Sprint Offers Tri-band 4G LTE with MiFi 500 LTE by Novatel Wireless; Available on July 19

  Sprint Offers Tri-band 4G LTE with MiFi 500 LTE by Novatel Wireless;
  Available on July 19

    Sleek and speedy new tri-band device allows users to take advantage of
     Sprint’s latest network technology for improved 4G LTE connectivity

Business Wire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & SAN DIEGO -- July 15, 2013

Sprint (NYSE:S) and Novatel Wireless, Inc.(Nasdaq:NVTL) today announced the
Friday, July 19, availability for the latest addition to the award-winning
MiFi^® Intelligent mobile hotspot lineup, MiFi^® 500 LTE by Novatel
Wireless^™.

MiFi 500 LTE is among the first tri-band devices to join Sprint’s family of
mobile broadband devices providing access to Sprint’s 4G LTE network at
800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz. MiFi 500 LTE includes Novatel Wireless’ advanced
software enhancements to the MiFi Technology Platform that extend usage time
through more efficient use of battery capacity, so MiFi users will be able to
stay connected longer without re-charging – while keeping a sleek and
lightweight design.

MiFi 500 LTE will be available on July 19 for $49.99 (excluding taxes) with a
new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in
rebate via reward card^1, through www.sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1, retail stores
and Business Sales.

Customers can activate their MiFi 500 LTE device on one of Sprint’s many
mobile broadband data plans. Plans monthly prices, excluding taxes and fees,
start at $34.99 for 3GB of combined 3G/4G data while on the Sprint network.
Customers also can choose the $49.99 plan with 6GB of combined 3G/4G data (or
$79.99 for 12GB of 3G/4G data).

“Sprint is thrilled to partner with Novatel Wireless to bring our customers
the latest MiFi device that takes advantage of Sprint’s cutting-edge Network
Vision technology,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development,
Sprint. “Whether it’s streaming music orvideo on multiple devices, browsing
the Web,onlinegaming, or just catching up on email, the MiFi 500 LTE gives
customers a secure, fastconnection while providing access to all three of
Sprint’s 4G LTE network bands.”

MiFi 500 LTE allows users to enjoy all of the features they love about the
MiFi intelligent mobile hotspot and more, including:

  *Advanced security
  *Long battery life (averages 10 hours of use on a single charge)
  *Compact and robust design
  *Easy-to-use, intuitivedevice menu withcriticaldetails right at your
    fingertips
  *GPS over Wi-Fi capability makes connecting to GPSapplications a snap
  *WPS makes connecting to certain devices even easier
  *Quickly connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enableddevices, including laptops, mobile
    gaming devices and tablets
  *Accurately checkdata usage from the user-friendly Web interface

Rob Hadley, chief marketing officer for Novatel Wireless, said, “Built on the
Novatel Wireless patented MiFi technology with a legacy of best-in-class
performance and security features, we’re excited to introduce the MiFi 500 LTE
and support Sprint’s Network Vision roll-out with this tri-band 4G LTE
device.”

The launch of devices like the MiFi 500 LTE, which can operate on three
spectrum bands, celebrates yet another milestone in Sprint’s rollout of
Network Vision. Network Vision represents a nationwide update of the Sprint
network leveraging the 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz spectrum bands and using the
newest, most-advanced equipment in the industry. Sprint plans to consolidate
multiple network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of
enhancing network coverage, improving call quality and increasing data speeds
for customers.

Sprint 4G LTE currently reaches 110 markets. 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

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 Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent
wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The company delivers
specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and
vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi^® Intelligent Mobile
Hotspots, Ovation™ USB modems, Expedite^® embedded modules, Mobile Tracking
Solutions, Asset Tracking Solutions, and Enabler^® smart M2M modules. These
innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for
consumers and enterprises. Novatel Wireless headquarters is in San Diego, and
the company is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit
www.nvtl.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors
could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks
relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued
acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual
property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel
Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
(available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2013 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and
logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless Inc.Other product or service
names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

^1The 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.

Contact:

Sprint
Nichole (Cappitelli) Pichardo, 949-748-3364
nichole.pichardo@sprint.com
or
Novatel Wireless
Charlotte Rubin, 858-812-3431
crubin@nvtl.com
 
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