March 17, 2010

Sprint Makes It Easy to Keep up with Your Favorite College Basketball Team with Downloadable Apps

Watch Live Games with ESPN Mobile TV on Sprint TV
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Mar 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The brackets are set, the teams are ready to tip-off and Sprint (NYSE:S) is making it easy for college basketball fans to keep up with all the scores and highlights. With almost any Sprint wireless device, customers have access to thousands of applications, including fun apps created with the college basketball fan in mind.

In addition, Sprint recently announced the availability of ESPN Mobile TV available on Sprint TV(R). ESPN Mobile TV coverage during March and April will feature more than 100 live events and more than 250 hours of coverage for Sprint customers, including live college basketball games.

Keep up-to-date with the latest scores and action with these apps:

  • College Basketball Live - get play-by-play for all games, breaking news and live scores. Available in the Android Market(TM) for HTC Hero(TM) with Google(TM) and Samsung Moment(TM) with Google(TM) customers.
  • College SuperFans - access to up-to-the minute scores, schedules, news and live game results for Palm Pre(TM) and Palm Pixi(TM) users. Coming soon to the Android Market and BlackBerry App World(TM).
  • Sports Calendar - never miss a game with this app. Once you find the tip-off time, you can add it to the calendar on your Palm Pre or Palm Pixi.
  • ScoreMobile for BlackBerry - the number one sports app in the BlackBerry App World catalog offering up-to-the-minute scores, stats, live blogs, original video content, previews and top stories to BlackBerry(R) users.
  • ESPN Mobile - easy access to sports news, information, commentary, analysis, statistics and ring tones, as well as streaming audio and video. Available on most Sprint devices.
  • PocketBracket: NCAA Tournament - create your bracket and get automatic scoring and rankings, all on your HTC Hero or Samsung Moment device. Available in the Android Market.
  • Access to mobile versions of sports news sites - from the main page of the Sprint Power Deck fans can get information from top sport news outlets including CBS Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Fox Sports and SI.com.

Between games or during halftime, wireless games and trivia apps are available to keep you in the basketball spirit:

  • Mini Shot Basketball - practice your free throws and three-pointers with this fun gaming application. Available in the Android Market and BlackBerry App World.
  • March Madness Mascot Quiz - take this quiz to find out how much you know about college sports and mascots. Available in the Android Market.

Customers can learn how to use these applications and all the features of their wireless device with the Sprint Ready Now program. Through Ready Now, Sprint retail associates can show customers how to use their Sprint phone to take advantage of the benefits offered by Sprint, including the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

According to PC World, "No one has a more reliable network than Sprint based on a recent 13-city 3G performance test."1

For just $69.99 per month Sprint's Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM gives customers unlimited calling with any U.S. wireless user, unlimited Direct Connect(R) and Group Connect, and unlimited nationwide texting, email, Web browsing and GPS Navigation for the same price AT&T and Verizon charge for unlimited talk only. (All price plans exclude surcharges and taxes.) Sprint Everything Data plans also automatically enroll customers in the Sprint Premier loyalty program, which provides annual device upgrades, discounted accessories and other benefits.

Some downloadable applications may require an additional charge. A $0.03/KB charge applies without a data plan. Coverage may not be available everywhere. Availability of service varies based on selected phone and network.

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 wireless networks serving more than 48 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2009 and the first 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company's customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit http://www.sprint.com.

1 "PC World's test included Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in 13 major cities in all regions of the country during December 2009 and January 2010. In all, roughly 9,000 individual tests of Sprint's 3G service were conducted from 280 testing locations in 13 cities. Testing sessions were one minute in duration per location, and network performance can be highly variable from neighborhood to neighborhood. In laptop-based tests, Sprint tied with another carrier for first in 3G network reliability."

SOURCE: Sprint

Kristin Wallace, 678-358-1190

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