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Encyclopedia > Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel Corporation
Type Public (NYSE: S)
Founded 1938[1]
Headquarters Flag of the United States Overland Park, Kansas, USA (World Headquarters)
Area served United States, Puerto Rico
Key people Dan Hesse, President and CEO
Industry Communications Services
Products Wireless: (Sprint PCS): A-GPS, CDMA, EV-DO, WiMax, QChat, ReadyLink, WiFi, VoIP, Java, (Nextel): GPS, iDEN, WiDEN, Push to talk, BlackBerrys
Revenue $40.146 billion USD (2007) [2]
Net income ($29.580 billion) USD (2007)
Employees 60,000 (2007)
Website http://www.sprint.com/

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSES) is the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States with 52.8 million customers [3][4] behind AT&T (Cingular) and Verizon Wireless. Sprint is a global Tier 1 Internet carrier that makes up a portion of the Internet backbone. In the United States, the company also operates the second largest wireless broadband network and is the third largest long distance provider. Image File history File links Sprint_Nextel_Logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Cell phone redirects here. ... Assisted GPS, or A-GPS, is a technology that uses an assistance server to cut down the time needed to determine a location using GPS. It is useful in urban areas, when the user is located in urban canyons, under heavy tree cover, or even indoors. ... Code division multiple access (CDMA) is the current name for the cellular technology originally known as IS-95. ... Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only, abbreviated as EV-DO or EVDO and often EV, is one telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. ... Official WiMax logo WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access. ... QChat is a Push-to-Talk technology developed by Qualcomm. ... ReadyLink is a walkie-talkie service, which utilizes Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), offered by the Sprint Nextel Corporation. ... Wi-Fi (or Wi-fi, WiFi, Wifi, wifi), short for Wireless Fidelity, is a set of standards for wireless local area networks (WLAN) currently based on the IEEE 802. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ... Java refers to a number of computer software products and specifications from Sun Microsystems that together provide a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform environment. ... GPS redirects here. ... Iden is also a village in East Sussex, England Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) is a mobile telecommunications technology, developed by Motorola, which provides its users the benefits of a trunked radio and a cellular telephone. ... Wideband Integrated Dispatch Enhanced Network, or WiDEN, is a software upgrade developed by Motorola for its iDEN enhanced specialized mobile radio (or ESMR) wireless telephony protocol. ... “Push to Talk” redirects here. ... This article is about the fruit. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... USD redirects here. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... 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For the defunct wireless provider that was merged into Cingular in 2004, see AT&T Wireless Services. ... Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ... A Tier 1 Network is an IP network (typically but not necessarily an Internet Service Provider) which connects to the entire Internet solely via Settlement Free Interconnection, commonly known as peering. ... Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two IP addresses. ...


The company was created in 2005 by the $35 billion purchase of Nextel Communications by Sprint Corporation. In 2006, the company spun off its local landline telephone business, naming it Embarq and also completed the $6.5 billion acquisition of Nextel Partners, one of its largest affiliates, which primarily provides Nextel wireless services to more rural markets. Acquisition redirects here. ... NEXTEL Communications (NASDAQ: NXTL) is a telecommunications firm based in the United States which provides a national mobile communications system. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S), headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Embarq Corporation, or EMBARQ is the fourth largest local exchange carrier in the United States (below the Baby Bells) and the largest independent local provider, serving customers in 18 states and providing local, long distance, high-speed data and wireless services to residential and business customers. ...


Sprint Nextel has its world headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. Both internally and externally, "Sprint" is an acceptable short name for the company; however, all iDEN "walkie-talkie" phones currently being shipped are still branded with the Nextel logo and graphics. Iden is also a village in East Sussex, England Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) is a mobile telecommunications technology, developed by Motorola, which provides its users the benefits of a trunked radio and a cellular telephone. ...


As of 2008, Sprint Nextel Corporation's mobile phone commercials show simply "Sprint" as the company name.


On May 7, 2008, Sprint Nextel announced it would merge its wireless broadband unit with Clearwire, combining its 4G WiMax network (Xohm) with Clearwire's existing Pre-Wimax broadband network. Sprint will own 51% of the firm, with ex-Clearwire shareholders owning 27% - a consortium of Comcast, Time Warner, Intel, Google, and Bright House will invest $3.2 billion and own the balance.[1] The new firm will retain the "Clearwire" brand and will sell WiMax mobile broadband to Sprint as an MVNO, while Clearwire & the cable companies will buy 3G mobile broadband from Sprint as MVNOs. Clearwire is a wireless broadband Internet service provider (ISP) headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. ... Xohm is the brand name Sprint Nextel Corporation is using to promote their new WiMAX services. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... This article is about the corporation. ... Bright House Networks is a cable company owned by Advance/Newhouse, headquartered in Syracuse, New York. ... A Mobile Virtual Network Operator is a company that does not own a licensed frequency spectrum, but resells wireless services under their own brand name, using the network of another mobile phone operator. ...

Contents

History

Origin of name

The origin of the name Sprint is unsettled, with a number of extant explanations. Most of these maintain that the name derives from the name of the Southern Pacific Railroad and its own internal communications system (called the "Southern Pacific Railroad Information NeTwork")[clarify], but there is some disagreement about the exact words comprising the acronym "SPRINT". Another explanation is reported to be "Southern Pacific Railroad Integrated Network Transmission"


One unverified version is that in the late 1970s a contest was launched by C. Gus Grant, then President of SPCC. It was won by a secretary, Susan Guehrig, who suggested "Sprint". Others maintain that the acronym was already in use prior to that within SP.


Sprint

Sprint logo used from 1989 to 2004.
Sprint logo used from 1989 to 2004.

The Sprint Corporation was founded in 1899 by Cleyson Leroy Brown under the name of the "Brown Telephone Company" in the small town of Abilene, Kansas. The company was a landline telephone company that operated as a competitor to the Bell System.[5] Image File history File links Sprint_Logo. ... Image File history File links Sprint_Logo. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Abilene is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States, 163 miles (262 km) west of Kansas City. ... The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the United States telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their affiliations with each other. ...


