OVERLAND PARK, Kan.– July 13, 2015 –Today, Sprint introduces “Mobility-as-a-Service”, a new streamlined way for businesses to put the power of mobile technology in the hands of employees.
Unmatched in the wireless industry, Mobility-as-a-Service by Sprint takes the hassle out of equipping a workforce with wireless devices. With cost-effective and predictable pricing starting as low as $20 per month per employee, businesses simply pick a device, a data plan and a service term. Sprint delivers the devices, provides basic configuration and includes additional dedicated customer support.
Too many companies today are failing to capture the full power of mobile technology because equipping workers with devices and service has been so confusing and difficult. With many enterprises exploring Bring Your Own Device alternatives MaaS brings back simplicity and returns control of employees’ wireless usage back to the business.
Sprint now is the first national U.S. wireless carrier to end that frustration with a standard offer, available to any business with 15 or more lines of service.
“Sprint’s Mobility-as-a-Service delivers simplicity for businesses that rely on mobile technology to compete and succeed,” said Karen Freitag, president, Enterprise Solutions at Sprint. “Business owners can focus on running and growing their business, and count on Sprint to provide and manage the wireless devices and service that makes their employees more productive.”
With Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), Sprint’s business customers get an all-in wireless solution for a single price. Sprint provides it all, plus dedicated customer support resources to coordinate all project management and ongoing support services, for one consistent monthly price per employee.
The new all-in approach eliminates up-front charges associated with acquiring devices, and supplies more value-added services than the typical mobility bundle.
A Chief Information Officer must serve as a business strategy leader in today’s successful companies. Managing wireless devices, however, has become such a complex and time-consuming task that it can distract them from higher priority demands.
“We listened to the challenges our business customers described and then developed Mobility-as-a-Service specifically so it would reduce the cost and time required to set up and maintain mobile devices,” said Karen Freitag, president, Enterprise Solutions at Sprint. “CIOs and their teams now will be able to focus more on their core business and less on the hassles of keeping their work force equipped with the latest mobile devices.”
How it Works
Businesses with 15 or more lines select the devices, including smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband hotspots, each including a MaaS Extended Warranty Program.1 Businesses can refresh their devices every 12 or 24 months, depending on the service term selected. In addition to unlimited talk and text, businesses determine how much data they want for each employee’s device. The cost of the device is included in the monthly service price, eliminating the need to factor in device costs.
Pooled data options are available at the 100MB, 1GB, 2GB and 5GB levels with prices varying from $20 to $70 per month, depending on the tier of the device the customer selects. An unlimited data option is also available for smartphones and premium devices for $65 to $75 per month. Tablet and basic phone plans start at $20 per month for 100MB of data. Customers can also access reports to monitor their data usage. Sprint will soon add cloud storage and Anti-Virus capabilities to the MaaS offer.
In addition, businesses purchasing wireless through MaaS will receive a dedicated care team to provide 24/7/365 white-glove technical support. Sprint will also assist with device configuration and preloading of business applications. On-site implementation support will be provided on orders of 25 devices or more. Each business can name a number of VIP subscribers such as business owners or C-level executives to receive an additional level of customer service.