Sprint introduces Framily Wall apps & social network
posted by Luis D. / Jun 24, 2014, 4:13 AM
Following the announcement of its 30 day risk-free trial programme, Sprint has introduced Framily Wall, a "private and secure social media space for customers to connect with those who matter most". This makes the nation's third largest carrier the first to "provide a social media space for consumers".
Launching soon for Android, and heading to iOS, Windows Phone, and the web, Sprint Framily Wall features the ability to share content with one or several members of your Wall, organize calendars and contacts, keep "best memories" in a shareable album, share phone locations, and more. Taking a page from the Google+ playbook, SFW lets users create multiple "private Walls" to communicate with separate groups of contacts, with each being separate and private.
SFW also has a premium version available for a $2.99 monthly subscription. This gets you up to 10GB of storage (the free version is limited to 100MB), video and voice messaging, upload, and sharing.
John LegereThe app is available regardless of which carrier you're on. Thus, we wonder whether T-Mobile's John Legere will be giving it a shot...
CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE), June 23, 2014 - To help mobile users better organize, communicate and share information with those who matter most, Sprint (NYSE: S) is launching Sprint Framily Wallsm, a private and secure social media space for customers to connect.
Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to provide a private social media space for consumers to connect to the people and things that matter most to them. Sprint Framily Wall is available at no additional charge to Framily Plan customers or existing Sprint customers. At launch, the application will be available in Google Play and Sprint Zone for Android users. Sprint Framily Wall is expected to be available soon for the iPhone, iPad, Android Tablet, Windows Phone and the Web.
Key features of Sprint Framily Wall:
Communicate – send messages, pictures, video and audio privately to one or several members of your Wall Organize – share calendars, lists, contacts and more with an easy planning tracker Remember – keep best memories in a sharable album Locate - share phone locations and view others when they check in “At Sprint, it is important to offer our customers innovative products and services to help make their lives easier and more productive,” said Tom Roberts, Sprint senior vice president - Marketing. “We are excited to be working with Family & Co to give our customers a private and secure place to share photos, calendars and send messages with friends and family.”
With Sprint Framily Wall, customers can create multiple private Walls to communicate with separate groups, such as family, friends, co-workers, teams and clubs. Each Wall is separate and private; the Wall administrator decides who is invited, and all the shared content is Wall specific. Friends and family on any wireless carrier can download and join a Sprint Framily Wall when invited by the administrator.
“Family & Co is pleased to be working with Sprint to be the first U.S. wireless carrier to launch the Framily Wall application to its customers,” said Eric Vieillevigne, Founder and CEO, Family & Co. “Sprint Framily Wall was created to give users all the benefits of social sharing in a private space.”
In addition, a premium version of Sprint Framily Wall is available to customers for $2.99 per month. Benefits of the premium service are:
Increased storage capacity for the select wall up to 10GB (free version supports up to 100MB) Upload and store HD photos Video and voice messaging Video upload and sharing Sprint Framily Plan
In January, Sprint launched its revolutionary Sprint Framily Plan. With the Sprint Framily Plan, new and existing customers and small business customers can decide who they want to be a part of their Framily group. The more people added to the group, up to 10 phone lines, the greater the savings for everyone on the plan.
With the Sprint Framily Plan, customers can get unlimited talk, text and data for as little as $45 per month. All members of the group can customize their plan to meet their unique needs. Each Framily member can choose the amount of data they need including unlimited, 3GB or 1GB. Plan members can share the savings, without the hassle of sharing a bill. Each account can be billed separately and there are no annual service contracts or early termination fees. No credit check options also are available.
Sprint (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served nearly 55 million customers as of March 31, 2014 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
What's the point of this sprint? When I was with them I couldn't even get a video or a picture to load up from Google+ the network was so danm slow that it would be loading one pictures for 3 minutes just to view it so I ask what's the point of offering something if your customers can only use it while being on wifi!
I actually think this is a good idea. I'm not on that plan. But I see this for a family who is not immersed into phones like we are and see it as an easy way to share things.
Not everybody has FB or wants one. This way a group of 10 people can share things only among themselves. This would be good for people who are just starting out with smart phones. I know this would be great for my parents who don't want to spend more than 30 seconds to learn how to do something. And they certainly aren't going to sign up for Drop Box or other services.
It's good to see Sprint trying out new things. Yes their 3G network stinks, hopefully it improves as more people move onto 4G.
You can slam Sprint all you want, but this is something new. In the meantime AT&T and Verizon are doing what? Same old same old.
It is a good idea, but it is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY to late. Facebook is so ubiquitous now that this will just end up a way for Sprint to burn more money off. It's good that it doesnt require you to have Sprint to use, but the private sharing features are something EASILY doable on Facebook or Google +.
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