Sprint has also been on the ground in Alabama with C.O.W.S (cells on wheels) along and a SatCOLT (Satellite Cell On Light Truck) to assist in restoring their network in the area hit hardest by tornadoes. In addition to network restoration, Sprint has had an Emergency Response Team and repair truck assisting customers in Pleasant Grove on 4th Street across from the First Baptist Church.
The Sprint response team and repair truck will be available daily from 9am-6pm through at least May 11th 2011. Customers who have been impacted by the storms can go to the repair truck to have their phones assessed for damage, make calls, charge phones and initiate insurance claims.
In addition to the repair trucks Sprint has been a vital partner in restoring service to law enforcement, hospitals and other public service areas affected by the storms. The DeKalb County Sheriffs Office, DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency and the Huntsville Hospital and Trauma Center have all received communications infrastructure assistance from Sprint.
The philanthropic arm of Sprint, The Sprint foundation has also donated $100,000 to Red Cross in the affected area.
Sprint is no stranger to the dangers of tornadoes. Sprint is based in Kansas City which has seen their fair share of similar, devastating weather.