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March 01, 2012

Sprint Becomes Wireless Engine in Chrysler Group’s Uconnect™ Program

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 01, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced an agreement to act as a strategic wireless partner for Chrysler Group LLC’s Uconnect™ Program.

“Chrysler Group and Sprint share a mutual commitment to the delivery of advanced, next-generation connected vehicle and telematics services,” said Matt Carter, president – Wholesale and Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “Sprint is delighted to be chosen for this unique alliance as we develop a robust wireless engine for Chrysler Group’s Uconnect program.”

About the Sprint Emerging Solutions Group

With more than a dozen years of experience with M2M, Sprint has been at the forefront of this wireless industry revolution, teaming with and supporting a large and diverse portfolio of innovative companies to create smarter wireless solutions that change the way people work and live. In 2010 Sprint opened the Sprint M2M Collaboration Center in Burlingame, Calif., a hands-on, interactive lab where ideas knowledge and technology unite to produce wirelessly enabled M2M concepts and products. Last year Sprint also introduced the Sprint Command Center, a Web-based portal that allows businesses with Sprint wireless-connected products the ability to manage, activate and de-activate each device. Sprint’s M2M leadership has earned prestigious third-party validation – including the top-ranked North American M2M provider (and second-ranked carrier overall among 12 global service providers) by Analysys Mason, and the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Customer Value Enhancement Award in North America for Machine to Machine Communications.

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 55 million customers at the end of 2011 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. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 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.

 

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Mary Kunkel, 703-930-5290
mary.kunkel@sprint.com


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