Sprint and Cingular launch special features for Businesses

Sprint and Cingular launch special features for Businesses

Sprint and Cingular have separately announced the availabiltity of new special features for their business customers.

 

Sprint has introduced a new pricing plan, called Business Essentials, which allows companies to purchase a bucket of minutes and to distribute them among their employees no matter what rate plan they use. The plan also includes free of charge mobile-to-mobile calling for employees on Sprint or nationwide walkie-talkie service to those on Nextel. In addition, Sprint user can add nationwide walkie-talkie service, respectively Nextel users can add free mobile-to-mobile calling to their rate plans for $5 a month.

 

Cingular has launched OfficeReach, which is a voice-based Virtual Private Network (VPN), including One Number Service, Customizable Call Management, Private Numbering Plan, and Zone Billing. It is integrated directly into a company's existing telephone network and uses a database-driven, intelligent platform. It allows companies to establish a single number to reach an employee at up to three separate telephones (e.g. desk, mobile, home phone, etc.), which are tried to be reached in a pre-defined order. The application also allows companies to set up an abbreviated dialing feature so that workers can be reached at their desk or mobile phone via the same two-to-five digit extension number; to establish single or multiple calling zones with special rating on both fixed and wireless service as well as to customize call restrictions to reduce or eliminate unauthorized calls on company-owned wireless devices.

 

 

 

Source: Sprint; Cingular

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