Sprint Teams to Provide eKeys for Realtors with a Treo

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 1 /PRNewswire/ — Sprint (NYSE: FON) and GE are now working together to provide the eKEY and Supra iBox System along with Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Smart Devices to real estate boards and agencies across the United States.

This combined wireless solution saves REALTORS(R) time by being connected wherever they are on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network and helps them show more property by receiving daily updated information via a handheld wireless device.


The eKEY and Supra iBox System from GE is an electronic keybox with remote control access via an infrared beam between the keybox and a wireless handheld device. When combined with a device such as the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device Treo(TM) 650 by palmOne and Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device (Samsung i500), the real estate professional can access the Supra iBox for immediate entry to show property, retrieve automatic daily updates on the REALTOR(R)’s property listings using the Supra iBox technology and access the Web for updated Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data.

“Sprint is focused on helping businesses more easily adopt wireless solutions to enhance communication,” said Dana Chase, vice president of marketing – Emerging and Mid-Markets, Sprint Business Solutions. “We’re excited to partner with GE’s technology innovation in the Supra iBox to help real estate professionals have a mobile office, giving them the ability to make the most of their time when they are on the go.”

GE currently has agreements with more than 100 real estate boards and related organizations across the country that make the Supra iBox System available for REALTORS(R). GE is continuing to expand availability by finalizing agreements with a growing number of REALTOR(R) organizations and actively working with REALTORS(R) to adopt the solution. Once a real estate
board or related organization installs the compatible keybox system, individual REALTORS(R) can purchase the packaged wireless solution from Sprint.

Sprint is offering up to $610 in savings to real estate professionals who purchase a GE certified Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device and choose a Sprint PCS Vision Professional Pack with a two-year Sprint PCS wireless agreement. Visit the GE Supra Site, for more details.