OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express announced that Cingular Wireless and Nextel Communications, Inc. have joined its best-in-class Everyday Savings program to provide its small business customers with savings on new wireless calling plans.
Cingular Wireless offers American Express Business Cardmembers up to 5 percent off select Cingular calling plans(1), and Nextel offers American Express Business Cardmembers 5 percent off Nextel calling plans. Discounts are available on monthly access fees and plans purchased through dedicated channels with an American Express Business Card. Additional terms and conditions apply.
“I am pleased to welcome Cingular and Nextel to Everyday Savings. The addition of these two leading wireless providers enhances what is already the strongest small business savings program in the marketplace,” said Lisa Wyler, vice president, partnership marketing, OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express. “From September 2001 through August 2002, we estimate that Everyday Savings has saved our customers 75 million dollars. The addition of Nextel and Cingular, as well as the recently announced partnerships with Kinko’s and Staples, will provide small businesses with opportunities to save even more in the coming year.”
“Nextel recognizes the importance of effective communication services that are designed to meet the needs of business users,” said Peter Taddeo, vice president of new channel development at Nextel. “We are excited to partner with American Express to offer their Business Cardmembers the opportunity to experience Nextel service–including Direct Connect(TM), the incredibly powerful long-range digital walkie-talkie feature–at a savings designed exclusively for them.”
“Innovative programs like Everyday Savings allow Cingular to reach new business customers and deliver our business wireless services–such as Rollover, the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused minutes–at an exceptional value,” said Steve Krom, vice president, business marketing and marketing services at Cingular. “We look forward to working with American Express to help small business reap the benefits of enterprise-class solutions that are tailored to their unique needs.” The OPEN Network is currently featuring the Everyday Savings program and the savings it offers its Business Cardmembers in a new television and radio advertising campaign.
Everyday Savings is an exclusive benefit of OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express that provides ongoing savings on everyday business expenses at recognized brands like Dell(TM), FedEx(R), Hertz, ExxonMobil, The Hilton(R) Family of Hotels, Kinko’s(R), Staples and Qwest(R). In most cases, the savings occur automatically when small businesses use the American Express Business Card. For more details, visit [open.americanexpress.com/everydaysavings].
About OPEN: The Small Business Network
OPEN: The Small Business Network is a division of American Express that offers small business owners a wide range of tools, services and savings designed to meet their evolving needs, including charge and credit cards, convenient access to working capital and credit information, enhanced online account management capabilities and savings on business services from an enhanced lineup of OPEN Network partners. To obtain more information about the OPEN Network, visit OPEN.americanexpress.com or call 1-800-NOW-OPEN to apply for a card or loan.
Nextel Communications, a Fortune 300 company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of fully-integrated wireless voice and data communications services including Nextel Direct Connect(R)–the long-range digital walkie-talkie feature; high quality digital cellular services; Nextel Online(R) wireless data content and business solutions; and two-way messaging services. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. have built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network covering 197 of the top 200 U.S. markets. Nextel’s wireless voice and packet data communications services are available today in areas of the U.S. where approximately 239 million people live or work.
About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S, and a joint venture between SBC Communications (NYSE – SBC) and BellSouth (NYSE- BLS). As a leader in mobile voice and data communications, Cingular serves more than 22 million voice and data customers across the United States. Cingular provides cellular/PCS service in 43 of the top 50 markets nationwide. Cingular’s Mobitex-based wireless packet data service operates throughout the United States, covering more than 93 percent of the urban business population located in 492 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and non-MSAs with a total population of 200 million people. Cingular offers customers advanced technologies in simple, cost-effective ways that permit them to tap the creative potential of wireless through their own self-expression. Details of the company are available at [www.cingular.com].