March 12, 2013
Sprint offers special discounts to spur small businesses’ growth, reduce their wireless costs
Discounts on 4G LTE mobile broadband devices + Discounts on Sprint’s complete selection of smartphones + Incentives for switching to Sprint
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 12, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced an offer to help small businesses grow – while reducing their costs for wireless services.
The company will offer up to $150 in savings for small businesses who buy any Sprint smartphone plus an LTE mobile broadband device. As a bonus, now through the end of May, the company will add a credit of up to $100 on eligible customers’ invoices for every wireless line that a small business switches to Sprint.
Small businesses will earn up to $100 off any smartphone, including all top-of-the-line iPhones and Samsung devices in Sprint’s product portfolio, and up to $50 off Sprint’s LTE Tri Mode USB or Sierra 4G LTE Tri-fi hotspot. The tri-mode and tri-fi hotspot enable quick connections to Sprint’s 4G LTE, 4G (WiMax) and 3G networks.
The special offer, valid through May 9, enables small businesses to chat, access email, check websites or Web conference at faster speeds than ever before – at a lower price. No matter if it’s on a train or in a coffee shop, the mobile broadband + a new smartphone offer is designed to keep small businesses connected, just like their big-business brethren.
The big discounts on all smartphones and select LTE mobile broadband devices are part of a Sprint initiative to attract and keep a larger share of the small-business market with better offers and customized service. Sprint recently opened Sprint Consult Centers in its retail stores to simplify the wireless buying process for small businesses. Each consult center offers a complete package of products, services, and certified expert advice customized to small business owners’ needs.
Sprint has emerged as a preferred and reliable business partner to small businesses by offering the latest technology and devices, including the latest Android and Apple products. The company also has earned a reputation as an innovative solutions provider for small businesses with offers for Unlimited data on Sprint’s network and a robust suite of business services that include Square mobile payment, Magmito mobile apps, Sprint® Direct Connect® and customized IT services.
“For small businesses, it’s all about specialized service, simplified shopping and prices that fit their budgets,” said Marin Martinovic, director-Business Acquisition Marketing for Sprint. “Cutting through the complications of buying communications gear is a challenge for small businesses. Our portfolio is expanded and customized to the needs of small businesses, our in-store service is consultative, and this latest discount offer is right on the money for today’s small business owners.”
Sprint services for small businesses are available in Sprint Stores or can be ordered by calling 1-877-924-9360. Sprint also makes it easy for small business customers to customize and buy online at www.sprint.com/smallbusiness. The customized website allows customers to assess their specific business needs against a backdrop of like-minded small businesses.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Mark Bonavia, 913-269-0436