Notre Dame students, fans, alumni and faculty can download and utilize a distinctive Sprint ID pack offering customized university Web links, widgets and more to help them stay informed, entertained and connected
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 11, 2011 – Whether they want to “sing her glory” or “sound her fame,” supporters and students at the University of Notre Dame can now have instant, ongoing access to all things Irish with the launch of the Notre Dame Sprint ID pack on select Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) Android-powered devices.
It doesn’t matter if you’re far from the South Bend, Ind., campus, or can spot the Dome and Basilica from your window, Sprint helps you stay connected virtually wherever you are with the Sprint ID Notre Dame pack. The pack offers customized Web links and widgets to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – all with a few simple clicks on your mobile device.
“The Sprint ID pack for Notre Dame is an important step in the evolution of Sprint ID,” said Kimberly Green-Kerr, vice president, Midwest enterprise. “Notre Dame is one of this country’s premier institutions, and having Sprint ID available for its nationwide body of fans and alumni is a big bonus for Sprint.”
The Notre Dame Sprint ID pack will include a variety of content unique to the university – such as Web cams, dining hall menus, lab finder, sports updates, calendars and campus news. The primary wallpaper for the pack is an image of the “ND” logo set against a blue backdrop.
“With Sprint ID, the entire Notre Dame family – fans, students, faculty and alumni – can take Notre Dame with them anywhere they go,” said Notre Dame CIO Ron Kraemer. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to provide a unique, customized Notre Dame experience for Sprint customers.”
Customers with Sprint ID-capable devices can download up to five ID packs onto their device and easily switch back and forth between them or swap them out for new ones. The Notre Dame Sprint ID pack is now available on a variety of Android-powered smartphones, among them Samsung Epic 4G™, LG Optimus S™, Motorola PHOTON™ 4G and more.
The launch of the Sprint ID Notre Dame pack coincides with this weekend’s Shamrock Series presented by Sprint, an annual football game featuring the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and a different opponent each year. This year, the Irish face the Maryland Terrapins at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. This is Sprint’s second year as sponsor of the Shamrock Series.
“Sprint and Notre Dame have a substantial working relationship on many levels,” said Green-Kerr. “From athletics to research to enhanced coverage, Sprint and Notre Dame are working together as forward-thinkers in our mobile society.”
Not only is Sprint the official wireless sponsor of Notre Dame athletics, but Sprint is also a co-sponsor of a three-year study at the school’s Wireless Institute. The study tracks the wireless habits of students who volunteered for the study and determines what, if any, effects their mobile usage has on their face-to-face communication.
To see all Sprint ID packs, visit www.sprint.com/sprintid. Sprint ID packs are free to download with an Everything Data plan.
For more about Sprint ID visit the press kit http://newsroom.sprint.com/press_kits.cfm?presskit_id=17 or www.sprint.com/sprintid.
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 served more than 53 million customers at the end of 3Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Candace Johnson, 317-660-2232