Soccer Fans Will Score With 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) Content in the...

Soccer Fans Will Score With 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) Content in the Palms of Their Hands

Sprint customers can watch exciting tournament highlights and show their team spirit with their phones


Overland Park, KS–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 8, 2007–Soccer fans will get a kick out of access to exciting 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) tournament action on their wireless phones. Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the availability of exclusive coverage of the exciting Gold Cup soccer tournament visiting several U.S. cities including Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and New York.

Following are helpful details and facts about exclusive benefits from Sprint and the Gold Cup tournament:

News Facts

The CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) is the showpiece event for North, Central American and Caribbean teams as it crowns the regional champion. The winner will qualify for the FIFA Confederation’s Cup South Africa 2009. Tournament action for the 12 teams began in Miami’s Orange Bowl June 6 and concludes at Chicago’s Soldier Field on June 24.

Sprint is bringing soccer fans closer to this exciting event by giving them on-the-go access to exclusive Copa Oro(TM) content. This content, developed in partnership with Univision Móvil, includes:

— Sign up for mobile alerts that include scores, news and team information, and that are sent directly to the customer’s phone

— Watch games and game highlights on Sprint TVSM beginning an hour after the match ends

— Download ring tones and wallpapers from competing countries to show your team spirit

— Visit the Gold Cup wireless Internet page on the Sprint Power VisionSM and Sprint VisionSM home pages to access all of the exclusive tournament content

— Enter to win prizes

Customers can access all of the exclusive content including news and game updates by texting “Copa” to 4545 from their Sprint or Nextel phones or by visiting, the Sprint Power Vision homepage.(1)

Customers who visit select Sprint stores and activate a Sprint or Nextel phone will receive a commemorative 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) T-shirt and cap while supplies last.

Quotes attributable to Isaac Mizrahi, director of multi-cultural marketing for Sprint

“Sprint is dedicated to giving soccer fans what they want, when they want it, by transforming their wireless phones into resources for receiving up to the minute statistics and background on their favorite teams.”

“From NASCAR to NFL and now to the CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM), no one but Sprint does a better job of putting the information that sports fans want in the palms of their hands.”

“In addition to access to coverage of the tournament, Sprint customers can transform their wireless phones into their own personal cheering squad for their favorite team. They just need to pull the phone out of their pocket when they’re ready to show their spirit.”

“The Sprint Mobile Broadband Network is the backbone for allowing customers to quickly access audio, video and data applications, such as the Gold Cup features, using their handheld devices.”

“The Sprint Mobile Broadband Network is the largest U.S. wireless broadband network available—reaching more than 207 million people across the country, more than 11,000 cities and 1,000 airports. Millions of U.S. soccer fans can take advantage of the EV-DO Revision A technology enhancement that supports even faster data speeds and richer applications and services.”

Quotes attributable to Chuck Blazer, CONCACAF General Secretary

“For the first time in the history of the CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) fans will have the latest Gold Cup news and action literally in the palm of their hands – thanks to our relationship with Sprint. This relationship forms part of CONCACAF’s ongoing strategy to bring soccer action to more fans in more ways than ever before. We all look forward to a fantastic Gold Cup experience whether watching in the stadium, at home on TV or following the tournament on the move with Sprint.”

Resources and helpful links

Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión will broadcast live all the Copa Oro(TM) matches. The full CONCACAF Copa Oro(TM) tournament schedule can be found at

Team loyalists who will visit the host cities for the tournament will want to take advantage of easy-to-use and localized On Demand services such as weather forecasts and Sprint Navigation powered by TeleNav: With this useful tool, customers can get audio and visual turn-by-turn directions, find local businesses including restaurants, banks, and places of interest. Sprint Navigation powered by TeleNav also features a lowest-price gas finder and intelligent traffic rerouting capabilities. Sprint Navigation is included in the new Sprint Power Vision Navigation Pack, which is available for $20 per month, along with two other existing data packs. In addition, Sprint customers who subscribe to other Sprint data packs have access to Sprint Navigation for just $2.99 per day.

Sprint Vision, Nextel Data and Sprint Power Vision plans start at $15 per month and include various text-messaging options. Text-messaging only plans start at $5 per month.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving 53.6 million customers at the end of the first quarter 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit


CONCACAF “The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football” is one of six continental confederations of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and serves as the governing body of football in this part of the world. It is composed of 40 national associations, from Canada in the north to French Guyana, Guyana and Surinam in the south. The CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) is CONCACAF’s showpiece event for men’s national teams as it crowns the regional champion. The winner of the 2007 edition of the tournament will qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup, South Africa 2009. The participants in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) are Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and USA.

1. Available on select phones. Normal text message and wireless data rates apply.

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Soccer Fans Will Score With 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) Content in the Palms of Their Hands