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Pre-Sales Support From Your Solutions Consultant

March 7, 2008


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,, 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 You can also leave your comments and reflections here as well.


QChat Anyone?

For those who didn’t have a chance to experience the ‘performance’ of our High Performance Push To Talk (HPPTT) devices in Nashville. The Solutions Consultant team has a few ‘test’ demo devices in the market conducting trials…so feel free to use either your CDMA handset or Nextel Direct Connect device to test the technology. The following devices & associated numbers are available for internal use only. Please do not distribute these outside of the company. The first launch of our HPPTT devices is less than a month away…so stay tuned.



Here’s your chance to win fabulous prizes by selling the hotest products from PALM. Click the following link for more information.
You can’t win unless you register, so please do so today. The link and powerpoint is below.


Xora continues to bring best-in-class support to Sprint channels:

A reminder of the #1 Gold Tier provider of 3rd party applications for Field Service Automation and Asset tracking services for the Government, Transportation, Manufacturing, Healthcare and many other vertical market segments. The following link is a copy of Xora’s monthly newsletter – full of the following field resource tools & insights that you & your partners can reference in the field for identifying opportunities to drive more business:

Flash Demos
Case Studies & ROI Tools
Order Process Procedures
Sales Sheets, Power Point Presentations & more…

Also included are some of the archived video clips of the Xora solution that have been seen across the country (CBS 2 News Chicago; ZDNet, etc.). Local your local Xora sales representative via the Sprint Newsletter or reach out to your Solutions Consultant for more details.

Get the news & information you want from those you rely on most – Solutions Consulting:

The Solutions Consulting organization have developed a number of Blogs for public access on the world wide web and they are inclusive with lots of great information on all things Sprint. A good number of these sites are seemingly gaining momentum in getting the attention of both internal and external teams for being ‘the spot to go” for the latest, most up-to-date and easiest accessible information for all things Sprint. Development of content is continuing daily and as we add to these sites, we would like to hear from you on ideas for content…so take an opportunity to log on to one of the following links to experience what the field is doing for its Indirect community and give us your feedback.

NOTE: Most updates from the Solutions Consultant teams (Central Region) are posted to the blog sites (e.g., for all archived data.

Get the 8130 Pearl for $99 starting March 5th:


The following flyer attachment highlights the 8130 Pearl from Blackberry at the $99 price point, along with the all-new Simply Everything Unlimited Plan or the Blackberry Power Pack Plan. Please feel free to distribute this to your indirect partners.

Nextel Solutions: GroupConnect vs. TalkGroup:

The following document highlights the differences in two of the most robust solutions for communication on the Nextel Push-To-Talk platform. These solutions have been the backbone of various field service networks and nationwide organizations (private & public sector) who absolutely need real-time communication in a compressed fashion without the hassles of traditional cellular services. From regular team meetings to creating group calls on-the-fly…whether in small groups of 20 or up to 250 members of an organization needing to communicate – GroupConnect and TalkGroup deliver in under a second. Please share this information with your partners and get your Solutions Consultants engaged to help leverage these best-in-class solutions.

Customers can trial RIMs newest Blackberry BES Professional for free:

The following link can be distributed and offered to customers who are looking to experience the full capabilities of the BES PRO solution from Blackberry. Included in the BES Pro offering, the user will receive the full software and 1 CAL license for free.


Here are a couple of links for recorded Webinars on the Blackberry 8130 and 8830 for ANYONE that would like additional training on those devices.

Below is the link for the Discover Blackberry site that has a wealth of information on every Blackberry device.


Upcoming Trainings

Weekly National Smart Device Training Calendar now available:

The following flyer highlights the next series of virtual training sessions for smart device training as provided by the Sprint Data Solutions Specialists teams for both indirect partners and their business customers. Please distribute to your teams and register early for these device tutorial sessions.

In The News

Sprint compares Simply Everything to the Competition:

The following article summary from Current Analysis, puts Simply Everything to the test on points of Competitive Positives, Concerns & Recommendations for the newly launched solution and how the other carriers may rival against the game-changing Nuke from Dan Hesse. This document if for ‘INTERNAL USE ONLY’, but its talking points should help the field sales teams to position our offering in a much more competitive light that the other carriers unlimited plans. Please use this information to know the market emphasis & prepare talking points to emphasize strengths and combat skepticism.

Verizon to launch Push-to-X (PTX) Services for CDMA/EVDO:

Sprint recognized for its leadership in GPS technology by top analysts:

The following article is a release announcing Sprint as a recipient of the 2008 Mobility Award winner as a carrier for their efforts in leading the industry in Location Based Service (LBS) & GPS technology…per the analysts at Frost & Sullivan.


Contact Information
Gerald W. Evans
Solutions Consultant II

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