In 1938, after emerging from bankruptcy, Brown changed its name to United Utilities. The company grew steadily through acquisitions and changed its name to United Telecommunications in 1972, at which time it provided local telephone service in many areas of the Midwest and South. United Telecom also operated many other types of businesses. In 1980 United Telecom launched a national X.25 data service, Uninet. To enter the long-distance voice market, United Telecom acquired ISACOMM in 1981 and US Telephone in 1984. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... X.25 is an ITU-T standard protocol suite for wide area networks using leased lines, the phone or ISDN system as the networking hardware. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ...


Southern Pacific Communications Company (SPCC), a unit of the Southern Pacific Railroad, began providing long-distance telephone service shortly after the Execunet II decision late in 1978. The Railroad had an extensive microwave communications system along its rights of way used for internal communications. In 1972, they began selling surplus time on that system to corporations for use as their own Private Line Network, thereby circumventing AT&T's then-monopoly on public telephony, later expanding to fiber optic cables laid along those same rights of way subsequent to the Execunet II decision late in 1978. Prior attempts at offering long distance service were not approved by the Federal Communications Commission, though the company's fax service (SpeedFAX) had been permitted. SPC was headquartered in Burlingame, California (where Sprint still maintains a technology lab on Adrian Ct.). The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American railroad. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... A right-of-way (plural: rights-of-way) is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... FCC redirects here. ... For other uses, see Fax (disambiguation). ... Location in San Mateo County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Mateo Incorporated June 6, 1908 Government  - Mayor Terry Nagel  - City Manager Jim Nantell Area  - City  6. ...


As mentioned above, SPCC was only permitted to provide Private Line service and not switched services. When MCI Communications released EXECUNET, SPCC went to court with the FCC to get the right to offer switched services. The reason for the contest was to name the new switched service. MCIs original corporate logo MCI Communications was an American telecommunications company that was instrumental in legal and regulatory changes that led to the breakup of the AT&T monopoly of American telephony. ...


The SPRINT service was first marketed to six metropolitan areas, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim. The switches were located in Los Angeles and New York. A customer, required to have a Private Line connection to one of these switches in order to use the service, paid an access fee per Private Line. The customer was then billed at 2.6 cents per tenth of a minute increment.


Southern Pacific Communications became part of GTE in 1982 under the name GTE Sprint. GTE had previously acquired a national X.25 provider, Telenet, in 1979. General Telephone and Electronics (GTE) was the largest of the independent US telephone companies during the days of the Bell System. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Telenet is the largest provider of broadband cable services in Belgium. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


In 1986, GTE Sprint was merged with GTE Telenet, US Telecom, Uninet, and ISACOMM to form US Sprint. This was a partnership owned by GTE and United Telecom. In 1989 United Telecom purchased controlling interest in US Sprint. In 1991 United Telecom completed its acquisition of US Sprint. That same year United Telecom changed its name to Sprint due in large part to the increased brand recognition of Sprint, as a result of the successful Candice Bergen "Dime Lady" advertisement campaign. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American actress and former fashion model, primarily for her roles in sitcoms and television. ...


1983 United Telecom's Telespectrum began offering cellular telephone services in United's territories. In 1988 Telespectrum was sold to Centel to fund United's purchase of an additional 30% of US Sprint. This purchase gave United operational control of US Sprint. Centel Corporation was a former independent telephone company that provided telephone services in largely rural areas. ...


1993, Sprint acquired Centel, which allowed Sprint to provide local service in a total of 18 states and put them back in the wireless. In 1994 Sprint spun off their cellular operations as 360 Communications for regualtory reasons in order to start up their PCS spectrum service. 360 Communications was subsequently acquired by Alltel in 1998. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Centel Corporation was a former independent telephone company that provided telephone services in largely rural areas. ... Alltel Corporation is the fifth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States with over 13 million customers. ...


In late 1994 early 1995 Sprint via Sprint Spectrum (a joint venture between Sprint and several cable companies) acquired near nationwide PCS spectrum. Later in 1995, the company began to offer wireless service under the Sprint PCS brand. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Sprint Partnership With RadioShack

In September 1996, Sprint announced an alliance with RadioShack, and in 1997 Sprint Stores opened at RadioShack to offer their portfolio of communications services and products through RadioShack Stores across the United States. Since then, over 20 million Sprint cell phones have been sold via the RadioShack outlets. RadioShack was one of the first retailers to offer Sprint services and PCS cellular and an all-digital nationwide network for its customers. The exterior of a typical free-standing RadioShack store. ...


On October 5, 1999, Sprint and MCI WorldCom announced a $129 billion merger agreement between the two companies. The deal would have been the largest corporate merger in history at the time. However, the deal did not go through because of pressure from the United States Department of Justice and the European Union on concerns of it creating a monopoly. For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... MCI logo MCI, Inc. ... Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Washington, D.C. For animal rights group, see Justice Department (JD) The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the...


In 2003, Sprint began recombining their local telecom, long distance, wireline, and wireless business units into a new company, marketing the combined company as "One Sprint." In April 2004, the separately traded wireless tracking stock, "PCS," was absorbed into the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) "FON" ticker symbol, Sprint's former ticker symbol. (FON stood for "Fiber Optic Network," which was Sprint's bragging right, but was also a homophone of the word "phone"). This was challenged in many lawsuits by Sprint PCS shareholders who felt robbed because their stock was devalued through the ratio of 1 share of PCS stock for 1/2 share of FON stock. The PCS shareholders claimed a loss of 1.3 billion to 3.4 billion dollars. Sprint recently agreed to settle with the shareholders for only 57.5 million dollars. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A parent company can issue a tracking stock for a subsidiary. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


NEXTEL

Main article: NEXTEL Communications
Former Nextel Communications logo, current Nextel-branded services logo.
Former Nextel Communications logo, current Nextel-branded services logo.

