OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Walgreens and Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced an expansion of the collaboration they had announced earlier this year, that will include 80 new locations. All of the new Sprint Express at Walgreens stores will be throughout Chicagoland and the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area, and are planned to open by the end of the year.
Sprint Express will provide wireless services and expertise to Walgreens customers in the neighborhoods where they live and work, with expertly-trained Sprint mobile tech specialists. Services include:
- advice on mobile services and products, including accessories, that best meet customers' needs
- support, access and education regarding Walgreens award-winning mobile app and its features
- wireless services available to anyone via curated postpaid and prepaid plans/service options to fit any individual or family budget, including plans offered through Assurance Wireless, a federal government supported Lifeline Assistance Program
Additional details on specific store locations and product and service offerings will be announced later this fall. In addition, the companies continue to explore other potential collaboration opportunities.
"Our customers who have visited the existing Sprint Express test locations in Gainesville, Florida and in the Chicagoland area, are telling us that they really like the convenience of being able to meet their mobile phone needs, while shopping at Walgreens," said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations. "We're pleased to expand our collaboration, and moving forward, together with Sprint, we are exploring other mobile wireless initiatives as we collectively focus on enhancing what Walgreens customers want in this new digital world."
As part of the expansion, Sprint will be hiring to fill a variety of positions. To find Sprint at Walgreens career opportunities please visit www.sprint.com/sprintatwalgreens. Sprint has been recognized as a Military Friendly Company and a Top Employer for Individuals with Disabilities.
"Walgreens and Sprint have an exceptional relationship," said Dow Draper, Sprint chief commercial officer. "By expanding our Sprint Express locations we're increasing Sprint's presence in locations that are often a daily destination for consumers. This makes it easy and convenient for them to interact with us. We're also excited to offer the Walgreens family of employees exciting, exclusive offers and explore other opportunities to reward Walgreens customers."
Sprint is also introducing exclusive wireless savings for the 250,000 Walgreens employees nationwide and their families. Sprint will offer unique Boost Mobile and Sprint-branded offers and plans for those employees who select Sprint for wireless plans services.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.6 million connections as of June 30, 2018 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint's legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. As of June 28, 2018, Walgreens operates approximately 9,800 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.