By: Sarah March 24th, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 24, 2014 – Meet the Frobinsons – an all-American family starring in a new campaign from Sprint (NYSE: S) – who are as quirky and unique as your family.
The Frobinsons campaign, created by Figliulo&Partners in its first official campaign for Sprint, in partnership with DigitasLBi and MediaVest, highlights the Sprint Framily™ Plan, the new pricing program that lets consumers decide who they consider family. It is a plan designed specifically with the new American family in mind.
“The American family has changed. Our families today are more than our relatives, but also our friends, our neighbors – basically all the people we love,” said Jeff Hallock, chief marketing officer-Sprint. “So we created a product to give the new American family the flexibility and value they need from a wireless plan, brought to life through the Frobinsons. Our campaign acknowledges that we all have families that are unique with interesting personalities. It’s a fun, lighthearted look at one group going through life as one big, happy Framily.”
The Frobinsons is an episodic story that will unfold over the coming months, designed to deal with the ever-changing mobile industry. The creative allows for surprising cameos from stars of sports, music, screen and stage, who will soon appear.
By: Sarah March 21st, 2014
Meaningful innovations making every day better
- Sprint Spark™, a unique combination of advanced network capabilities built for data delivering peak wireless speeds of 60Mbps today on capable devices
- Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat
- 2.5GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm® Snapdragon® MSM8974AB chipset)
- Personal and business email, as well as IM through Google Hangouts™
- Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android, Google Calendar™, Drive and YouTube™
- 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi® enabled devices simultaneously
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Samsung Knox™ to help ensure that businesses have the security and control they require to protect sensitive data
- Quick Connect defaults to the best technology to share your content, send files, share your screen or control nearby devices
- Multi Window™ allows users to seamlessly toggle between applications without closing a window or opening a new page
- S Health™1, integrated mobile health platform to access health info, map out your workouts and make healthier eating choices, even measure your heart rate when touching the back of Galaxy S 5
- HD Voice, virtually eliminating background noise and sound quality is dramatically enhanced on a call between two Sprint HD Voice-enabled devices on upgraded areas of the Sprint network
- NFC (near field communication) allowing the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips or use as a mobile wallet to make safe, secure purchases
- IP67 water and dust resistant2
By: Sarah March 21st, 2014
Customers can reserve Galaxy S 5 at any Sprint Store now
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 21, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) will offer Samsung Galaxy S® 5 paired with the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark™ (available in select markets) and the significant savings of the Sprint Framily Plan on Friday, April 11. With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Samsung Galaxy S 5 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09.
Beginning today, customers can visit any Sprint Store to reserve Galaxy S 5. Customers who have reserved their Galaxy S 5 will be contacted to complete their purchase as soon as devices become available. More information on how to get Galaxy S 5 is available atwww.sprint.com/galaxys5.
For a limited time only, customers who purchase Galaxy S 5 on a Sprint Framily Plan with Easy Pay will also get Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 7.0 free with activation on a data plan with a two-year service agreement. Sprint customers can add a data plan for Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to their account with rate plans starting at $10 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges).
Galaxy S 5 will be available in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.
By: Sarah March 21st, 2014
Connectivity enabling active lifestyles
Samsung Gear™ Fit
Gear Fit provides the connectivity benefits of Samsung wearable technology while tracking steps and monitoring heart rate to help achieve health and fitness goals.1 It also keeps the Galaxy smartphone user up to date with instant notifications such as incoming calls, email, SMS, alarm, Calendar and third party applications. Key features include:
- 1.84-inch Curved Super AMOLED® Touchscreen Display
- IP67 dust and water resistant2
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor
- Typical battery usage: 3~4 days; Low usage: Up to 5 days
- Bluetooth® 4.0 LE
Gear Fit is designed to comfortably contour to the wrist with a beautiful curved Super AMOLED display. It is available in Charcoal Black, with optional changeable straps in Wild Orange and Mocha Grey (sold separately).