NEXTEL was founded as FleetCall in 1987 by Morgan E. O' Brien, a Washington, DC, communications attorney, and changed its name to Nextel Communications in 1993. In 1995, wireless pioneer Craig McCaw became a significant investor in the company. Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner was one of the early investors. Daniel Akerson served as CEO of Nextel for part of his career. Tim Donahue replaced Akerson as CEO in 1998. NEXTEL Communications (NASDAQ: NXTL) is a telecommunications firm based in the United States which provides a national mobile communications system. ... Image File history File links Nextel_logo. ... Image File history File links Nextel_logo. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Craig McCaw at NSTAC meeting, June 2001 Craig McCaw (b. ... Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ...


NEXTEL Communications was formerly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker "NXTL". It was a Fortune 500 company. NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ...


NEXTEL affected the cellular phone market in several ways. It was the first company to successfully provide unlimited calling plans to a large customer base. Nextel was the first company to implement a nationwide push-to-talk system similar to a walkie-talkie, called "Direct Connect". Unlike other cellular providers' networks, NEXTEL's network operated in the Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) band, and Nextel was one of the first providers in the United States to offer a national digital cellular coverage footprint. The company was the first in the US to integrate a GPS system into their phones and set up a complete 3G Network Upgrade. Nextel was also an industry leader in Customer Lifecycle Management. They invested in an analytics capability which allowed them to surpass their competitors in treating customers differently, based on relative value and projected loyalty. As a result of these efforts and an intense focus on the customer across the organization, Nextel was known for best-in-class customer retention rates, and customer lifetime value (CLV). The Specialized Mobile Radio system (SMR) is a conventional two-way radio system, or trunked radio system, operated by a service in the 800 or 900 Mhz bands. ...


Merger of Sprint and NEXTEL

On December 15, 2004, Sprint and NEXTEL announced they would merge to form Sprint Nextel Corporation. While billed as a merger of equals, the merger was transacted as purchase of NEXTEL Communications by Sprint Corporation for tax reasons (Sprint purchased 50.1% of Nextel, and spun the local telecom division to become Embarq. At the time of the merger announcement Sprint and NEXTEL were the No. 3 and No. 5 leading providers in the US mobile phone industry. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Embarq Corporation, or EMBARQ is the fourth largest local exchange carrier in the United States (below the Baby Bells) and the largest independent local provider, serving customers in 18 states and providing local, long distance, high-speed data and wireless services to residential and business customers. ...


Sprint shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger on July 13, 2005. The merger deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Department of Justice on August 3, 2005. The FCC placed a condition on the merger that Sprint Nextel is to provide wireless service within the 2.5 GHz band within the next four years. Sprint Nextel was officially formed on August 12, 2005, when the deal was completed. is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... FCC redirects here. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sprint and NEXTEL both faced opposition to the merger, mostly from regional affiliates that provide wireless services on behalf of the companies. These regional affiliates felt that the new company would be violating non-compete agreements that the former companies had made with the affiliates.


Nextel is known for its free incoming call plan. However, since the merger Nextel Customers are now able to convert their plans to the Sprint side, and Sprint Customers can convert their accounts to the Nextel side. Both changes would require purchasing new phone equipment; however, Sprint Nextel may buy back fairly new but used cell phones for up to $75.


On September 1, 2005, Sprint Nextel combined plan offerings of its Sprint PCS and Nextel brands to bring more uniformity across the company's offerings. is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Popular features from each side have been incorporated into the other - Sprint now offers Free Incoming plans, and Nextel did for a time offer Fair & Flexible plans, but both Sprint and Nextel have since replaced those with the newer Power Pack plans (Both family and individual plans are available). This changed the overage fees to a set per minute charge ranging from $0.25 to $0.45, rather than buying 'buckets' of minutes like the Fair & Flexible plans. This move was likely the result of Sprint seeking to reduce voluntary customer churn by matching the plans offered by Cingular and Verizon, which have almost identical plan rates to the Power Pack plans offered by Sprint. In March and April 2007, Sprint offered to many existing customers whose initial contract obligations had expired discounts in return for signing new two-year contracts, in another apparent effort to reduce customer churn (especially since there have been some customer service glitches surrounding the merger).


Sprint merger

Future plans for Nextel's push to talk service had included Nextel migrating its push to talk service to CDMA sometime after the acquisition was completed. (Note: This is currently being tested in the Beta stage with the Sanyo PRO-700) The acquisition was then approved by the shareholders and had obtained all regulatory approvals by August 9, 2005, the merger was closed mere weeks later. General Information Generically (as a multiplexing scheme), code division multiple access (CDMA) is any use of any form of spread spectrum by multiple transmitters to send to the same receiver on the same frequency channel at the same time without harmful interference. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


By 2010, Sprint Nextel plans to absorb the Nextel brand into the Sprint PCS brand. According to earlier documentation filed sometime earlier by Sprint, the iDEN-based network was originally to be sold.[6] 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to the US market, Nextel has licensed its identity to NII Holdings, Inc., a holding company of which Sprint Nextel owns 18%. They have used the Nextel brand to set up networks in many Latin American countries. NII Holdings Inc. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


The Nextel-Sprint merger seemed doomed from the start. The first joint meeting between the two companies featured Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett-Packard who had just made an ill-fated acquisition of Compaq. Fiorina, a colleague of Sprint CEO Gary Forsee from AT&T, would be fired from her HP post within the week. Carly Fiorina (António Milena/ABr. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Compaq Computer Corporation is an American personal computer company founded in 1982, and now a brand name of Hewlett-Packard. ...


The integration process was difficult in that top Nextel Brass began leaving the company immediately after the merger close. Tim Donahue, Nextel CEO stayed on as executive chairman, but ceded decision-making authority to Forsee. Tom Kelly, COO of Nextel, took an interim staff position as Chief Strategy Officer. Only a few key Nextel executives remain two years after the merger, and many former Nextel middle and upper-level managers left citing numerous reasons including a huge cultural difference between the two companies.


