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?”

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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.

Sprint and NTELOS Extend Network Alliance Through 2022

By: Sarah May 29th, 2014
Expands 4G LTE Coverage for Sprint Customers
–Provides nTelos Access to Sprint’s Tri-Band Spectrum 

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & WAYNESBORO, Va. – May 22, 2014 – Sprint Corporation (“Sprint,” NYSE: S) and NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) today announced that Sprint and NTELOS Inc. (“nTelos”) reached an amended agreement to extend their Strategic Network Alliance (“SNA”) through 2022. Under the agreement, nTelos will continue to serve as the exclusive network provider for Sprint in the SNA territory, which covers approximately 2.1 million people in West Virginia and the western part of Virginia. In addition, Sprint customers will gain access to nTelos’s recently launched 4G LTE network and nTelos will have access to Sprint’s 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum throughout the territory. nTelos plans to maximize the network experience for both its retail and wholesale customers by committing to expand and build its 4G LTE network in the SNA territory to specifications aligned with Sprint’s network modernization program.

“Extending our agreement with nTelos illustrates Sprint’s long-term commitment to enhancing competition by partnering with rural wireless carriers to provide faster networks, better coverage and more choice to Americans in underserved areas,” said Michael C. Schwartz, Sprint senior vice president of Corporate and Business Development. “The continuation of our long-standing relationship with nTelos allows Sprint to maximize our spectrum assets, reduce capital expenditures and provide our customers in western Virginia and West Virginia with expanded 4G LTE services.”

Sprint’s Role in Small Business Week

By: Sarah May 21st, 2014
As part of last week’s Small Business Week celebration (May 12-16), Sprint Headquarters in Overland Park hosted a Small Business Demonstration Expo on May 15 at its Executive Briefing Center.

About 25 owners of small businesses in the Kansas City area heard tech experts talk about and demonstrate how technology can make their companies and employees more efficient, productive and customer oriented.

Among the presentations were hot-selling fleet management solutions by Sprint partners GeoTaband retail, point-of-sale (POS) applications from Vantiv.

“The expo was very helpful and done well,” said Mike Brosseit, owner, Top Notch Heating & Cooling of Lenexa, Ks. “I was interested in learning more about Sprint’s Canvas software program, which will help my field productivity and make our job order process be more streamlined and error-free.”

Samsung Galaxy S 5 on No-Contract Plans with Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA

By: Sarah May 21st, 2014

Newest Smartphone Available on Sprint’s Prepaid Brands Beginning May 19th

IRVINE, Calif. & WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 19, 2014 – Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA announced today the availability of the stunning and innovative Samsung Galaxy S®5. Perfect for those with an active and dynamic lifestyle, this device contains premium features and is priced at $599.99, available with Boost and Virgin Mobile’s enhanced 4G LTE1 with flexible unlimited2 service options and no long-term contracts.

“As we continue to grow our device line to fit the needs of our customers, our no-contract brands offer a tremendous value for those who love to email, text, IM and take photos,” says Angela Rittgers, vice president-Marketing for Sprint’s Prepaid brands. “Galaxy S 5 focuses on what people want from their phone experience, allowing users to capture every important life moment with no commitment.”

Accounts Receivables Securitization Agreement for Sprint

By: Sarah May 16th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 16, 2014 - Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S)announced today that it and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into a facility agreement of up to $1.3 billion with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., as administrative agent, based on the securitization of its wireless service accounts receivable. Other banks involved in the facility are The Bank of Nova Scotia, Mizuho Bank, LTD., and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. The new facility is expected to provide supplemental liquidity for general corporate purposes. The receivables are expected to be sold on a revolving basis throughout the term of the agreement beginning on May 16, 2014. The revolving period of the agreement is scheduled to end on May 16, 2016.

Turning Greenhouse Gas into Plastic – Sprint Supports Green Change One Phone Case at a Time

By: Sarah May 16th, 2014

AirCarbon™ material uses carbon that would otherwise become part of the air to create plastics that have wide applications, including in the mobile industry

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 13, 2014 – Today Sprint [NYSE: S] announced it will be one of the first companies to use AirCarbon™, a new carbon-negative material made from greenhouse gas, instead of petroleum, to create plastic products. The material will be used in black and pink cell phone cases for the iPhone® 5 and iPhone® 5s that will be sold online exclusively on by late May for $29.99, plus tax. Sprint is the first telecommunications company in the world to launch a carbon-negative product using AirCarbon™.