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Sprint introduced its 4G LTE high-speed data network to customers in Baltimore, Md., Gainesville, Ga., Manhattan/Junction City, Kan., and Sedalia, Mo. Additionally, Sprint customers in Baltimore, Boston and Washington, D.C., are beginning to enjoy the benefits of Sprint’s all-new 3G service – which is expected to deliver an exceptionally clear signal, better in-building coverage and fewer dropped/blocked calls.
Sprint was the first national wireless carrier to introduce 4G service in 2008, and today’s 3G/4G network improvements mark another step forward in the company’s overall network strategy, known as Network Vision.
According to a CTIA survey of wireless customers, wireless data traffic increased 123 percent from 2010 to 2011. Network Vision is specifically designed to meet the growing 3G and 4G LTE network demands of wireless subscribers. People want to use their smartphones, tablets and wireless hotspots where they live, work and play.
“Our customers are enjoying new applications and devices that increase the demand for mobile data,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “The network build-out – that today is playing out in four new cities – will provide nothing less than a state-of-the art network platform for the next generation of customers. Customers across the country will begin to experience better 3G service on their devices and will be able to take advantage of 4G LTE on cutting-edge devices as we continue to launch more cities.”
With the consumerization of mobile devices and services, more businesses are adopting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs and they need a simple approach to manage the security, administration and shared costs associated with this complex challenge.
Sprint (NYSE: S) recently launched a solution, BYOD Management, to address these key challenges of IT organizations and deliver cost savings while allowing employees to use their preferred device for work purposes to be more productive.
This new turnkey solution helps companies deploy and manage elements of a BYOD program, such as:
As Tropical Storm Isaac nears the coast of Florida and is projected to become a Category 1 hurricane, Sprint (NYSE:S) has prepared its Florida network, Network Disaster Recovery staff, and the Sprint Emergency Response Team (ERT) for the storm’s anticipated impact.
Ahead of the 2012 hurricane season, Sprint invested close to $140 million to increase capacity and expand its wireless networks in the state of Florida, including more than $45 million in the Miami-West Palm Beach region; approximately $2.7 million in the Florida Panhandle; more than $18 million in Tampa; $5.1 million in the state’s Gulf Coast region; and close to $40 million in Orlando. Since January 2011, Sprint has also added more than 80 new cell sites throughout the state to its Nationwide Sprint Network.
Sprint’s preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac include:
Kyocera Rise is an exciting addition to the Sprint lineup. Kyocera Rise features a beautiful 3.5-inch IPS touchscreen and a powerful 1GHz processor running Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
It combines the speed of Sprint 3G with an easy-to-use slide out full QWERTY keyboard. Kyocera Rise performs well whether sending a quick text message, surfing the Web, or responding to an important email. The 3.2MP camera can capture and share special moments. Kyocera Rise combines all the great features consumers would expect from an Android smartphone at an affordable price.
Providing collaboration and mobility tools across a diverse workforce efficiently and affordably has never been easier. Today cloud-enabled Microsoft Office 365 offered by Sprint (NYSE: S) is available for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Sprint also has launched Productivity Suites that bundle enterprise-class communication, collaboration, security, and storage tools with ongoing IT support, offering businesses a comprehensive solution so their employees can collaborate and be more productive while in the office and on the go.
Sprint simplifies the purchase, early life, and ongoing support processes with its unique premium Carefree Cloud, “white glove” migration and onboarding assistance, along with online support resources and a user friendly portal to manage the services. Carefree Cloud is available with all Office 365 plans offered by Sprint at no additional charge (when used within the first 90 days of purchase) so companies have the flexibility to receive the level of migration and ongoing support they need. Tech-savvy customers can use the “Migration 1 2 3” self-serve tool to transition to the new solutions on their own, should they choose. For customers who may not have access to IT help, Sprint can provide them with “white glove” step-by-step assistance to walk them through the migration of all applications and users to Office 365 including end-to-end setup on all devices.
With plans starting at just $6 per user per month, businesses will enjoy predictable monthly costs with no up-front infrastructure expense, pay-as-you-go plans and savings by bundling all of the necessary tools … as well as a single bill and single point-of-contact for all Sprint-bundled services (pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).
