Online Application Portal for White House ConnectED Initiative Launched By Sprint

By: Sarah June 17th, 2014

Up to 50,000 students to receive Sprint Spark high-speed wireless broadband service for off-campus digital learning

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 13, 2014 – With 67 percent of teachers and 58 percent of parents nationwide agreeing that mobile learning curriculum helps students extend their education beyond the school day1, Sprint (NYSE:S) is proud to move forward with its commitment to the White House ConnectED initiative with the launch of its online ConnectED application and information portal.

Starting today, invited educational institutions and school districts can use this portal to apply to receive up to four years of Sprint Spark high-speed wireless broadband connectivity to support off-campus digital learning opportunities. Through Sprint’s in-kind support of ConnectED, up to 50,000 students across the U.S. will be able to take advantage of their school’s digital learning curriculum and resources outside the classroom.

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Sprint Interviews Dinesh Paliwal of Harman International

By: Sarah June 11th, 2014

The Importance of Quality Sound – HARMAN’s Clari-Fi Technology for Sprint’s HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition/Interview with Dinesh Paliwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International

An Interview by Nichole Pichardo, Communications Manager for Sprint

The age of digital audio is both a blessing and a curse for audiophiles. While access to music has never been better and songs can be downloaded at the tap of a thumb, digital compression means sounds really aren’t as rich as they were in the good old days, when analog was at its peak.

As a forerunner in mobile music, Sprint, along with its collaborators at HTC and Harman Kardon, recognized this need to set new music standards, especially as they pertain to the mobile industry. This need to redefine the way people listen to music on their smartphones resulted in the launch of a groundbreaking handset –the HTC One® (M8) Harman Kardon® edition – sold exclusively by Sprint.

Sprint and Actsoft Provide Fleet Management Solutions

By: Sarah June 6th, 2014

Page Porter knew that to win in the ultra-competitive Atlanta towing wars, it would take technology and innovation not to be left on the side of the road.

Porter, CEO of A-Tow Inc., relies onActsoft Comet Fleet and Actsoft Wireless Forms to keep her drivers and 44 tow trucks operating as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

“Overly aggressive accelerations by drivers were burning out expensive engine parts, and wasted fuel from idling was straining my bottom line,” Porter said. “We began using Actsoft’s Comet Fleet and saw an immediate 10 to 15 percent cost savings.”

June Is Your Chance to Sign Up for Device Protection

By: Sarah June 3rd, 2014

Sprint is offering a second chance for postpaid and prepaid customers who want to take advantage of comprehensive coverage with a protection plan perfectly designed for the device they own

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 03, 2014 – Season pool pass? Check. Charcoal for grill? Check. Device protection in the event of damage, theft and viruses? Sprint (NYSE: S) customers can check off one more item from their summer to-do list. During the month of June, Sprint is giving customers who originally opted out of its device protection program at the time of purchase another chance to enroll. Sprint offers a device protection plan perfect for a range of devices – including prepaid phones – from service and repair to device replacement, data protection and technical support.

Sprint’s device protection covers wireless phones, smartphones, Sprint mobile broadband cards, tablets, netbooks and notebooks.

Regardless of the type of device, for $7 per month for prepaid coverage and a range of $8 to $13 per month for postpaid coverage, customers receive comprehensive coverage that includes protection from loss, theft, accidental damage, device malfunction and threats to private data.

“It’s nearly impossible to replicate the peace of mind from knowing the valuable information we all carry in our phones is protected and that someone is there to help when it’s needed,” said Jaime Jones, senior vice president-Consumer Sales. “Not to mention the fact that with device protection, customers will have a solution in place, so if the unexpected happens, they can avoid having to blow their budget on a replacement device.”

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season? Sprint Is!

By: Sarah June 2nd, 2014

America’s Newest Network provides a greater wireless coverage and capacity footprint during times of an emergency weather event

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 02, 2014 – While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a below-average number of storms for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season, Sprint (NYSE:S) and the Sprint Emergency Response Team (ERT)announced that they are prepared to immediately respond if a storm strikes.

