FAQs



What is M2M?

Machine-to-machine (M2M) is one of the industries driving the mobile Internet revolution. It allows networked machines to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans. Products built with M2M communication capabilities are often marketed to end users as being "smart."

What is an “embedded device”?

Embedded devices are those created by other companies but certified by Sprint to run on and take advantage of the speed and dependability of the Now Network. Embedded mobile computing devices include laptops and netbooks from Dell, HP, Panasonic and others, and machine-to-machine devices (M2M) devices, such as the Amazon Kindle and Kindle DX.

Are sample or test modules available?

At this time test modules must be obtained from module manufacturers such as Qualcomm, Motorola, Sierra Wireless, Novatel, etc.

If my device uses a Sprint certified module, why must I still get the device certified?

Sprint offers a robust Professional Developer Program to assist software developers in the development of mobile applications. Details can be found at http://developer.sprint.com.

Where can I learn about developing service applications that support Sprint certified devices?

The Professional Developer Program provides all the information necessary to successfully develop mobile applications for Sprint Android, Java, Windows Mobile and Blackberry phones. Details can be found at http://developer.sprint.com.

How long does device certification take?

If the device is certified by an approved 3rd party lab, the turnaround time is 7-10 days. If Sprint performs the testing certification this takes between 2-3 weeks depending on amount of equipment in the queue.

How long does module certification take?

A new module for Sprint certification takes between 2 and 6 weeks to complete depending on the technologies it supports.

Where can I learn more about Sprint’s location services platform?

The Professional Developer Program provides all the details about Sprint’s location services platform as well as other network resources available to mobile application developers. Details can be found at http://developer.sprint.com.

Where can I learn more about developing applications for Sprint phones?

The Professional Developer Program provides all the information necessary to successfully develop mobile applications for Sprint Android, Java, Windows Mobile and Blackberry phones. Details can be found at http://developer.sprint.com.