August 27, 2008
Sprint to Give Away 17 trips for Two to Super Bowl XLIII with "NFL Mobile Live Super Bowl XLIII Sweepstakes"
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2008--Use Sprint's new NFL Mobile Live application and automatically register for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay. It's that easy.
Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that beginning Monday, Sept. 1, it will begin its largest NFL promotion by giving away 17 trips for two to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay, with the "NFL Mobile Live Super Bowl XLIII Sweepstakes."
Each week throughout the NFL's 17-week regular season, any Sprint customer who uses NFL Mobile Live will be automatically entered for a chance to win two tickets to the NFL's biggest game. Fans can use NFL Mobile Live each week to be entered for that week's drawing. Winners will be announced weekly.
"We've made it simple for fans to possibly experience the Super Bowl; just use NFL Mobile Live throughout the season and they're automatically entered for a chance to win a trip to the biggest game of the year," said Steve Gaffney, Sprint's director of sports sponsorships. "Sprint is the only source in wireless that delivers live NFL action directly to the fan. Now fans can get more than the latest scores or highlights; they can listen to live radio of each NFL game and watch NFL Network live game telecasts on their mobile phones."
The new NFL Mobile Live application is exclusive to Sprint. With NFL Mobile Live, fans can listen to the live radio broadcasts of every NFL game throughout the regular season and will be able to watch all eight of the Thursday Night Football telecasts carried by NFL Network live beginning Nov. 6. The application also allows fans to follow their favorite teams. They can choose to receive text alerts from when a team scores or enters the red zone on game day, to injury reports and breaking news throughout the week, and video highlights of teams and players from the Thursday Night Football telecasts.
NFL Mobile Live is included at no additional charge in Sprint's Everything plans starting at $69.99, or Simply Everything(SM), which combines unlimited voice, messaging and extensive data services - such as NFL Mobile Live - for just $99.99 per month. With other Sprint plans, customers can get NFL Mobile Live by adding a Data Pack, starting at $15 per month. NFL Mobile Live is available on many Sprint handsets. Check www.sprint.com/nfl for handset availability beginning Sept. 4.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. One entry per day. For Official Rules, including free mail-in option and prize details, see www.sprint.com/nfl.
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 nearly 52 million customers at the end of the second quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
Dave Mellin, 720-840-4788