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September 30, 2010

Sprint Turns on 4G Service in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh

Next Generation Wireless Service Enables Rich Multimedia Experience, Robust Web Browsing and Live Video Chat Capabilities; Now Available in 55 Cities and 22 States

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This release was distributed on Sept. 30, 2010. It was updated on October 6, 2010. – Starting today, Sprint (NYSE:S) 4G – the next generation in wireless service and up to 10 times faster than 3G service[i] – is available to customers in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh. With Sprint 4G, wireless customers can experience faster mobile downloads, video chat capabilities and turbo-charged Web browsing – all on the first wireless 4G network from a national carrier.
 
Sprint offers a growing portfolio of 4G-enabled devices, including HTC EVO™ 4G, the nation’s first 4G-capable handset, and the newly launched Samsung Epic 4G. Both operate on the Android™ platform. These products are part of a large selection of 4G-capable modems, mobile hotspots and routers that enable 4G advantages of rapid mobile downloads of large files, high-quality streaming video and high-speed Web browsing.
 
“Since 2008, Sprint has provided customers 4G service and we’re proud to extend our leadership to two more cities today,” said Matt Carter, president of Sprint 4G “Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to make 4G a reality for our customers, with Sprint 4G now available in 55 cities across the country. Customers in the Twin Cities and Pittsburgh can now take advantage of 4G speeds and devices from Sprint that allow them to turn an iPad™ into a 4G device, download a presentation or a music file faster, record and watch HD-quality videos and more.”
 
Sprint 4G is now available in 55 cities: California – Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Visalia; Delaware – Wilmington; Florida – Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Orlando; Georgia – Atlanta, Milledgeville; Hawaii – Honolulu, Maui; Idaho – Boise; Illinois – Chicago; Maryland – Baltimore; Massachusetts – Boston; Michigan – Grand Rapids; Minnesota – Minneapolis-St. Paul; Missouri – Kansas City, St. Louis; New York – Rochester, Syracuse; Nevada – Las Vegas; North Carolina – Charlotte, Greensboro (includes High Point and Winston-Salem), Raleigh (includes Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham); Oregon – Eugene, Portland, Salem; Pennsylvania – Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, York; Rhode Island – Providence; Tennessee – Nashville; Texas – Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls; Utah – Salt Lake City; Virginia – Richmond; and Washington – Bellingham, Seattle, Tri-Cities, Yakima.
 
Sprint is delivering the power of 4G as the majority shareholder of Clearwire, the independent company that is building the WiMAX network. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.
 
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48.1 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2010 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, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. With its customer-focused strategy, you can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
 


[i] “Up to 10x faster” based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary by plan or based on other factors. 
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.
 
EDITOR’S NOTE: Sprint does not yet have 4G coverage at the Mall of America and we hope that our mention of it in a previous release did not confuse anyone. We have removed the reference to Mall of America from this release.

 

Contact(s):

Sprint
Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689
Kathleen.dunleavy@sprint.com

 


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