Wireless Professionals Can Stay Connected at Nearly All 1,100 U.S. FedEx Kinko’s
Bellevue, Wash. and Dallas, Texas — Jun. 21, 2004
Customers of FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Centers will find staying connected on the road a little easier, now that nearly all 1,100 U.S. locations offer T-Mobile HotSpot wireless broadband service. The new service allows customers to wirelessly access the Internet, send documents for production, connect with their corporate networks and check e-mail.
FedEx Kinko’s locations offer customers the industry’s broadest range of business services and create an “office on the road” for companies with a distributed sales force or decentralized operations, a growing trend in business.
“Wireless broadband is a great example of how FedEx Kinko’s is catering to mobile professionals by providing them with the tools they need to stay connected on the road,” said Jeff Heyman, vice president of retail at FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services, an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX). “Our broad range of business services, including FedEx shipping, printing and copying services and videoconferencing, is unmatched in the industry.”
The companies completed the initial deployment of the T-Mobile HotSpot service in just six months, adding an average of six new Hotspots every day. The service is now featured at most new FedEx Kinko’s locations.
“Today marks another important milestone in T-Mobile’s quest to provide wireless broadband service in locations that mobile professionals tell us they visit,” said Joe Sims, vice president and general manager of T-Mobile HotSpot. “This continues our goal of simplifying life for people by providing easy-to-use and reliable Wi-Fi service in venues that are conveniently located and many of which are always open.”
“T-Mobile HotSpot service improves my ability to interact with clients,” said Bill Graham, president of Graham Marcus, Inc., a Dallas/Fort Worth-based business offering building inspection department services. “After a recent client meeting, I needed to make revisions to a contract and was able to use T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi service at a FedEx Kinko’s location to connect with my staff at the office and print out the updated contract — saving me two hours of travel time.”
Making the Connection
To use Wi-Fi service, customers need a T-Mobile HotSpot account, which is available by signing up at www.t-mobile.com/hotspot or by launching their browser in a T-Mobile-HotSpot enabled location. Customers may also try the service for free for a limited time at any participating FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Center using a complimentary T-Mobile HotSpot DayPass. T-Mobile offers several pricing plans including DayPass and month-to-month and annual subscriptions for unlimited use, available for use at any of the more than 4,600 T-Mobile HotSpot locations. T-Mobile voice and data customers can also subscribe to T-Mobile HotSpot service at a special rate of $19.99 for unlimited access, a 50 percent savings over the comparable standalone HotSpot rate plans.
T-Mobile now offers T-Mobile Connection Manager, free software that helps customers automatically detect and log on to the T-Mobile HotSpot network without the hassles of configuring network settings. The software is available at www.t-mobile.com/hotspot.
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About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group – 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA – all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
About FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services
FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services is the world’s leading provider of document solutions and business services. Its global network of more than 20,000 team members and 1,200 digitally-connected locations offers access to technology for color printing, finishing and presentation services, Internet access, videoconferencing, outsourcing, managed services, Web-based printing, document management solutions and the full range of FedEx day-definite ground shipping and time-definite global express shipping services. Dallas-based FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services has locations in 10 countries. For more information, please visit fedexkinkos.com. Products, services and hours vary by location.
FedEx Corp. provides customers and businesses worldwide with the broadest portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $25 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brands. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 240,000 employees and contractors to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit fedex.com.