Samsung Gear™ 2 Neo
Gear 2 Neo includes the features of Gear Fit and adds the ability to make and receive calls. Key features include:
- 1.63-inch Super AMOLED
- IP67 dust and water resistant
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor, IrLED (remote control)
- Typical battery usage 2~3 days; Low usage up to 6 days
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Gear 2 Neo will be available in Charcoal Black.
By: Sarah March 19th, 2014
Sprint Wholesale Solutions is rated above industry average, meaning survey respondents appreciate the voice quality and value of the Sprint Network
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 18, 2014 - Sprint (NYSE:S) Wholesale Solutions earned a Best-In-Class Award yesterday from industry-leading research firm ATLANTIC-ACM for 2014 U.S. Long Haul Carrier Excellence. ATLANTIC-ACM recognized Sprint with the award for No. 1 performance in the Voice Value category. For the fourth consecutive year, Sprint has received a Best-In-Class Award from ATLANTIC-ACM after the firm surveyed customers to rank carrier excellence for its U.S. Long Haul Wholesale Report Card.
“ATLANTIC-ACM’s research validates that, once again, Sprint delivers the network reliability and value that our wholesale customers require, equipping them to take market share,” said Karen Freitag, vice president – Global Sales at Sprint. “This Best-In-Class Award for Voice Value not only demonstrates that we have the network to enable our Wholesale customers, but that we are easy to work with when it comes to establishing mutually agreeable pricing.”
By: Sarah March 19th, 2014
Automotive Collateral Management solution developed and designed exclusively for Credit Union Members, and now certified to operate on the Sprint nationwide 3G network
IRVINE, Calif. & OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 18, 2014 – Spireon, the leading provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions used by companies to maximize their mobile assets and workforce, announces an exciting new collaboration between the company’s Automotive Solutions Group, Sprint (NYSE:S) and CU Solutions Group (CUSG).
CUSG is a leading industry organization offering credit unions nationwide innovative solutions for improving their business operations, efficiencies and member services. CUSG has added Spireon’s LoanPlus CMS (collateral management system) to its arsenal of solutions for credit unions looking to serve a broader range of members with automotive loans while reducing their risk.
Spireon’s LoanPlus CMS is a GPS-based collateral management system that allows credit unions to capture a wealth of real-time data about their automotive collateral’s location, movement and status, then leverage this data to improve member services, collateral management and collections. The latest generation of LoanPlus CMS runs on the Sprint 3G nationwide network – and has been recognized as “Best Automotive Collateral Management Platform” in the M2M category during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Boasting a total subscriber base of more than 1.7 million, Spireon brings a proven technology to team with Sprint’s leading telecommunications solutions.
By: Sarah March 18th, 2014
Environmental efforts and commitment to sustainability earn wireless carrier top marks
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 18, 2014 - Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting firm specializing in market research and technology, has awarded Sprint [NYSE:S] its 2014 North American Award for Green Excellence. It is the second year in a row the wireless carrier has earned the award, which is presented annually to the industry leader that has clearly demonstrated corporate social responsibility by promoting conservation, re-use and recycling, and global sustainability standards while sharing best practices across its supply chain.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in such areas as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
“Sprint was a pioneer in establishing a long-term vision for more environmentally responsible mobile devices and created a set of rigorous environmental specifications for their device manufacturers,” said Brent Iadarola, global director-Frost & Sullivan Mobile and Wireless Communications. “Sprint also made it a priority to efficiently manage resources used in its business operations to reduce its own environmental footprint. For example, Sprint committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 20 percent and increase its use of renewable energy from today’s 5 percent to 10 percent by 2017.”
