The Select Story

At Select Communications, we have learned from years of first-hand experience what it takes to excel in today’s wireless marketplace. When you partner with Select, you realize the benefits of working with a leadership team that has a combined experience of over 100 years in the industry. Here’s our story…

Select Communications, a privately-owned Minnesota-based corporation, was originally founded in 1994 as Select Cellular, a wireless airtime reseller. As a wireless reseller, Select not only sold wireless service, but also provided all billing and customer service functions to its customers. Select Cellular grew to the sixth largest reseller of wireless service in the country before selling its customer base to AirTouch Cellular (now Verizon Wireless) in 1999.

As a result of this transaction, Select reorganized as Select Communications and established retail, sub-dealer, and business-to-business channels of distribution for multiple wireless carriers. The Company quickly became the number one dealer in the Minneapolis market for multiple wireless carriers. Over the years, Select aggressively expanded throughout the Upper Midwest and into the Gulf Coast Region. As a result of this strategy, in January of 2009 Select was given the opportunity to enter Verizon’s Premium Retailer Program.

Select’s successful business and growth strategies have garnered recognition from wireless carriers and publications. In addition to being named one of Minnesota’s 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal seven times, Select has been recognized as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine seven times in a row since 2007.

In December of 2012, Select sold its retail channel to an investment banking group out of Connecticut. Select Communications’ sole focus is now to operate and grow the master agent program, including premium and authorized retailer partners.