January 22, 2009
Sprint Delivers Exclusive Super Bowl XLIII Benefits to Its Customers
Sprint, the official telecommunications service provider to the
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Super Bowl XLIII from Sprint
Sprint's Super Bowl content is now available on NFL Mobile Live, an
exclusive application from Sprint, in a centralized Web page, "Super
Bowl XLIII," formatted especially for wireless handsets. To access
the Web page, Sprint customers/fans can download NFL Mobile Live or text
- Super Bowl XLIII NFL Mobile Live Application Features, include a recap
of the season for both SBXLIII teams, keys to the game, rosters, stats,
in-depth game analysis and opinion, polls, video highlights of past
Super Bowls, and a guide to
Tampa Bay, which includes information on Super Bowl events and attractions and a ZAGAT restaurant guide for the area.
- NFL Mobile Live, the premier wireless NFL product available only to
Sprint customers, will be updated with Super Bowl XLIII-specific news
and information, Super Bowl archive video highlights, and blogs offering
insights and commentary from NFL Network's Adam Schefter and
Rich Eisen. NFL Mobile Live has been popular with Sprint subscribers -- reaching 1 million downloads faster than any other application in Sprint's history -- and it's another exclusive benefit available only to Sprint customers. NFL Mobile Live provides a live stream of NFL Network, which will televise all the official Super Bowl XLIII press conferences along with player and coach interviews, breaking news and analysis. Unlimited access to NFL Mobile is available at no additional cost to Sprint data plan subscribers by texting "NFL" to 7777*.
- Sprint also powered up its wireless and wireline networks permanently to
the tune of more than
$49 millionthroughout Floridaand $11 millionin the greater Tampaarea. In addition to the permanent network enhancements, additional coverage will be provided by temporary cells on wheels (COWs) strategically placed at high-traffic locations, providing a variety of venues with high-speed communications services to accommodate the increased voice and data traffic.
Exclusive Access to Super Bowl Events
Sprint customers in and around
- Sprint Phone-a-Friend @ NFL PLAYERS LIVE!: Taking place at the NFL
Experience main stage just outside Raymond James Stadium during three
Jan. 29-30from 4 p.m.-8 p.m., and Jan. 31from noon- 6 p.m.), this event gives fans the opportunity to have a current NFL player speak with a friend or family member, live, via Sprint wireless service. Throughout the event, Sprint will offer "Sprint Speed Lines" to allow customers with a Sprint or Nextelphone to move more quickly through the lines.
- Pepsi Super Bowl Bash: Taking place at Ford Amphitheatre on
Jan. 29, this event features musical performances by Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse. Sprint has given free preferred tickets to 100 of its customers in the greater Tampaarea.
- Pepsi Musica:Taking place at Ford Amphitheatre on
Jan. 30, this event features a musical performance by Enrique Iglesias, Belanova and Angel Y Khriz. Sprint has given free preferred tickets to 100 of its customers in the greater Tampaarea.
- Sprint Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII Reunion:Taking place at
University of South Florida's Performing Arts Centerin Theatre 1 on Jan. 30from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Sprint has given tickets to 300 of its customers, who will hear directly from Bucs' legends Derrick Brooks, John Lynchand Warren Sappabout their Super Bowl successes in this town-hall style event hosted by NFL Network's Rich Eisen. Fans will also be able to see the Lombardi Trophy, which will be on hand for this event.
To earn tickets for the Pepsi Super Bowl Bash, Pepsi Musica and the Buccaneers SBXXXVII Reunion, Sprint customers were encouraged to register online and log on to their personal account via the MySprint link on www.sprint.com. The offer was available online only and tickets were given on a first-come, first-served basis.
- NFL players will appear at a number of Sprint Stores to sign autographs
during Super Bowl week
Jan. 28-30. Premium Sprint-branded items will be given away to all fans in attendance.
Date & Time Player Sprint Store Address Wed., Jan 28, 1 p.m. Cadillac Williams 3790 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg Thu., Jan. 29, 1 p.m. Clifton Smith 3432 Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Bay Fri., Jan. 30, 1 p.m. Warrick Dunn 14367 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa Bay
- Super Bowl XLIII ticket giveaway: Beginning
Jan. 12, fans could begin to enter for a chance to win two Super Bowl tickets at 43 area Sprint retail and indirect stores in the greater Tampaand Orlandoareas. Fans must enter at one of the Sprint stores, and tickets will be awarded via a random drawing on Jan. 30. This drawing is available to Sprint and non-Sprint customers.
*Available on select phones. Normal text message and wireless data rates apply.