Sprint Nextel today

Sprint Nextel currently offers cellular phone service under its Sprint brands only. It is also a provider of landline, long distance, and business telecommunications, and is a Tier 1 Internet service provider under the name SprintLink. Cellular redirects here. ... A Tier 1 ISP is a telco or Internet service provider IP network which connects to the rest of the Internet only via a practice known as peering. ...


Sprint Nextel also offers pre-paid services through the Boost Mobile brand, and it provides services in the Philippines through the Next Mobile brand. Sprint Nextel wholesales capacity on its PCS wireless network to companies called Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO); this means the MVNO uses the Sprint PCS network for coverage. The MVNOs resell wireless services using their own brand. Current MVNOs using the PCS network to provide coverage include: Boost Mobile is an Irvine, CA brand of mobile phone launched in Australia (Over Optus) in 2000 and in New Zealand (Over Telecom New Zealand) in 2001. ... A Mobile Virtual Network Operator is a company that does not own a licensed frequency spectrum, but resells wireless services under their own brand name, using the network of another mobile phone operator. ...

TracFone Wireless or TracFone is a wireless provider, subsidiary of América Móvil, that provides prepaid wireless service in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. ... Virgin Mobile USA is the U.S. subsidiary of the UKs Virgin Mobile. ... BeyondMobile is a wireless MVNO focusing on small businesses. ... Working Assets is a socially responsible American wireless and long distance phone service, and credit card company based in San Francisco, California. ... Liberty Wireless is a mobile phone service launched in the United States in 2002. ... i wireless (formally Iowa Wireless) is an affiliate of T-Mobile, operating on the GSM-1900 platform. ... For other uses, see Helios (disambiguation). ... Jitterbug is an MVNO wireless carrier formed by GreatCall. ... Working Assets is a socially responsible American wireless and long distance phone service, and credit card company based in San Francisco, California. ... kajeet is a pay-as-you-go Sprint-based Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that began selling phones to the general public in March 2007 through their website. ... KDDI Mobile is a mobile phone service operated in the United States. ... Cbeyond is a company based in Atlanta, Georgia, that provides various communications services to small businesses, including telephone service and T-1 Internet access. ...

Return to Overland Park

After moving its world headquarters to Reston, Virginia after the Nextel merger, Sprint reconsolidated its world headquarters and operational headquarters back to Overland Park, Kansas. The move was widely regarded as a strategy to help the company reorganize and become more efficient.[7]


Digital Lounge

Sprint now has a Digital Lounge area on the website where there is access to a variety of products and information. In this centralized location Sprint users can login and buy items for their phones including ringers, call tones, games, screen savers, full-length music downloads and more. The online content manager shows the subscriber what items they have purchased for their phone. Guests visiting the Sprint Digital Lounge can select a phone from a list of options and use it to see what items are available for purchase and compatible with a particular phone. In Summer of 2007 the digital lounge began releasing promotional codes, such as U4R3X2F4 for the ringers section, which allows many Sprint subscribers to download a free ringer. Content added to the digital lounge by Sprint continues to grow.


Nextel

Sprint's current Nextel logo
Sprint's current Nextel logo

Nextel is the brand name for Sprint's line of walkie-talkie enabled phones. Along with iDEN based models, Powersource (CDMA/iDEN) and upcoming QChat models are branded as Nextel. All using the name Nextel Direct Connect.[8] Image File history File links Buk_nextel_logo_en. ... Image File history File links Buk_nextel_logo_en. ... QChat is a Push-to-Talk technology developed by Qualcomm. ...


Embarq

Main article: Embarq
Embarq's logo

Sprint Nextel spun off its local telephone division (LTD) into a separate company officially named Embarq Corporation and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EQ. The local phone company is the fifth largest local exchange carrier in the United States (under the Baby Bells) and the largest independent local provider, serving customers in 18 states and providing local, long distance and high-speed data services to residential and business customers. Embarq Corporation, or EMBARQ is the fourth largest local exchange carrier in the United States (below the Baby Bells) and the largest independent local provider, serving customers in 18 states and providing local, long distance, high-speed data and wireless services to residential and business customers. ... Image File history File links Embarq_logo. ... Image File history File links Embarq_logo. ... Embarq Corporation, or EMBARQ is the fourth largest local exchange carrier in the United States (below the Baby Bells) and the largest independent local provider, serving customers in 18 states and providing local, long distance, high-speed data and wireless services to residential and business customers. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Current phone company regions. ...


Embarq became a fully separate company on May 17, 2006. It is headquartered in Overland Park, KS. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Quadruple Play

On November 2, 2005 Sprint Nextel and a coalition of US-based Cable television providers announced a partnership where cable TV customers would be able to bundle their Sprint or Nextel cell phones with either their Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications or Advance/Newhouse Communications cable bills. In addition the group of Cable companies agreed to their intention to develop products with Sprint Nextel where users would be able to initiate advanced features like control their Digital Video Recorder (DVRs) by cell phone, this service is called Pivot.[9] is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. ... The Bright House Networks logo. ... Foxtel IQ, a digital video recorder and a satellite cable set-top box. ...


Affiliate Acquisition

In 2005, Sprint Nextel acquired three of its ten wireless affiliates: US Unwired (deal closed in August), Gulf Coast Wireless (deal closed in October), and IWO Holdings (deal closed in October). Alamosa PCS was the largest of its affiliate carriers, which Sprint Nextel acquired on February 2, 2006. Other affiliates include Ubiquitel (acquired), iPCS, Shentel, Enterprise (acquired), Northern PCS (acquired), and Swiftel. Out of Sprint's original ten affiliates, only three now remain (iPCS, Shentel, and Swiftel). (See the Forced acquisitions and settlements section below for more details on acquisitions)


Affiliates of SprintNextel Corp & Sprint Rural Alliance

CDMA Affiliates: Swiftel in Brookings, South Dakota[10]; Shentel in northern Virginia and parts of Pennsylvania; and iPCS in the Great Lakes region.


CDMA Partners (SRA Members): Alaska DigiTel in Alaska; Alltel Wireless in Montana; NTelos in West Virginia, and western Virginia; NexTech Wireless in Kansas, and part of Colorado; Pioneer Cellular in Kansas and Oklahoma.


