January 8, 2008
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.
PALM TRAINING AND ROADMAP REVIEW JANUARY 24Th EDINA
Register now as Katie Adams, Channel Manager for Palm rerturns for a demonstration sneak preview of devices on the way during a Knowledge Transfer Presentation at the Sprint Edina headquarters at 7700 France Ave. South Suite 400. The two-hour session, featuring morning refreshments, gets underway at 9am. Please RSVP to Gerald Evans, Solutions Consultant by emailing to email@example.com. More details, including a complete list of presentors will be released in a few days. Contact Gerald for more information.
Data link Moratorium Update:
In short, the process looks to migrate customers from the old (Shasta) to new (Juniper) platform for DL on a 1-by-1 process…which would take more time, but engineering has confidence that this would be a better path than bulk migration. Pre-selling is still supported and being managed by the BIM team around the moratorium. More details will follow this month.
BLACKBERRY UPDATES FEATURE MORE PROMOS
The following details will cover the Q1 08 promotion for RIM:
Get a FREE 20-user BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) with 20+ BlackBerry device purchase
Plus 10-user CALs (rounded down to nearest 10) for any additional 10+ BlackBerry devices purchased.
Get 10-user CAL packs (rounded down to nearest 10) with 10+ new BlackBerry device activations.
Orders should be placed as normal thru FDT/UBP and P2K. Orders will be fulfilled electronically to customer so make sure to add the customer email address to the order in the MEMO LIST of the particular BAN. The order form is located on i.n.c (for indirect and BSP with the QRB .
Review: Data ACCESS PRICING:
The following is a refresh of plan pricing associated with data (without datalink) for mobile broadband devices.
Extend current pricing for PCS Data Access plans:
$7 / 0 MB plus $0.004 / KB Usage . $300 cap on total charges
$25 / 5 MB, $0.002 / KB Overage . $300 cap on total charges
$75 / 300 MB, $0.0005 / KB Overage . $300 cap on total charges
$100 Unlimited . overage & cap not applicable
Extend current pricing for Off-Sheet PCS Data Access plans:
$40 / 50 MB, $0.001 / KB Overage . $300 cap on total charges
$60 / 100 MB, $0.0005 / KB Overage . $300 cap on total charges
Extend current pricing for NEXTEL Data Access plans:
$8.50 / 2 MB, $0.001 / KB Overage
$11.50 / 5 MB, $0.001 / KB Overage
$16.50 / 10 MB, $0.001 / KB Overage
Pricing for Datalink w/ WWAN will also be extended through February as follows:
$50 / 5 MB, $0.002 / KB Overage – $300 cap on total charges
$100 / 300 MB, $0.0005 / KB Overage – $300 cap on total charges
$150 Unlimited – overage & cap not applicable
$19 / 5 MB Backup, $0.001 / KB Overage – cap not applicable
GOOD MOBILE MESSAGING REACHING END OF LIFE
GMM customers will be accepted through 1/12/08. After the 12th, Sprint will refer new customer opportunities directly to Good to which Good will bill the service on their own. The following reps are field facing for engagement with Sprint for field sales opportunities:
Brook Huneycutt (East) 919-824-3696 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Melvin (West) 831-325-4765 – email@example.com
The following devices will support GMM:
Palm 700p, 700wx, 755p
UPCOMING DEVICE LAUNCHES:
Centro/Pink – 1/13/08
Samsung i325 (replaces the IP830w) – 2/17/08
Palm Treo 800w (WM6, WiFi, AGPS, EVDOrA) – Q2/08
Gerald W. Evans
Solutions Consultant II