Accessories will be featured in Sprint#8217;s new, dedicated #8216;green#8217;
section in retail stores
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2009--
Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced an expanded line of accessories that
includes chargers and device cases for consumers seeking eco-friendly
products. Sprint#8217;s growing line of #8220;green#8221; phone accessories will be
available in the new, dedicated green sections at all company-owned
retail locations, and online at www.sprint.com/greenaccessories.
Sprint is introducing a new eco-friendly cell-phone charger: the
All-In-One Vehicle and Wall Charger to compliment the SOLIO solar
powered charger already offered from Sprint. The All-In-One charger
offers users the benefit of being an all-in-one car and home/office
charger. It also features an inline USB port that allows two devices to
be charged simultaneously and operates within Energy Star guidelines.
The All-in-One charger is available for $39.99.
In early October Sprint will introduce a new SOLIO solar powered charger
which will be featured in the dedicated green section of Sprint retail
stores. Currently Sprint offers the SOLIO Mono Hybrid Charger available
for purchase online only at www.sprint.com/accessories.
The SOLIO line of chargers allows cell-phone users to charge their
device from the sun or electrical socket allowing customers to recharge
their mobile phone anywhere, anytime.
#8220;We are pleased to offer Sprint customers #8216;greener#8217; options for their
wireless devices,#8221; said Ralph Reid, vice president of Corporate Social
Responsibility for Sprint. #8220;Sprint currently offers more eco-friendly
accessories than any other U.S. telecommunications company. Sprint is a
leader in the wireless industry with its environmental efforts, as shown
by the launch of the Samsung Reclaim, a growing portfolio of
eco-friendly accessories and our ambitious wireless recycling efforts.#8221;
Additionally, to protect the newest eco-friendly addition to the Sprint
line-up, the Samsung Reclaim#8482;, the first phone in the U.S. constructed
partly from corn-based bio-plastic, Sprint is introducing Eco-Friendly
Universal Cases made from sustainable materials #8211; cotton and
linen. The cases are recyclable and compatible with nearly all devices
in the Sprint portfolio, and are available in two sizes for $19.99 each.
When customers purchase Samsung Reclaim from Sprint, $2
of the proceeds will benefit the Nature Conservancy#8217;s Adopt an Acre
program, which supports land conservation across the United States
and protects some of the world#8217;s most beautiful and important natural
Sprint recently announced new
environmental initiatives, including becoming the first U.S.
wireless carrier to establish a set of environmental design criteria for
future devices and a commitment to reduce paper usage by 30 percent
during the next five years. Sprint also has an aggressive industry-first
goal of reaching a 90
percent phone collection rate for reuse/recycling, compared with
annual wireless device sales, by 2017. Since 2001, Sprint wireless
recycling programs have diverted nearly 18 million cell phones from
landfills for reuse or recycling. Wireless recycling is one of Sprint#8217;s
key environmental priorities.
For more information about Sprint#8217;s green initiatives visit www.sprint.com/green,
or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SprintGreenNews.
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 almost 49 million customers at the end of
the second quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company#8217;s customer-focused strategy
has led to improved first-call resolution and customer care satisfaction
scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
Alexander Hahn, 703-433-3062