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Sprint Partners are those carriers who use their own equipment and also sell their own service. In addition to allowing Sprint to use their equipment, they allow Sprint to hold their license(s) in that area.


Sprint Partners is known as "Sprint Rural Alliance" (SRA).


Logo

Rendition of former Sprint Nextel logo
Rendition of former Sprint Nextel logo

The new logo of the Sprint Nextel Corporation was one of the first attempts at seamlessly meshing the initial brands of both the Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications. The logo is a blend of the former Sprint "pin drop" marketing image as well as the colors of Nextel's bright yellow and black logo design with its cellular service level bars that, in past marketing, would get "typed" from a single vertical black line.[11] The company also continues to reinforce the idea of a combination of brand strengths on several levels of marketing including a voice over exclaiming "Sprint, Together with Nextel" or "Nextel, only from Sprint". Image File history File links Sprint_Nextel_Logo. ... Image File history File links Sprint_Nextel_Logo. ...


Sonic Logo

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Sprint PCS

Sprint PCS is the main wireless brand of Sprint Nextel, and was the main brand of the former Sprint Corporation.


Sprint Nextel maintains its nationwide PCS presence with the help of affiliates. These smaller companies, in agreement with Sprint, build network infrastructure as well as operate retail stores. In exchange, the smaller companies receive usage of Sprint's brand, radio spectrum, customer service and billing. In most cases, these affiliate carriers are transparent to the end user or consumer. This has also given Sprint a unique advantage over other carriers, in that their entire network was built for Sprint. Other national carriers coverage areas are made up of merged and acquired networks, which can cause inconsistent network harmony and other related problems.


Sprint Nextel also offers WiFi 802.11 service in some major airports, cafes, hotels and convention centers. IEEE 802. ...


Of historical note, when Sprint began offering wireless service under the name Sprint Spectrum in 1995 in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, it was the very first PCS-based wireless network in the Americas. Although the current Sprint PCS network utilizes CDMA, the Washington area network was based on GSM. Eventually Sprint converted that network to CDMA, then sold the GSM infrastructure in 1999 to Omnipoint (which eventually became part of T-Mobile USA) It has been suggested that National Capital Region (United States) be merged into this article or section. ... Personal Communications Service or PCS is the name for the 1900-MHz radio band used for digital mobile phone services in Canada and the United States. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas in an equal-area projection The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... For other uses, see GSM (disambiguation). ... T-Mobile logo T-Mobile is a multinational mobile phone operator. ...


Sprint's 3G Network (Vision/Power Vision network)

The Sprint PCS network operates a combination 2G & 3G wireless network, using the 1xRTT | EVDO standard, which is part of the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) standard. In 2006, Sprint's EV-DO Power Vision network reached more than 190 Million people. Sprint has announced plans to continue upgrading their 3G EV-DO network, until it reaches 260 million people in 2007. [12] By the end of 2007, Sprint expects to have fully rolled out their EV-DO Rev A network-wide. Sprint Nextel has also spent almost 7 billion dollars in 2006 to improve its network. [13] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, superseding 2G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the International Mobile Telecommunications programme, IMT-2000. ... CDMA2000 is a hybrid 2. ... Code division multiple access (CDMA) is the current name for the cellular technology originally known as IS-95. ...


Sprint's EV-DO (Power Vision) data options include Sprint TV, Sprint Radio (both streaming and SIRIUS satellite music) Stations, Sprint Music Store, Sprint On-Demand, unlimited Web access, video and picture mail, wireless chat and games. It is currently being offered in 41 states in the US.


Sprint's Vision data access starts at $15 a month for regular phones and PDA phones on the CDMA network ($10 on IDEN for regular phones). The most expensive data package is the "Phone as Modem" plan, which runs $39.99, and allows customers to tether their phone to a computer for use as a wireless modem.


Unlike Verizon's EV-DO offering, Sprint's Power Vision content is available in areas without EV-DO coverage, albeit at the lower speeds of the 1xRTT network. CDMA 1x data speeds can reach 144 kbit/s, while EV-DO Currently has bursts of up to 2.4 Mbit/s. Also, like Verizon and AT&T, Sprint restricts their customers from streaming video or P2P file sharing on their EV-DO network by capping their customer's maximum data usage at 5 GB, reserving the right to terminate service on any customer exceeding that amount. [14]


Sprint's 4G Network

Sprint is currently rolling out its flavor of 4G by utilizing a higher speed wireless network using WiMAX technology. It will allow customers to access cable broadband like speeds wirelessly. The rollout is expected to reach 100 metropolitan areas and 100 million people by the end of 2008. Sprint expects to spend over 3 billion dollars upgrading the existing network to WiMAX technology, called Xohm. Motorola, Nokia and Samsung have expressed interest in developing dual CDMA and WiMAX phones, allowing customers to utilize both networks. More recently, Google and Sprint announced a formal partnership in deploying WiMAX technology, with Google providing search content along with Sprint. Recently Sprint announced that the 4G network is currently being deployed in the Chicago and Baltimore-Washington, D.C. markets. However these test markets will be used exclusively by Sprint employees first [15], then the general public in the same two markets will be able to test this network in early 2008. Xohm is merging with Clearwire, with Sprint controlling the new firm. Official WiMax logo WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access. ... Xohm is the brand name Sprint Nextel Corporation is using to promote their new WiMAX services. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Clearwire is a wireless broadband Internet service provider (ISP) headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. ...


SprintLink

SprintLink is a global Tier 1 Internet service provider network, operating an OC-192 Internet backbone. Customers include large multinational corporations, retail and restaurant chains, Tier 2 and Tier 3 ISPs, and medium-to-small businesses. SprintLink has physical presence in the United States, Western Europe, East Asia, Australia, and India. The network wraps all the way around the world with buried fiber optics in the United States and Europe, and undersea fiber in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. SprintLink is the party responsible for cable maintenance and administration in the TAT-14 Consortium. A Tier 1 Network is an IP network (typically but not necessarily an Internet Service Provider) which connects to the entire Internet solely via Settlement Free Interconnection, commonly known as peering. ... OC-192 (Optical Carrier 192) is a fiber optic network line with a SONET rate of 9953. ... Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two IP addresses. ... A multinational corporation (MNC) or transnational corporation (TNC) is one that spans multiple nations; these corporations are often very large. ... TAT-14 is the 14th consortia transatlantic telephone cable system. ...


