December 19, 2011
Sprint Launches Student ID Pack for the University of California, Davis
UC Davis Student Sprint ID pack offers students, faculty and alumni customized university Web links, apps, and more on their mobile device to stay connected, informed and entertained
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 19, 2011 - Students who are busy focused on their studies in agriculture, business, law, health, or veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis campus, can now have instant access to university-related news and numerous apps on select Sprint (NYSE: S) Android™ powered devices with the launch of the UC Davis Student Sprint ID pack.
Sprint ID packs deliver a complete mobile experience – centered on consumers’, students’ or businesses’ interests or favorite brands – including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, in a couple of simple clicks.
“The Sprint ID pack for UC Davis is another important step in the evolution of Sprint ID,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president-Product, Sprint. “With so many people buying smartphones, we realize that we need to give customers an easier path to access content and this makes it that much easier for students and staff affiliated with UC Davis.”
The UC Davis Student Sprint ID pack includes a variety of content unique to the university – a campus map, directory, course listing, calendars and campus news. The primary wallpaper for the ID pack is an image of the UC Davis logo. Learn more at www.sprint.com/ucdavis.
Once the UC Davis Student ID Pack is downloaded onto the mobile device, users will have access to the following applications and Web links:
|UC Davis Admissions Site|
|UC Davis Alumni Association Site|
|UC Davis Athletics Site|
|UC Davis Bookstore|
|UC Davis Calendar|
|UC Davis Campus Map|
|UC Davis Course Listing|
|UC Davis Directory|
|UC Davis News|
|UC Davis Newsroom|
|UC Davis Online Magazine|
Students with Sprint ID-capable devices can download up to five ID packs onto their device and easily switch back and forth between them or swap them out for new ones. The UC Davis Student ID pack is now available on a variety of Android-powered smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy S™ II, Epic™ 4G Touch, LG Optimus S™ and Motorola PHOTON™ 4G.
Sprint ID stats:
- Customers have downloaded more than six million ID packs
- Average 500,000 downloads per month
- The most popular branded Sprint ID packs include CMT, Disney Channel, ESPN, E!, Glu Games, MTV, NASCAR, Where, Yahoo!
- Popular lifestyle ID categories include Games, Socially Connected, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Essentials, Fantasy Football, Veterans, Auto Enthusiast, Sprint Relay, Spanish-language ID packs from LatCel, Professional and Green
Sprint ID packs are free to download with an Everything Data plan from Sprint. For more information about Sprint ID, visit www.sprint.com/sprintid or the online press kit at: http://newsroom.sprint.com/press_kits.cfm?presskit_id=17.
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 served more than 53 million customers at the end of 3Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index showed Sprint is the #1 most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all industries, over the last three years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Caroline Semerdjian, 415-684-7314