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C Spire Wireless Kicks Off PERCS With A Purpose: Using Its Rewards Program To Benefit Breast Cancer Research And Awareness

PERCS Members Are Being Asked to Share One Million PERCS Reward Points to Help Raise $20,000 for The American Cancer Society

Ridgeland, Miss. (Oct. 3, 2012) – C Spire Wireless, the only U.S. wireless provider that offers personalized wireless services, today launched PERCS with a PURPOSE, turning its popular PERCS customer engagement and rewards program into a powerful giving machine to benefit the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.

PERCS with a PURPOSE allows members to share PERC reward points to raise funds for breast cancer research, as well as a promise from C Spire Wireless to give $1 for every 100 PERC reward points shared by customers up to $10,000. The company also has pledged a separate matching gift of $10,000.

“C Spire Wireless has always made charitable giving a priority and we continue to look for ways to turn our current services and programs into vehicles for giving back to the people and communities we serve,” said Jim Richmond, vice president of Corporate Communications for C Spire Wireless. “PERCS with a PURPOSE engages our customers and non-customers and encourages them to get involved in an easy and fun way by sharing their earned PERCS points to help fight breast cancer.”

Richmond said C Spire customers and followers are passionate about supporting charitable causes and this is another way that the company can respond to those interests. “We’re excited to see the positive response so far and know that we’ll reach our goal of one million points,” he added.

The goal for the PERCS with a PURPOSE program is to encourage PERCS members to share one million PERCS reward points to help raise $20,000 to benefit the ACS. The program begins today and will run through October 31, 2012 and allows PERCS members to share their points by visiting cspire.com/purpose. Non PERCS members also can participate by donating $5 to the ACS through a text to donate option (text HOPE to 20222) the company has established for this purpose.

“Breast cancer awareness and research is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts at C Spire, with some our own employees fighting this horrible disease,” Richmond said. “We’re pleased to be partnering with The American Cancer Society to benefit their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative and hope our PERCS with a PURPOSE program helps make a difference.”

American Cancer Society officials praised C Spire for its creative approach and involving customers in the fight against breast cancer. “This year, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is celebrating 20 years of saving lives. In the last two decades, the breast cancer death rate has dropped by 32 percent. Donations like those received through C Spire Wireless will help us continue fighting back against this disease,” said Lisa Roth, CEO of the American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division, which covers six Southeastern states.

“As an American Cancer Society leadership volunteer, I know how important public support is to the mission of the American Cancer Society,” said Dr. John R. Kelly, president of the Board of Directors for the ACS Mid-South Division. “The fight against all cancers, including breast cancer, is something that requires everyone to pitch in. Thanks to C Spire Wireless for giving its customers that opportunity to make a difference.”

C Spire’s PERCS rewards program is the nation’s first consumer engagement program that rewards customers for personalizing their wireless experience. Users can earn PERC reward points by simply interacting with the company and doing things like sharing their views on the company’s community social forum, being a loyal customer and engaging in activities on their way to personalizing their wireless experience.

Since its inception, C Spire customers have taken full advantage of PERCS’ benefits, with more than 263,000 members, including more than 45,290 non-customers, earning more than 100 million PERC reward points. The company is adding an average of 1,000 new members every day and continues to grow its offerings by allowing quick access to all kinds of rewards, including device and accessory discounts, easier upgrades, exclusive deals and more. To date, customers have redeemed their Status PERC points for more than 200,000 rewards and the company recently added the capability to redeem reward points for Amazon gift cards.

For more information about C Spire Wireless and its PERCS rewards program and PERCS with a PURPOSE, go to www.cspire.com or cspire.com/purpose.

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