Sprint Announces Availability of 4G LTE in 21 New Markets

  Sprint Announces Availability of 4G LTE in 21 New Markets

 Today, customers in areas such as Los Angeles, Charlotte, N.C., and Memphis,
Tenn., will benefit from an all-new 4G LTE experience with Truly Unlimited^SM
                           4G LTE plans from Sprint

 Power data users across the country are discovering 4G LTE in more and more
                                    places

Business Wire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- April 18, 2013

Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced the availability of its all-new 4G LTE network
to customers in 21 more markets, including Los Angeles, Contra Costa County,
Calif., Charlotte, N.C., Norfolk, Va., and Memphis, Tenn. With the Sprint 4G
LTE network, customers in the following areas will be able to experience
faster speeds for uploading photos, surfing the Web, and streaming videos. And
now through May 9th, customers switching their number to Sprint from another
carrier can save up to $100 on any smartphone with a new two-year service
agreement and qualifying plan.

The 21 new Sprint 4G LTE markets:

  *Albemarle, N.C.
  *Bloomington, Ind.
  *Charlotte, N.C.
  *Contra Costa County, Calif.
  *Denison, Texas
  *Greeneville, Tenn.
  *Joplin, Mo.
  *Kerrville, Texas
  *Lafayette, Ind.
  *Lincolnton, N.C.
  *Los Angeles
  *Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
  *Memphis, Tenn.
  *Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Va.
  *Palm Bay, Fla.
  *Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  *Rochelle, Ill.
  *Salisbury, N.C.
  *Shelby, N.C.
  *Tullahoma, Tenn.
  *West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Today more Americans are using smartphones and tablets to consume
entertainment, GPS and applications than ever before,” said Bob Azzi, senior
vice president-Network, Sprint. “In fact, in 2012, Sprint achieved annual
smartphone sales of nearly 20 million. All this requires improved network
reliability and speed. Sprint’s customers will experience immediate benefits
on the 4G LTE network when they stream videos, socialize, play games and
interact with thousands of apps using our unlimited data plans.”

Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to more customers
across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network. Many
Sprint customers are discovering Sprint 4G LTE in cities that haven’t yet
officially been announced, including Washington, D.C., New York and San
Francisco. Sprint has announced more than 170 markets where LTE will be
available in the coming months, and is adding the following markets to that
list today:

  *Fargo, N.D.
  *Orlando, Fla.
  *Portland, Ore.
  *Spokane, Wash.
  *Tallahassee, Fla.
  *Albertville, Ala.
  *Centralia, Wash.
  *Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  *Durant, Okla.
  *El Paso, Texas
  *Enid, Okla.
  *Enterprise/Ozark, Ala.
  *Eugene/Springfield, Ore.
  *Faribault/Northfield, Minn.
  *Greenville, Miss.
  *Hattiesburg, Miss.
  *Jacksonville, Texas
  *Kennewick/Pasco/Richland, Wash.
  *LaGrange, Ga.
  *Longview, Texas
  *Longview, Wash.
  *Milledgeville, Ga.
  *Moses Lake, Wash.
  *Paducah, Ky.
  *Picayune, Miss.
  *Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  *Russellville, Ark.
  *Seaford, Del.
  *Sterling, Ill.
  *Talladega/Sylacauga, Ala.
  *Tulsa, Okla.
  *Valdosta, Ga.
  *Wenatchee/East Wenatchee, Wash.
  *Yakima, Wash.

Sprint offers a wide range of 4G LTE devices, including the Sprint Force,
Samsung Galaxy Note^® II and Kyocera Torque. Sprint expects to continue its
smartphone success throughout 2013 with the launch of HTC One^® on April 19,
Samsung Galaxy S^® 4 in the second quarter, and the BlackBerry^® Q10
smartphone later this year. The selection of devices, an improving 3G and 4G
LTE network experience and Sprint’s Everything Data plans – including Any
Mobile, Anytime^SM, unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile
in America while on the Sprint Network – makes Sprint the best choice in
wireless.

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers
service in 88 markets nationwide and on Sprint’s no contract brands, Virgin
Mobile USA and Boost Mobile. Virgin Mobile offers the Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE, 
from Samsung with its No-Contract Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging
plans, starting at $35/month. Boost Mobile offers HTC One SV and Boost Force
on its no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments plan.

Also, Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions is helping Mobile Virtual Network
Operators (MVNOs) compete and take market share by being the first major
carrier in the United States to offer wholesale 4G LTE service and a wide
range of handsets, data cards, hotspots and tablets that answer the MVNO
market need for high-speed, high-capacity video, data and voice services.

For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout,
visit www.sprint.com/network. For detailed 4G LTE maps, visit
www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often because
the maps will be updated whenever coverage 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 more than 55 million
customers at the end 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. You can
learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and
www.twitter.com/sprint.

Contact:

Sprint
Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689
kathleen.dunleavy@sprint.com
 
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