Sprint #1 Ranking in Call and Text Network Performance in Omaha

By: Sarah October 21st, 2014

New pricing offers the best value in wireless making it a great time to switch to Sprint

OMAHA, Neb. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 21, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that its all-new network in Omaha, Nebraska, received shared first-place RootScore® Awards for call and text performance, according to a recent report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.

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Coming to Sprint – iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

By: Sarah October 20th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 20, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that it will offer iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular later this week. iPad Air 2 is the first tablet from Apple to connect to Sprint Spark™, an enhanced LTE service with the added capacity to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications. iPad mini 3 will connect to Sprint’s 4G LTE network.

“iPad Air 2 combines our powerful Sprint Spark network capability and aggressively priced rate plans for an outstanding customer experience,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “We know iPad Air 2 customers will demand advanced speeds for personal and business applications so we are very excited to welcome this Sprint Spark-powered device into our lineup. There is no question that this is a very exciting time to be a Sprint customer.”

iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet in the world – weighing less than a pound yet packed with amazing new innovations, including a new anti-reflective Retina display, all-new iSight and FaceTime HD cameras for better photos and videos, an A8X second-generation 64-bit chip that delivers improved CPU and graphics performance, faster Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, and the revolutionary Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor. So thin and light you can comfortably hold it all day long, iPad Air 2 gives you access to the more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it – all while delivering great 10-hour battery life. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, also including Touch ID, come in three gorgeous metallic finishes – gold, silver and space gray.

Sprint Recipient of 2013 Chrysler Group Supplier of the Year Award for Innovation

By: Sarah October 20th, 2014

Award Presented to Sprint at 4th Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Event in Auburn Hills, Mich.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Oct. 20, 2014 –Today Sprint (NYSE:S) announced that it has been awarded the 2013 Chrysler Group Supplier of the Year Award for extraordinary performance in innovation. The recognition comes less than two years after Chrysler launched the Sprint VelocitySM Connected Vehicle Platform to enable its next generation Uconnect infotainment system. The award was presented during the 4th Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Event in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Interactive Tap Handles from Anheuser-Busch and Sprint

By: Sarah October 16th, 2014

In bars and restaurants around the country this fall, touchdowns and home runs will be celebrated in a new and unique way — with Bud Light and Budweiser beer tap handles and neon lights that flash and display dynamic messages each time the home team crosses the end zone or touches home plate. This unique form of revelry is the result of collaboration between Anheuser-Busch, Sprint and Mesh Systems.

“As the leading sponsor in football and baseball, Anheuser-Busch always looks for ways to enhance our fans’ experience,” said Lucas Herscovici, vice president of Anheuser-Busch consumer connections. “When you’re out with friends it’s exciting when all the tap handle lights flash when your team scores. It’s as if the bar or restaurant itself is celebrating with you.”

Anheuser-Busch brought the idea for the “Interactive Tap Handles” to Sprint, asking its long-time business collaborator to develop a distinctive technology that would make Anheuser-Busch an inherent part of watching televised sporting events at bars and restaurants. Sprint teamed with Mesh Systems to launch a system that would connect thousands of on-premise locations to the on-field action at stadiums across the country.

Nexus 6 Brings Sprint Customers Uncompromising Size and Sound

By: Sarah October 15th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 15, 2014 – Sprint and Google are coming together once again to bring Sprint customers a pure Android™ experience with Nexus 6 by Motorola. For Android lovers, this means being the first to get the latest Android updates and the very best of Google, right in the palm of your hand. Before the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, Sprint (NYSE: S) will offer Nexus 6 with the high-speed data capabilities of Sprint Spark™ in select markets and some of the best rate plan options of any national carrier for individuals, couples and families. Introduced today by Google, Nexus 6 is the next generation of the award-winning Nexus family of smartphones.

