Sprint Offering AAA ID Pack
Sprint today announced the availability of a Sprint ID pack developed with the American Automobile Association. The AAA ID Pack includes a number of tools that travelers can use when on the road, including applications and web links to travel resources. The pack offers the TripTik Mobile app, which uses GPS to show nearby points of interest, such as AAA-rated hotels, gas stations, restaurants, and attractions. The Discounts App shows AAA members when they can receive AAA-based discounts. The Roadside app lets AAA members send assistance requests from their phone, and include details such as vehicle description, location, and problem, as well as seek out AAA-approved auto repair facilities. AAA members can also have activation fees waived and receive discounted monthly fees on Sprint wireless services. The AAA ID pack is available to select Android smartphones, and doesn't require AAA membership to install.
Powermat Charging Stations May Soon Require App
Powermat today announced a new "mobile engagement platform" that will allow public charging station providers such as Starbucks to push marketing directly to phones via an app. Companies that choose to deploy the new platform will be able to require users to download and install the app before their phones will charge.
Motorola Debuts Two New Mods for Moto Z Series
Motorola today took the wraps off two additional Moto Mods for its Moto Z series of handsets. The first mod is a juice pack from Mophie (pictured) that packs a 3,000mAh power cell and 15W USB-C charging.
Google Debuts 'Trips' Travel App for Android and iOS
Google today released a new application for Android and iOS devices that's meant to help people plan vacations and other trips. The app provides information about cities and points of interest, as well as all the details associated with traveling to and from those locations.
T-Mobile Adds Free Roadside Assistance to SyncUp Drive
T-Mobile today improved the appeal of its SyncUp Drive product by adding access to Allstate Motor Club. T-Mobile is updating the mobile app that accompanies its in-car diagnostics and mobile hotspot tool to include free roadside assistance.
Sprint Offering 10GB to 4-Line Family Plans for $100
Sprint today introduced the Sprint Family Share Pack, a plan that includes unlimited talk and text and 10 GB of shared data for four lines for $100 per month. Sprint Family Share Pack subscribers can quadruple their shared data to 40 GB for $20 more (total of $120 before taxes and fees).
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