uclick and Sprint to bring
popular comic characters to Sprint PCS Phones!
KANSAS CITY, Mo., December 10, 2001 - uclick,
an Andrews McMeel Universal Company, has teamed up with
Sprint to bring Garfield, Ziggy, Cathy and other popular
comic characters to Sprint PCS Phones. Sprint recently announced
the launch of their new Sprint PCS Ringers and MoreSM wireless
download service, a service that allows customers to personalize
their phones with well-known characters, music and more.
uclick is providing a number of brand-name comic characters
to this new service, to keep customers smiling!
This new wireless download service connects Sprint customers
with their favorite funnies characters from uclick. In addition
to perennial favorites such as Garfield, Ziggy and Pat Oliphant's
Punk, the uclick offering includes characters from cutting
edge, newer comics like Bizarro, Captain RibMan, James and
Sprint PCS customers will browse the Sprint PCS Ringers
& More content at Sprintpcs.com or through the Sprint
PCS Wireless Web. Content is then wirelessly downloaded
to select Sprint PCS Phones and saved as customized ringers,
or, in the case of uclick content, as screen savers. uclick
is one of a select group of partners providing graphics
for this new service.
Customers can download up to eight pieces of content from
the Sprint PCS Ringers & More service and store it in
their personal "vault" each month. The content
accumulates each month. Sprint PCS Ringers & More is
free for the first three months and is available with three
of the newest Sprint PCS Phones: the Sprint PCS TP5250 by
LG; the Sprint PCS SCP-5150 by Sanyo; and the Sprint PCS
Kyocera 2255. After the first three months, the service
will be $4 per month.
The line-up of phones that support the Sprint PCS Ringers
& More service will continue to grow throughout 2002
Sprint PCS Ringers & More content providers are unlike
those of any other download service and include the best
in both music and graphics. "With uclick's content,
our customers can now personalize their Sprint PCS Phones
with some of their favorite comic characters," said
Chip Novick, vice president of consumer marketing for Sprint
"uclick is pleased to be one of the select companies
chosen to work with Sprint PCS to provide graphics for the
phones," says Chris Pizey, chief operating officer
of uclick. "We are working with Handtap Communications
to transform uclick's most popular comic characters
into customized images tailored specifically for Sprint
PCS Phones. Delivering uclick's characters in this
new context allows consumers to further deepen their relationship
with our brands."
*The Ringers & More service may not be available in select
uclick is an Andrews McMeel Universal Company. Andrews McMeel
Universal also includes Universal Press Syndicate and Andrews
McMeel Publishing. As the largest packager and distributor
of branded comics, word games and other content on the Web,
uclick syndicates the highly sought-after work of more than
100 content creators to hundreds of sites, including more
than 200 Newspaper Web sites. uclick content is also found
on major portals such as AOL, Yahoo, MSNBC, and iWon. You'll
recognize many of uclick's brands, including: Garfield,
Doonesbury, Cathy, FoxTrot, Ziggy, Boondocks, Pat Oliphant,
News of the Weird, Universal Crossword, Dear Abby and more.
uclick is also building brands for the future, like Bizarro
and Heart of the City. In addition, uclick develops and
hosts Web sites of other key creators such as Garfield.com,
Doonesbury.com, Ziggy.com and sites of other key creators.
uclick is located in Kansas City, Mo. Visit us in person
or at www.uclick.com.
Contact: Sherrie Stuckey
Director of Marketing
Sprint is a global communications company serving 23 million
business and residential customers in more than 70 countries.
With more than 80,000 employees worldwide and $23 billion
in annual revenues, 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. Sprint's award-winning Tier 1
Internet backbone is being extended to key global markets
to provide customers with a broad portfolio of scalable
IP products. Sprint's high-capacity, high-speed network
gives customers fast, dependable, non-stop access to the
vast majority of the world's Internet content. Sprint
also operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide
PCS wireless network in the United States, already serving
the majority of the nation's metropolitan areas including
more than 4,000 cities and communities.
For more information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com.
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