OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 07, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S) is making it easier and more affordable than ever to cut the cord on traditional landline home or office phone service with Sprint Phone Connect System 1.
Available Friday, Nov. 8, in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1, Sprint Phone Connect System offers homeowners and small business customers two cordless phones for $49.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (excluding taxes). When bundled with the Sprint Phone Connect plan, customers get unlimited local and domestic long-distance calling while on the Sprint network for $19.99 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges).
Sprint Phone Connect System is a fixed wireless voice terminal that provides high-quality home and office phone service using the Sprint voice network instead of a landline or broadband connection for their home or desk phone. This all-in-one device eliminates the need for additional devices or equipment. It allows business and consumer users to replace their landline service and maintain the features they are accustomed to from a landline phone provider, such as voicemail, call waiting, caller ID (phone number only unless contact is in device address book), call forwarding (additional charges may apply), three-way calling and call restriction.
“Sprint Phone Connect System offers a high-quality and reliable landline replacement option for families or businesses looking to save some money on their monthly phone bill,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Sprint Phone Connect System includes everything a customer needs to activate service and makes it easy for them to take their home or office phone to a new location or set up a temporary office without losing valuable time waiting for the local telephone provider installation.”
Although preliminary results from the July–December 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) indicate that approximately 40 percent of American homes had only wireless telephones, there are still a significant number of people who want or need the security of a home or office phone in addition to their wireless phone.
Sprint Phone Connect System offers homeowners an opportunity to save over expensive traditional phone service and eliminates installation charges. Businesses, home offices or small offices can reduce costs with savings on their expensive monthly fees for their landline phone. Additionally, businesses with frequent moves, including temporary office locations for construction, retail operations or events companies will appreciate the simple self-installation with Sprint Phone Connect System and easy plug-and-play redeployment instead of waiting for wireline installation.
This easy-to-use system includes two Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) phones and can support up to four handsets (additional handsets sold separately), making it scalable for a family or small business. Sprint Phone Connect System does not need to be plugged into a wall jack or other devices in order to make a phone call.
For those who already own conventional corded or cordless phones, Sprint also offers Sprint Phone Connect 2. This plug-and-play device lets users plug their current office or home landline phone into the Sprint Phone Connect terminal and use the features they are accustomed to from a landline phone provider. It is compatible with most conventional corded and cordless phones.
Users have the option of maintaining their existing home or office phone number or activating a new one (more information on porting, including eligibility, can be found at www.sprint.com/bringyournumber).
Sprint (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 54 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2013 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 as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Mark Elliott, 603-621-4511