Lands Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Award for Sprint’s Recycling Efforts

By: Sarah April 23rd, 2014

Company honored for averting millions of pounds in waste from landfills

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 22, 2014 - Sprint [NYSE:S], named the most “Eco Focused” wireless carrier by Compass Intelligence earlier this year, and known for raising the bar across the wireless industry for its recycling practices, will receive today from the EPA theWasteWise National Partner of the Year Award for Very Large Companies at the Sprint headquarters campus in Overland Park.

Since 2010, Sprint has diverted more than 74,000 tons of solid waste from landfills. Last year, through the decommissioning of its nationwide iDEN network as part of Network Vision, Sprint averted more than 175 million pounds of electronic waste from landfills, saving the company more than $275 million.

“We continue to look for ways to achieve our waste-reduction goals and improve our waste-handling processes with help from the EPA and the WasteWise program,” said Gene Agee, Sprint vice president-Procurement and Real Estate. “We’re honored to receive this award for our continued commitment to reducing our environmental impact, but we remain focused on developing new programs that further our waste-management efforts.”

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First Celebrity Athlete to Star in Sprint Frobinsons Campaign is Kevin Durant

By: Sarah April 17th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 17, 2014 – Kids across America dream about getting the chance to talk with an NBA superstar like Kevin Durant, and in the latest TV advertisement from Sprint (NYSE: S), which begins airing tonight across network and cable TV, viewers will see one such dream unfold.

Durant is the first athlete to star in the new episodic Frobinsons campaign for Sprint. In this latest30-second spot, the Frobinsons’ teenage son Zack gets the chance to talk to a larger-than-life version of the Oklahoma City forward. Zack knows the Sprint Framily™ Plan allows his Framily group to save more on their monthly bill by having up to 10 people. He enthusiastically tries to convince Durant, his favorite player, to join his Framily so they can all enjoy the savings.

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month – Sprint Gets Involved

By: Sarah April 16th, 2014

Joins Kansas City Royals in hosting “Focus on Driving Night” at Kauffman Stadium on April 18 and supports the Do Something Thumb Wars Campaign for a fourth year

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 16, 2014 – As the country recognizes National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Sprint (NYSE:S) is reminding wireless consumers to focus on driving while behind the wheel, to not text or email while driving, and to encourage others to promote driver safety in their local communities.

According to a 2013 study on traffic safety culture by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly all drivers view texting or emailing while driving as a very serious threat to their own personal safety and consider it completely unacceptable.

Given this growing consumer awareness, Sprint is continuing its education efforts on the dangers of texting while driving by sponsoring the Do Something Thumb Wars campaign for a fourth year. Starting in May 2014, Sprint’s partnership with Do Something, will include a celebrity public service announcement, the distribution of 80,000 pairs of thumb socks to teen students who can win a $10,000 college scholarship, and spreading information about distracted driving awareness nationwide to teens and adults.

Sprint to Give $50,000 in Grants in 2014 to New York City-area Nonprofits

By: Sarah April 16th, 2014

Application period for 2014 Sprint Local Giving Program runs May 1 through June 13

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 15, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that it will award three grants to New York City nonprofit organizations this year, totaling $50,000. Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 through the Sprint Foundation, Sprint’s philanthropic arm, as part of the Sprint Local Giving Program. This is the fifth year Sprint has offered the program to New York City-area nonprofits.

“We continue to be impressed by the caliber of applications we receive from the New York City area,” said Debby Ballard, director of Community Affairs for Sprint. “We look forward to seeing the innovative programs that the New York City-area nonprofit community has in store for 2014.”

How the Sprint Local Giving Program works

Sprint to Give $50,000 in Grants in 2014 to Atlanta Nonprofits

By: Sarah April 16th, 2014

Application period for 2014 Sprint Local Giving Program runs May 1 through June 13

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 15, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that it will award three grants to Atlanta nonprofit organizations this year, totaling $50,000. Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 through the Sprint Foundation, Sprint’s philanthropic arm, as part of the Sprint Local Giving Program. This is the fifth year Sprint has offered the program to Atlanta nonprofits.

