Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) recently finalized a deal with Vivint Smart Home, introducing its digital home services to as many as 16 outlets in Utah, Arizona, Ohio and Kansas City. According to Wave7, the company intends to expand that number to 80 outlets by year’s end. The association would link Vivint’s services with Sprint’s devices.
Kathleen Dunleavy, the spokeswoman for Sprint, reported that from time to time, the company will run trials in some markets on varied rate plans, services and/or products to see how clients respond. Currently, the company is planning a trial with Vivint and is offering smart home services in few retail stores across the nation. As with all experiments, once it is over, the team will analyze the data and decide on next steps.
Sprint outlets already sell motion sensors, thermostats, smart cameras and other products, in addition to 2-monthly subscription offerings. Vivint’s basic smart home service is priced for $39.99, and adding outdoor, doorbell camera and indoor services increases the price to $49.99.
One of the employees at Sprint’s Country Club Plaza outlet confirmed that the store has started selling Vivint’s offerings, and also the Amazon Echo, which is well-suited with the system. The company just started associating with Vivint and Country Club Plaza store is one of the first outlets that is launching the combination of the two.
Both Vivint and Sprint sales representatives are offering the new service at Sprint outlets. The report noted that the association goes beyond the smart home, as Vivint reps stand to earn extra money if they can also offer Sprint services.
On Monday, the shares price of Sprint declined more than 1% to close the day at $7.61. The decline came at a share volume of 16.03 million compared to average share volume of 10.21 million. After the recent decline, the market cap of firm stands at $30.42 billion.
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