Sprint 4G LTE Network Expands into Fort Wayne, Ind.

  Sprint 4G LTE Network Expands into Fort Wayne, Ind.

   Starting today more customers in the Hoosier State will benefit from the
    coverage, quality and speed of unlimited high-speed 4G LTE from Sprint

Business Wire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- January 28, 2013

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

“Now even more Hoosiers can experience 4G LTE on their smartphones, tablets
and wireless hotspots,” said Kevin Gleason, regional vice president-Consumer
Sales, Sprint. “The demand for smartphones continues to increase and a strong
network is more important than ever for residents of the Fort Wayne area.
Sprint 4G LTE will increase the speed for streaming and downloading music as
well as sending emails and videos to friends and relatives.”

In Indiana, Sprint also offers 4G LTE to customers in Anderson, Gary,
Indianapolis/Carmel, Muncie and South Bend/Mishawaka. 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 several cities across the country, such
as Baltimore, Boston, 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^1. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 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.

^1 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
Jennifer Sniderman, 913-315-1237
Jennifer.sniderman@sprint.com
or
Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689
kathleen.dunleavy@sprint.com
 
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