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Consumers, businesses will soon have access to C Spire Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband services in Laurel, Mississippi

Wireless Provider Plans to Activate Next-Generation Wireless Voice and Data Network Delivering Advanced Services and Speeds Up to 10 Times Faster Than Currently Available

Laurel, Miss. (March 1, 2013) – C Spire Wireless customers will soon be able to experience the speed and advanced capabilities offered by 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband services when the wireless provider’s next-generation network is introduced in Laurel, Mississippi, the company announced today.

The Laurel launch will provide consumers and businesses with access to the C Spire Wireless 4G LTE personalized network to stay in touch with family and friends, download apps faster, open files almost instantly, do real-time video chat and stream movies, music and video at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.

When C Spire launches 4G LTE services in Laurel, customers who live nearby or visit the area will have access to the nation’s only personalized 4G LTE network, according to John Hopkins, regional manager of Retail Services for C Spire Wireless. “Our engineers and technical teams have been hard at work ensuring the network meets the highest standards for reliability and speed, and that means customers will enjoy a best-in-class 4G LTE personalized wireless experience,” Hopkins said.

“A 4G LTE network is only as good as the devices that accompany it – bringing the high-speed mobile broadband experience full circle,” Hopkins said. “C Spire has that covered as well with the availability of several leading 4G LTE smartphones and connected devices with our service launch.”

C Spire customers will be able to 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, the Franklin Wireless 2-in-1 smart USB modem and a C Spire branded mobile hotspot, which are all available 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 USB modem provides 4G LTE wireless access to any data-enabled device, 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.

The C Spire 4G LTE mobile hotspot features an LCD color display that checks signal strength and battery life and monitors the total number of connections. The 3.6 ounce mobile hotspot provides 4G connections for up to 10 devices at one time, including Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, laptops, desktop computers, tablets and more. Designed for easy use, the device features an 1800mAh battery with five hours of continuous operating time and 18 hours of standby time.

Laurel will be the 36th Mississippi market to receive C Spire’s advanced 4G LTE services since the intial rollout began in September 2012 as part of the company’s multi-million dollar investment. The markets cover 2,700 square miles, a population of 1.2 million and 364 cell sites.

“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,” Hopkins said.

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

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®, specific examples of C Spire’s industry-first personalized wireless services include SCOUT, CIRCLE and NEWSLINK.

“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,” Hopkins said. “Basically with 4G LTE, everything you love about personalized wireless gets to you even faster now.”

For more information or updates about C Spire’s 4G LTE launch schedule, 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