It#8217;s the one thing parents and partygoers won#8217;t fear on Halloween;
thanks to America#8217;s most dependable 3G network*,
Sprint customers can fearlessly take photos or record videos on their
wireless devices #8211; all night long
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2009--
It#8217;s your little one#8217;s first foray into the dark world of
trick-or-treating and she#8217;s literally as cute as a bug in her ladybug
costume. Don#8217;t lose a single memory #8211; aim your mobile phone, snap, hit
send #8211; and continue to enjoy the evening without worrying if the photo
got to Aunt Betty. That scenario is especially true if you#8217;re using
Picture Mail#8482; on the Now Network from Sprint (NYSE:S).
Halloween is by far the most popular day for Sprint Picture Mail, with a
64 percent increase in traffic last year over 2007. This year, because
Halloween falls on a Saturday, Sprint expects traffic to double. Through
it all, Sprint#8217;s powerful 3G network #8211; named most reliable among major
U.S. carriers in a 13-city test by PC World** #8211; will stand
tall and steady, just as it did in 2008 when millions of users sent
photos without a single outage, hiccup or delay.
From photos of trick-or-treaters, to partygoers to smashed
jack-o-lanterns, Sprint#8217;s 3G network quickly and effectively enables
customers to share precious Halloween memories with friends and family
across the country. To prepare, Sprint regularly performs maintenance
and capacity tests and has invested more than $17 billion in capital
since 2006 to continue improving and expanding network performance.
Sprint is also the first national carrier to test, launch and market 4G
technology. Separate from its 3G investment, Sprint has announced plans
to extend its 4G leadership by launching the next-generation service in
numerous markets in 2009, including the recently launched markets of
Atlanta, Las Vegas, Portland and Philadelphia.
But it#8217;s not just Sprint#8217;s network that makes Halloween photo sharing so
much fun. Sprint also offers the best selection of devices and calling
plans with the most value. Whether it#8217;s the Palm® Pre#8482;, the Samsung
Reclaim,#8482; the BlackBerry® Tour#8482; or the HTC Hero,#8482; Sprint offers the
right device for your lifestyle.
And customers can send pictures and post them to Facebook® without
worrying about additional cost. Sprint customers can enjoy Sprint#8217;s Any
Mobile, AnytimeSM, which breaks the restrictive calling
circle paradigm by providing unlimited nationwide calling from the
Sprint Network to any wireless phone regardless of carrier at no
additional charge with Everything Data plans from Sprint. An Everything
Data plan starts at just $69.99 per month. Or they can choose Simply
Everything, which provides unlimited calling, unlimited text and
unlimited data including e-mail, social networking, Web browsing, GPS
navigation, Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR
Sprint Cup Mobile for only $99.99 per month. That#8217;s a savings of $1,200
over two years vs. a comparable AT&T iPhone® plan*** (all
price plans exclude taxes and surcharges).
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 almost 49 million customers at the end of
the second quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company#8217;s customer-focused strategy
has led to improved first-call resolution and customer care satisfaction
scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
* #8220;Dependable#8221; 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 January 2008
to July 2009. Not all services available on 3G and coverage may default
to separate network when 3G unavailable.
** The PC World tests took place in March and April 2009 in
13 major markets across the country. In each location, testers measured
download speed, upload speed and reliability. In all, 5443 individual
tests from 283 testing locations were conducted for each provider#8217;s 3G
service. Testing was one minute in duration, and network performance can
be highly variable from neighborhood to neighborhood.
***Savings based on publicly available information on base
service plan and options rate totaling $149.99/month for AT&T as of
publication date, excluding taxes, surcharges and fees.
Candace Johnson, 317-660-2232