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Press Release -- October 29th, 2012
Source: Sprint Nextel

NBA Game Time Application from Sprint Brings NBA Fans Closer to the On-Court Excitement, Featuring Live Coverage of Every NBA Game, Free with Sprint Truly Unlimitedsm Data Plans

Fans get exclusive access to live NBA game telecasts, home and away radio broadcasts, real-time scores, stats and game video alerts with NBA Game Time from Sprint

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 29, 2012 – Entering its second season as the Official Wireless Service Partner of the National Basketball Association, Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) is bringing NBA fans closer to the action on the court with NBA Game Time from Sprint, which lets fans follow live coverage of every NBA game all season long.

Only with NBA Game Time from Sprint can fans watch live games on the Sprint TV ESPN channel and receive free and unlimited access to all the features of NBA Game Time Plus including live radio broadcasts, game video alerts and real-time scores and statistics. And it’s all free with a Truly Unlimitedsm data plan only from Sprint.

“NBA fans are more passionate about the game than ever and NBA Game Time from Sprint enables them to track all of the NBA action real-time, wherever their busy lives take them,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president-Corporate Marketing. “Only the Sprint Truly Unlimited plans let fans watch or listen to all the action as much as they want without worrying about costly overages, throttling or metering they could see from other national wireless carriers with shared data plans.”

NBA Game Time from Sprint is available on smartphones with either the iOS 4.3+ or Android™ 2.2+ operating systems. Fans can download NBA Game Time from Sprint using the iTunes App Store or Google Play, or by visiting

NBA Game Time from Sprint delivers the following fan benefits:

  • Free with any Unlimited data plan from Sprint
  • Live NBA games on the Sprint TV®ESPN channel
  • Live home and away radio broadcasts
  • Real-time scores, stats and alerts
  • Game video highlights and video alerts
  • 20 percent off NBA League Pass Mobile*

In addition to NBA Game Time from Sprint, fans can watch live NBA games throughout the season and replay games on demand with a full season of archives with a subscription to NBA League Pass Mobile. Sprint customers will receive an exclusive discount of 20 percent off the regular price of NBA League Pass Mobile for the 2012-13 season. Blackout restrictions apply to local and national broadcast games, concluding April 17, 2013.

NBA League Pass Mobile fan benefits include:

  • Save 20 percent with the Sprint exclusive discount
  • 40+ live NBA games a week
  • Full game replays all season long
  • Live in-game statistics
  • On-demand video highlights

During the season, the NBA Game Time app from Sprint will drive several fan-interactive programs. Sprint will serve as the presenting sponsor of Fan Night, which allows fans to vote on and, via the NBA Game Time app, to decide what game is aired on NBA TV each Tuesday. Sprint will also be the presenting partner of NBA All-Star Balloting, which allows fans globally to vote to determine the starters for the NBA All-Star Game and, for the first time, fans will be able to vote directly from the NBA Game Time app.

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 nearly 56 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 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. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2012 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 or and

* Sprint exclusive discount available for the 2012-2013 season.

Sprint Nextel Media Contact: Dave Mellin, 720-840-4788

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