Sprint to Perform House Calls with 'Direct 2 You' Service
Sprint today announced a new service called Direct 2 You, wherein a Sprint technician will bring the store experience to customers who purchase a new phone. According to Sprint, some customers prefer to shop from home, but are uncomfortable setting up their new device on their own. With Direct 2 You, customers can make purchases from afar and still receive the same benefits as buying in stores, such as setting up the phone, transferring content from the old phone to the new one, and tutorials to ensure the customer understands how to use their new device. Sprint said customers can choose to receive their Direct 2 You service at home, job site, or other location. The company is launching the service in its home market of Kansas City today, with plans to expand to Chicago and Miami on April 20, and the rest of the country by the end of the year. At launch 30 techs will be working in the field, but Sprint is preparing an army of about 5,000 technicians to perform the service. Techs will also be able to teach customers how to learn a new operating system if they're switching from an Android device to the iPhone or vice versa. Sprint said eligible upgrade customers will receive a message from Sprint with an offer to try Direct 2 You when it's time for them to update devices. Customers can then choose to respond and set up a Direct 2 You appointment. Sprint's Direct 2 You service will be offered free of charge.
Sprint Expands Personal Concierge Service to More Cities
Sprint today said its Direct 2 You home delivery and setup service is now available to all customers in Kansas City, Chicago, and Miami. Sprint initially launched the service in those markets in April, but it was limited to existing customers.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Launches in More Cities
Sprint today made good on its May promise to bring Direct 2 You to New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The service is now live in these cities and a number of smaller cities and towns in the surrounding metro areas.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches Boston, Philly, Atlanta, Houston
Sprint today expanded its Direct 2 You service to Atlanta, Boston, Houston, and Philadelphia. The service is live in these cities and a number of smaller cities and towns in the surrounding areas.
I can see ETF waivers coming out of this.
But now, upgrade your phone and bame a tech will come to your house and then you can say "see I told you it doesn't get signal in here".
Of course a tech can't waive your ETF...awkward...I feel for those who will have to do this job.
Like most carriers, Sprint smooths their coverage map, just because the map says you should have coverage doesn't mean you are not in a hole, the structure of the building can also cause loss of signal.