Sprint Offering NFL Network Games Free To Customers

Like the NFL? Who doesn't, right? Evidently Sprint is certainly expecting its own customers to dig it, as it has today announced that it will be the only wireless carrier to offer live NFL Network game telecasts via its exclusive NFL Mobile Live application and on Sprint TV beginning Nov. 12 when NFL Network televises the first of its eight-game Thursday Night Football schedule.

Sprint has always embraced mobile TV more seriously than the other carriers, but this type of partnership could actually get more than a few people to switch. The NFL is easily the most popular sport in America, and the allure of free games on-the-go is pretty darn tempting. Best of all, both NFL Mobile Live and Sprint TV are available at no additional cost to Sprint data subscribers with a data plan. Granted, watching entire NFL games on a phone won't be nearly as smooth and enjoyable as they'd be on an HDTV, but if you're stuck in some meeting somewhere, it sure beats the alternative of dreaming about it.

The first televised game features the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Chicago Bears on NFL Network. NFL Network’s Thursday night telecasts will be available to Sprint subscribers including games on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26) and special NFL Network games on Saturday, Dec. 19, and Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25). Interested in getting in? Just switch to Sprint, get a smartphone that supports Sprint TV/NFL Mobile Live and pony up for an unlimited data plan.

The NFL Network games that will be available to Sprint subscribers are:

  • Nov. 12, Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers
  • Nov. 19, Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers
  • Nov. 26, New York Giants at Denver Broncos
  • Dec. 3, New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
  • Dec. 10, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
  • Dec. 17, Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Dec. 19, Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
  • Dec. 25, San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans

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