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Edmunds.com Teams With Sprint to Offer Wireless Automotive Research Services Over the Sprint PCS Wireless Web
SANTA MONICA, Calif. and KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmunds.com (http://www.edmunds.com), the web's leading consumer resource for unbiased automotive information, and Sprint PCS (NYSE: PCS), the nation's fastest-growing wireless carrier, today announced clear, mobile access to Edmunds.com wireless automotive pricing and other up-to-date automotive research applications via Internet-ready Sprint PCS Phones and the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. Edmunds.com is now located within the Sprint PCS Wireless Web "Shopping" category menu, enabling car shoppers to research the True Market Value(SM) prices and other details regarding new vehicles.
"Sprint PCS is one of the largest and most respected wireless carriers in the business, meaning a great number of Edmunds.com users will benefit from this new partnership," according to Avi Steinlauf, Vice President of Marketing for Edmunds.com. "Through the agreement with Sprint PCS and its existing relationships with other wireless carriers and companies, Edmunds.com now has the potential to reach millions of wireless customers nationwide."
"Our alliance with Edmunds.com enables Sprint PCS to extend instant, mobile access to automotive market values and other information while customers are out shopping, at car dealerships, scanning the classifieds -- anywhere current pricing information and other automotive research is handy, especially during interaction with salespeople," said Chip Novick, vice president, Consumer Marketing Strategic Business Unit for Sprint PCS. "Edmunds.com represents a valuable resource tool on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web and reinforces our continued commitment to offer the best of the Web anytime, anywhere on the Sprint PCS nationwide wireless network."
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Edmunds.com is the Internet's pioneer and leader in providing free, third party automotive information, tools and services for consumers. Edmunds.com empowers, educates, and engages visitors by providing them with straightforward information on key aspects of buying, selling, and owning a vehicle. Users are provided automobile pricing data, extensive automobile reviews, consumer information, safety updates, incentive and rebate news, expert analysis of developments in the automotive world, and the Town Hall, an interactive community of more than 500,000 active members. Edmunds.com was ranked number one in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal, rated number one automotive and second overall web site in the Dialscore loyalty study above Yahoo!, Amazon and Mapquest, was named as one of Yahoo! Internet Life's 50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites, one of Money's 50 Most Useful Financial Websites, and is regularly mentioned as a valuable resource in these and other publications.
About Sprint PCS
Sprint PCS operates the largest 100 percent digital, 100 percent PCS nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and communities across the country. Sprint PCS has licensed PCS coverage of nearly 270 million people in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com. Spring PCS is a wholly owned tracking group of Sprint Corporation trading on NYSE under the symbol "PCS."
Sprint is a global communications company at the forefront of integrating long distance, local, and wireless communications services and a large carrier of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber optic network and is a leader in advanced data communications services. Sprint has $20 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 20 million businesses and residential customers.
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