June 12, 2007
WELCOME TO DATA HELP
Gerald Evans is a Solutions Consultant for Sprint Nextel in the Midwest Market. His area includes Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska. Gerald supports Authorized Representatives, Embarq, Business Solutions Partners and Nextel Partners.
Gerald began his career with Nextel as a Direct Sales Representative in Tampa, Florida where he went on to become a Major Account Executive, specializing in data sales in the health care and real estate verticals. Another promotion sent Gerald to the Washington, DC area as a Senior Indirect Account Executive with data specialization. In the middle of 2006 Gerald was promoted to the Solutions Consultant team in Minneapolis.
The purpose of Gerald’s website, http://www.sprintdata.wordpress.com, is to provide a ready reference to the channels Gerald supports. From time to time check here for FAQ’s and answers regarding data and Third Party Applications. This site will continue evolving and will reflect your insights and actual situations encountered in the pre-sales support phase of our business. Gerald can be reached at 763-274-8685 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave your comments and reflections here as well.
Broadband Like Speeds
• The Treo 755P runs on Sprint’s Power VisionSM Network
• Download large email attachments and browse the web in less time
• Use the phone as a modem to extend the super-fast network to a laptop2
• Get add-on sales with Phone as Modem (PAM) data plans
• Text messaging, PictureMail/MMS, and Sprint TV become attachable products not covered in PAM data plans
REGULAR WEEKLY TRAINING ON SMART DEVICES
Free training for Blackberry and Treo products is held each Tuesday & Thursday. For more information, including time of trainings, go to http://www.sprintdss.com and click on CREATE, to establish a profile.
CAN A 700wx BE ACTIVATED WITH DATA ONLY?
I have a customer who wants data only provisioned on the 700wx. They do not want a voice plan. I understand the customer is likely to pay as they go, but how is this set up on the unit? The answer is to activate the customer with a primary goodlink plan and no voice plan. Heres a couple examples:
#B GOOD MB5 $39.99
#B GOOD MBU $49.99
The customer will incur pay-as-you-go expenses for each voice call made from the device using this scenario. For units without goodlink the customer can also activate PAM for $39.99 for 40meg or $49.99 for unlimited use.
LOW COST TRACKING ALTERNATIVE WITH TELENAV
I was asked today for a simple way to see where workers were the day before without it costing the company an arm and a leg. Try Telenav Trak, Basic. The cost is 9.99 per month with a one-time $19.99 set-up fee.
NEW RELEASE OF TELENAV 5.2. YOU HEARD IT FIRST IN MY MINNEAPOLIS KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER WITH MITCH NORRIS
TeleNav today launches the 5.2 version of its GPS Navigator, allowing users to send their current location to any other text-capable mobile phone.
Similar to some other social networking services, like Boost Mobile’s loopt, the product allows subscribers to let their buddies know where they are located in real time. But unlike others, the TeleNav service includes users on other networks.
The new version also includes a new user interface (UI) with improvements in the graphics and usability, according to Sal Dhanani, TeleNav co-founder and senior director of marketing. The company hired Frog Design to help with the UI and bring to it the simplicity of an iPod and the slickness of the Mac, he says.
TeleNav expects people will use the latest version as a social networking tool and share user-generated content, such as restaurant ratings, which also can be accessed via the TeleNav Website. Sports enthusiasts might use it to alert team members that their soccer field has changed location, for example, but the full range of applications probably isn’t even yet known, Dhanani says.
Customers can share addresses of favorite businesses, including restaurants, hotels or movie theaters. The Fuel Finder feature allows users to send information on local gas stations with the cheapest prices for that day. Other new features include reviews and ratings for nearby businesses and the ability to rate restaurants directly from a mobile phone.
To help subscribers discover all the features in the TeleNav Navigator, the company is offering a product tour as well.
The latest version of TeleNav GPS Navigator service is offered for $9.99 per month for unlimited use. So far, the application can be launched on about nine Sprint phones, but more models and carriers are expected to be added. Current customers using TeleNav GPS Navigator on supported phones can access the new version by re-downloading TeleNav GPS Navigator.
TeleNav GPS Navigator originally launched in 2003.
Last week, In-Stat came out with research showing that cellular operators whose service is based on CDMA and iDEN have an advantage over other mobile operators in nearly every region of the world largely because of the A-GPS technology originally driven by E911 mandates. In-Stat surveys of U.S. subscribers show that navigation applications have a strong ability to draw subscribers from others operators and keep them loyal.
Gerald W. Evans
Solutions Consultant II