Boost Mobile Humorous Advertising Featuring Anthony Davis

By: Sarah June 2nd, 2014

RVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 02, 2014 - Boost Mobile unveils its latest digital campaign today featuring NBA player Anthony Davis and highlights the company’s commitment to offer the latest smart phones including the Samsung Galaxy S®5.

The digital campaign includes two spots starring Davis, with the first spot, ‘Sushi’, airing today. Sushi features Davis as a sushi chef who overhears a customer’s story, interjecting that it can’t compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 5, available on Boost Mobile’s unlimited data plan, and Milk Music, Samsung’s new and free music streaming service with 13 million songs.

The humorous campaign created by 180LA challenges the current etiquette of ‘putting down the phone and being in the moment’ with the question, “What if the moment really isn’t that great and your phone is a Samsung Galaxy S 5 with unlimited data from Boost Mobile?”

You Vote for the Next Boost Mobile Spokesperson

By: Sarah May 29th, 2014

New Boost Mobile advertising campaign puts the choice of Boost’s new spokesperson in the hands of the people

IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 28, 2014 - Boost Mobile and celebrity ‘coaches’ Ice-T andLuis Guzman kick off Boost Mobile’s “Spokesbattle” today, a humorous, interactive, reality TV-style campaign that puts two people against each other and lets consumers vote to determine who will be the next Boost Mobile Spokesperson.

Created by 180LA as a play on popular reality talent competitions, the campaign invites Boost Mobile’s fan base to participate in the process while creating awareness for Boost’s recent launch of both the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Monthly Unlimited Select, a trio of unlimited talk, text and data1 pricing plans starting as low as $40 per month. The competition starts this week and people can cast their votes at until July 7. Boost Mobile will announce the winner later that month. Click here to download images.

Exclusive to Sprint – LG G3 in a Shine Gold Color

By: Sarah May 29th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 27, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) will be the only wireless carrier to offer the U.S. variant of LG G3 in a Shine Gold color with the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark™ and the significant savings of the Sprint Framily Plan. Introduced by LG Electronics today, LG G3 is the next generation of the award-winning LG G family of smartphones. It will be available later this summer.

David Owens, senior vice president of Product, Sprint, issued the following statement:

“Sprint and LG have a strong history of innovation together – LG G3 powered by Sprint Spark continues that legacy by offering our customers the new smartphone in a Sprint exclusive, Shine Gold color. What’s even better is Sprint customers can enjoy LG G3’s powerful 13MP camera, 5.5-inch Quad HD display, and the power of Sprint Spark, paired with the Sprint Framily Plan without worrying about sharing data.”

Sprint Achieves in the Better Buildings Challenge

By: Sarah May 29th, 2014

Department of Energy recognizes partners during Better Buildings Challenge two-year anniversary

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 27, 2014 – Sprint [NYSE: S] was recently recognized by the Department of Energy (DOE) for its achievements in the Better Buildings Challenge. DOE Better Buildings Challenge partners are demonstrating progress toward achieving an aggregate 20 percent energy savings in 10 years, with annual energy savings of 2.5 percent or $300 million. Sprint joined the Better Buildings Challenge last year to signal commitment to improve its business operations with energy efficiency and the environment in mind.

“Sprint is unique in that it has committed to multiple DOE Showcase Projects,” said Gene Agee, Sprint vice president of Procurement and Real Estate. “While substantial work has been completed, more energy efficient projects are in development. To demonstrate Sprint’s full commitment to the program, we are implementing network, commercial and IT data center projects that reflect the unique nature of energy efficiency for each area.”

Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars – Demo Day is June 12th

By: Sarah May 29th, 2014

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to welcome community and industry leaders to event at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 22, 2014 – June 12 is Demo Day. After three months of intense learning, creating, mentoring and collaborating, the 10 companies participating in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars will gather at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City to deliver their Demo Day presentations.

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Techstars CEO David Cohen will deliver opening remarks, followed by presentations by each company. Successful entrepreneurs from around the country, along with regional health care and community leaders, are expected to attend. The event is free and open to the public. Register at this link.