NEWPORT BEACH, CA and BEDMINSTER, NJ — ECONZ Wireless, a mobile business software provider, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, today announced the availability of EService, a Get It Now® application that helps customers manage mobile workforces, including job dispatch, workflow tracking, and real-time inventory control.
EService gives Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones access to a field service application that has the benefits of more expensive PDA-based enterprise applications at a fraction of the cost. Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers do not need significant technical knowledge or any additional office hardware -- just an internet connected PCs and select Verizon Wireless Get It Now-enabled phones.
Steve Davis, chief marketing officer for ECONZ Wireless states, "The launch of EService on Verizon Wireless' network via its Get It Now service provides customers with an industry-proven dispatch and work force management application that is low cost, easy to set up and simple for field workers to understand and use. EService differs from other dispatch and tracking offerings in the way it concentrates on tracking work progress instead of just tracking people. After all, it's the work that generates the money!"
EService is specifically designed to manage field service work. EService automates and streamlines job documentation, making field operations virtually paperless to reduce administrative costs, data entry times and potential paperwork errors. Other features include parts and labor tracking which improves cash flow due to timelier job invoicing. Because it operates in real time, EService provides management with up-to-the-minute information to make well-informed decisions.
"We are pleased with the capabilities of EService," said Jim Straight, vice president of multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. "EService gives our small-to-medium business (SMB) customers a useful and cost-effective platform for conducting field service work."
EService is used in the following industries: plumbing, heating and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical maintenance; office equipment servicing; telecommunications installation and service; locksmith services; mobile glass repair; building maintenance; vending machine service; and more.
Pricing and Availability
EService is available now from Verizon Wireless on select Get It Now-enabled phones, including the LG VX4500 and LG VX6000. Customers download the application from the getGOING shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store on select phones and access it via the Internet where a setup wizard walks the customer through the installation process. Online tutorials and product overviews are also available online.
EService is available for $19.99 per user monthly access, which is billed to the customer's Verizon Wireless monthly statement. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
Verizon Wireless products and services are available at more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and stores within Circuit City, as well as at authorized retailers including Best Buy and participating RadioShack locations. Customers can also find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at www.verizonwireless.com. More EService product information can be found at www.eservice.econz.com. You must have internet access in order to sign-up and utilize the service through www.eservice.econz.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About ECONZ Wireless
For more than three decades ECONZ Wireless has maintained its position as a leading developer of innovative and pragmatic wireless solutions. The company specializes in hosted wireless solutions for the Small-to-Medium sized Business (SMB) market including: field service dispatch/job management; and Location Based Services (LBS). ECONZ Wireless solutions connect mobile workers with their office using simple web interfaces and cell phone based in-field applications. In this way ECONZ Wireless applications are low-cost, accessible, simple to use and easy to set up -- in short, ideal for the SMB market.
ECONZ Wireless is a QUALCOMM BREW Select Developer and markets its products in the United States exclusively through a Verizon Wireless National Joint Marketing Agreement (JMA). Originating from New Zealand, ECONZ Wireless now has a U.S. base in Orange County, Calif. ECONZ Wireless products are sold in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. ECONZ Wireless is located at 3107 Corte Caleta, Newport Beach, Calif. 92660-3243. More information on ECONZ Wireless and its products can be found at: www.econz.com; www.eservice.econz.com; and or call 949-644-1466.
NOTE: EService is a trademark of ECONZ Wireless, U.S.A. All other trademarks and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.