XP STRIKE, Offering the Gold Standard in Push-to-Talk

XP STRIKE, Offering the Gold Standard in Push-to-Talk

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Since its launch in fall 2011, Sprint® Direct Connect® has grown into the wireless industry’s gold standard for push-to-talk with triple the square miles of coverage compared to the legacy Nextel National Network. Now entering its 19th year offering push-to-talk, Sprint (NYSE:S), the industry-leader, expands its push-to-talk device portfolio with the addition of its most rugged Sprint Direct Connect device yet – Sonim® XP STRIKE.

“Sprint is the pioneer in push-to-talk and with Sprint Direct Connect it has set a standard by which all carriers are judged; no other carrier can match Sprint in the breadth of push-to-talk devices and years of experience”

Sonim XP STRIKE is the first device from Sonim in Sprint’s product portfolio. Featuring instant call setup time on domestic push-to-talk calls, international coverage to Latin American countries that most frequently use push-to-talk, Sonim XP STRIKE is available for $129.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1 (excludes taxes), through direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com).

“Sprint is the pioneer in push-to-talk and with Sprint Direct Connect it has set a standard by which all carriers are judged; no other carrier can match Sprint in the breadth of push-to-talk devices and years of experience,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Customers who demand a device to get the job done in the toughest environments know they can rely on Sprint Direct Connect with instant push-to-talk and broadband data across the country with the ultra-rugged Sonim XP STRIKE.”

Sonim XP STRIKE delivers toughness beyond military specifications so customers can count on it in situations when other devices would likely fail. It can be dropped from 6.5 feet, land on concrete and still be used. Sonim XP STRIKE can be submerged in up to 6.5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes without missing a beat.

“Sonim is proud to introduce a new category of device to Sprint’s Direct Connect roadmap: the ultra-rugged phone, the world’s toughest is designed specifically for workers in extreme and demanding environments,” said Grant Fay, general manager-Sonim Technologies. “With our industry-leading three-year warranty, covering accidental damage as standard, and a range of rugged, professional-grade push-to-talk accessories, Sonim XP STRIKE is the phone that legacy Nextel Direct Connect customers have been waiting for.”

In 2012, Sprint added more coverage area to its Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk service – creating three times the push-to-talk coverage of its Nextel National Network – with the addition of roaming and Sprint 1xRTT coverage areas.2 The expansion of the Sprint Direct Connect network also marks another milestone for Network Vision, Sprint’s nationwide network upgrade using the newest, most advanced equipment in the industry. Sprint plans to consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers.

Network Vision will bring 4G LTE and improved 3G to customers nationwide, with expected benefits to include better coverage, improved network reliability and voice quality.

For more information:

  • Sprint Direct Connect, www.sprint.com/sprintdirectconnect
  • Sprint Direct Connect coverage, www.sprint.com/coverage
  • Network Vision, www.sprint.com/network

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