Just In Time for Summer Fun – Take a Dip with the Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Edge

  Just In Time for Summer Fun – Take a Dip with the Waterproof Kyocera Hydro
  Edge

For work or play, Hydro Edge is the ideal device to get wet and be worry-free

Business Wire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- July 11, 2013

Sprint (NYSE:S) will offer the submersible Kyocera Hydro Edge beginning on
Friday, July 19, and Boost Mobile will offer the device starting Tuesday, July
23, without a contract. Kyocera Hydro Edge, which can be submerged in up to
3.28 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, is part of the new Hydro series of
waterproof Android smartphones and builds on the popular Kyocera Hydro, which
has been a top seller at Boost Mobile since its launch in August 2012.

Boost Mobile customers who choose to pair their Hydro Edge with a no-contract
option will benefit fr ...

Boost Mobile customers who choose to pair their Hydro Edge with a no-contract
option will benefit from Boost Mobile's $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan
with Shrinking Payments (Photo: Boost Mobile)

Bringing this feature-rich smartphone to both Sprint and Boost Mobile gives
customers the choice in how they pay for their devices and their monthly
service plans:

  *Sprint customers will benefit from days at the beach filled with pictures,
    videos and posts without worrying about overages thanks to Truly
    Unlimited^SM data, text and calling to any mobile phone with no metering,
    no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network. Hydro
    Edge will be available for just $19.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line
    or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement after a $50
    mail-in-rebate via reward card^1 in all Sprint retail channels, including
    Web Sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1).
  *Boost Mobile customers who choose to pair their device with a
    no-annual-contract^2 option will benefit from Boost Mobile’s $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 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.
    Hydro Edge will be available from Boost Mobile for $149.99 (excluding
    taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent
    wireless dealer locations nationwide and www.boostmobile.com with free
    shipping. It will be available in early August at select Boost Mobile
    national retail locations.

Boost Mobile is offering Hydro Edge for pre-order starting today at
www.boostmobile.com/hydroedge. This marks the first time a device has been
offered to Boost Mobile customers through pre-order.

“There is a definite demand for waterproof devices as shown by more than a
million Kyocera Hydro smartphones sold by Boost and the nearly 2 million
Kyocera Dura Series devices for Sprint Direct Connect, making it the most
popular Kyocera product line ever sold by Sprint,” said David Owens, Sprint
vice president-Product Development. “Hydro Edge helps reduce the worries of
water damage during a day at the beach or a day on the job without having to
spend extra money on a waterproof case. With the power of Android™ Jelly Bean
and a 4-inch capacitive impact resistant touchscreen, Hydro Edge helps our
customers stay connected and get things done.”

In addition to being waterproof, Kyocera Hydro Edge boasts the following
features:

  *Android 4.1, Jelly Bean
  *1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon^®processor
  *Smart Sonic Receiver technology – improves audio in noisy environments
  *4-inch capacitive, impact-resistant touchscreen display
  *5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video camera

“We're continuing to see growing demand for waterproof phones that can survive
the accidents life throws at us," said Eric Anderson, senior vice president
and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications
Inc. "Hydro Edge builds on the success of the original Kyocera Hydro and adds
some great extra features, such as Smart Sonic Receiver, to make a very
attractive, affordable Android smartphone. It's a must-have device for staying
connected while lying around the pool or going to the beach this summer."

To support the growing need for data, Sprint is rolling out a new 3G/4G
network designed to provide faster data speeds, improved call quality and
easier connectivity. Sprint expects customers to benefit with better wireless
signal strength, in-building coverage and fewer drops/blocks. For the most
up-to-date information on Sprint network coverage, please visit
sprint.com/coverage.

Please visit kyocerasmartphones.com/hydro-edge for more information.

About Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications
services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and
government users. Sprint served more than 55 million customers at the end of
the first quarter of 2013 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 as the most improved company in
customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five 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.

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, Kmart-Sears, RadioShack,
Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, 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 Kyocera Communications Inc.

Kyocera Communications Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices
in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value
as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new
technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life’s challenges. At
the heart of Kyocera’s products is a belief that one size doesn’t fit all and
that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or
having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. For more information,
follow the company at www.facebook.com/kyoceramobilephones or
www.twitter.com/kyoceramobile.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine (or “advanced”) ceramics. Kyocera specializes in combining
these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, such as solar power generating systems, printers, copiers,
mobile phones, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools
and industrial components. During the year ended March 31, 2013, the company’s
net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion).

^1 The American Express Prepaid Reward Card (“Card”) provided in connection
with this Rebate offer is a prepaid Card that is usable at U.S. merchants that
accept American Express Card. Some limitations apply. The Card is not
redeemable for cash (except where required by law) and does not provide ATM
access. Use of Card constitutes acknowledgement that it is given as a reward
and no consideration, value, or money has been paid by the holder to American
Express in exchange for this Card. USE OF CARD IS SUBJECT TO THE CARDHOLDER
AGREEMENT. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A $3.00 MONTHLY FEE WILL BE ASSESSED
AGAINST CARD BALANCE, STARTING SIX MONTHS AFTER CARD ISSUANCE, UNLESS FUNDS
ARE EARLIER DEPLETED. For BALANCE, customer service and Cardholder Agreement
visit americanexpress.com/sprint or call 1-866-608-3756. Card issued by
American Express Prepaid Card Management Corporation.
^2 Service on Boost Mobile is subject to acceptance of certain terms and
conditions.
^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.

  © 2013 Kyocera. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of
   Kyocera Corporation. Sprint is a registered trademark of Sprint Nextel.
  Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; use of this trademark is subject to
     Google Permissions. Snapdragon is a registered trademark of Qualcomm
   Incorporated. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Sprint
Natalie Papaj, 703-592-8412
natalie.lariviere@sprint.com
or
Boost Mobile
Danielle Babbington, 949-748-3418
danielle.babbington@sprint.com
or
Kyocera Communications Inc.
John Chier, 858-882-3543
john.chier@kyocera.com
 
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