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Sprint Announces Introduction of Sprint Business Share Plans
Sep 15 14
Sprint announced the introduction of Sprint Business Share Plans, which could yield thousands of dollars in savings for business customers. The affordable new pricing plans challenge the high cost of doing business with wireless companies by offering huge amounts of data and savings -- with data pricing that is up to 56% less than comparable plans offered by the competition. Business decision-makers looking to obtain a smartphone or any device have two choices for their plan; discounted and undiscounted (available in select channels) devices. After selecting their device with its associated monthly access charge for unlimited talk and text, they choose a bountiful bucket of data that is best suited to their needs. In addition, Sprint Business is helping businesses save even more money by offering additional value. Sprint already has built its 4G LTE network to serve more than 255 million people, with more on the way, making it easy for customers to take advantage of all the great features on smartphones. In addition to Sprint's all-new 3G network and its 4G LTE network, Sprint is deploying Sprint Spark, a technology designed to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications, including new generations of online gaming, virtual reality and advanced cloud services.
Sprint Announces Availability of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with Sprint Spark
Sep 15 14
Sprint has announced the availability of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with Sprint Spark. Available in Titanium Bronze, Galaxy Tab S will be available in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales, Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business Sales. Galaxy Tab S can be activated on the Sprint Family Share Pack, a new shared-data plan that offers double the high-speed data at the same price as AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Galaxy Tab S can also be activated on one of the Sprint individual tablet data plans, including a special limited-time offer featuring 100MB of data for $10. Other tablet data plans include 1GB for $14.99; 3GB for $34.99; 6GB for $49.99; 12GB for $79.99; and 30GB for $109.99. This device benefits from Sprint Spark with the added capacity to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Galaxy Tab S delivers a beautiful viewing experience with its WQXGA Super AMOLED display with 100,000:1 contrast ratio, which offers a wider color range, deeper contrast and truer blacks. It also features adaptive display technology that provides excellent viewing in any environment by intelligently adjusting gamma, saturation and sharpness based on the content, viewing environment and ambient lighting. Preset AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo modes also let users manually adjust the display settings for bright, dynamic results for both video and photo content. Built on Android 4.4.2, KitKat, Galaxy Tab S features a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and a 7,900mAh lithium-ion battery to power the tablet. Galaxy Tab S also has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, 4x digital zoom and video capture to document life's most important moments, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Galaxy Tab S users can enjoy Netflix in high definition. Kids Mode on Galaxy Tab S allows easy access to kid-friendly content and offers parental controls to limit content accessed and length of use. For businesses that want business-critical security and the ability to protect sensitive data, Galaxy Tab S supports Samsung Knox, which provides enhanced platform security, application security and mobile device management. For those interested in a more eco-friendly meeting, Galaxy Tab S features Samsung e-meeting, a personal organizer that allows users to share data simultaneously on multiple devices allowing users to take notes, edit the same file and share file revisions.
Sprint Corporation Mulls Partners
Sep 11 14
Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) is seeking partners to expand its scale in the wireless market, Chief Executive Officer Marcelo Claure said. "We are wide open to having discussions with cable companies, over the top companies, other wireless carriers. Such partnerships would allow Sprint to expand its reach and benefit from economies of scale. We are believers in consolidation." Sprint Corporation shares were up 5% at $6.46 on October 11, 2014 afternoon on the New York Stock Exchange.
Sprint Introduces Sprint Complete Collaboration, a New Cloud-Based Unified Communications Solution
Sep 9 14
Sprint has introduced Sprint Complete Collaboration, a new cloud-based unified communications, or UC, solution. Businesses operating in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK can now benefit from Sprint Complete Collaboration. Unlike competitive offers, Sprint's approach is comprehensive with SIP Trunking and enhanced mobility integrated for every user. SIP Trunking provides more efficient trunking options through aggregation and bursting to significantly reduce costs. It also offers an end-to-end UC platform with a consistent experience across all collaboration tools, operating systems and endpoints. The solution supports the native in-country languages, with the text on the IP phone display, unified voice mail prompts and auto attendant greetings. Sprint's solution is designed to meet the
needs of a distributed company, allowing multiple locations throughout the European region to connect over the same set of SIP trunks while preserving local telephone numbers, calling plans and emergency services. This reduces the overall number of trunks needed for SIP Trunking in the available European locations which streamlines the network and operating costs for a business. Sprint Complete Collaboration is enabled by an all-IP network, which offers the reliability and quality needed for real-time collaborative applications. For road warriors, cloud-based UC offers a rich and flexible mobile experience. It also enhances BYOD programs with a seamless collaboration experience for tablets and mobile phones using multiple operating systems. Mobile employees can join meetings, check presence and availability, and use instant messaging while away from the office.
Sprint Announces Ultrathin Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Featuring Sprint Spark
Sep 4 14
Sprint will bring to life the ultimate entertainment experience with the ultrathin 6.6mm Samsung Galaxy Tab(R) S 10.5, featuring a high-resolution Super AMOLED(TM) display with the high-speed network data capabilities of Sprint Spark(TM) enhanced LTE, where available. Available in Titanium Bronze, Galaxy Tab S will be available in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales, Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business Sales. With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Galaxy Tab S with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09 (SRP: $649.99; excluding taxes) and requires a service plan. Galaxy Tab S can be activated on the Sprint Family Share Pack, a new shared-data plan that offers double the high-speed data at the same price as AT&T and Verizon Wireless. For a limited time only, Sprint is offering a promotion for the Sprint Family Share Pack that offers a family with up to 10 lines 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk & text for only $100 a month through 2015 and, as an added bonus, customers will get an additional 2GB per line for up to 10 lines. For a family of four, that's a savings of $60 per month better than AT&T's and Verizon's current pricing through 2015. Galaxy Tab S can also be activated on one of the Sprint individual tablet data plans, including a special limited-time offer featuring 100MB of data for $10. Other tablet data plans include 1GB for $14.99; 3GB for $34.99; 6GB for $49.99; 12GB for $79.99; and 30GB for $109.99 (all pricing excludes taxes and surcharges). This device benefits from Sprint Spark with the added capacity to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Available now in 27 cities, Sprint Spark is designed to support a new generation of online gaming, virtual reality, advanced cloud services and other applications requiring very high bandwidth. Sprint plans to reach 100 million Americans by year-end with Sprint Spark. Sprint 4G LTE is available in 488 cities covering more than 255 million people.