May 19, 2016
Customers Score Big as Sprint Provides Exclusive Free Access with No Data Charges to Every Live Match of 2016 Copa América Centenario with fuboTV
Fans can stay connected to the action the entire month by catching the matches on Sprint’s new LTE plus network – its fastest and most reliable network ever
Game on! Sprint will support historic event with exclusive giveaways, including tournament tickets, interactive onsite fan experiences, and bilingual TV spots featuring David Beckham
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 19, 2016 - To celebrate its sponsorship of the 2016 Copa América Centenario beginning June 3 in Santa Clara, California, Sprint (NYSE:S) will offer unprecedented opportunities for fans to get closer to all the soccer action with free access to all live matches on Sprint phones, VIP giveaways and fan experiences at match locations.
“This is the first time the tournament is being held in the United States,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint president and CEO. “We’re celebrating by giving our customers free access to watch every match of 2016 Copa América Centenario. With fuboTV, customers can use their Sprint smartphone anytime, anywhere on our fastest and most reliable network ever to watch the tournament. Everyone wins with the opportunity to save 50 percent off most AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon standard rate plans when they switch to Sprint. In addition to a world-class network, we are also creating unique experiences for fans to win prizes like a trip to the final match.”
Live Copa America Games for free with no data charges for Sprint customers
fuboTV, a streaming service that bundles live sports and entertainment channels, will stream the Spanish-language broadcasts via Univision for all of the Copa América Centenario matches. For a limited time Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA customers will have exclusive free access to a fuboTV subscription on their smartphones to watch Copa América Centenario this June1.
For Sprint customers, after the free 60-day trial they can pay $9.99 per month to keep the fuboTV service. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers receive a free 30-day trial and then pay $9.99 per month – all while on the Sprint network. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/copa, www.boostmobile.com or www.virginmobileusa.com.
Win a VIP trip for 2 to Copa América Centenario finale
From May 20 through June 26, customers can visit www.sprint.com/Copa or text COPA to 60603 to enter and play the Sprint scratch-and-win game daily for a chance to win prizes2. Prizes include a signed David Beckham soccer ball, exclusive Copa America Nike soccer balls and hats, a TAG Heuer watch, and Samsung Galaxy S7’s, TVs and tablets.
To add extra excitement, customers can select their favorite team and for every goal scored through June 14, they receive additional entries for a VIP trip to the Copa América Centenario finale. With Sprint, that’s a win! For more information, visit www.sprint.com/Copa. No purchase necessary.
Experience Sprint onsite during the matches
Sprint is creating an immersive and engaging fan experience at 27 matches which will include an interactive digital wall, 360° photo booth where fans will get digital downloads of their photos for social sharing and charging stations. In addition, some locations will feature appearances and autograph signings from famous soccer legends.
In addition, Sprint will conduct 5G demonstrations on June 3 and June 6 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and on June 9, 11 and 14 at Lincoln Field in Philadelphia.
Fans can learn why now is the perfect time to try Sprint and its 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee,3 which invites consumers to experience America’s fastest LTE Network. The Sprint LTE Network delivers the fastest download speeds and4 is more reliable with better coverage than ever. If you’re not satisfied, just return your phone and Sprint will refund your money. No gimmicks; it’s that simple. Best of all, new customers continue to have the opportunity to save 50 percent off most AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon standard rate plans when they switch to Sprint.5 In addition, Sprint will cover switching fees up to $650 per line.6
Bilingual TV ads to feature David Beckham
New TV spots featuring David Beckham will highlight Sprint’s network and show customers how they can stay connected to all the soccer action throughout the month-long tournament. In addition to bilingual ads on English and Spanish TV, Beckham will be featured in out-of-home creative, retail merchandise and digital advertising.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.8 million connections as of March 31, 2016, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1 FOR SPRINT CUSTOMERS: After 60-day trial, pay $9.99/month. fuboTV free data usage will end 6/27/16. FOR BOOST MOBILE AND VIRGIN MOBILE USA CUSTOMERS: After 30-day trial, pay $9.99/month. The service is available to Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA customers, all while on the Sprint network.
2 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES (D.C.) (EXCLUDING AK AND HI) & PUERTO RICO 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID IN AK, HI AND WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 6/14/16. Instant win game ends 6/26/16. For official rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit http://www.sprint.com/Copa. Sponsor: Sprint Communications Company LP, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66251.
3 Valid for a limited time. If a new customer or an existing customer adds a line of service (phone, tablet or MBB) and deactivates within 30 days, Sprint will credit all device charges (Installment Billing, Lease, or Early Termination Fee, when device is returned) and reimburse the customer for the device purchase, price or down payment, activation fee, MRC, and all associated taxes and fees. The following charges will not reimbursed: Premium content, third-party billing, any international charges not included in your plan (e.g. international voice roaming) and any associated taxes and Sprint surcharges. As an example, overage, per minute international services with a cost outside of plan MRC are considered nonstandard usage.
4 Claim based on Sprint’s analysis of average LTE download speeds using Nielsen NMP data (December 2015 through February 2016). Actual download speeds may vary by location and device capability.
5 Discount applies to base monthly service plan and access charges only. Discount does not apply to certain charges such as taxes, surcharges, roaming, premium content, add-ons, and apps. New plan features may not be an exact match. Discount offer excludes competitor promos/sales and is limited to consumer plans as of April 8, 2016 for: Verizon’s shared data rate plans for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB; T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan prices for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB; and AT&T’s advertised shared data rate plans for 300MB, 2GB, 5GB, 15GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB. Plans exclude unlimited music and video streaming, data carryover and cloud options that other carrier plans may offer. Offer/coverage not available everywhere or for discounted phones. Subject to new-line, $30 activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card. Savings through March 31, 2018.
6 Requires valid port-in, current phone trade-in, submission of previous bill, and online registration. Via an American Express® Reward Card (less guaranteed trade-in value provided) after online registration and new phone activation.
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