July 31, 2006
Sprint and Energizer Offer New Portable Battery-Driven Charger for Wireless Phones
Sprint first to market with single-barrel Energizer® Energi To Go™ that gives customers the power to charge their phones on the go!
Jackie Bostick, Sprint, 913-794-3045
Cindy M. Kosydor, Energizer, 314-552-6787
Overland Park, Kan. — 07/31/2006
In an effort to provide its subscribers greater mobility, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that it is first-to-market with the Energizer® Energi To Go™ portable, battery-driven charger. This reusable, compact and lightweight charger is powered by one Energizer® e²® Lithium AA battery. It features a single-barrel design made of durable spun aluminum and a patented intelligent control chip that maximizes power transfer from the charger to the phone. It also works with 80 percent of Sprint Nextel phones on the market, providing Sprint customers greater mobility to continue to talk, be entertained and now charge their phone on the go!
"Sprint customers have busy lifestyles, and the Energizer Energi To Go provides them the power to charge their wireless phones on the go, so that they can continue to talk and be entertained at the speed of life," said Tom Nelson, Director of Accessory Product Management for Sprint.
The power demands on a wireless phone have increased as phones have evolved in how they are used. Many wireless phones are Web-enabled, able to send and receive email, take pictures, play music and videos and serve as personal organizers. According to market research group Roper ASW, 20 percent of consumers lose wireless phone power at least once a week.
"Wireless phone users can rely on the Energizer Energi To Go to charge their phones while they are on the go. It fits in the palm of a hand and is perfect for anyone who is mobile. The portable charger provides convenient, reliable power when you can't plug in," said Tony Mazzola, Product Technical Support Manager for Energizer.
The Energizer Energi To Go is available at Sprint Stores nationwide. The Energizer Energi To Go accessory package is available for $24.99 and includes the reusable charger, three tips and an Energizer e² Lithium AA battery. The tips include a universal Sprint CDMA connector, a mini-USB and universal iDEN connector, enabling customers to charge a variety of Sprint Nextel phones while on the go. For maximum performance, Energizer recommends powering Energizer Energi To Go power packs with Energizer e² Lithium batteries. Energizer e² Lithium is the world's longest lasting AA battery in high tech devices.
For additional information, please visit www.sprint.com.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
Energizer markets and distributes Energi To Go. St. Louis-based Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR) is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of alkaline and lithium primary batteries, specialty and rechargeable batteries, and flashlights. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable power.