Delta inks wireless deal with InPhonic

InPhonic has announced the launch of SkyMiles Wireless, the first ever program for Delta Air Lines where members can earn thousands of miles towards award travel through wireless purchases.“SkyMiles members can now save money and earn miles when purchasing phones or accessories from the nation’s leading carriers and manufacturers,” said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program. “InPhonic is a leader in the wireless industry today and its exciting consumer and small business offerings will ensure that our members receive the most comprehensive suite of products and services.”

Delivered in coordination with marketing leader mForce Communications, the new Delta SkyMiles Wireless program provides SkyMiles members with a secure online storefront to help them find the calling plans and wireless devices that best solve their particular needs, including a full suite of popular wireless phones, PDAs, smartphones and wireless air cards. In addition, SkyMiles members can earn valuable miles on Bluetooth headsets, car chargers, batteries and more.

Examples of the new SkyMiles Wireless choices:

- Broad selection of wireless phones, smartphones and PC cards from all the major carriers, including T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Cingular Wireless and more;
- 5,000 miles for each new rate plan activated; and,
- 10 miles for every $1 spent on wireless accessories.
“We are very excited to be working with Delta Air Lines on this program,” said InPhonic’s Chairman and CEO David A. Steinberg. “Today, consumers are looking to reap new benefits from their wireless usage. The InPhonic-powered SkyMiles Wireless Program will help loyal SkyMiles members not only accumulate miles, but save time and money due to our unmatched selection of wireless plans, phones and accessories.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Delta Air Lines and introduce SkyMiles Wireless, a better way to purchase wireless service,” said Michael Sauer, President of mForce Communications. “We consolidated the major wireless carriers under, enabling customers to earn miles on any rate plan and any handset on every major wireless carrier. Our goal is to make frequent flyer miles a free added benefit to their wireless purchase. Customers not only save money by purchasing through SkyMiles Wireless, but can earn award travel as well.”