Future Shop's ConnectPro launching Smartphone Services

Announcement Highlights:

  1. On Friday, May 13, 2011, Future Shop is launching a new cellular service through ConnectPro called Smartphone Services.
  2. Smartphone Services offers Canadians four options to ensure their smartphone is fully utilized and protected, internally and physically.

BURNABY, BC, May 12 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and etailer of consumer electronics, carries all the major cellular carriers, features a variety of plans, accessories and 100 handsets all under one roof. With an abundant selection, choosing the right phone, plan and setting it up can be a daunting task. To ease the burden or new phone set-up and help Canadians maximize their handset, Future Shop is rolling out new cellular services through ConnectPro, Canada's premier provider of technology installation and services.

Canadians feeling smartphone angst can take advantage of ConnectPro's new Smartphone Services. Starting Friday, May 13, 2011, ConnectPro launches the following in all 146 stores*:

  1. Smartphone set-up and personalization, $49.99, includes:
    • Initial setup. ConnectPro experts will take care of all initial set-ups on the smartphone, including voicemail password, email, transfer of prior phone data to the new device, Bluetooth set-up and demonstrate the powers the device carries.
    • Personalization. ConnectPro ensures the smartphone user account is configured properly, default apps, software setup and updates, eliminate dead pixels, perform a network test and ensures the audio and input are working optimally.
    • Wireless printer setup. Today's smartphones are "smart" enough to do more than just call, text and surf the web. Canadians with printers offering web or e-print capabilities, ConnectPro will set up the smartphone to print at the touch of the screen.
    • ConnectPro tutorial. Once the smartphone is set-up professionally by ConnectPro, a demo will be provided of how to maximize the device. Included in the demo are the following: how to connect the device to a computer for updates and media transfer, navigate built-in apps, download new apps, adjust settings, browse the web, save favourites and use the device as a GPS.
  2. Smartphone set-up with security, $79.99, includes all of the above, plus:
    • Security installation. Smartphones are much like handheld computers. With that come similar threats that can compromise the functions of the smartphone and information contained within it. In addition to the above set-up and personalization, ConnectPro will install security software to block viruses, malware, harmful websites and apps to keep the smartphone running error-free.
  3. Smartphone set-up with protection, $79.99, includes all of the smartphone set-up, personalization, plus:
    • Zagg Invisible Shield with install. Smartphones deserve to be protected from their daily grind. Included in this service is set-up, personalization and the installation of an award-winning Zagg Invisible Shield, bubble-free and perfectly placed to protect the smartphone from unexpected spills and scratches.
  4. Smartphone setup with security and protection, $119.99, and includes all of the above.

*In-home Smartphone Services are available for an additional $49.99.

For more information, visit www.connectpro.ca or any Future Shop store in Canada.

About ConnectPro

ConnectPro launched in 2008 introduced Canada to the ultimate in technology installation and service. Providing services in home theatre installation, computer services - including design, set-up, network installation, repairs, Online Support and car audio, both in-store and in-home, ConnectPro is helping Canadians maximize their technology. ConnectPro also blends technology into the décor of homes and provides seamless integration in any room or vehicle. From design and installation, to repairs, ConnectPro delivers professional service experience in all areas of connectivity. For more information, visit www.connectpro.ca.

SOURCE Future Shop

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Elliott Chun, Communications Manager │Future Shop │echun@futureshop.com │604.412.1764
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