Sprint Music Store

On October 31, 2005 the Sprint Music Store officially launched for PCS customers. Initial record-label participation included: EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group. On November 1, 2006 , after one year of service, the Sprint music store has sold more than 8 million songs partly thanks to the 5 free songs it offered its customers at launch.[16] On April 1, 2007 the Sprint Music Store started offering over the air music downloads at the price of 99 cents per track if a customer agrees to subscribe to a Vision pack of $ 15 or higher. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sprint's data roaming agreements

On May 9, 2006 Sprint Nextel and Alltel agreed on a new Nationwide Roaming partnership. [17] [18] The new roaming agreement is for both voice and (1x & EV-DO) data roaming coverage. This new partnership is different from Alltel's voice-only roaming agreement with Verizon Wireless in that it is reciprocal, meaning customers from both companies get to roam on to each other's networks, giving Alltel customers access to Sprint's 1x & EV-DO network, and Sprint customers access to Alltel's denser rural 1x & EV-DO voice and data coverage. This agreement represents the first of its kind between US wireless carriers. is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alltel Corporation is the fifth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States with over 13 million customers. ... Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ... Evolution Data Only,Evolution Data Optimized, often abbreviated as EVDO, EV-DO, EvDO, 1xEV-DO or 1xEvDO is a wireless radio broadband data protocol being adopted by many CDMA mobile phone providers in Japan, Korea, the United States and Canada, as part of the CDMA2000 standard. ...


Sprint and Verizon Wireless agreed on a data roaming agreement. [19] This agreement is reciprocal, just like the Sprint-Alltel data roaming agreement that has already been effect. This data roaming even allows for the use of Sprint Power Vision's content like TV, movie downloads, and stream radio in Verizon's CDMA 1x parts of the nation. General Information Generically (as a multiplexing scheme), code division multiple access (CDMA) is any use of any form of spread spectrum by multiple transmitters to send to the same receiver on the same frequency channel at the same time without harmful interference. ...


Additionally, Sprint and US Cellular have a data (1xRTT) and voice roaming agreement.


Sprint, more than any of the top 3 US wireless carriers, relies heavily upon domestic roaming to allow its customers to make and receive calls in and outside its coverage area. It is widely agreed that this roaming necessity will lessen as the carrier expands its native footprint.


Sprint's Partnership with Sun Microsystems

While many CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless and Alltel (i.e., "Get It Now" and "Axcess," respectively) have chosen to use the BREW interface on their phones, Sprint has opted to use the more widespread Java interface for their phone's application support. This allows for the use of Third-Party software applications like the wireless phone web browser Opera Mini, services like Sprint Family Locator, Google maps, Ask Mobile GPS , or free e-mail client Flurry Mail, and other free software applications. [20] [21] Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ... Alltel Corporation is the fifth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States with over 13 million customers. ... BREW is an application development platform created by Qualcomm for mobile phones. ... Java language redirects here. ... Opera Mini is a Java ME web browser for mobile devices, which runs on most phones that support Java Midlets. ... Google Maps (for a time named Google Local) is a free web mapping service application and technology provided by Google that powers many map-based services including the Google Maps website, Google Ride Finder and embedded maps on third-party websites via the Google Maps API. It offers street maps...


Broadband for the home via Sprint Mobile

In a play to offer Broadband directly to the home, Sprint launched a co-branded Broadband[22] Wireless Access Point device along with Linksys, a unit of Cisco Systems. This unit allows Sprint customers to set up a special in home or office computer network connecting multiple computers or laptops wirelessly to Sprint's PowerVision network. This Broadband service to the Internet will allow some customers to have Broadband without having to pay for telephone service (other than a cell phone), as some US-based telephone companies like Verizon Communications make it difficult for customers to purchase only ADSL (Broadband) services without also purchasing the separate telephone service. The PowerVision router may be one avenue to bypass the local telephone and cable broadband service providers in being provided with raw Broadband to the home. Such Broadband offerings to the home or office without Cable/DSL means the router could be used to provision cheaper VoIP services through Sprint's High Speed network. A 802. ... Cisco may refer to: Cisco Systems, a computer networking company Cisco IOS, an internet router operating system CISCO Security Private Limited, a security company in Singapore Commercial and Industrial Security Corporation, a statutory board in Singapore Abbreviation for San Francisco, California Cisco (wine) The Cisco Kid, a fictional character created... Verizon Communications, Inc. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ...


Nextel International

Main article: NII Holdings, Inc.

Nextel International was founded in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nextel to operate as a holding company for both mobile service and network infrastructure in foreign countries. It initially operated in Latin America and the Philippines. In 2001, Nextel International declared bankruptcy and re-emerged as NII Holdings, Inc. Following Sprint's purchase of Nextel, Nextel sold off most of its investment in NII; however, NII still markets under the Nextel brand name. NII currently operates in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile. NII Holdings Inc. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... NII Holdings Inc. ...


Forced acquisitions and settlements

Prior to the merger, the Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications were dependent on a network of affiliated companies. Following the announcement of the merger agreement, some of these affiliates came forward with a strong opposition to the Sprint Nextel merger on the grounds that the merged company may violate existing agreements or significantly undercut earnings to these affiliates. In order for Sprint Nextel to allay some of this opposition by affiliates, they were forced to initiate discussions of either acquiring some of these affiliates or renegotiate existing agreements. In several cases the newly formed company was forced to acquire affiliated companies in exchange for them dropping their opposition of the merger. Foresee has said that the company would likely have to acquire all of its remaining affiliates.