“We continue to be impressed by the caliber of applications we receive from Atlanta,” said Debby Ballard, director of Community Affairs for Sprint. “We look forward to seeing the innovative programs that the Atlanta nonprofit community has in store for 2014.”

How the Sprint Local Giving Program works

Sprint to Give $50,000 in Grants in 2014 to Denver Nonprofits

By: Sarah April 16th, 2014

Application period for 2014 Sprint Local Giving Program runs May 1 through June 13

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 15, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that it will award three grants to Denver nonprofit organizations this year, totaling $50,000. Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 through the Sprint Foundation, Sprint’s philanthropic arm, as part of the Sprint Local Giving Program. This is the fifth year Sprint has offered the program to Denver nonprofits.

“We continue to be impressed by the caliber of applications we receive from Denver,” said Debby Ballard, director of Community Affairs for Sprint. “We look forward to seeing the innovative programs that the Denver nonprofit community has in store for 2014.”

How the Sprint Local Giving Program works

Sprint to Give $50,000 in Grants in 2014 to Dallas/Fort Worth Nonprofits

By: Sarah April 16th, 2014

Application period for 2014 Sprint Local Giving Program runs May 1 through June 13

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 15, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that it will award three grants to Dallas/Fort Worth nonprofit organizations this year, totaling $50,000. Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 through the Sprint Foundation, Sprint’s philanthropic arm, as part of the Sprint Local Giving Program. This is the fifth year Sprint has offered the program to Dallas/Fort Worth nonprofits.

“We continue to be impressed by the caliber of applications we receive from Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Debby Ballard, director of Community Affairs for Sprint. “We look forward to seeing the innovative programs that the Dallas/Fort Worth nonprofit community has in store for 2014.”

How the Sprint Local Giving Program works

Sprint WeGo for Parents and Kids

By: Sarah April 16th, 2014

Easy-to-use mobile phone offers calling and texting with numerous safety features including controlled contacts, GPS tracking services and panic alarm at low price

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 11, 2014 – Imagine an elementary school child waiting by the playground, watching all of his friends go home, wondering when mom will be there to pick him up. Then breathing a sigh of relief when he gets a text from mom that says she’s stuck in traffic and will be there soon. Twelve is the average age when a child receives their first mobile device.1 But what about kids ages 5 to 12 who can benefit from the communication and safety features a mobile device offers?

Patricia Watkins of Sprint Honored in Connected World Magazine 2014 Women of M2M

By: Sarah April 9th, 2014

Comprised of some of the most powerful women in the technology sector, Pat Watkins is identified as one of the women who bring unique vision to their companies

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 09, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) is proud to announce that Patricia Watkins, director of Global Client Management & Business Development for Sprint VelocitySM, has been recognized as a 2014 Women of M2M honoree by Connected World magazine. Through her visionary leadership and over seven years of experience managing various automotive accounts for Sprint, Watkins is being recognized for her outstanding and strategic contributions to the connected car industry.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Pat’s recognition as a Woman of M2M, including her key role in developing our award-winning Sprint Velocity connected vehicle solution for automakers,” said Peter Campbell, chief information officer for Sprint and lead executive for Sprint Velocity. “Pat is an exceptionally talented executive leader who played a vital part in creating the Sprint Velocity vision, as well as the continued introduction of new cloud-based capabilities for vehicles.”

Sprint and Boost Mobile Get the Kyocera Verve

By: Sarah April 9th, 2014

With a QWERTY keypad and new accessibility features, Kyocera Verve offers an attractive and affordable alternative for heavy texters, with or without a contract

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & SAN DIEGO (BUSINESS WIRE), April 08, 2014 – For some people, a smartphone just isn’t a necessity. Sprint (NYSE: S), Boost Mobile and Kyocera recognize this and are meeting these consumers’ needs with the launch of Kyocera Verve, an easy-to-use feature phone with a slide-out QWERTY keypad. Kyocera Verve is perfect for power texters, and its advanced accessibility features offer text-to-voice translation making it ideal for vision-impaired users.

Kyocera Verve is available in pink and gray colors on Friday, April 11 in Sprint direct-ship sales channels, Web (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1). With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase the Kyocera Verve with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of only $5.42.