January 11, 2010
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FTI Group Inc., operators of the towPartners and twoPartners programs, has selected Sprint (NYSE:S) as the wireless partner for its members. Through this new partnership, more than 30,000 towPartners and twoPartners member companies now have the opportunity to purchase discounted wireless devices and services from Sprint. Employees of these members can also take advantage of the discount program.

"The products and services from Sprint are widely used in the towing industry, and we look forward to bringing them into our expanded markets as well," said Jeffrey Godwin, FTI Group vice president. "FTI Group works with trade associations to primarily serve small businesses, their employees and even their customers. Improving our offering and remaining competitive with strategic partners such as Sprint is critical to our continued success for our members."

To help towPartners and twoPartners members stay connected and productive from virtually wherever they are, the partnership offers a variety of promotions and special offers on select Sprint products and services, including smartphones, rugged devices, Sprint 3G Mobile Broadband devices and monthly wireless services. This also includes phones with Nextel Direct Connect(R), which allows users to communicate with just the push of a button and operates on the fastest national push-to-talk network with the world’s largest community of users. A variety of GPS applications also are available on most Sprint devices, which help tow companies increase revenue and productivity by effectively managing fleets and rerouting trucks based on customer need, and even process credit card payments wirelessly.

"This builds on a long-time, successful partnership with towPartners, and we’re honored to be the wireless partner serving FTI Group members," said Jaime Jones, senior vice president of General Business & Public Sector, Sprint. "This relationship illustrates Sprint’s strategy to partner with various organizations to bring more value to members and employees and help them save money, particularly during these challenging economic times."

towPartners and twoPartners members can learn more about Sprint services by visiting www.twoPartners.com.

Sprint serves FTI Group through its newly formed Business Markets Group (BMG). Composed of sales, support, marketing and operations personnel, Sprint’s BMG is dedicated solely to enterprise, general business and public sector customers. BMG delivers wireless, wireline and converged solutions for companies, drawing on the nation’s most dependable 3G mobile broadband network,* 4G capabilities that are well ahead of Sprint’s competition, the fastest national push-to-talk network**, and a comprehensive solutions portfolio of devices and applications.


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.

About FTI Group, Inc.

FTI Group, Inc. and is the leading provider of benefits to the towing and recovery industry through its towPartners brand and also provides benefits, savings programs and services to associations in a variety of industries through its twoPartners program. These programs improve vendor relationships and the bottom line at companies in many industries nationwide. FTI Group’s programs provide better pricing and quality service to the companies who are members of the associations with whom FTI Group partners. The programs also extend a large number of benefits to the employees of these companies. FTI Group’s programs currently have over 30,000 companies as members and many new organizations are coming on board through the twoPartners program. To learn more about the twoPartners program, visit www.twopartners.com.

* "Dependable" based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability, and signal strength for the top 50 most populous US markets (including PR) from February 2008 to October 2009. Not all services available on 3G and coverage may default to separate network when 3G unavailable.

**Fastest based on initial call set-up time.

SOURCE: Sprint

Media contact:
Stephanie Greenwood, 913-315-1612
FTI Group
Jeffrey Godwin, (877) 401-2345 ext. 205