Sprint offers a variety of plans to meet the needs of businesses, including those with the core capabilities of Office 365 such as:
Sprint (NYSE:S) CEO Dan Hesse will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, Oct. 25, during Sprint’s 12th annual Open Solutions Conference.
The conference, Oct. 24-25 in San Jose, Calif., is a fundamental component of Sprint’s open strategy and a forum for connecting developers and other solution providers with capabilities enabled by Sprint and its partners. The registration cost is $175 for attendees who register by Aug. 31. The cost increases to $350 beginning Sept. 1. Registration and additional information about the Open Solutions Conference is available at http://developer.sprint.com/OSC2012.
A preliminary agenda for the Open Solutions Conference is now posted on the Sprint Developer website. Key panel discussions and sessions include: mobile commerce, mobile advertising, mobile security, cloud services, M2M solutions and a venture capital perspective on the mobile ecosystem.
Assurance Wireless from Virgin Mobile, which provides eligible residents a free cell phone, 250 free minutes of wireless voice service and 250 free text messages monthly with no contract, marks its two-year anniversary of providing services to New Jersey residents. Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline Assistance program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund and now offers the best value in calling plans among major Lifeline Assistance programs.1
More than 440,000 New Jersey residents are without a job and more than 16.5 percent are living below the federal poverty line. Assurance Wireless customers enjoy the ability to provide a contact number to and receive calls from a prospective employer, which, studies show, can improve the chances of securing employment.
“We look forward to continuing to provide this service to eligible New Jersey residents who need support and resources during what continues to be a rough economic time for many,” said Grace Boehm, director-Strategy and Business Planning, Assurance Wireless.
“I was unemployed for an extended amount of time because of layoffs,” stated Evan M., 38, an Assurance Wireless customer. “The phone and service I received from Assurance Wireless were invaluable to my finding new employment and to my efforts to recover from this recession. It allowed me to contact potential employers, provide a way for them to respond to me, and helped me save money. Assurance also gave me peace of mind that I had a way to stay connected to my kids while away from home.”
Apple’s (AAPL) upcoming iPhone 5 launch could mark the biggest opportunity for Sprint (S) in a decade. Starting with its disastrous acquisition of Nextel, Sprint lost subscribers quarter after quarter and year after year. Sprint was dead last in customer service when Dan Hesse took the helm as CEO, and he implemented a long and painful turnaround plan. Since then, Sprint went from worst to first in customer service, and now ranks highest in customer satisfaction among major carriers. Despite all the operational improvements Hesse made, Sprint still had a gaping hole in its product line because it couldn’t sell the iPhone. That changed last fall.
Sprint first announced its agreement with Apple on Oct 7, 2011, the same day the iPhone 4S became available for pre-order, and it went on sale just one week later. After watching from the sidelines during every previous iPhone launch, Sprint had to scramble to quickly get up to speed on the iPhone. Management has to train retail sales associates and customer service reps on the iPhone, stock inventory of phones and accessories, and push the new product and training out through the entire organization.
While Sprint was just starting to move up the iPhone learning curve, AT&T (T) was on its 5th iPhone launch and Verizon (VZ) on its 2nd. As such, even though Sprint finally had the iPhone, it was far from a level playing field during the iPhone 4S launch. Despite its late start, Sprint turned very strong iPhone results in subsequent quarters, largely on the strength of its unlimited data plans.
Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), the third- largest U.S. wireless carrier, sold $1.5 billion of bonds that may fund debt refinancing, a network expansion and a cash infusion for Clearwire Corp.
The company issued eight-year, 7 percent notes yielding 568 basis points more than similar-maturity Treasuries after dropping an offering for 10-year bonds, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Moody’s Investors Service ranked the bonds B3, six levels below investment grade, the ratings company said in a statement today.
Sprint reported second-quarter revenue that beat analysts’ projections after demand for iPhones bolstered customer spending on data plans. Sales rose 6.4 percent to $8.84 billion, Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint said July 26 in a statement. Analysts had estimated $8.73 billion on average, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.