WILMINGTON, Del. - Dec. 8, 2004 - Money talks and now Sprint customers will be able to earn rewards when purchasing a mobile phone, picking up their dry cleaning or even paying their phone bill. Today, Sprint [NYSE: FON] and Chase [NYSE: JPM] announced the launch of the Sprint Rewards Visa* Card, which offers rewards on all purchases of Sprint accessories and services, as well as everyday card purchases.
Sprint Rewards Visa cardmembers earn two points for every dollar spent on Sprint purchases at Sprint retail locations, Sprint phone bills and online purchases at Sprint.com and one point for every dollar spent on all other card purchases. Every time cardmembers accumulate 2,500 points, they can redeem them for a $25 personal check, a $25 Sprint Gift Check, which can be used toward Sprint products and services or a $25 Gift Certificate from select merchants, including gas stations, restaurants and other leading retailers.
"The Sprint Rewards Visa Card offers Sprint customers additional value for doing things they already do, including paying for their monthly services and purchasing new phones and accessories," said Vincent P. DeSantis, who leads customer loyalty and retention for Sprint Corporation. "Improving the customer experience by providing a useful tool such as the Sprint Rewards Visa Card extends the Sprint brand to our customers and rewards them for their loyalty."
"With so many alternatives available today, consumers should be rewarded for loyalty to their brand of choice," said Hugh Bleemer, executive vice president, JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s card services division. "Consumers can use the Sprint Rewards Visa Card for all of their purchases including recurring payments such as their Sprint bill, groceries and filling their gas tank, and reap the rewards as a valued Sprint customer."
The new Sprint Rewards Visa Card offers the following benefits:
Consumers may apply for the Sprint Rewards Visa Card by calling 1-866-652-3261 or by visiting www.sprintrewardscard.com.
Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than 26 million customers in over 100 countries. With more than $26 billion in annual revenues in 2003, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.1 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries. The card services division of the company has approximately 96 million credit cards issued. Under the JPMorgan, Chase and Bank One brands, the firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients. Information about the firm is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
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