Sprint teams with AAA for traveler app pack
Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) is partnering with travel organization AAA for a new application bundle offering subscribers access to motorist information such as navigation assistance, restaurant and hotel recommendations and safety tips.
The AAA Sprint ID Pack assembles four AAA-branded apps.
The free AAA Sprint ID Pack assembles four AAA-branded apps, highlighted by the GPS-based TripTik Mobile, which features maps, points of interest, gas station locations and related travel tips. The AAA Roadside app enables AAA members to request assistance, transmitting their vehicle description, location and breakdown details directly to the organization; the app also identifies AAA-approved auto repair shops within the immediate area. AAA Insurance supplies assistance for drivers who experience collisions, helping them gather data to submit an insurance claim, and AAA Discounts highlights nearby AAA Show Your Card & Save locations.
The AAA Sprint ID Pack also bundles a series of web links including FindMe, which sends the user's GPS location to AAA when calling for roadside assistance, and the AAA Mobile Battery service, which enables members to request a battery quote, delivery and replacement. Links also feature AAA eTourBook Guides, which highlight approved hotels, restaurants, attractions, events and nightlife.
AAA touts more than 53 million members. The Show Your Card & Save program offers discounts at more than 110,000 retail locations across North America as well as online merchants. Non-AAA members can join the service via AAA Sprint ID Pack.
The Sprint ID effort first launched in October 2010. Each free ID pack assembles applications, widgets, ringtones, wallpapers and related mobile content, all tied together under the umbrella of a specific brand or theme. In addition to AAA, partners include ESPN, MTV and Yahoo. Sprint subscribers can upload up to five ID packs at any time.
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