By Caitlin Switzer

Clear Talk offers affordable cell phone service, with no surprises. The company has built its network in Western Colorado for more than a decade. Photo by Claire Clemens.

MONTROSE—(January 1)  Montrose residents seeking more affordable cell phone service now have another local option; ClearTalk–Wireless Made Simple has opened a corporate store at 155 Oxbow Drive. The Montrose store opened just after Thanksgiving, and celebrated its Grand Opening last Friday.

“We are glad to be here,” staffer Sean Trepas noted. “We have three stores in Grand Junction now, and we have built our network here and thought we should have a store here too.”

With a presence on the Western Slope for more than a decade, Clear Talk has established a reputation for providing an alternative to higher-priced wireless providers, offering unlimited talk, text and data nationwide, with up to four lines for as low as $100.

“We try to make it as simple as possible,” Trepas said. “We have three rate plans that compare impressively to other providers. All of our plans offer unlimited service for a flat monthly rate—no surprises. We have tried to do away with the things that people don’t like—so there’s no commitment on your part.

“It is up to us to provide you with excellent service.”

Founded in Texas, Clear Talk currently serves customers in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. Although its services have been offered through other local retail outlets in the past, this is the company’s first dedicated store in Montrose.

“We are here to stay,” Trepas said. “Business is good! People are learning that we are here. And we are serving a niche that nobody else is.”

Vicki McFadden serves as Manager of Clear Talk’s Montrose store. Those interested in learning more can call 200-TALK, ext. 4.