Sprint and Google Apps for Work

By: Sarah October 13th, 2014

Powerful collaboration tools from Google combined with simplicity of Sprint’s aggressive pricing plans for business and Carefree Cloud Support

Ping Identity delivers cloud-based single sign-on for Sprint customers, enabling employees to simply and securely access business applications from any device

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 13, 2014 – Now available for all businesses that want to empower their employees with robust collaboration tools, Sprint (NYSE: S) is offering a mobile-centric solution of Google Apps for Work. As a key value-added offer, Ping Identity will deliver cloud-based single sign-on capabilities that allow users to sign on to all of their business apps with just one username and password while meeting access and security requirements from the IT department.

By 2015, 37.2 percent of the workforce will be mobile (source: IDC Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011-2015 Forecast) so having access to collaboration tools on mobile devices will be critical to the success of businesses. However, 96 percent of executives cite lack of collaboration as a workplace issue (source: SalesforceRypple); adoption of such tools can increase employee productivity and help to grow the business faster.

Sprint Doubles the Data for Business Customers

By: Sarah October 9th, 2014

Double the data at affordable prices, waived monthly access charges and other lucrative offers await businesses that bring their number to Sprint

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 09, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) continues to keep its pledge to double the data compared to AT&T and Verizon1 at the same or lower price. Beginning Oct. 10, the Sprint® Business Share Plan will again double the data, now delivering 240GB to 800GB of data to business customers with 50 to 100 lines.

Businesses That Switch to Sprint Get Generous Credits

By: Sarah October 6th, 2014

The time to sign-up with Sprint has never been better, as business customers are now eligible for waived monthly access on handsets, device buy-back credits when porting their numbers to Sprint 

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Oct. 6, 2014 – It’s a good time to be a business in search of the latest smartphones, as Sprint (NYSE: S) further enhances its business plans that deliver twice the data of similar offerings from AT&T and Verizon. Now through Oct. 31, 2014, for any business customer that brings their phone number to Sprint and activates a non-subsidized device with a Sprint® Business Share Plan, Sprint will waive access charges for unlimited talk & text through the end of 2015.

The latest promotion from Sprint Business delivers a significant savings benefit for businesses with up to 100 lines of service. Customers simply pick the data bucket that best fits their needs and won’t be billed their monthly access fee of $15 per month per handset until December 31, 2015. Newly activated mobile broadband devices and tablets also receive waived access charges until December 31, 2015. That’s up to 15 months of free monthly access for up to 100 lines!

FREE Calling to Mexico and Select Hispanic and Latin American Countries through 2015

By: Sarah October 3rd, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Oct. 3, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) – Just in time for the upcoming holidays, Sprint provides one of the best gifts for Hispanic families – the opportunity to call friends and family members internationally at no charge. For a limited time, new customers who switch to any eligible1 Sprint plan will receive 500 FREE minutes of calling every month through 2015 to mobile phones and landlines in Mexico and 9 additional Hispanic and Latin American countries, including the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Spain and Brazil with the launch of its Sprint Mexico & More 500 international add-on. After the 500 minutes each month, calls to Mexico are just $.01 per minute and low per minute rates are offered to the 9 other countries. The promotion runs through December 5, 2014 and the offer is good through December 31, 2015.  After December 31, 2015, customers will pay just $5 per month for the plan. Existing Sprint customers can also add Sprint Mexico & More 500 for $5 per month with a qualifying plan.

Sprint Breaks into a Leadership Position for Performance in the Twin Cities

By: Sarah October 2nd, 2014

Sprint network transformed to deliver superior performance

New pricing offers the best value in wireless making it a great time to switch to America’s Newest Network

MINNEAPOLIS (BUSINESS WIRE), October 02, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that its all-new network in Minneapolis and St. Paul received a first-place RootScore® Award for text performance and a shared first-place ranking in call performance, according to a recent report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.

“We have been working hard to improve performance and we will continue to invest in our Minnesota network,” said Joe Meyer, vice president of Sprint Network Performance. “We’re pleased to see these outstanding results, and now with our new pricing plans, there’s never been a better time to switch to America’s Newest Network.”