Rock Out With New NextRadio App on Red Hot HTC One Exclusively from Sprint Beginning Aug. 16

  Rock Out With New NextRadio App on Red Hot HTC One Exclusively from Sprint
  Beginning Aug. 16

 NextRadio seamlessly brings live FM radio with interactive content to Sprint
                                 smartphones

Business Wire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- August 15, 2013

Do you love rocking out to your favorite local radio station on your
smartphone but hate the toll it takes on your battery when you stream? Music
lovers rejoice! Sprint signed an industry first and will offer access to the
new NextRadio^® interactive FM radio application beginning with HTC One^® and
HTC EVO^® 4G LTE. This deal will allow Sprint to provide the NextRadio service
on a broad range of Sprint smartphone devices during the next several years.

With NextRadio, listening to FM radio on smartphones offers a new type of
interactive radio listening experience.When compared with streaming,
NextRadio consumes about three times less battery life than other music apps.
That’s because the audio is coming through a built-in FM tuner instead of over
the Internet.

NextRadioisa free app that comes preloaded on HTC One from Sprint for all
new activations.Customers who already own HTC Oneor HTC EVO 4G LTE from
Sprint can download NextRadio through Google Play™ at no additional charge.

Don’t have HTC One just yet? No worries! Beginning Friday, Aug. 16, HTC One is
launching in a hot, new red color, exclusively for Sprint customers. HTC One
in red will be available in all Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales,
Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales for $199.99 with a new two-year
service agreement or eligible upgrade (excludes taxes and surcharges). The
device is currently available in silver and black.

And to turn up the heat even more, from Aug. 16 through Aug. 30, Sprint will
offer a special promotion to make it even easier for customers to get their
hands on the HTC One with interactive FM radio from NextRadio. For a limited
time and while supplies last, customers can purchase an HTC One and get a
second one for free, in any of the three color options – silver, black or
red^1.

“Our customers already enjoy listening to a variety of music apps on their
smartphones, but NextRadio makes it easier than ever to interact with the
local radio stations they enjoy listening to in the car virtually anywhere,”
said Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Marking
another innovation milestone for Sprint, our partners at NextRadio are
transforming the FM radio listening experience by allowing users to interact
with their favorite radio shows by calling or messaging directly from their
smartphone.”

NextRadio allows users to:

  *Browse stations in their local area by genre or frequency, set favorites,
    view recently played stations or use a traditional tuner interface
  *Call or text the radio shows they love, providing the ability to send
    instant feedback to the station whenever and virtually wherever they are
    listening
  *Watch music and talk come to life with album art, station logos, song and
    show details, and instant actions like sharing or purchasing songs right
    from their phone

A headset or speaker wire plugged into the 3.5mm stereo audio jack is required
and serves as the antenna for the FM radio chip. Customers can easily find a
radio station from the NextRadio onscreen guide, which is divided by music
genre or selecting the station dial position. The app also includes radio
station logos, slogans and programming description.

“We’re excited that an innovative wireless carrier like Sprint is leading the
effort to offer American consumers something they’ve always loved – listening
to the radio – right in the palm of their hands,” said Gordon Smith,president
ofthe National Association of Broadcasters. “This service expands on that
experience by enabling consumers to interact with local broadcasters directly
through the application.”

For more information about the NextRadio application, visit
www.nextradioapp.com.

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 53 million customers at the end of
the second 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.

HTC, HTC One and HTC EVO 4G are trademarks of HTC Corporation.

^1Qualifying data plans and new activations w/2-yr agreement required. Buy One
Get One Free HTC One valid from 8/16/2013 to 8/30/2013. Offer requires
qualifying data plan and new activation with 2-year agreement. While supplies
last. Other restrictions apply. See [Sprint web site with deal] for details.

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Contact:

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Nichole (Cappitelli) Pichardo, 949-748-3364
nichole.pichardo@sprint.com
 
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