Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA Each Strengthen Their 4G LTE Lineups With Award-Winning Samsung Galaxy S III in June

  Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA Each Strengthen Their 4G LTE Lineups With
  Award-Winning Samsung Galaxy S III in June

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. & WARREN, N.J. -- May 21, 2013

Sprint’s industry-leading prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA  –
along with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) – will add
SamsungGalaxy S^® III to both brands’ expansive lineups of smartphone
devices. Launching in June, the high-end Android smartphone will operate on
the Sprint 3G and 4G LTE networks, with 4G LTE available to Boost and Virgin
Mobile customers in 88 markets. Pricing information will be available from
both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile at a later date.

“Samsung Galaxy S III is a premium smartphone designed to deliver one of the
hottest handset experiences to consumers,” said Jeff Hallock, senior vice
president, Marketing-Sprint. “Offering this device on both Boost and Virgin
Mobile with the value, choice and flexibility of their no-contract^1 wireless
plans makes moving from a long-term contract a simple decision. This is
another stellar handset that further validates both brands’ leadership in this
space, a nationwide network^2 with unlimited no-contract offers.”

With the super-fast 4G LTE network from Sprint, Galaxy S  III brings the user
to a whole new level of sharing capabilities and delivers the ultimate
postpaid experience without a contract.A 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED^TM
touchscreen – the largest available in both the Boost and Virgin lineups – and
an 8-megapixel rear-facing, zero shutter-lag camera combined with a powerful
1.5GHz dual-core processor elevates how customers can stay connected with
family and friends.

Additional key features of the Samsung Galaxy S III include:

  *Android™ 4.1.2, Jelly Bean
  *Dual mode 3G/4G LTE
  *8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
  *AllShare Play gives you access to your content anytime from anywhere
  *S Beam™ enables you to share photos, videos, documents and other DRM-free
    content with other S Beam-enabled devices
  *Wi-Fi and GPS enabled
  *Bluetooth^TM wireless connectivity
  *Wired earbuds

Flexible No-Contract Service Options

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G can be paired with Boost Mobile’s no-contract^1 $55
Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time
payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5,
eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide
talk, text and picture messaging, Web^3, email and calls to 411. Payments do
not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.

Because of the innovative technology of Samsung Galaxy S III, Virgin Mobile
customers will appreciate the real savings over postpaid service of our
monthly no contract plans which offer unlimited data and messaging starting at
$35 per month. These Beyond Talk plans are especially designed for data-savvy
customers, who tend to surf the Internet, send emails, instant messages and
post to social networks more than they use their phones for calling. As Sir
Richard Branson asks in his Virgin Mobile USA video manifesto for A Higher
Calling, “Why pay for minutes when it’s unlimited data you really want?”

Please visit Boost Mobile LTE Markets  & Virgin Mobile LTE Markets for more
information.

Samsung, Galaxy S, S Beam and All Share Play are all trademarks of Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Other company
names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their
respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, recently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as “Highest
Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Non-Contract Wireless
Providers,” offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts.
Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its Monthly Unlimited
with Shrinking Payments no-contract service, where the longer you stay the
less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web,
email and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the
Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 279 million people, with no
activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality
handsets from BlackBerry, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola and Samsung, ranging from
entry-level to Android™ smartphone devices available nationwide at nearly
20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Family
Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless
dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost^®
Cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United
States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at Facebook and Twitter; and
purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.

About Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA offers millions of customers control, flexibility and
connectivity through Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans with
unlimited 3G data, and available 4G data speeds for mobile phone service,
including Android™-powered smartphones and for prepaidBroadband2Gohigh-speed
Web access on the Nationwide Sprint Network. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk monthly
unlimited data plans, which start at $35, are ideal for those smartphone users
hungry for the most connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes. Virgin
Mobile-branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores,
including Target, Walmart, Best Buy and RadioShack. Top-Up cards are available
at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide.Experience Virgin Mobile on the
Web atFacebook,Twitter,You Tube,and purchase Virgin Mobile USA products
atwww.virginmobileusa.com. For more news,click here.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets
wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications
products throughout North America. For more information, please visit
www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds oftelevisions, smartphones,
personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79
countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please
visit www.samsung.com.

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^1 Service on both the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands are subject to
acceptance of certain terms and conditions.

^2 Coverage is not available everywhere.

^3 Includes 2.5GB per month of high-speed data. Adaptive protocol video
limited to 3G speeds. When mobile hotspot add-on purchased (only for select
devices), data usage is total combined device and hotspot data use.

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Contact:

Boost Mobile
Danielle Babbington, 949-748-3418
Danielle.Babbington@sprint.com
or
Virgin Mobile USA
Lorena Pino, 908-660-0330
lorena.pino@virginmobileusa.com
or
Samsung
Carrie Gaffney, 646-381-9011
cgaffney@mww.com
 
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