December 12, 2006
Sprint Gives NFL Fans Opportunity to Meet Stars, Win Prizes at National In-Store Events
Select Fans Will Also Enjoy NFL Players Recording Voice Mail Greetings or Have Photos Taken with Players Using Sprint Camera Phones
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2006--Sprint (NYSE:S) announced that today is "Power Sports Day" as part of its "Twelve Days of Power Shopping," a campaign to reveal the full power of Sprint's network, products and services during the holiday shopping season.
Beginning today, NFL stars from around the league will make appearances at Sprint Stores in select cities nationwide. In addition to providing fans the opportunity to meet their NFL heroes and get an autograph, Sprint will be offering those who attend the events a chance to win a new MOTOKRZR phone by Motorola or the chance to have the NFL player record their voicemail greetings. Sprint will also provide the opportunity for fans with Sprint camera phones to have photos taken with the player in select markets.
A select list of players who will be attending Sprint Store events includes: Reggie Wayne and Dwight Freeney of the Indianapolis Colts; Derrick Brooks and Michael Clayton of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Jonathan Joseph and Robert Geathers of the Cincinnati Bengals; Sean Jones and Dennis Northcutt of the Cleveland Browns; Lamont Thompson, Drew Bennett, Chris Brown and Chris Hope of the Tennessee Titans; and Neil Rackers of the Phoenix Cardinals.
Fans who attend will also learn more about NFL Mobile, Sprint's free and exclusive product that allows fans to follow their favorite teams and players from their Sprint phones real time and in a customizable manner, as well as Sprint's myriad of NFL-related services.
A groundbreaking innovation in mobile sports entertainment, NFL Mobile is customizable to a fantasy football player's roster or for specific teams. With information updated every two seconds, NFL Mobile features the fastest wireless delivery of NFL information, allowing users to claim bragging rights when it comes to real-time NFL player stats and scores. In addition, only Sprint can deliver a comprehensive package of exclusive mobile video and audio highlights available at the touch of a button.
NFL Mobile from Sprint can be downloaded by texting NFL to 7777 or via the Vision or Power Vision home deck. Standard data and text rates apply.
In addition to NFL Mobile, Sprint customers can choose from any of the following applications to interact with live games or help manage their fantasy teams. Some applications may be available on select Sprint or Nextel phones, using the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network and the Sprint Power Vision Network, or the Nextel National Network.
-- NFL AirPlay Live - Exclusive to Sprint customers, fans can now play in nationwide multiplayer competitions during every NFL game broadcast this season. NFL AirPlay Live allows players to compete against one another in live "call the play" tournaments during every quarter of NFL action this season. Subscribers can collect points by correctly calling the play before every snap from their phone - run or pass, distance or direction, and even what specific player is going to get the ball on each play. NFL AirPlay Live costs $3.99 per month. -- NFL.com Fantasy Companion - Exclusive to Sprint customers this Java-based application powered by Hands-On Mobile, allows users that play fantasy football on NFL.com to manage their team and access their team and league information wirelessly from their Sprint phone - just like they would from their desktop computer. NFL.com Fantasy Companion costs $3.99 per month. -- Fantasy Football Starters - Regardless of which site you use to play fantasy football, Fantasy Football Starters, a WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) site powered by Ready-Set-Go Fantasy Sports, allows users to analyze their fantasy football team's roster, predict statistics for an upcoming game, predict fantasy points based on scoring system, and provide recommendations on which players to start or bench for the upcoming week. Fantasy Football Starters costs $4.99 per month. -- Fantasy Football Companion by CBS SportsLine - A Java-based application powered by Hands-On Mobile, Fantasy Football Companion by CBS SportsLine allows users that play fantasy football on CBSSportsline.com to manage their team and access their team and league information wirelessly from their Sprint phone. It costs $3.99 per month. -- Fantasy Sports Edge (FSE) - From GoTV Networks, FSE is the ultimate in fantasy sports. Users can tune in anytime to view the latest video highlights, team-by-team breakdowns, draft tips, and daily trade and rumor reports, as well as get commentary and updates from leading fantasy sports resources Rotowire.com and Sporting News Radio. In addition, users can customize and track up to three teams per sport - up to four leagues - with the "My Lineup" feature. FSE can be purchased for $5.99 per month through the "Applications" and "Media Player" menus. To gain access to FSE, fantasy sports enthusiasts can text "FSE" to 44688 or visit www.gotvsports.com. Standard data and text rates apply. About Sprint Sports Content
Sprint continually produces wireless data services that are first, better and unique - and the company's sports offerings are a distinct example of this leadership. Sprint's sponsorship of NASCAR's premier series, the NEXTEL Cup, and the National Football League yield compelling and exciting content for Sprint customers, such as:
-- NFL Mobile, which provides: -- Exclusive mobile access to NFL video and audio game highlights; -- A live stream of NFL Network and exclusive mobile access to NFL Films; -- Real-time Gamecenter, providing up-to-the-minute details for every player and every game. -- A variety of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup mobile exclusives, including: -- NEXTEL FanScan, which provides in-car team communication during each NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series(TM) race via Sprint Nextel phones; -- Driver ringers, call tones, screen savers and telecards which enable fans to personalize their phones with content from their favorite NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers.
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 robust wireless networks serving more than 51 million customers at the end of third quarter 2006; 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.
CONTACT: Sprint Nextel Dave Mellin, 720-840-4788 email@example.com SOURCE: Sprint Nextel