Sprint has leaned on its history of innovation and technology to identify opportunities to reduce its energy demand. By the end of 2012, Sprint had already achieved an 18.81 percent reduction in GHG emissions – nearly reaching its goal of a 20 percent absolute emission reduction by 2017. The progress, in large part, is due to the introduction of more efficient equipment as part ofNetwork Vision, an increase in renewable energy purchases, energy-efficiency improvements at its data centers and a shift to more fuel-efficient SmartWay-certified fleet vehicles.
By: Sarah March 17th, 2014
All-new network brings Sprint Spark and HD Voice to Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 17, 2014 - Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced 20 new 4G LTE markets, bringing faster data speeds to customers in such locations as Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Omaha, Neb.; Peoria, Ill.; and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. Sprint expects to cover 250 million people with 4G LTE by mid-year. Sprint today also announced Sprint Spark™ in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J, as well as the upcoming availability of HD Voice.
Sprint Spark is an enhanced LTE service that’s built for data and designed to deliver peak wireless speeds of 60Mbps today on capable devices, with the potential for speeds three times as fast by late next year.1 With its unique combination of network technologies, spectrum capacity and tri-band devices, Sprint Spark is designed to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications, including new generations of online gaming, virtual reality and advanced cloud services. It enables stutter-free video chat on-the-go and mobile gaming that leaves lag behind.
HD Voice is also now available to customers in Provo, and will soon be available in Trenton. HD Voice is a new Sprint standard for mobile phones where background noise is virtually eliminated and sound quality is dramatically enhanced.2 HD Voice is designed to provide a better experience than a landline. A typical phone without HD Voice offers four octaves of sound, but a phone with HD Voice offers seven (10 octaves is considered perfect hearing).
“Sprint’s all-new network is providing our customers significantly better call quality and faster data speeds in more places,” said John Saw, chief network officer at Sprint. “Customers in Provo and Trenton will be particularly pleased with the power of Sprint Spark – say goodbye to slow downloads and content that lags.”
Sprint’s nationwide 4G LTE network now reaches the following 20 new markets:
By: Sarah March 17th, 2014
4G LTE Launched Markets as of March 17, 2014
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in the following markets:
• Abbeville, La.
• Abilene, Texas
• Adrian, Mich.
• Albany, Ga.
• Albany/Corvallis, Ore.
• Albemarle, N.C.
• Albertville, Ala.
• Alexandria, La.
• Allegan, Mich.
• Altoona, Pa.
• Amarillo, Texas
• Amsterdam, N.Y.
• Anderson, Ind.
• Anderson, S.C.
• Ann Arbor, Mich.
• Anniston/Oxford, Ala.
• Appleton, Wis.
• Ardmore, Okla.
• Asheville, N.C.
• Ashland, Ohio
• Ashtabula, Ohio
• Athens, Ga.
• Athens, Texas
• Atlantic City, N.J.
• Auburn/Opelika, Ala.
• Augusta, Ga.
• Austin, Texas
By: Sarah March 14th, 2014
Sprint Prepaid offers smartphone plans as low as $45 per month for commitment-phobic fans seeking the control that comes with prepaying each month
Sprint LTE and Sprint Spark devices included
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 14, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) is launchingSprint® Prepaid today, a new branded offer for those customers who want the control that comes with prepaying for their wireless service each month, the savings that come with paying for the device up front with no long-term commitment contracts, and the benefit of being with the Sprint brand.
“Our goal is to respond to customers’ shifting demands by featuring a variety of wireless plans that meet different needs,” said Jeff Hallock, Sprint chief marketing officer. “This new Sprint Prepaid offer allows us to play more competitively in the monthly prepaid space. Prepaid plans are a viable solution for many consumers, and we’re now making these available to people who have an affinity for the Sprint brand, are looking for savings, and desire no-contract options without compromise.”
Similar to Sprint’s popular prepaid brands – Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile — Sprint Prepaid is specifically designed for the Sprint customer who doesn’t want to go through a credit check or has hit other spending or line limits. With a prepaid plan, the customer pays in advance for the device and for each month of service and does not receive a monthly bill.