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October 22, 2012

Sprint Brings 4G LTE to Customers in New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.

Starting today, customers in New Bedford/Fall River benefit from the power and value of Sprint’s high-speed 4G LTE network and Truly Unlimited data plans

NEW BEDFORD & FALL RIVER, Mass. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 22, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that customers in New Bedford/Fall River, Mass., have access to its new high-speed 4G LTE service – bringing faster data speeds for mobile gaming, uploading photos, surfing the web and streaming videos. Continuing its nationwide roll-out of 4G LTE, Sprint recently announced its plans to deliver 4G LTE to an additional 115 cities in the coming months.

“Customers in the New Bedford/Fall River area are eager for 4G LTE, so we are excited to deliver it to these two areas,” said Karen Paletta, regional vice president-Consumer Sales, Sprint. “Sprint’s high-speed network combined with winning devices and unlimited data plans make an attractive package for our customers.” In Massachusetts, Sprint also offers 4G LTE to customers in Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape. Current 4G LTE coverage will continue to expand in the coming weeks and months in the New Bedford/Fall River area.

Keeping up with current wireless data usage and looking into the future, Sprint is building an all-new 3G and 4G LTE network as part of a strategy known as Network Vision. This network build-out is expected to improve all aspects of the wireless experience for customers.

Today, some customers in parts of Chicago, Los Angeles and New York are experiencing better 3G service thanks to the start of the Network Vision program in those areas. Additionally, customers in areas of Baltimore, Boston and Washington, D.C., have been enjoying enhanced 3G performance. As Network Vision continues to rollout across the country, Sprint customers can expect to see significant improvement in their 3G network experience, including expanded coverage, improved network reliability, better voice quality, and faster 3G data speeds.

Sprint offers a wide selection of 4G LTE smartphones, Truly UnlimitedSM data plans and excellent customer service. Sprint offers a portfolio of 4G LTE-capable devices, which includes powerhouse smartphones such as the packed Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE, HTC EVO™ 4G LTE, and the upcoming LG Optimus G™ (coming soon). Customers can sign up for an Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, which includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web (excludes taxes and surcharges). Customers value Truly Unlimited data, because it’s simple and straightforward – no metering, no throttling or overages, and no need to share minutes or data, all while on the Sprint network.

Additionally, the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years.

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and currently offers service in 32 cities1. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.

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 56 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2012 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 No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. 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.

1 Atlanta, Ga.; Athens, Ga.; Baltimore, Md.; Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.; Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.; Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill.; Gainesville, Ga.; Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Ind.; Granbury-Hood County, Texas; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Hutchinson, Kan.; Lawrence, Kan.; Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais, Ill.; Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.; McPherson, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.; Newnan, Ga.; Rockford, Ill.; Rome, Ga.; San Antonio, Texas; Sedalia, Mo.; St. Joseph, Mo.-Kan.; Topeka, Kan.; Waco, Texas; Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Wichita Falls, Texas.

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