April 15, 2010
Football Fans Can Follow the 2010 Draft Live with New Sprint Football Live App
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Apr 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --With pro football's draft a week away, Sprint (NYSE:S) announces the launch of Sprint Football Live, an application that will provide football fans complete coverage of the 2010 draft. With Sprint Football Live, fans will be able to follow all the picks, trades and news as it happens on their phone - and it's free with any data plan. Before the draft Sprint subscribers will also have access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes blogs from projected top picks Sam Bradford, quarterback from the University of Oklahoma, and Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle from the University of Nebraska.
Sprint Football Live features a live draft tracker, in-depth profiles and analysis of nearly 500 top prospects, breaking news and information from ProFootballTalk.com, team-specific news for all 32 teams from SBNation, expert analysis, mock drafts, and a Sprint-only blog by NFL insider Jay Glazer.
Additionally, fans will be able to watch the live telecast of CBSSports.com's draft coverage April 22-24 on Sprint TV, including on-demand video featuring expert analysis and the latest news. Sprint TV will have CBSSports.com footage available beginning at noon ET on April 22 with hourly check-ins on the latest news and information.
"Many fans don't have the ability to follow the draft in its entirety from their home and Sprint is making it possible for them to track all the picks live when it works for their schedules," said Steve Gaffney, vice president of Corporate Marketing for Sprint. "Whether it's exclusive video, the live draft tracker, or opinions and analysis from top experts, Sprint is allowing fans to get the latest information as it happens throughout the draft."
Sprint Football Live is available on most Sprint handsets, and all Sprint video-enabled phones offer Sprint TV. Both are included at no additional charge with Sprint Everything Data plans, which include Any Mobile, Anytime for unlimited calling to any mobile phone in America, unlimited text, unlimited Web and unlimited GPS navigation starting at $69.99 - the same price AT&T and Verizon charge for unlimited talk only.
Fans can find more information at www.Sprint.com/football.
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 fourth quarter of 2009 and the first 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.
A $0.03/KB charge applies without a data plan. Coverage not available everywhere. The 3G Sprint Mobile Broadband Network reaches more than 258 million people. Availability of service varies based on selected phone/network. Price plans exclude taxes, Sprint surcharges and fees.
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