Below are some of those companies which Sprint Nextel has agreed to acquire:

  • August 12, 2005: Sprint acquires the Sprint PCS affiliate US Unwired for $1.3B. Thus adding some 500,000 additional direct customers to the Sprint Nextel company.[23]
  • August 30, 2005: Sprint Nextel announces the intention to acquire IWO Holdings, Inc. a mainly New England-based network affiliate for the Sprint PCS business. (This acquisition closed on October 20, 2005.)
  • Another acquisition forced by Gulf Coast Wireless, added an additional 95,000 customers mainly in Louisiana and Mississippi to Sprint Nextel's CDMA network. (With that closing on October 3, 2005).
  • November 21, 2005: Sprint Nextel announces a $4.3B. acquisition agreement for Texas-based Sprint PCS affiliate Alamosa Holdings. Potentially adding an additional 1.48 million customers to Sprint Nextel.[24]
  • December 16, 2005: Sprint Nextel announces a $98 million agreement to acquire Enterprise Communications of Columbus, Georgia, thus adding over 52,000 customers to the company's PCS Wireless division. [25]
  • December 16, 2005: Sprint Nextel announces acquisition of non-affiliate Velocita Wireless. The transaction will enhance the iDEN network's 900 MHz spectrum position. [26] On July 2, 2007 Velocita Wireless, which became an indirect subsidiary of Sprint Nextel was acquired by United Wireless Holdings, Inc. [27]
  • December 21, 2005: Sprint Nextel Corporation and Nextel Partners, Inc finally reach an agreement for a $6.5B deal where the Sprint Nextel Corporation will acquire the largest of Nextel's affiliates to end Nextel Partners' opposition to any changes by Sprint in relation to the NEXTEL merger. Once completed the Nextel Partners deal will add more than 2 million customers directly to the Sprint Nextel company.[28]
  • April 20, 2006: Sprint Nextel Corporation and Ubiquitel PCS Corporation have reached an agreement where the Sprint Nextel Corporation will acquire Ubiquitelpcs, an exclusive Sprint PCS provider.[29]
  • March 17, 2007: Sprint Nextel Corporation completes integration of Nextel Partners customers into the Sprint Nextel system. Nextel Partners Las Vegas headquarters shuts down service and all Nextel Partners customers are now handled through the new "Ensemble" billing system. All Nextel Partners customers are now officially Sprint Nextel customers and are entitled to the same promotions as all other Sprint Nextel iDen customers.
  • August 2, 2007: Sprint Nextel Corporation completed the acquisition of Northern PCS for $312.5 million including debt.[30]

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Airave

On September 17, 2007, Sprint Nextel Corp. launched the Airave (sold in its stores in Denver and Indianapolis, and in Nashville effective November 4, 2007). It increases cell reception over an area of 5,000 square feet and can handle up to 3 calls at once. It hooks into the customer's existing broadband connection, sending unlimited calls through the Internet. The Airave retails for $49.99 and users pay monthly charge of $15 for individuals and $30 for families. Airave eliminated the obstacles of poor signal quality inside buildings, especially homes.[citation needed] is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The ceremonies involved in naming and launching naval ships are based in traditions thousands of years old. ... In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot (unit of length) long. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: not encyclopedic If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Customers are waiting in front of a famous fashion shop for its grand opening in Hong Kong. ... Broadband in telecommunications is a term that refers to a signaling method that includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies, which may be divided into channels or frequency bins. ... Look up connection, connected, connectivity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: not encyclopedic If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... In telecommunication, the term user has the following meanings: A person, organization, or other entity (including a computer or computer system), that employs the services provided by a telecommunication system, or by an information processing system, for transfer of information. ... In Egyptian mythology, Month is an alternate spelling for Menthu. ... Look up charge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In metaphysics and statistics, the word individual, while sometimes meaning a person, more typically describes any numerically singular thing. ... ... Look up signal, signaling in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Talib Kweli album Quality (album) Quality can refer to a. ... Buildings are combinatorial structures on which groups act; the theory of buildings was introduced by Jacques Tits and expounded in Kenneth S. Browns excellent monograph Buildings. ...


Environmental Record

In keeping with its commitment to corporate responsibility to the environment, Sprint is working to incorporate renewable energy sources into its network, and ultimately contribute to reducing its carbon footprint. This is also reflected in Sprint's partnership in the EPA's Climate Leaders program, an industry-government partnership aimed at developing long-term comprehensive corporate climate-change strategies.[31]


The alternate energy sources sprint is working with are wind power, Hydrogen fuel cells, and Photovoltaic power. Hydrogen fuel cells have emerged as an alternative to traditional backup power sources, such as lead-acid batteries and noisy diesel generators. A fuel cell runs on hydrogen gas and produces electricity through an electrochemical reaction. The only byproducts of the process are water and heat. Hydrogen fuel cells are environmentally friendly, eliminating the hazardous by-products produced by lead acid batteries or mechanical generators. The upcoming installation of a wind turbine on Sprint's Overland Park, Kan., campus, will allow testing of wind as a potential power source for cell sites and other network uses. Sprint is also testing geothermal cooling at select cell sites, as well as the use of flow batteries.[32]


Sprint agreed to purchase up to 75 percent of its power for its 300-acre operational headquarters from the Kansas City Power & Light Wind Farm. Annually, this amounts to approximately 87,600,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year.[33]


This purchase represents a reduction of almost 80,000 thousand tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year and is the equivalent of:

 * Taking 15,689 passenger cars off the road for one year * Producing 168,565 fewer barrels of oil a year * The electricity used in 9,305 households each year, or, * Preserving 594 acres of forest. 

Major sponsorships

Sprint Nextel is the major title sponsor of NASCAR’s top racing series, formerly called the NEXTEL Cup, which became known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting January 1, 2008. [34] Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ...

  • Sprint Nextel is one of the corporate sponsors of the Las Vegas Monorail. Wireless customers are able to purchase tickets for the Las Vegas Monorail from their wireless phones under a system known as Mobile Ticketing. [35]
  • Sprint Nextel is the official wireless sponsor of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. Sprint Power Vision customers will be able to watch the VMAs on a live simulcast on their Sprint Power Vision handset for free.

