Sprint and NextRadio Provide Free Emergency FM Radio Access

June 3, 2014

June 2, 2014 - For customers looking for additional communications resources during an emergency, Sprint is offering the NextRadio interactive FM radio application, which receives FM radio broadcasts in a user's local area through a built-in FM tuner inside the smartphone. Available on select Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA Android-powered smartphones, the free Google Play app allows consumers to listen to FM radio stations on the go.

By downloading NextRadio, Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA customers can use their Android smartphone to receive news and information from local broadcast affiliates during times of emergency. FM radio can be a lifeline to citizens when other communication networks suffer disaster-related outages, such as hurricanes.

Read the full release here.

(via NAB)

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