Sprint announces Direct Connect business plans

Sprint announced the availability of new Nextel Direct Connect Custom Plans. Customers can select a plan that includes the tools their workgroups use most and the flexibility to add a bucket of minutes based on what actually will be used. The company says the new plans provide unlimited Direct Connect, Group Connect, Mobile-to-Mobile, Text Messaging and Picture Mail, starting at $29.99 per month.

Sprint says that with Nextel Direct Connect Custom Plans, the focus is on key services used most by workgroups, which are bundled with unlimited usage, at a low flat monthly rate; a business then can attach a bucket of anytime voice minutes to be shared with the entire workgroup.

Businesses can choose from the following Direct Connect Plans:

  • Web & Navigation — includes the above features, plus unlimited data, Web browsing and GPS navigation for $39.99 per month per line for Nextel phones and $49.99 per month per line for PowerSource and Nextel Direct Connect capable Sprint phones.
  • Pooled voice minutes can be added to either plan for the group to share at 500 minutes for $30 per month per line, or 2,000 minutes for $100 per month per line.
  • “This is a paradigm shift in how businesses select a wireless plan to meet their needs,” says Danny Bowman, president of Nextel Direct Connect for Sprint.