Sprint contracts demonstrate demand for bundled wireless and wireline services

Monday 13 December 2004 16:46 CET | News

Sprint is to deliver IP (Internet protocol)-driven and multi-product solutions to solve unique business challenges -- from providing five-digit wireless calling to virtually instantaneous walkie-talkie-style communications. Sprint continues to gain traction on plans announced last month to emphasize sales of wireless, IP and multi-product solutions in the business marketplace and reduce courting stand-alone long-distance customers.

Spirit Airlines - Local, long distance and wireless bundle takes flight: Spirit Airlines, the largest privately held airline in the United States, is using an extensive bundle of new services from Sprint to help it achieve its goals in service, price leadership and operational efficiency. The company is deploying Sprint PCS Ready Link(SM) devices throughout its domestic locations for the virtually instant communications it needs to help maintain its on-time standards that are ranked among the best in the industry. The company is also using wireless voice and data smart devices to deliver real-time information to its most mobile employees, test new wireless logistics and tracking services, and connect its people to critical information through encrypted, secure wireless connections. Sprint is also providing domestic and international frame relay and Internet data services as well as long-distance and backup network services to selected airports and major cities as Spirit continues its expansion into the Caribbean and Latin America regions. Abanco - Wireless Payments: A new three-year agreement with Abanco International, LLC will make life easier for those who conduct business in the field by allowing them to accept credit-card payments at the point of sale utilizing Sprints wireless network. For the first time, Abanco, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions to merchants, will offer a wireless credit-card payment option to its merchant customers using Sprints CDMA wireless network. For example, a plumber making a house call could simply swipe the customers credit card on site using a wireless credit-card machine -- transaction complete. In addition, under an existing agreement, Sprint provides Abanco a full suite of products including local, long-distance and data. McDermott, Will and Emery - Connecting Lawyers on the Move: McDermott, Will and Emery, an international law firm, has selected Sprint to deliver wireless voice devices, wireless data connection cards, dedicated and dial IP connectivity, and long-distance services. Sprint is delivering innovative wireless services that will enable McDermott, Will and Emery associates to use five-digit dialing from wireless phones to connect with each other, just as they do in their offices. Ultimately, this will enable uninterrupted transferring of calls between wireless phones and office phones. Attorneys will also use Sprint PCS Connection Cards(TM) to remotely access the company intranet and important client documents, meaning business wont stop just because someone is away from their desk. Sprint currently provides service to 40 of the 50 largest law firms in the United States.

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