OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 21, 2009--
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) has selected
Sprint (NYSE:S) as the exclusive wireless partner for its Members.
Through this new partnership, more than 600,000 BoatU.S. Members now
have the opportunity to purchase discounted wireless devices and
services from Sprint. BoatU.S. employees also can take advantage of the
“The innovative products and technology that Sprint is known for fit
well with the boating lifestyle,” said Nancy Michelman, BoatU.S.
President. “In these challenging times, I know our Members will be
pleased with the discounts and the selection of plans and services our
new partner provides.”
To help BoatU.S. 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
multimedia devices, smart phones, rugged devices, Nextel Direct
Connect®-capable phones, Sprint Mobile Broadband connection cards, and
monthly wireless services. Sprint will also offer a wireless data
package created specifically for BoatU.S. Members to use on the water
for safety, information and Internet browsing.
“We’re honored to be among the elite group of companies who serve the
BoatU.S. Membership as the exclusive wireless partner,” said John
Dupree, vice president – enterprise and federal, 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.”
BoatU.S. Members can learn more about Sprint services by visiting www.boatusphones.com.
Sprint serves BoatU.S. through its newly formed Business Markets Group
(BMG). Composed of more than 4,000 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
* “Dependable” based on independent, third party drive tests for 3G
data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the
top 50 most populous markets from June ’08 to Nov. ’08.
**fastest based on initial call set-up time.
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 49 million customers at the end
of the fourth quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
BoatU.S. – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the
nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 600,000
Members with government representation, programs and money saving
services. For Membership information visit www.BoatUS.com
or call 800-395-2628.