Sprint PCS announced (20/12/00) a strategic alliance with Jaguar Cars North America to deliver clear all-digital, all-PCS wireless voice and data solutions to all 2001 model year Jaguar vehicles.Sprint PCS becomes the sole wireless network provider to supporttelematics solutions for the Deluxe Communications Package available on all Jaguar S-TYPE vehicles and one of three providers available with optional communications packages available to all other Jaguar automobiles.

"This strategic agreement with Jaguar further strengthens Sprint PCS' leadership position in providing customers wireless voice and datacommunications wherever they are," said Joe Averkamp, senior directortelematics, Sprint PCS. The Jaguar Deluxe Communications Package includes console mounted portable cellular phone, voice-activated controls, navigation system and four-year subscription to Jaguar Assist -- an emergency messaging system.