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C Spire's Circle Blitz College Football Q&A Series Connects Fans With Coaches To Get Scoop On The 2012 Football Season

C Spire Wireless is Using CIRCLE To Give College Football Fans Unprecedented Access To Their Favorite Teams’ Coaches To Ask Questions and Learn How They Plan to Win This Season

Ridgeland, Miss. (August 9, 2012) – C Spire Wireless, the only wireless provider in the U.S. that offers consumers and businesses a suite of personalized wireless services, is kicking off its first-ever CIRCLE Blitz College Football Question and Answer series on August 13, directly connecting fans with the coaches they love and admire, so they can get the inside story on their teams’ winning strategy for the 2012 college football season.

This unique online forum and Q&A series is taking place on CIRCLE, C Spire’s online community forum. By posting questions on CIRCLE, coaches from the top football programs in the region will be able to respond directly to their fans – offering valuable information about prospects for the upcoming football season. Additionally, just by posting a question to CIRCLE, participants will receive giveaways and will be entered into a drawing for amazing prizes ranging from autographed school and team paraphernalia to game tickets.

“What football fan wouldn’t love the opportunity to have an intimate chat with their favorite coach about how they plan to have a winning season and beat their rivals this year,” said Jim Richmond, director of Corporate Communications for C Spire Wireless. “At C Spire, we understand our customers’ passion for football and the teams they support, which is why we’re providing them the opportunity to get personal with their teams’ coaches using our personalized community forum, CIRCLE. The CIRCLE Blitz College Football Q&A Series is just another way we’re personalizing the wireless experience in new and exciting ways for our customers.”

Anyone can join the online series and post questions by visiting www.cspire.com/circleblitz. Each one-hour forum will be dedicated to a specific school and coach. The following is a list of schools and coaches that will be featured as part of C Spire’s CIRCLE Blitz College Football Q&A Series:

  • August 13 at 12:00 p.m.: South Alabama Head Football Coach Joey Jones
  • August 14 at 11:30 a.m.: Jackson State University Head Football Coach Rick Comegy
  • August 15 at 4:30 p.m.: University of Memphis Head Football Coach Justin Fuente
  • August 16 at 12:30 p.m.: Ole Miss Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze
  • August 17 at 11:00 a.m.: University of Southern Mississippi Head Football Coach Ellis Johnson
  • August 20 at 2:00 p.m.: Mississippi State Head Football Coach Dan Mullen
  • August 22 at 11:00 a.m.: Delta State University Head Football Coach James Chadwell

If reaction from some of the state’s leading football programs is any indication, the CIRCLE Blitz series promises to be a resounding success. “I love connecting with our fans and I appreciate C Spire providing us the opportunity through the CIRCLE Blitz series,” said Ole Miss Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze. “I’m looking forward to answering our fans’ questions and sharing about our team.”

“We've constantly put the emphasis of our program on the Mississippi State fans and our family throughout the state of Mississippi,” said MSU Head Football Coach Dan Mullen. “I know our fans are looking forward to the 2012 season and our continuing effort to become a championship program, and we're happy to give them a preseason report through this forum provided by C Spire Wireless."

“Our fan base is an important part of the Southern Miss Golden Eagle football program and I’m excited to participate in this online forum through C Spire Wireless,” said Southern Miss Head Football Coach Ellis Johnson. “I know our fans are looking forward to the 2012 season and our efforts to build on our championship season last year. This forum will give me a good opportunity to give them a progress report on our efforts and answer any of their questions about the program.”

CIRCLE

C Spire’s CIRCLE engages consumers in a two-way conversation and offers them a unique platform to communicate and share their thoughts, opinions, likes and dislikes with other CIRCLE members – creating a true wireless community. CIRCLE also allows C Spire to listen to what their customers have to say – giving the company the ability to create unique experiences based on direct customer feedback.

“Personalizing the wireless experience isn’t just about products and services, it’s also about creating a community where sharing and engaging with others is encouraged and rewarded,” Richmond said. “CIRCLE gives us the opportunity to get to know our customers better and provide them with a unique, personalized wireless experience that is tailored just for them – something that just can’t be found at any other wireless provider.

Personalized Wireless

Personalized wireless at C Spire is a compilation of a number of different wireless services and programs that combine to reflect and serve each customer’s unique needs. Customers will see this unique personalization in apps and content that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards they’ll get just for using their phone in new ways.

For more information on C Spire’s CIRCLE, the CIRLCE Blitz College Football Q&A Series, or C Spire’s Personalized Wireless services, visit www.cspire.com.

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.