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New C Spire Wireless Cell Site Helps Jackson County Consumers and Businesses Experience Improved Network Coverage and Mobile Broadband Service

Expansion Offers Faster Internet Connections, New and Improved High-Speed Data Services and Access to Multimedia Applications for Consumers and Businesses

Ridgeland, Miss. (February 8, 2013) – Calling, downloading apps and surfing the mobile web on the C Spire Wireless personalized network just got easier and faster for consumers and businesses in portions of Jackson County - thanks to activation of a new cell site in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The site improves wireless coverage and capacity in the South Gulf Park Estates area in Ocean Springs and expands customer access to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services. C Spire first rolled out 4G LTE, which offers data speeds up to 10 times faster than previously available, in Ocean Springs and eight other Mississippi Gulf Coast markets last November.

With the improved coverage, capacity expansion and expanded availability of 3G and 4G LTE service, consumers and businesses in the enhanced area should experience faster uploads and downloads and gain access to new and expanded voice and mobile high-speed data services, including mobile video telephony, high-quality music and other multimedia applications, according to David Smith, vice president of Network Engineering for C Spire Wireless.

“Wireless devices are only as good as the network on which they work, which is why we’re aggressively expanding our advanced mobile broadband coverage,” Smith said. “We want consumers and businesses to have the best possible wireless experience, whether they’re making a phone call, sending a text message, sharing videos and photos, checking the latest scores or making their business mobile.”

With the latest cell site addition, C Spire has invested $5.2 million to expand its network and give Ocean Springs and Jackson County businesses and consumers the best personalized wireless experience available.

C Spire has one of the highest smartphone penetration rates in the U.S. wireless industry and Smith said the network upgrade is part of the company’s ongoing investment to keep improving and strengthening the nation’s only personalized wireless network.

“Our network has long had the reputation as being the one you can count on,” Smith said. “With smartphones, tablets and other mobile communications devices driving unprecedented demand for wireless access everywhere, we’re continuing to invest and expand our network to meet those needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience for everyone.”

Expanded mobile broadband coverage enables consumers and businesses using smartphones, tablets and other mobile communications devices to:

  • Download and use apps, ranging from social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter to GPS-enabled Google maps
  • Rapidly browse the mobile web to access news, sports, stock quotes, entertainment news and other information
  • Work remotely with file sharing
  • Download and play music from a variety of genres
  • Send and receive emails to friends, family and co-workers with picture and video attachments
  • Download and play games
  • Stream video and customized radio stations like Pandora and Slacker Radio

“Our network is built for data,” Smith said. The company intends to continue to aggressively invest in its wireless network to increase coverage, capacity and speed, he added.

For more information on C Spire’s advanced mobile broadband network and services, go to www.cspire.com/coverage.

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