In addition to enhancing its wireless networks in Miami for these two events, Sprint (NYSE: S) - the official wireless telecommunications service provider of the National Football League - wants customers to experience the interactive potential of their wireless devices with "Sprint’s Must-Use Mobile Apps" for the 2010 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIV.
Stay Updated on Traffic, Weather and Sports
It’s still a few days before game day. Now is the perfect time to get familiar with the new features on Sprint’s NFL Mobile Live, plan your game day commute and check the local weather forecast.
Enhance Your Sports Knowledge
When the pre-game tailgate runs low on food or you have a few free minutes during halftime, what better way to spend your time than with a fun application that enhances your sports knowledge?
Plan Your Post-Game Activity
No matter which team takes home the coveted trophy, you’ll need a good route to and from your post-game activity. If you’re looking to drown your sorrows at a local ice cream parlor or toast the winning team, Sprint has a few mobile apps to help you get to Miami’s hotspots.
Sprint offers speed and reliability on a 3G network that tested as the most reliable in comparison to AT&T and Verizon in a 13 city 3G performance test conducted by PC World*, along with cutting-edge devices and game-changing price plans to fit everyone’s budget.
Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service, touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint retail stores.
Sprint saves customers nearly $50 per month vs. Verizon on unlimited calling to other U.S. wireless users and unlimited messaging and data with the Sprint Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, Anytime.That’s a savings of almost $600 per year on all the text, e-mail, Web, social networking and GPS navigation customers want on any Sprint phone for one low price.
Some downloadable applications may require an additional charge. Casual data charges of $0.03/kb and standard text messaging charges will apply to customers not on a plan with unlimited data or text messaging.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 48 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2009 and the first and only 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
* PC World claim: Test conducted for each provider’s nationwide 3G service and included 13 cities with more than 20 tests per city from March-April ’09. Testing was one minute in duration, and network performance can be highly variable. Cities included Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, NYC, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco and Seattle. For reliability, Sprint won in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle; and tied in Orlando.
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 Savings based on Sprint Everything Data450 plan with Any Mobile, Anytime for unlimited calling while on the Sprint network to and from any U.S. wireless user, plus unlimited nights and weekends starting at 7 p.m. and 450 anytime minutes vs. Verizon Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text plan plus $29.99 unlimited data package.
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