|[July 11, 2014]
T-Mobile Puts Its Network on Show at Major League Baseball All-Star Week
BELLEVUE, Wash. & MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
As the title sponsor of Major League Baseball's T-Mobile All-Star
FanFest, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS)
is painting host city Minneapolis magenta with an array of special
experiences for customers throughout All-Star Week, and by treating fans
and players to a ride on America's fastest nationwide 4G LTE (News - Alert) network at
Target Field throughout the week and during the Midsummer Classic.
"We're going all in to make All-Star Week a fantastic experience for
players, fans and our customers," said John Legere, president & CEO of
T-Mobile. "This is also a perfect chance for us to show off what the
Un-carrier's data-strong network is capable of-because nothing puts a
network to the test like a crush of baseball fans Instagraming,
Tweeting, Facebooking and Snapchatting every amazing All-Star moment."
T-Mobile has helped prepare Minneapolis for the crowds and media
flocking to the host city, including rolling out T-Mobile Wideband LTE
and Voice over LTE city-wide. As the official wireless sponsor of Major
League Baseball, T-Mobile has also enhanced the fan experience in and
around the All-Star Game's host stadium, Target (News - Alert) Field, with an upgraded
network on the ballpark's Distributed Antenna System (DAS).
In the past year, T-Mobile has upgraded its blazing-fast network at a
number of Major League Baseball ballparks, including those in Arlington,
Texas, Miami, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C. as well as
Minneapolis - with more planned in the future.
T-MOBILE CUSTOMER & FAN EXPERIENCES
T-Mobile customers get treated like the smart people they are at
FanFest. Just by showing their T-Mobile phone, they can get in exclusive
JUMP!™ lanes to avoid lines at the main entrance to FanFest, and local
customers were treated to discounted $10 FanFest tickets.
Starting today through July 15th, T-Mobile has lined up some
other pretty amazing experiences for everyone at FanFest, including:
The chance to meet some of their favorite players and
legends-including Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins - at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest.
The ability to sharpen their own game with pitching and hitting
clinics or play a variety of games, including the
children-versus-adults T-Mobile Data Strong Derby, at the T-Mobile
Diamond in the covention center.
The opportunity to sign up for T-Mobile breakthrough program, T-Mobile
Test Drive, a revolutionary new way to try wireless service before
you buy it. Fans can try out T-Mobile's data-strong network for seven
glorious days and nights with an iPhone (News - Alert) 5s at absolutely no cost, no
risk and no obligation.
Mobile charging stations throughout FanFest and Target Field to ensure
that fans don't miss a moment of this incredible week.
Finally, the Un-carrier will be on-hand to cut the ribbon at T-Mobile
All-Star FanFest's opening ceremonies this morning, and the T-Mobile
team will also be sporting magenta running shorts as they participate in
this weekend's Color Run MLB (News - Alert) All-Star 5K, presented by Nike. And,
because T-Mobile is a sponsor of the run, participants will get doused
with magenta powder in the "Un-leash Your Magenta" leg of the race and
be able to get a great photo souvenir at the T-Mobile Color Drums at the
Outside of FanFest, former Minnesota Twins pitcher, Scott Erickson, will
be at the T-Mobile store in Maple Grove at Elm Creek & Main from 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday July 12th, and Glen Perkins, 2013
and 2014 All-Star closer for the Minnesota Twins, will be at the
downtown Minneapolis T-Mobile store at Crystal Court from 2:30 to 3:30
p.m. on Monday July 14th. Fans can meet and greet Erickson and Perkins
and get an autograph.
T-MOBILE MLB GAME CHANGER
Earlier this year, T-Mobile and Major League Baseball teamed up to
launch T-Mobile MLB Game Changer, a new fan-powered award honoring
baseball's biggest game-changing moments. Throughout the season, fan
votes decide the most pivotal game-changing moments at mlb.com/t-mobile,
culminating in honors awarded at the close of the season.
T-Mobile announced today that fans have cast more than 200,000 votes for
game changing moments to date. And -- incredibly - more than one-third
of the players in the weekly winning moments are on this year's
exclusive All-Star roster.
About the Major League Baseball Players Association
The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com
) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional
baseball players of the thirty Major League Baseball teams and serves as
the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing
activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of
its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and the
Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League
Baseball Players Trust (www.PlayersTrust.org),
a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League
baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players; @MLBPAClubhouse; @MLBPlayersTrust
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is redefining
the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading
product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and
expanding 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for
customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in
Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries
and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. It currently
serves approximately 49.1 million wireless subscribers and provides
products and services through 70,000 points of distribution. For more
information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
T-Mobile is a licensee of Major League Baseball Players Association.
Test drive is a limited time offer; subject to change. Credit or debit
card required for trial. Phone (News - Alert) must be returned in 7 days to avoid
$699.99 charge +tax. Domestic use only. See T-Mobile.com for Test Drive
Trial and coverage details. FanFest ticket terms & conditions apply.
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