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C Spire Wireless launches 4G LTE mobile broadband services on nation’s only personalized network in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Wireless Provider Activates Its Next-Generation Wireless Voice and Data Network Delivering Speeds Up to 10 Times Faster Than Currently Available

Philadelphia, Miss. (February 22, 2013) – C Spire Wireless launched the next generation of mobile broadband services in Philadelphia today with the activation of its 4G (Fourth Generation) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network offering consumers and businesses faster data speeds and advanced capabilities on the nation’s only personalized network.

The company’s 4G LTE launch in Philadelphia means customers can now enjoy the fastest wireless experience available to download apps and game faster, open files almost instantly, do real-time video chat, surf the mobile web and stream movies, music and video at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.

Company representatives will celebrate commercial availability of the new service with local government officials, community leaders and business executives during a special 11 a.m. event on Friday, March 1 at the C Spire retail store in Philadelphia, 10730 Road 375. During the program, officials will conduct the first 4G data download to demonstrate the network’s advanced capabilities.

“We’re pleased that local businesses and consumers in Philadelphia are in one of the first markets in Mississippi with access to the next generation of mobile broadband services,” said Bryan Templeton, regional manager of retail services for C Spire. “This technology will improve opportunities for taking care of business on-the-go and carrying out numerous mobile tasks at a pace that’s significantly faster than consumers have ever experienced before on a wireless network.”

C Spire Has Rolled Out 4G LTE Services in 35 Mississippi Markets Since Last September

Philadelphia is one of 35 Mississippi markets that has received C Spire’s advanced 4G LTE services since September 2012 and one of three that will be activated over the next several weeks. Other markets to be activated soon include Vicksburg and Laurel, all part of the company’s multi-million dollar investment to bring the next generation of high-speed technology to customers. The markets cover 2,700 square miles, a population of 1.2 million and 388 cell sites.

“We’re proud of our launch of 4G LTE services in Philadelphia, but we’re even more excited about continuing to contribute to the economic development of this region,” Templeton said, noting that the company launched 4G LTE service in 33 other markets last year. C Spire has invested nearly $2.9 million to expand its network and give Philadelphia and Neshoba County businesses and consumers the best personalized wireless experience available.

“The launch of C Spire’s 4G LTE mobile broadband services in Philadelphia is good news for our city,” said Mayor James Young. “This announcement reinforces their commitment to providing our residents and businesses with access to the latest wireless technology, a wide variety of advanced devices, plans, apps and more.”

Local business leaders echoed Mayor Young’s praise of the wireless provider’s decision to select Philadelphia as one of the first markets to receive 4G LTE mobile broadband services. “Faster wireless speeds for our businesses and residents will support our community’s mission to grow our businesses and improve the way our residents stay connected,” said Tim Moore, director of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. “Whether it’s downloading a new app or making a much less needed emergency call, we thank C Spire for its investment in our community and enhancing the wireless experience for all who call Philadelphia home.”

David Vowell, president of the Community Development Partnership, said the availability of 4G LTE service in Philadelphia is a positive development for the local business community. “Access to advanced high-speed wireless data and the services and applications it supports is essential for businesses in Philadelphia as they continue to grow. We appreciate the work C Spire is doing to ensure that high-speed 4G LTE broadband services reach as many businesses and consumers as possible.”

4G LTE Devices, Solutions and Plans

C Spire customers can choose from several 4G LTE smartphone and connected devices to experience the nation’s only personalized 4G LTE network. Devices include the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Motorola PHOTON Q and the Franklin Wireless 2-in-1 smart USB modem and mobile hotspot, which are available online and in retail stores.

The iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, features a 4-inch Retina display, the powerful A6 chip, an 8-megapixel iSight camera with panorama, ultrafast wireless, iOS6 and iCloud.

The Samsung Galaxy S III features a brilliant 4.8 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system, 16 GB of onboard storage, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD quality recording and a removable 2100 mAh battery.

The PHOTON Q features a PC-like QWERTY keyboard, a large 4.3-inch Colorboost HD touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system, an 8 megapixel digital zoom rear-facing camera with 1080p capture on playback along with an HD front-facing camera and 8 GB of onboard memory. The device comes with built-in business ready security, productivity and connectivity features with government-grade encryption and VPN.

The Franklin Wireless 4G LTE 2-in-1 smart modem and mobile hotspot provides 4G LTE wireless access to any data-enabled devices, including a PC, tablet or smartphone. More details on device availability, pricing, plans and the schedule for introduction of 4G LTE services in new markets can be found at www.cspire.com/4g.

“C Spire 4G LTE gives consumers and businesses more of what they want than ever before on the nation’s only personalized 4G LTE network,” Templeton said.

Personalized Wireless from C Spire gets even better with 4G LTE Mobile Broadband

Personalized wireless from C Spire is a package of different wireless services and programs that combine to reflect and serve each customer’s unique needs. Customers see this unique personalization in apps and content that fit them, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards they get just for using their phone in new ways. In addition to PERCS® rewards, specific examples of C Spire’s industry-first personalized wireless services include SCOUT and CIRCLE.

“4G LTE is the next generation of high-speed mobile broadband services from C Spire that allow you to access SCOUT for recommendations on apps, music, books, and movies; earn PERCS® points through our loyalty program; and engage in CIRCLE, our customer community, faster than ever before,” Templeton said. “Basically with 4G LTE, everything you love about personalized wireless gets to you even faster now.”

For more information about C Spire’s 4G LTE rollout, plans and devices, go to www.cspire.com/4g.

About C Spire Wireless

C Spire Wireless is a diversified wireless communications company passionately committed to helping customers by personalizing wireless services designed just for them. The company is the first wireless provider in the U.S. to personalize customers’ experience by offering apps that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards for using their phone in new ways – all with seamless ease and at amazingly fast speeds. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire Wireless and its products and services, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire or Google + or www.pinterest.com/cspirewireless



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