Sprint Named Most “Eco Focused” Wireless Carrier

  Sprint Named Most “Eco Focused” Wireless Carrier

       2014 Compass Intelligence Mobility Awards honors Sprint as most
                   environmentally minded wireless carrier

Business Wire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- January 9, 2014

Compass Intelligence, a global market acceleration research and consulting
firm, has named Sprint (NYSE:S) the most “Eco Focused Wireless Carrier” at the
2014 Compass Intelligence Awards luncheon – a special event held at the
Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. The awards recognized the
best mobile computing, wireless data communications, Machine-to-Machine, and
eco-friendly products and services offered in the market during the past year.
Sprint has been widely recognized among the Fortune 500 for its environmental
efforts and received the award based on the carrier’s continued commitment and
leadership to environmental business practices.

“It's not surprising that Sprint scored the highest in the eco-focused carrier
category,” says Kate Pearce, strategist and senior consultant at Compass
Intelligence. “The carrier has consistently led the industry in eco-friendly
efforts. It was one of the first U.S. carriers to launch an in-store mobile
device buyback program. The company also champions eco-friendly mobile devices
and has reduced waste via streamlined packaging and more. Sprint continues to
drive the wireless industry to be more green.”

More than 60 analysts and journalists who cover the mobile and wireless
industry voted on the Mobility Awards. The voting panel consisted of
representatives from Compass Intelligence and such analyst firms as Gartner,
IHS, Frost & Sullivan, Strategy Analytics, Current Analysis, Ovum and Yankee
Group. The media were represented by journalists from Forbes, Chicago Tribune,
TMC, ComputerWorld, RCR Wireless, Consumer Reports and Network World. Winners
were selected based on the number of votes they received.

Sprint’s commitment to decrease energy use, enable more eco-friendly mobile
solutions, and offer industry-leading wireless recycling programs remains a
core part of its business strategy and continues to receive recognition.
Sprint was recognized in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2013, which
tracks how America’s largest listed companies are responding to climate
change. Sprint was the only telecommunications company named to CDP’s S&P 500
Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), which highlights companies that
demonstrate strategies committed to improving their impact on the environment.

Sprint also was named for the third consecutive year to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America, which tracks the corporate
sustainability performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 largest companies
by industry in the United States and Canada.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE:S) 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 54 million customers
at the end of the third 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. You can learn more and visit Sprint at
www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

Contact:

Sprint
Marci VerBrugge-Rhind, 913-794-6319
marci.j.verbrugge@sprint.com
 
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