OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Apr 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Being a mom can mean wishing you had an extra set of hands or could be in two places at once - Sprint (NYSE:S) is helping customers give moms the gift of productivity for Mother’s Day with phones and apps that let them take control of their busy lives with the speed and reliability of the Now Network. Mom can keep the kids occupied with Sprint TV or Baby Go!, get pop-up alerts about important tasks with BugMe!, or keep her sanity by discussing parenting right on her phone with the MomsZeal app.
"Sprint provides a host of stylish designs so the phone can be an extension of their personality, and they include the apps moms need to keep up with their busy schedules," said David Owens, vice president of consumer marketing for Sprint. "With Sprint, moms on-the-go can keep in touch with their families and keep up with their daily to-dos with the coverage and dependability of the Sprint 3G network plus the immediacy and power of access to the only 4G network from a national wireless carrier, all at a price that makes sense for their family."
Give Mom a Sprint Phone That Combines Fashion and Features
Sprint offers a variety of phones for today’s style- and budget-conscious busy mom who needs to get her personal and business tasks done while on-the-go:
Moms Can Get More Done with Apps on Sprint Phones
All of these phones and others from Sprint allow moms to check e-mail, browse the Web and take advantage of Sprint apps that are great for families:
In addition, Sprint phones offer access to thousands of additional downloadable apps through Android Market, BlackBerry App World or GetJar, which moms can use to stay connected and productive while on-the-go. Whether it’s keeping up with personal and business to-dos, keeping grocery lists organized, or keeping the kids occupied on a road trip, moms can take advantage of thousands of applications, including:
Some downloadable applications may require an additional charge. Casual data charges of $0.03/kb and standard text messaging charges will apply to customers not on a plan with unlimited data and messaging.
The Network that Helps Mom Get What She Needs Now
One of the things mothers do best is worry. But Sprint’s Now Network is one thing mothers don’t have to worry about. Whether they’re using Sprint Navigation to find their way to a birthday party, searching for cartoons on Sprint TV or checking corporate e-mail at a soccer game, moms can rely on the Sprint 3G network. No one has a more reliable network than Sprint based on a recent 13-city 3G performance test by PC World.1
Sprint is also the only national wireless carrier to provide 4G mobile broadband. Where Sprint 4G is available, moms on-the-go can use mobile 4G devices like Overdrive(TM) 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless to use time more efficiently - record soccer games and instantly share footage with family and friends; stream online movies in the car without the lag; or let the kids play online games in real time while on the road. Sprint 4G is available in 28 cities across the nation. For additional information on 4G coverage, visit sprint.com/4G.
Mom Can Save Without Sacrificing
Mom will also be happy with the savings she gets by switching to Sprint. For just $69.99 per month, Sprint’s affordable Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM gives customers unlimited calling with any mobile phone in America, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited Web, e-mail and social networking, and unlimited GPS Navigation - all for the same price AT&T and Verizon charge for unlimited talk only (pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).
Sprint Everything Data plans are available with any Sprint phone and automatically enroll customers in the Sprint Premier loyalty program, for benefits including annual device upgrades on the primary line, discounted accessories, six-month plan checks and "just-because" perks. Existing Sprint customers can switch to an Everything Data plan without extending their service agreement. New lines of service require a two-year service agreement.
Moms can take advantage of the new Sprint Free Guarantee, the most robust satisfaction guarantee in the wireless industry, allowing customers to try a new line of service with Sprint for 30 days. If they aren’t completely satisfied with Sprint during that period, they can cancel service and return their device to be reimbursed for the device purchase and activation fee, get the early termination fee waived, get a full refund for monthly service plan recurring charges incurred and get all associated taxes and fees waived. In addition, Sprint will waive the restocking fee for new customer exchanges as part of this policy. Refund excludes usage not included in the plan, premium content, third-party billing and international charges.
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 fourth 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 www.sprint.com.
1PC World’s test involved 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.
Emmy Anderson, 913-707-0618