The Times West Virginian


April 6, 2014

Mannington B&B Wireless offers affordable service

MANNINGTON — B&B Wireless is now offering affordable cellphone services to the Mannington area.

Owner Brad Weaver recently opened this store, which is an nTelos Wireless exclusive retail provider, at 122 Market St. in Mannington. The new business is located beside Hero’s Corner Cafe and shares a building with Fancy Nancy’s Gift Shop.

The nTelos shop officially got up and running in October 2013, on the weekend of Mannington’s Octoberfest. This is a branch of the Fairmont B&B Wireless store, which Weaver opened in the summer of 2012 at 1005 Fairmont Ave.

He said he was interested in establishing a location of B&B Wireless in Mannington because this city is filled with good people who are supportive of the local businesses, and there wasn’t a wireless retailer located there.

“Mannington’s just a fascinating place,” Weaver said.

He began looking for a site in Mannington and found out that Nancy Suter, of Hero’s Corner Cafe, had the space next door to her restaurant and was planning to open a shop in that spot. After some discussions, Weaver and Suter decided to share the building for their businesses.

“I love the setup here,” Weaver said.

In the past, the space was a jewelry store, and the old cabinets inside work perfectly as cellphone display cases. At B&B Wireless, customers can find iPhones, including the 5S, 5C and 4S, and Android smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy, HTC Desire and Motorola Moto X.

Weaver explained that 4G service is not currently available in the area but is coming in the near future. The smartphones at B&B Wireless are 4G capable.

He commented that although nTelos is a smaller, regionally based wireless company, it remains competitive with all the other retailers out there. nTelos offers affordable phone plans, including an option for unlimited talk, text and data, which is very popular with customers. Family plans are business plans are available, too, Weaver said.

The Mannington store also offers car chargers, cases, stylets and other phone accessories. And if the shop doesn’t have a certain item, the staff can always order it. Plus, people can stop by the store to pay their cellphone bills.

Weaver is also a Buck Knife dealer. Customers can find Buck Knives on display and for sale at both the Mannington and Fairmont B&B Wireless stores.

Weaver, who lives in Barrackville, has five children and wanted to help provide employment opportunities for them through this business. They have all played a part in B&B Wireless.

His son Christopher Weaver and daughter Bethany Brewer formerly worked with him, and his three other daughters currently help out with the business. Kari Bailey serves a role at both B&B Wireless stores; Lauren Brewer, who is a junior at Fairmont State University, is at the Fairmont location; and Emily Weaver, who is a junior at North Marion High School, is at the Mannington site.

Brad Weaver said his wife, Betty, supports all of them in this business endeavor.

Right now, B&B Wireless in Mannington is open limited hours, from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Weaver plans to soon expand those days of operation.

For more information, call the store at 304-365-9022.

Email Jessica Borders at or follow her on Twitter @JBordersTWV.

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