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December 30, 2011 at 11:23 AM EST
C Spire Wireless Selects Winner of Its World Adventure Sweepstakes

C Spire Wireless, the first and only U.S. provider to offer personalized wireless services, today announced the winner of the its Personalized World Adventure Sweepstakes. James T. “Jimmy” Sbravati, of Cleveland, Miss. was awarded the once-in-a-lifetime, all-expense paid, totally personalized adventure for himself and up to three other family members or friends.

James T. Sbravati, a 45-year-old Cleveland, Mississippi man, was the grand prize winner of C Spire W ...

James T. Sbravati, a 45-year-old Cleveland, Mississippi man, was the grand prize winner of C Spire Wireless' personalized world adventure sweepstakes. (Photo: Business Wire)

The 45-year-old Sbravati actually won prizes in all three phases of the C Spire Personalized World Adventure contest, including an Amazon.com gift card given to the first 5,000 sweepstakes entrants, one of 56 individuals who received a Motorola XOOM™ Android tablet in a daily drawing and the ultimate trip of a lifetime grand prize.

When informed he had won the grand prize in the nearly two-month contest, Sbravati was elated, stating, “You’re blowing my mind. This is awesome - absolutely unbelievable. Thank you so much.”

Sbravati told C Spire Wireless representatives that he plans to use the grand prize money to visit the Bahamas in June with other family members to celebrate his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Other places Sbravati hopes to visit with his wife, daughter and possibly another family member are Hawaii (Maui) and New York City (for New Year’s Eve at Union Square in downtown Manhattan).

The family also will be equipped with the latest C Spire Wireless smartphone and tablet devices to chronicle their experiences and share them family, friends, C Spire Wireless and its customers. The devices are designed to help enhance the travel experience, including wireless tablets for on-the-go entertainment and smartphones featuring GPS navigation, mobile web and other helpful apps to explore new surroundings.

Since C Spire officially kicked off the Personalized World Adventure Sweepstakes on Oct. 10, nearly 35,000 participants registered and thousands have won fantastic gifts. In fact, 5,000 Amazon gift cards were claimed within the first three days of the sweepstakes and 56 individuals won Motorola XOOM tablets.

“We couldn’t be more excited for the Sbravati family. This trip of a lifetime will give them the opportunity to personalize their destinations and adventures, creating a unique getaway that is perfect just for them,” said Jim Richmond, director of Corporate Communications for C Spire Wireless. “C Spire’s Personalized World Adventure Sweepstakes and, more specifically, Sbravati’s plans for a completely personalized escape, drives home C Spire’s mission to provide a personalized wireless experience that is uniquely designed for each individual customer.”

Richmond said the smartphones and tablets will help keep the family “connected to friends and other family members back home and allow them to share their experience” with C Spire customers and others. “We have one of the most reliable, comprehensive and fastest networks in the U.S.,” he said, which will ensure that the Sbravatis will be able to quickly place and receive phone calls and access email, text messages, mobile web and share pictures, video and other rich media content.

“Just like people crave a completely personalized wireless experience that is customized uniquely to them, they also want their own unforgettable adventure designed around their life-long goals and interests,” Richmond said. “One size fits all does not work with consumers today, which is why we created this uniquely personalized sweepstakes contest.”

Personalized wireless at C Spire is a combination of a number of different services, systems and programs that combine to offer an unmatched wireless experience that directly reflects and serves 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. Specific examples of C Spire’s industry-first personalized wireless services include the following programs:

PERCS: This industry-first awards program gives customers PERCS for things like sharing their views on our community social forum, joining our Scout program, and for being a loyal customer.

Scout: This program creates an optimum, personalized app experience not available at any other wireless carrier by getting to know each consumer in a more intimate way and by providing app recommendations that match their interests and needs.

Circle: C Spire engages consumers in a two-way conversation and listens to what they have to say through online panels, focus groups, user generated initiatives and more.

Personalized Plans with Infinite Data: With personalized options built around customers’ wireless needs, C Spire offers a variety of individual, family and business voice and data plans that give users the freedom and flexibility to use their phone how and when they want.

Go to www.cspire.com/win for more information, official rules, including entry instructions, methods of entry, important dates, prize details and restrictions.

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 provider personalizes customers’ experience by offering apps that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards just for using their phone in new ways - all with seamless ease and lightning fast speed. 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.

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Contacts:

C Spire Wireless
Dave Miller, 601-974-7725
dnmiller@cspire.com
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