August 17, 2011
Sprint Phone Connect Offers Reliable High-Quality Home or Office Phone Service With Unlimited Domestic Calling for Only $19.99 Per Month
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SprintÃ® Phone Connect is a fixed wireless voice terminal that provides high-quality home and office phone service using the Sprint Wireless Network instead of a landline or broadband connection. It is available for free at Sprint Stores, online at www.sprint.com, Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1, Sprint Business Sales and select third-party dealers with a two-year service agreement on the $19.99 per month (plus taxes and surcharges) Sprint Phone Connect Plan.
Brought to market by Personal Communications Devices LLC (PCD) and manufactured by Axesstel, Inc. (OTCQB: AXST), Sprint Phone Connect offers unlimited domestic calling while on the Sprint Network. Earlier this year, Sprint (NYSE: S) selected PCD as its On-Boarding vendor. In this capacity, PCD manages Sprint's Tier II and III vendor relationships and assists Sprint in developing new products. The relationship between PCD and Axesstel helped Sprint bring this unique product to the market for its customers.
"PCD partnered with Axesstel to bring Sprint Phone Connect to market," said Philip Christopher, CEO of PCD. "With more than 25 years of experience working with manufacturers and service providers on device certification, quality control, factory audits, field testing, managing timelines and more, PCD's guidance ensured a rapid and efficient go-to-market process."
The sleek plug-and-play device lets the user plug their current office or home landline phone into the Sprint Phone Connect terminal and activate it with an easy, over-the-air process. It is compatible with most conventional corded and cordless phones. If your cordless phone supports more than one handset, plugging the main base into the Sprint Phone Connect will activate all the handsets (digital phones for use with PBX systems may not be compatible).
It also allows business and consumer users to replace their landline service and maintain the features they are accustomed to from a landline phone provider. The Sprint Phone Connect plan offers unlimited local and long-distance calling while on the Sprint network for one low price and allows the user to consolidate phone services into one bill. Users have the option of maintaining their existing home or office phone number or activating a new one (more information on porting, including eligibility, can be found at www.sprint.com/bringyournumber).
- Dual Band (800/1900 MHz CDMA)
- Caller ID, Call Holding, Three-Way Calling
- Two RJ-11 ports to support multiple devices
- Voicemail notification
- AGPS/E911 Service
"We are pleased to work with our partner PCD on this initiative," said Clark Hickock, chief executive officer for Axesstel." Through PCD's long-standing relationships with major carriers in North America and its foresight into the needs of the marketplace, we are now providing Sprint with the product needed to execute on its 'cut the cord' strategy."
PCD (www.PCDphones.com) is committed to bringing you the wireless world through innovative wireless devices and rich service offerings. PCD serves as a global gateway for technology partners, providing high-quality, reliable and versatile wireless communications devices including handsets, smartphones, messaging devices and wireless broadband modems to carriers throughout North and South America. PCD conducts product planning and development on CDMA, GSM/GPRS and HSDPA platforms, and provides technical testing quality control as well as marketing and warranty support for its carrier and technology partners, differentiating it from other wireless industry suppliers. PCD is based in Hauppauge, N.Y., and maintains operations and support facilities in Brea, Calif., and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. www.pcdphones.com
About Axesstel, Inc.
Axesstel (OTCQB: AXST) is a leading provider of fixed wireless voice and broadband access solutions for the worldwide telecommunications market. Axesstel's best-in-class product portfolio includes wireline replacement desktop phones and terminals, broadband modems, 3G and 4G VoIP and data gateways, machine-to-machine alarm systems, voice/data terminals, and public call office phones for high-speed data and voice calling services. The company has supplied millions of fixed wireless phones, modems and gateways to leading telecommunications operators and distributors in more than 50 countries worldwide. Axesstel is headquartered in San Diego, Calif.. For more information on Axesstel, visit www.axesstel.com.
SOURCE Personal Communications Devices (PCD)