December 29, 2009
Ring in the New Year Right: Make Resolutions Stick with Help from Sprint Phones and Applications
"You name the New Year's resolution and we'll tell you about an application available on a Sprint phone that helps you achieve it," said David Owens, vice president of customer acquisition. "The range of applications makes it easy for our customers to achieve their goals, whether they want to count calories or save money. The reviews have been clear that Sprint has the best holiday line-up of phones, and one of the reasons they tout Sprint is access to great applications."1
These innovative applications are easy to download and can help make success attainable for five of the most common New Year's resolutions: saving money, being healthy by eating right and working out, getting organized, being more environmentally friendly and learning something new.
Savings is at the top of everyone's list for 2010, and Sprint Everything Data plans with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM for unlimited calling with any U.S. wireless phone make this resolution effortless, offering savings of $115 or more per year vs. comparable AT&T and Verizon plans.2 Families can save $360 or more per year with Sprint Everything Data Family plans with Any Mobile, Anytime vs. comparable AT&T and Verizon plans.3
To save even more money, Sprint phones offer access to helpful applications:
Sprint customers can use their phone to help keep them on the right track when it comes to eating healthier in 2010:
Of course, being healthy isn't just about eating right. Come Jan. 2, gyms will be packed with people trying to shed those extra holiday pounds. But that doesn't have to keep Sprint customers from fulfilling their resolution to get active:
For customers who found 2009 to be too chaotic, Web-enabled Sprint phones offer preloaded organizer tools such as a calendar with notifications to ensure they won't double book or miss an appointment in 2010. Save time and keep organized on-the-go with Sprint devices such as Palm Pre, Palm Pixi, HTC Hero, Samsung Moment and BlackBerry Tour(TM). These phones can regularly sync contacts, calendar and email with the users' business and personal accounts. Downloadable apps for Sprint phones provide additional organization features:
Sprint phones can help customers learn something new everyday with access to a range of instructive and fun applications:
Customers who resolve to be more environmentally friendly in 2010 can green their life with Sprint's award-winning Samsung Reclaim(TM) phone, made from 80 percent recyclable material, to be earth-friendly and socially connected all at once. Reclaim boasts One Click, Sprint's award-winning customizable user interface with quick access to social networks like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube. A green One Click tile, available on Reclaim and other Sprint One Click phones such as LG Lotus, takes the user to several green applications:
Customers can easily learn how to take advantage of these great applications and all the features of their wireless device with Sprint's Ready Now program. Through Ready Now, Sprint retail associates can show customers how to use their Sprint phone to take advantage of Sprint's mobile broadband network, which offers twice the coverage of AT&T's current 3G network and 14 times the coverage of T-Mobile's current 3G network, based on square miles.4
Some downloadable applications may require an additional charge. Casual data charges of $0.03/kb will apply to customers not on a plan with unlimited data.
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 48 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2009 and the first and only 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.
1 Best lineup claim based on the overall number of operating platforms available combined with capabilities of devices.
2 Savings based on Sprint Everything Data 450 plan vs. 450 minute options for AT&T Nation Talk, Text & Web and Verizon Nationwide Premium, excluding taxes, surcharges and fees. Based on rates available at publication date.
3 Savings based on Sprint Everything Data Family 1500 plan vs. 1400 minutes options for AT&T FamilyTalk Talk, Text & Web and Verizon Nationwide Premium Family Shareplan, excluding taxes, surcharges and fees. Based on rates available at publication date.
4 Coverage comparison based on publicly available information as of 10/01/09, inclusive of Sprint roaming partners. Based on square miles.
Emmy Anderson, 913-707-0618