August 16, 2010
New Sprint Football Live Streams Live Games, Delivers College and Pro Football Information – Free to Sprint Data Subscribers
Fantasy football information from leading fantasy sites and exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Collinsworth, Suh and Casserly included
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 16, 2010 - Whether you’re standing on the sidelines at your child’s weekend afternoon soccer game or need to keep up with your fantasy team while sitting in the stadium watching your favorite team, with Sprint Football Live it’s no problem. Football fans can follow their favorite college and pro football teams, manage their fantasy drafts, and keep up with fantasy updates with the new Sprint Football Live app. Unlike some other wireless carriers, which charge extra for data and up to $10 a month additional for video, the new Sprint Football Live app and all content is free to Sprint (NYSE: S) customers with an Everything Data plan. With Sprint’s 4G network, fans will experience live game viewing similar to what they see on a TV – without the lag.
Sprint Football Live is a comprehensive mobile football application across both pro and college football including:
“College and pro football fans have an insatiable appetite for instant information,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president of Corporate Marketing for Sprint. “The Sprint Football Live app is a one-stop location where fans can easily keep up with the latest news, scores and fantasy information from their phone. We’ve made it easy to use and it’s included with our data plans. With Sprint 4G, watching live football games on a phone is unparalleled by any other national carrier.”
Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to launch wireless 4G technology in cities across the country. Sprint boasts 48 metropolitan areas that are enabled with Sprint 4G, which allows for Internet traffic at super-fast speeds.
With 4G, Sprint customers experience fast mobile downloads, streaming video, and turbo-charged Web browsing. This new wireless technology boasts download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.1 Users can video chat with friends and family via the popular HTC EVO™ 4G, America’s first 3G/4G wireless smartphone. Starting Aug. 31, Sprint customers will be able to purchase Samsung Epic™ 4G, the company’s second 4G-enabled smartphone.
Sprint Football Live is available on most Sprint handsets, and all Sprint video-enabled phones that 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.
More information is available at www.Sprint.com/football.
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 served more than 48.1 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2010 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; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. With its customer-focused strategy, you can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
A $0.03/KB charge applies without a data plan. Coverage not available everywhere. The 3G Sprint Mobile Broadband Network reaches more than 262 million people. Availability of service varies based on selected phone/network. Price plans exclude taxes, Sprint surcharges and fees.
1 “Up to 10x faster” based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary.
Dave Mellin, 720-840-4788