Gear S and Sprint Family Share Pack offers consumers the best value with double the data at the same or lower price compared to AT&T and Verizon
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 30, 2014 - The next generation of connected wearables arrives at Sprint (NYSE:S) on Friday, Nov. 7, with the launch of Samsung Gear S™, featuring connectivity in a wrist-worn wearable with a beautiful curved design.
Gear S is smart and comfortable to wear, allowing on-the-go users to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, or reply to emails when near or far away from their smartphone.1 Gear S has its own phone number and users can forward calls from their smartphone, making it easy to make and receive phone calls directly from their wrist.
Gear S will be available through Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. With Sprint Easy PaySM, well-qualified buyers can purchase Gear S with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $16 (SRP: $384; excluding taxes; service plan required).
Gear S can be added to a Sprint Family Share Pack for a $10 per month per line access charge. Through December 2015, Sprint will waive the $10 per month access charge on Gear S added as a new line of service to any Sprint Family Share Pack 20GB or higher.2
The Sprint Family Share Pack is the best value for families with a new shared-data plan that offers double the high-speed data at a lower price than AT&T and Verizon Wireless on nationally available plans. A family with up to 10 lines can get 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk and text for only $100 a month through 2015.2 For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month versus AT&T’s and Verizon’s current pricing through 2015; double the data of AT&T and Verizon; and double the high-speed data of T-Mobile.3
“Samsung Gear S offers an amazing wearable experience and the Sprint Family Share Pack offers the best value to consumers,” said Doug Kaufman, director-Device Strategy, Sprint. “With the overhaul of our network, the Sprint network is there when our customers need it for all the ways they depend on their wireless devices.”
Built on the Tizen-based wearable platform, Gear S features a sleek, curved 2-inch Super AMOLED® touchscreen display that makes it easy to read notifications or view articles with photos in News Briefings. Responding to incoming messages is quick and easy using the onscreen keyboard or enhanced S Voice™. It is also certified IP67 dust- and water-resistant.4
Using the Sprint 3G nationwide network, Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi connectivity allows Gear S users to stay connected to social networks, calendars and applications with seamless notifications. Gear S also offers 24-hour news with customizable topics, including business, technology, sports, celebrity, science, entertainment, style, food and travel.
For the health conscious, Gear S includes Nike+ and S Health™5 with enhanced multi-sensors and GPS. It features exercise tracking, continuous heart rate monitoring and infographic workout reports. For the music lover, Gear S can play songs stored on the device or easily control music stored on the companion smartphone when the device is out of reach.
Gear S requires pairing with Samsung Galaxy S® III, Samsung Galaxy S® 4, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini, Samsung Galaxy S® 5, Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Sport, Samsung Galaxy Note® II, Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 or Samsung Galaxy Note® 4.
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 54 million customers as of June 30, 2014, 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. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1Gear S requires pairing with compatible Samsung smartphone with Gear Manager app for activation, software updates, and app downloads. Compatible Samsung smartphone (sold separately) must be on and connected to the Sprint data network for SMS/MMS and third-party app notifications to be routed from Sprint smartphone to Gear S when Bluetooth connection is unavailable.
2The $100 offer is available through Jan. 15, 2015, when customers switch to Sprint. Valid when customers port numbers to Sprint. It includes $10, $15 or $20/month/line access charges waived through 2015. Valid only on 20GB or higher data allowance. Data allowance charges still apply. Requires one phone per plan.
3Compared to 10GB high-speed 3G/4G plans for four lines. Other data options available on other carriers. T-Mobile Simple Choice includes unlimited International text/data features. However, customers are slowed to up to 2G speeds after 2.5GB/line/month or customers can pay more for additional high-speed data.
4This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP67, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof. Covers must be tightly closed.
5This device, S Health, and related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
Samsung, Galaxy, Gear S, Galaxy S, Super AMOLED, S Voice and S Health are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Mark Elliott, 603-621-4511