November 27, 2007
Sprint Launches Hawaiian Music for Full Song Downloads
Customers Can Instantly Purchase and Download Full Songs from the
Mountain Apple Catalogue via the High-Speed Sprint Network
HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2007--Sprint (NYSE:S) customers can now download full Hawaiian songs from the Mountain Apple catalogue - which features traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music - to their wireless devices. Featuring titles from the highly popular artist, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and the Brothers Cazimero, customers can download songs right to their phone for $ 0.99 per song with any data plan.
The Sprint Music Store offers a growing selection of more than 2 million songs from virtually every genre. It allows song downloads via the computer in addition to over-the-air and launches with one click from the phone's main menu. Now, Sprint Music Store customers are offered Hawaiian music for full song downloads for the first time. Several popular albums from Iz are currently available, including: "Wonderful World," "Facing Future" and "Alone in Iz World". Also available are albums from the Brothers Cazimero - "The Best of the Brothers Cazimero Vol. I and II" - and HAPA - "Collection."
"Sprint is committed to the Hawaii market and believes that a wide range of mobile music should be offered to all our customers. That's why we are offering Hawaiian music by some local favorites, such as Iz," said Dale Goya, general manager, Sprint Hawaii.
In October 2005, the Sprint Music Store became the first service in the U.S. to allow customers to browse, download and listen to full-length songs on their mobile phones. The songs are then transferred over the air typically within 30 seconds within the nationwide Sprint Power Vision network.
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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 about 54 million customers at the end of the third quarter 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
Downloads without a data plan are $2.50/song, plus casual data charges of $0.03/kb.
CONTACT: Sprint Nextel Media Contact: Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689
SOURCE: Sprint Nextel