Exclusive partnership extended three more years and includes smartphone service for the staff.
WAYNESBORO, VA – April 22, 2010. nTelos wireless, a leading provider of wireless communication services in Virginia and West Virginia, announced today the company will continue as the official wireless provider for the nationally acclaimed Virginia Tech football program. nTelos became the first exclusive wireless sponsor of Virginia Tech football in 2007. This agreement insures the mutually beneficial relationship will continue through the 2012 season.
“As a local company headquartered in Virginia we are extremely proud to be associated with one of the Commonwealth’s’ and the nation’s premier athletic programs”, Jim Hyde, Chief Executive Officer of NTELOS said, “The elements of the sponsorship provide tremendous visibility for the nTelos wireless brand to the legions of Hokie and college football fans.”
The entire football staff switched to nTelos wireless service in 2007 and enjoyed exceptional coverage from Boston to Miami, College Park to Chapel Hill, Tallahassee to Tampa, Clemson to Charlottesville, Lincoln to Atlanta and from Blacksburg to the ACC Championship and the site of the each season’s bowl game. The staff counts on nTelos wireless to keep them in touch with the best football recruits across the country and most importantly right here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“I am proud of our partnership with NTELOS and I look forward to continuing that relationship into the future, Coach Frank Beamer said. We enjoy working with the good people at NTELOS and trust their products and services. On the football field or in a conference room it’s all about teamwork and NTELOS is a great teammate for the Hokies.”
“We are thrilled to renew and extend our long-term partnership with NTELOS”, said Rick Barakat, Vice President and General Manager of the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network. “Both sides have worked hard to develop and maintain this positive relationship into the future while enhancing the sponsorship as we move forward. We are excited to partner with such an exceptional Virginia based brand here at Virginia Tech.”
The sponsorship includes exposure through ISP’s television products, radio shows and game broadcasts, in-stadium signage and activation, game day promotions, text messaging platforms, online, print, hospitality and designation as the Exclusive and Official wireless sponsor for Virginia Tech Football.
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NTLS, news, filings) is an integrated communications provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, VA. NTELOS provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including wireless phone service, local and long distance telephone services, high capacity transport, data and voice services for Internet access and wide area networking and IPTV-based video services. Detailed information about NTELOS is available at www.ntelos.com.
Mike Minnis, NTELOS