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New C Spire Wireless Cell Site Helps Laurel 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

Laurel, Miss. (August 9, 2013) – Calling, downloading apps and surfing the mobile web on the C Spire Wireless network just got easier and faster for consumers and businesses in northern Jones County - thanks to activation of a new cell site in the city of Laurel.

The site improves wireless coverage in a mostly residential area of Laurel east of 16th Avenue along Interstate 59 and in an area immediately north of the freeway, including in-building coverage for the South Central Regional Medical Center and some nearby medical clinics.

With the improved coverage and expanded availability of 3G service in the area, consumers and businesses in the enhanced areas 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.”

C Spire has one of the highest smartphone penetration rates in the U.S. wireless industry at nearly 70 percent 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.M

“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 and updates on new cell site activations, go to www.cspire.com/network.

About C Spire Wireless
C Spire Wireless is a diversified wireless communications and technology services company passionately committed to making all of its services conveniently personal. The company powers its fast 3G and 4G LTE networks with extensive optical fiber infrastructure, offers shared data plans, a range of unlimited plans that let you relax and pay only for the unlimited features you really use, products and services with key customer-inspired features and the industry’s only comprehensive rewards program. 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, Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire, Google + or www.pinterest.com/cspirewireless.