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Nextel's NASCAR FanView named to Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2006

In TIME Magazine's November 13 issue Sprint Nextel's NASCAR FanView was added to the list of Best Inventions of 2006 [36]. The NASCAR FanView is a portable PDA device that runs on Sprint's data network. The device offers fans access to "Race telecast and up to seven in-car camera channels, direct audio feeds allowing the user to listen to live driver and team conversations, as well as the radio broadcast and an exclusive audio-replay feature." (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...


Celebrity Spokespersons

Actress Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) served as spokesperson for Sprint's long distance service from October 1990 through September 1998, most notably during their "10-cents-a-minute" promotion. She was succeeded by fellow Emmy-winner Sela Ward (Sisters) from 1999 until 2002, when emphasis on long-distance service was discontinued. Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American actress and former fashion model, primarily for her roles in sitcoms and television. ... Murphy Brown was an Emmy Award-winning American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. ... An Emmy Award. ... Sela Ann Ward (IPA: ; born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her Golden Globe- and Emmy award-winning television roles as free-spirited Teddy Reed on Sisters (1991-96) and single mother Lily Manning on Once and Again (1999-2002). ... Sisters was a television drama which aired on NBC from 1991 to 1996. ...


Dan Aykroyd was another spokesperson. Spokesperson Brian Baker, an actor, appeared as trenchcoated character "The Sprint Guy" in 155 spots over a six year period, up until the Sprint-Nextel merger in 2005. Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... Former Sprint pitchman, Brian Baker. ...


On October 21, 2006 Sprint Nextel announced as part of their new "Power Up" campaign, that they would use actor Ron Livingston as a "Straightforward, relatable guy who finds unconventional ways to talk about Sprint's wireless services." Livingston is best known for his work in the film Office Space and the television series Standoff and Band of Brothers. Ronald Joseph Livingston (born June 5, 1967) is an American film and television actor. ... Office Space is an American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. ... Standoff is an American television series. ... For the song We Are a Band of Brothers, see The Bonnie Blue Flag. ...


Sprint Nextel Competitors

Wireless (in order of customer totals)

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See also

  • Embarq
  • NEXTEL Communications
  • Open Handset Alliance -- Sprint is a member of the alliance but as of 10 Dec 2007 has made no announcement of how it will support OHA-compliant open handsets on Sprint wireless networks.

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References

  1. ^ The company traces its roots back to the Brown Telephone company of Abeline, KS. United Utilties, currently Sprint Nextel, was incorporated as a holding company from Brown Telephone in 1938.Reuters stock quote
  2. ^ http://www.nasdaq.com/asp/ExtendFund.asp?selected=S
  3. ^ http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9941571-7.html
  4. ^ Sprint Nextel to cut 4,000 jobs and close 8% of retail locations - MarketWatch
  5. ^ UNITED TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. - Company History
  6. ^ Iden'S Murky Future
  7. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/488335.html
  8. ^ Push-to-Talk on New Devices Will Give Sprint Customers More Ways to Get Things Done at SprintSpeed
  9. ^ John Garcia Named President of Nationwide Cable Joint Venture
  10. ^ Contact Swiftel Communication - Brookings, Watertown and Sioux Falls, SD
  11. ^ Sprint And Nextel Announce New Branding, Logo To Be Used By Combined Company
  12. ^ Sprint to Launch 4G in 2008, Integrated Cable Services This Year
  13. ^ http://www2.sprint.com/mr/news_dtl.do?id=14801 Sprint.com
  14. ^ http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/05/19/sprint-falls-in-line-caps-unlimited-data-at-5gb/
  15. ^ Sprint to soft-launch WiMAX before Christmas
  16. ^ Nation's First Over-the-Air Song Download Service Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
  17. ^ http://www2.sprint.com/mr/news_dtl.do?id=11820 Sprint News Release
  18. ^ http://alltel.com/corporate/media/news/06/may/n411may0906a.html Alltel news Release
  19. ^ http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2006/12/18/sprint-users-can-get-their-data-served-verizon-style/ Engadget
  20. ^ http://www.netbeans.org/about/press/3259.html Sprint's Java Developer Program news release
  21. ^ http://developer.sprint.com/site/global/home/p_home.jsp Sprint's Application Developer Home page
  22. ^ Linksys.com/Splash/Sprint/Share your Mobile Broadband Internet Connection
  23. ^ Sprint to Acquire Wireless Affiliate US Unwired for $1.3B
  24. ^ Sprint Nextel Completes Acquisition of Wireless Affiliate Alamosa Holdings on February 1, 2006
  25. ^ Sprint Nextel Acquires Enterprise Communications on January 31, 2006
  26. ^ Sprint Nextel Completes Acquisition of Velocita Wireless on February 28, 2006
  27. ^ Sprint Nextel Indirect Subsidiary, Velocita Wireless, is acquired by United Wireless Holdings, Inc. on July 2, 2007
  28. ^ Sprint Nextel Completes Acquisition of Nextel Partners on June 26, 2006
  29. ^ Sprint Nextel Completes Acquisition of Ubiquitel on July 7, 2006
  30. ^ Sprint Nextel Concludes Acquisition of Affiliate Northern PCS
  31. ^ sprint.com -Sprint Enhances Network Reliability with Environmentally Friendly Power Sources at Wireless Sites across the Country
  32. ^ http://www.sprint.com/citizenship/environment/green.html
  33. ^ http://www.sprint.com/citizenship/environment/energy.html
  34. ^ http://www2.sprint.com/mr/news_dtl.do?id=17400 NASCAR's Premier Series To Be Named NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Beginning, Jul 7 2007
  35. ^ Press release, Sprint to Bring Mobile Ticketing to Monorail, Apr 4 2006
  36. ^ NASCAR NEXTEL FanView Named One of the Best Inventions 2006 by TIME Magazine, Sprint press release, Nov 9 2006

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