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Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue

PrepaYd Just Got Easier More commissions, more promotions, more plans. An interview with Josh Berman, president of PrepaYd Wireless By WDM Staff PrepaYd Wireless, a wireless service provider offers ‘no contract’ wireless plans on the nationwide through the Sprint Network. Their prepaid monthly plans are a great alternative in the growing trend to buck traditional postpaid plans. PrepaYd Wireless has become an established brand and has gained popularity with many wireless dealers after the release of Bring Your Own Sprint Phone. We sat down with Josh Berman, president and founder at PrepaYd Wireless to inquire what is new in this exciting growth area, and what’s coming next. Q: How BYOSP has changed PrepaYd Wireless? A: Things couldn’t be more exciting for us! I’d like to thank our Sprint account management team and the entire Sprint Wholesale Group which has been phenomenal with the innovation and partnership approach we’ve had with programs like BYOSP which has now become a fundamental part of our business. When we were selected to be one of the f irst Sprint MVNOs to offer Bring Your Own Sprint Phone, we knew we had a golden opportunity before us. Flashing Sprint Phones to other CDMA Carriers and MVNOs has been around for years but it’s been a historical policy to not allow any type of BYOD onto the Sprint Network. Since there’s no unlocking or flashing required, BYOSP is a cheap and less-risky way to activate customer’s phones on PrepaYd. What has changed with PrepaYd is we’re no longer the W D M new guys in wireless. We knew we had a narrow window of time to set the standards for Sprint BYOP so instead of waiting for the documentation and lessons learned, we took it upon ourselves to be the leader and master the process. We did this overnight by creating our own software, scripts, approval algorithms, and internal policies for troubleshooting thousands of new compatible Device SKUs. In fact, we currently have a Database with over 2500 known Device SKUs compatible with BYOSP with information on programming, incompatible features, tutorials, and troubleshooting steps and tips. We know these little things go a long way and that providing a reliable, user friendly experience is absolutely critical for our Dealers and Customer’s demands and is probably the reasons why we’ve had such good feedback and success with BYOSP. 97


Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue
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