Enhanced network coverage, event sponsorships and celebrity appearances at Sprint stores are just a few of the ways local residents can join in on the week-long festivities

January 30, 2017

HOUSTON (BUSINESS WIRE), January 30, 2017 - Houston is going to be a busy place this week. In preparation for the big game and the many number of events that are simultaneously involved in and around town, Sprint (NYSE:S) has fortified its network coverage and is even getting in on the fun.

Sports fans ascending on Houston will find enhanced Sprint network coverage at NRG Stadium, where coverage has been increased by 500 percent. The Sprint Network Team has also boosted coverage at stadium parking lots and to support game-related events taking place at Discovery Green, Wortham Center, Rice University Stadium, Minute Maid Park, and Marriott Marquis Hotel.

“We have made significant investments in our wireless network to ensure that Houston locals and visitors have no network concerns, as they connect with friends and family to share experiences throughout the big game activities and beyond,” said John Stevens, Sprint’s Regional President for Central Texas.

Sprint is giving fans throughout the Houston-area a chance to get in on the excitement and to meet local celebrities and former players such as Ray Childress, Quentin Demps, Travis Jackson, Jonathan Joseph, and others. Not to be left out of the fun, former professional basketball player Mario Ellie will be appearing at several Sprint locations throughout the week to sign autographs and meet with fans. For the complete list of appearances and locations please visit www.espn975.com/sprint.

As the exclusive wireless service partner of the Players Party 2017, Sprint will have a large presence during the festivities happening February 2-5 at the Sam Houston Race Park, featuring current professional football players & alumni, music headliners, celebrities, famous foodies and superfans during this four-day party. Sprint is teaming up with Samsung to provide on-site product demonstrations, including a 4-D Virtual Reality experience.

Sprint is also sponsoring the Super Street Market Navigation Tailgate, happening February 2-5 at Navigation Esplanade in Houston. Visitors to this foodie event will find Sprint products and accessories for sale, in addition to Samsung Virtual Reality product demonstrations.

While two teams toiled all season long to make it to the big game, wireless shoppers can easily win the Unlimited Bowl by scoring $800 when they switch a family of four to Sprint. Every customer who switches to Sprint, turns in their current phone and signs up for Unlimited Freedom with unlimited data, talk and text will receive a $200 Visa® Prepaid Card for each line they switch1.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 60.2 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2016 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; leading no-contract 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. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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