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Sprint 4G LTE Network Sails into Boston



  Sprint 4G LTE Network Sails into Boston

Starting today customers in more areas of the Bay State will benefit from the
 increased power, speed and value of unlimited high-speed 4G LTE from Sprint
 with a comprehensive selection of smartphones and Truly Unlimited data plans

Business Wire

BOSTON -- January 28, 2013

Today, Sprint (NYSE:S) is expanding 4G LTE service in the Bay State and
bringing faster speeds for uploading photos, surfing the Web and streaming
videos to customers in Boston and Framingham, Mass. Sprint continues to show
significant progress in the buildout of its all-new 4G LTE network – reaching
more customers every day. In addition to Boston and Framingham, today Sprint
launched 4G LTE in Austin, Texas; Bryan/College Station, Texas; Columbia,
Tenn.; Emporia, Kan.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Gettysburg, Pa.; and Western Puerto
Rico (including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez).

“Now our customers can keep track of their favorite hockey, basketball and
college sports teams using 4G LTE on their Sprint smartphones, tablets and
mobile hotspots,” said Karen Paletta, regional vice president-Consumer Sales,
Sprint. “The demand for smartphones continues to grow, and a strong network is
more important than ever for our wireless users.” Additionally, Boston area
customers can expect a better 3G experience thanks to continual upgrades being
made in the area, resulting in clearer voice quality, more reliable
in-building coverage and fewer dropped and blocked calls.

In Massachusetts, Sprint 4G LTE is also available to customers in
Barnstable/Hyannis/Mid-Cape, New Bedford/Fall River, and Peabody. Customers
will be able to use their smartphones – such as Samsung Galaxy S^® III,
Samsung Galaxy Note^® II or LG Optimus G™ – to share a picture of their
favorite musical group or college football team or check the web for sports
scores with greater speed. When you combine the power of 4G LTE with an
Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, Anytime^SM, which includes unlimited
Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint
Network, Sprint becomes the best choice in wireless.

Sprint’s network buildout, known as Network Vision, not only delivers 4G LTE
but also is expected to provide 3G customers better wireless signal strength,
in-building coverage, and fewer dropped/blocked calls. These 3G improvements
are already available to customers in many cities across the country, such as
Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. All Sprint 3G customers
in these areas, including the company’s prepaid customers on Assurance
Wireless, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile can expect to see better coverage and
improved network reliability and voice quality once the improvements come to
their areas.

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers
service in 58 markets^i. For the most up-to-date details on the Sprint 4G LTE
portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE
maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit
www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the
maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million
customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the
first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States;
offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands
including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant
national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1
Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1
among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across
all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in
both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s
greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company.

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^i Anderson, Ind.; Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Baltimore;
Barnstable/Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.; Boston; Bryan/College Station, Texas;
Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.; Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Ill.; Clark County,
Va./Jefferson County, W.Va.; Columbia, Tenn.; Dallas; Emporia, Kan.; Fort
Wayne, Ind.; Fort Worth, Texas; Framingham, Mass.; Franklin County, Pa.;
Gainesville, Ga.; Gary, Ind.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Granbury/Hood County, Texas;
Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.; Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.;
Harrisonburg, Va.; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Hutchinson, Kan.;
Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.; Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais, Ill.; Kansas City,
Kan./Mo.; Lawrence, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; McPherson, Kan.;
Muncie, Ind.; New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.; Newnan, Ga.; Peabody, Mass.;
Rockford, Ill.; Rome, Ga.; Salina, Kan.; San Antonio; Santa Rosa/Petaluma,
Calif.; Sedalia, Mo.; Shenandoah/Page Counties, Va.; South Bend/Mishawaka,
Ind.; Southern PR: Ponce/Coamo/Guayama, Puerto Rico; St. Joseph, Mo.; Topeka,
Kan.; Vallejo/Fairfield, Calif.; Waco, Texas; Waukegan/Lake County, Ill.;
Western PR: Aguadilla/Isabela/Cabo Rojo/Mayagüez, Puerto Rico; Wichita Falls,
Texas; Wichita, Kan.; Winchester, Va.; York/Hanover, Pa.

Contact:

Sprint Nextel
Mark J. Elliott, 603-621-4511
Mark.j.elliott@sprint.com
or
Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689
kathleen.dunleavy@sprint.com
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