Mobile Weather : Streaming neighborhood-level local condition reports and camera imagery available via Java-enabled telephone handsets
Sprint is the first wireless carrier to offer WeatherBug Mobile for Java (J2ME) -- the only streaming neighborhood level weather available via Java-enabled Handsets. Leveraging its exclusive network of 8,000 WeatherBug tracking stations throughout the U.S., WeatherBug Mobile offers Sprint customers precise, customizable reports, including current weather conditions, local radar, live camera views, and forecast updates.
"A recent AP poll indicated that most Americans closely monitor weather reports but find them unreliable. People want reliable weather conditions for their specific location and want to be able to view them as they go about their day, depending on where they are," said Andy Jedynak of WeatherBug. "Unlike all other weather reports, which are based upon hourly data from local airports, WeatherBug offers continuously updated live weather information at your fingertips, when it matters most."
Sprint customers can personalize their weather reports by designating the specific WeatherBug Tracking Station closest to them, at any time during the day, including camera imagery from one of 1,000+ weather cameras. Another personal touch is the WeatherBug personalized photo option, which enables users to submit and view other user photos within the WeatherBug community.
WeatherBug Mobile also offers live local radar, 7-day and weekend forecasts. Current conditions feature: temperature, heat index, average wind, humidity, dew point, barometric pressure, monthly rainfall, sunrise and sunset.
"As we enter the storm and hurricane season -- frequented by power outages and forecast skepticism, Sprint customers can now rely upon their WeatherBug Mobile service for personalized, current weather conditions," said Thad Langford, Director of Business Development for Sprint Consumer Solutions.
WeatherBug Mobile for Java is available for $2.99 per month vs. alternative services, which range from $3.75-3.99 per month. Sprint PCS Vision customers can download WeatherBug Mobile directly from their phone by selecting the Weather category from their Get New applications download page.
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