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Sprint Wholesale Virtual ISPSM enables you to offer Internet services and compete successfully as an Internet service provider (ISP). You can expand your service offerings without making expensive investments in equipment, network infrastructure, and back-office operations. You also can attract and retain customers with a private-branded Internet service.

Sprint Wholesale Virtual ISP packages Sprint dial-up access with the most popular Internet features demanded by consumers and small businesses. Dial-up access is available at local numbers nationwide, with access speeds up to 56k analog and 64k local ISDN, based on local availability.

Features

Sprint Wholesale Virtual ISP gives you the choice of a complete Internet solution or "a la carte" features that complement your existing servers.

Sprint Virtual ISP Complete Package

  • Local access using Sprint dial-up services
  • Online customer registration
  • Direct billing to the customer's credit card
  • Personal web page (6 MB)
  • Network news services
  • One POP3 email account; a customer can order additional POP3 email accounts (at an additional, minimal fee) by calling the Sprint help desk
  • Instant Messaging
  • User authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)
  • Online self-help provided by a "frequently asked questions" (FAQ) web page
  • Private-branded, 24x7 help desk for customer service and technical support (requires purchase of a Sprint toll-free number that is branded for access to the call center)

Sprint Virtual ISP Basic Package

Choose the Sprint Virtual ISP Basic Package if you already own and operate servers for web access, email, and newsgroups. The basic package includes all features of the complete package except for the following services, which are available as options:

  • Personal web page (6 MB)
  • Network news services
  • One POP3 email account; a customer can order additional POP3 email accounts (at an additional, minimal fee) by calling the Sprint help desk

Features available with all Sprint Virtual ISP packages:

  • Optional CD-ROM with auto-install capability for user software, including browsers and dialers; may be private-branded
  • Customer dial-up access speeds deliver up to 56k analog and 64k local ISDN, based on local availability.
  • 24x7 network management provided by Sprint using state-of-the-art equipment and experts in data transmission and network security
  • Opt-into Sprint Wholesale IP Class of ServiceSM enables you to prioritize delivery of critical such as e-commerce transactions without compromising the performance of other network traffic

Benefits

Sprint Wholesale Virtual ISP helps you easily deliver new, revenue-generating Internet services through these advantages:

  • Increase revenues with monthly service fees, add value to your product offerings, and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Reduce the risk, effort, and costs of building the network and server infrastructure, IT staff, backoffice operations, and help desk
  • Enhance your company's name recognition with private branding of the service and customer communications
  • Gain peace of mind with services, support, and network delivered by Sprint, a Tier 1 Internet backbone provider
  • Offer diverse pricing plans (flat rate or usage-based) to meet diverse market needs and cost-control objectives
  • Assure service reliability with 24x7 customer support and network management from Sprint

Applications

Sprint Wholesale Virtual ISP supports several applications:

  • Affinity Groups: Increase service offerings for members and affiliates
  • Resellers: Market ISP services to existing customers, especially businesses that need to provide Internet, intranet, and extranet access to employees, clients, partners, and suppliers

Availability

Dial-up access to Sprint Internet services is available at nearly 500 local or toll-free access points nationwide.

For more information about Sprint Wholesale Personal Conferencing, talk to your Sprint account representative today, or call 1 800 788-3240.

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