Sprint Simplifies Mobile Services and Tools for Businesses
Cost-effective, Predictable & Scalable
Easily equip employees by choosing the device, data plan and term with dedicated 24/7/365 account support – a first of its kind offer – for a consistent monthly price per employee
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 13, 2015 - Today, Sprint (www.sprint.com) introduces “Mobility-as-a-Service”, a new streamlined way for businesses to put the power of mobile technology in the hands of employees.
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Unmatched in the wireless industry, Mobility-as-a-Service by Sprint takes the hassle out of equipping a workforce with wireless devices. With cost-effective and predictable pricing starting as low as $20 per month per employee, businesses simply pick a device, a data plan and a service term. Sprint delivers the devices, provides basic configuration and includes additional dedicated customer support.
Too many companies today are failing to capture the full power of mobile technology because equipping workers with devices and service has been so confusing and difficult. With many enterprises exploring Bring Your Own Device alternatives MaaS brings back simplicity and returns control of employees’ wireless usage back to the business.
Sprint now is the first national U.S. wireless carrier to end that frustration with a standard offer, available to any business with 15 or more lines of service.
“Sprint’s Mobility-as-a-Service delivers simplicity for businesses that rely on mobile technology to compete and succeed,” said Karen Freitag, president, Enterprise Solutions at Sprint. “Business owners can focus on running and growing their business, and count on Sprint to provide and manage the wireless devices and service that makes their employees more productive.”
With Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), Sprint’s business customers get an all-in wireless solution for a single price. Sprint provides it all, plus dedicated customer support resources to coordinate all project management and ongoing support services, for one consistent monthly price per employee.
The new all-in approach eliminates up-front charges associated with acquiring devices, and supplies more value-added services than the typical mobility bundle.
A Chief Information Officer must serve as a business strategy leader in today’s successful companies. Managing wireless devices, however, has become such a complex and time-consuming task that it can distract them from higher priority demands.
“We listened to the challenges our business customers described and then developed Mobility-as-a-Service specifically so it would reduce the cost and time required to set up and maintain mobile devices,” said Karen Freitag, president, Enterprise Solutions at Sprint. “CIOs and their teams now will be able to focus more on their core business and less on the hassles of keeping their work force equipped with the latest mobile devices.”
How it Works
Businesses with 15 or more lines select the devices, including smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband hotspots, each including a MaaS Extended Warranty Program.1 Businesses can refresh their devices every 12 or 24 months, depending on the service term selected. In addition to unlimited talk and text, businesses determine how much data they want for each employee’s device. The cost of the device is included in the monthly service price, eliminating the need to factor in device costs.
Pooled data options are available at the 100MB, 1GB, 2GB and 5GB levels with prices varying from $20 to $70 per month, depending on the tier of the device the customer selects. An unlimited data option is also available for smartphones and premium devices for $65 to $75 per month. Tablet and basic phone plans start at $20 per month for 100MB of data. Customers can also access reports to monitor their data usage. Sprint will soon add cloud storage and Anti-Virus capabilities to the MaaS offer.
In addition, businesses purchasing wireless through MaaS will receive a dedicated care team to provide 24/7/365 white-glove technical support. Sprint will also assist with device configuration and preloading of business applications. On-site implementation support will be provided on orders of 25 devices or more. Each business can name a number of VIP subscribers such as business owners or C-level executives to receive an additional level of customer service.
Visit sprint.com/maas for full details, terms and conditions.
Additional Sprint Incentives for Businesses – International Text, Data and Wi-Fi Calling
As an additional incentive for businesses, the recently announced Sprint International Value Roaming and International Speed Data Roaming Passes make it simple and affordable for business customers to stay connected when their business or personal travels take them to popular destinations worldwide2.
With Sprint International Value Roaming, customers can data roam with up to 2G speeds to read emails, surf the Web and send unlimited text messages at no additional charge. Voice calls from these countries to anywhere in the world is only 20 cents per minute. Because international travel is an important component of doing business, Sprint is giving business customers what they have been asking for and what they need for free or at a low cost with our speed data buy ups. Customers can easily add Sprint Free International Text & Data Roaming to any Sprint domestic plan. Visit www.sprint.com/internationalroaming for more information on included countries and rates.
What’s more, Sprint customers, with select devices, traveling internationally with Wi-Fi access can use Wi-Fi Calling to enjoy free calls from over 200 countries back to the U.S. Wi-Fi Calling3 is available at no additional charge when calling a U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico phone number.
For more information, please visit https://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/194593.
About Sprint Business
Sprint Business provides a range of simple, flexible services that help workforces to collaborate, mobilize and accelerate. As work changes, the winners will be the businesses that remove obstacles to best empower their employees to drive business success. Our solutions are designed specifically to help our customers' people work better together, be more engaged and enjoy their jobs more. To learn more, visit https://business.sprint.com/ or join the conversation at www.sprint.com/futureofwork.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 57 million connections as of March 31, 2015, 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; leading no-contract 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. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1 MaaS Extended Warranty Program provided by Asurion Warranty Protection Services of Florida, LLC in Florida, Asurion Warranty Protection Services of Puerto Rico, Inc. in Puerto Rico, and either Asurion Warranty Protection Services, LLC or Sprint Spectrum, L.P. in all other jurisdictions. Covers Designated Wireless Devices due to operational failures. See full Terms and Conditions for complete details
2Countries currently include: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, Spain, South Korea and United Kingdom. Requires GSM and LTE capable device.
3 Wi-Fi Calling supports calling from 200+ countries / territories. Wi-Fi Calling is not supported in select countries, including Australia, China, Cuba, North Korea, India, Iran, Singapore, Sudan and Syria. Sprint Subscribers are not authorized to use the service in countries where Wi-Fi Calling is prohibited by law. Please update your device software to the latest version to get the most current version of the Wi-Fi Calling software.
John Votava, 949-748-3403