February 25, 2015

Going on Spring Break? Load these apps first

By Amy Johnsonbaugh

Most of the country is fed up with the cold weather and snow. Families and college students alike, in colder climates, are sure to be looking forward to traveling somewhere warmer to enjoy Spring Break. Others may be heading to the mountains.

If travels are in your plans, you may want to consider arming your smartphone with some great apps that can enhance your travel experience.

With Spotify Premium, you can take your music with you—listen during your road trip, flight, or poolside. Listen ad-free to millions of songs, all available at your fingertips. Go offline and play your saved music, even without a connection. Spotify’s catalogue boasts a staggering 30 million+ songs!

If you don’t already have Spotify, Sprint has an exclusive customer offer you may want to consider:
  • 6 Months free for Sprint Family Share Pack and $60 Unlimited & Simply Unlimited customers (up to $7.99 per month for the next 18 months)
  • 3 months free for other Sprint customers (regularly $9.99 per month)
FamilyWall for Sprint will allow you to easily capture and share your fun Spring Break memories with family or friends back home. Or check-in to inform them that you’ve safely arrived at your Spring Break destination. You can also use it to easily meet up with friends for dinner or see if they are on their way to the beach or to the slopes. And the great thing about this app, it’s FREE. FamilyWall for Sprint is currently available for Android, iPhone devices and Web.

You can use Uber to conveniently get a ride around town. Sprint customers who are new to Uber can receive $5 off their first ride by simply creating a new Uber account and using the SPRINT offer code when completing registration1 The Uber app is free to download onto any Sprint iPhone, Android or Windows Phone 8/8.1 (ride costs vary).

And don’t forget to make sure your phone is protected before you go. Should you leave your smartphone in a restaurant, at the beach or on a chairlift…you will be covered with Lookout. Just download it ahead of time. The ‘Find My Phone’ feature provides a map of your device’s location and makes it sound an alarm - even when it is on silent! Get an email with a photo and location when someone messes with your device. (Also known as a "Theftie"). You can even remotely lock your device and erase your data, if needed. Get it now for Android and iOS.

Check out these great apps and others out there to ensure your Spring Break is one of the best this year.

Amy Johnsonbaugh is a communications manager for the Apps and Services team at Sprint. Based in Orange County, Calif., she can answer questions related to Sprint-branded or third-party consumer applications, music/entertainment applications, accessibility applications, Sprint ID and family service applications. Amy can be reached at amy.johnsonbaugh@sprint.com.

1Customer pays the difference for anything over $5 but any fare under $5 not used in the first ride is forfeited. Offer must be redeemed by June 1, 2015.

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