Vivint Smart Home Products to Be Sold in Sprint Retail Stores
By partnering with Sprint, Vivint has further expanded the amount of brick-and-mortar stores its smart home solutions can be found.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Vivint Smart Home has partnered with Sprint to sell its connected-home devices in the mobile carrier’s retail stores, according to a report by Wave7 Research. The partnership allows Sprint to combine Vivint smart home devices with its phones.
Vivint has rolled out its digital home services to 16 stores in Kansas City, Utah, Arizona and Ohio with plans to expand that number to 80 stores by year’s end.
“From time to time, Sprint will run trials in a limited number of markets on different rate plans, products and/or services to see how customers respond,” says Kathleen Dunleavy, Sprint manager of corporate communications. “Currently, Sprint is conducting such a trial and selling Vivint smart home services in a handful of retail stores across the country. As with all trials, once it is over, we will analyze the results and determine next steps.”
A bundle of basic smart home devices from the company starts at $40, which includes cameras, motion sensors and more. Additional components such as indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras will cost $50.
This past January, Vivint launched a pilot program with Best Buy to sell its products and services in-store.
Starting off at seven Best Buy locations in San Antonio, the partnership has since expanded to hundreds of locations across the country.
Vivint also launched in June what it bills as the first comprehensive smart home solution designed for rental properties.
The timing of the partnership comes at an interesting time, as it was recently reported AT&T is exploring a potential sale of its Digital Life home security business. The service is estimated to have between 400,000 and 500,000 customers.
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