on vacation anywhere, she would choose to go back to Mexico and visit family while relaxing on the beach!
In her spare time, Megan enjoys golfing and traveling. On one of her traveling adventures, she shared a story where she jumped off a 35-foot cliff into the ocean at Ricks Cafe in Negril, Jamaica! Megan is also a LuLaRoe Independent Fashion Consultant! Within the next year or so, Megan hopes to cross off a bucket list item... para-sailing! She also shared that her dream vacation would be to Italy...which makes sense because she absolutely LOVES pasta! Welcome to the Next Generation Wireless Team, Megan!
Outside of N.G.W., Taylor has a side-gig advertising on Facebook that keeps him pretty busy. Something interesting about Taylor is that he LOVES pizza but he dislikes cheese (yes, he knows it's on pizza but it's a complicated relationship). He also wakes up at 3 am every morning to go to the gym so he can have enough time to work both jobs and hang out with his 2-year-old daughter. If Taylor could go on vacation anywhere, he would go to New Zealand because ``if you've ever seen a photo of pretty much anywhere in New Zealand, you would understand``.
When Nathan isn't working, you will probably find him hitting up Johnny's Steakhouse, watching Troy or The Office, or listening to rap. Nathan said that if he could use one word to describe himself it would be ``superlative``. If he could go on vacation anywhere, he would love to check out Oregon or Washington. He loves the rain so the weather in Oregon and Washington would be just fine by his standards! He would also like to give skydiving a try someday, ``Free falling from an airplane down to solid ground-- what could go wrong!?!``
When Tim isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, helping his friends out, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs (HUGE Cubs fan right here)!
Tim's favorite food is Mexican, so it's fitting that his favorite restaurant is Carlos O'Kellys. In fact, he loves Mexican food so much that if he were to go on a vacation to anywhere - it would be someplace in Mexico! His favorite movies are comedies and his favorite music genre is country. If Tim had control of the TV remote, you would most likely be watching Survivor, The Last Ship, or Shameless with him. Something he has always wanted to try is bungee jumping and skydiving.
Blane grew up in Freeport, Illinois and is married to his wife of 11 years! They have two Labrador Retrievers, Bailey and Cena. Blane's favorite food is Chipotle but he says he's not too picky and will eat anything if you ever want to buy him lunch. His number one bucket list item is to go to a North Carolina Tarheels basketball game and he plans to do just that within the next year! He also shares that his dream vacation would be to visit Dublin, Ireland. When Blane isn't at work, you'll most likely find him eating, playing disc golf, shooting hoops, gardening, or sampling out new beers. Fun fact - did you know Blane used to play Semi-Pro Disc Golf? He says one word to describe himself is ``energetic`` - and we agree!