November 02, 2009

Deck the Halls with Great Deals on Award-Winning Devices Just in Time for the Holiday Season from Sprint

Give the gift of savings this holiday with a hot new wireless device, coupled with our Everything Data Plan featuring Any Mobile, Anytime – Only on America’s Most Dependable 3G Network

Visit www.sprint.com/holiday for more on incredible holiday offerings from Sprint, including the Palm Pre, HTC Hero with Google and Blackberry Tour

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2009-- Beginning today, Sprint (NYSE:S) customers can visit www.sprint.com/holiday for gifting ideas to help loved ones walk in a Sprint 3G Web wonderland. They can spread holiday cheer on Facebook® and Twitter and share photos of their holiday festivities on America’s most dependable 3G network1.

Ring in the holiday right with one of these wonderful devices from Sprint – perfect for your gift-giving needs:

  • HTC Hero™ with Google™ – Give the gift that fits every personality, HTC Hero has over 10,000 available applications in the Android market™ for a truly customizable experience. Priced at just $179.99 after a $50 instant rebate and a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement2.
  • Palm® Pre™ – Make multitasking merrier, run multiple applications at once on Palm Pre. Palm Pre introduces Palm Synergy™, a key feature that brings together your personal and professional calendar, contacts and e-mail into one centralized view, making transitions between work and personal life smooth and easy to manage. Available at just $149.99 after a $150 instant rebate and a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement2.
  • Blackberry® Tour™ – Send joy to the world, all over the world with Blackberry Tour. Go places with this fast, powerful international smartphone featuring 3G technology that can keep you connected in more than 185 countries. Priced at just $149.99 after a $100 instant rebate and a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement.
  • Samsung Moment™ – Open a Samsung Moment this holiday and receive access to thousand of applications in the Android market™. Have a brilliant holiday with Moment’s 3.2 inch AMOLED touch screen and an easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard. Priced at just $179.99 after a $50 instant rebate and a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement2.
  • Samsung Reclaim™ – Give the Earth a holiday gift with Samsung Reclaim – the eco-friendly, socially conscious, always networking phone. Samsung Reclaim is made of 80 percent recyclable material and is available for $49.99 after a $30 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement.
  • Palm® Pixi™ –Addressing your greeting cards just got a whole lot easier with Palm Pixi, which automatically updates your contact list every time someone updates their information. Palm Pixi has an exposed full QWERTY keyboard convenient for messaging and social networking. Palm Pixi will be available beginning on Nov. 15 for an incredibly affordable price of just $99.99 after a $50 instant rebate and a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement2.
  • LG Rumor2™ - Make it easy for the text messengers in your life to stay in touch this holiday with LG Rumor2. Available for $29.99 after a $20 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement.
  • SCP-2700 by Sanyo® - Give your social networker an extra boost this holiday with SCP-2700 by Sanyo. Text, chat, e-mail and tweet with a full QWERTY keyboard. Available FREE after a $29.99 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement.

Sprint is also giving customers the gift of savings with affordable Everything Data plans, featuring Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, a feature that removes restrictive calling circles and provides unlimited nationwide calling on the Sprint network to and from any U.S. wireless phone regardless of carrier. These plans are available for individuals and families and include unlimited wireless calling (wireless to wireless), unlimited text and data starting at just $69.99 per month (all price plans exclude surcharges and taxes).

Even Ebenezer Scrooge would appreciate the Sprint Simply EverythingSM plan’s $1,200 savings over two years vs. a comparable AT&T iPhone® plan3. Simply Everything offers nationwide unlimited calling, unlimited text and unlimited data, including e-mail, social networking, Web browsing, GPS navigation, Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM, for only $99.99 per month. Both Everything Data and Simply Everything plans are available to existing customers without extending their Service Agreement. New lines of service require a two-year Service Agreement.

“At Sprint, we’re offering our customers a way to stuff their stockings with an attractive and fun wireless device, and a monthly rate plan that won’t empty their wallets,” said David Owens, vice president of Consumer Marketing for Sprint. “There is truly something for everyone – from Mom, who wants an attractive and easy-to-use phone that keeps all of her calendars in one place, to Dad, who wants the latest Android™ technology, to your brother who is all about going green, to your sister who can’t live without being able to update her Facebook status from her BlackBerry. Our customers can call and offer holiday wishes to anyone on any U.S. wireless network, without watching the clock thanks to the Any Mobile, Anytime feature on our Everything Data plans. Staying connected during the holidays or any time of year is easy with Sprint.”

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. We won’t miss a call, we can Facebook our friends and still watch the game on our phone, Ho! If a new device isn’t on your list this year, Sprint offers the following holiday-friendly apps:

  • Mobile Shopper - Find the perfect gift using Mobile Shopper, an application that lets customers shop at more than 70 online retailers with just a click or two on their Sprint phones.
  • Sprint Navigation - Don’t get lost finding your way to Grandma’s house this year with Sprint Navigation, which provides full-feature GPS navigation, including voice and on-screen, turn-by-turn driving directions and more than 10 million business listings.
  • NFL Mobile Live - Don’t miss a single game because of family holiday commitments. NFL Mobile Live provides live streaming game action for NFL Network broadcast games, live audio broadcasts of every game, customizable red zone alerts, and access to your fantasy team any time so you don’t miss any of the game while doing your holiday shopping.
  • eBay® – Find the perfect reindeer-themed cardigan for your “ugly sweater” party with this application that lets you shop, compare prices, bid, check My eBay and get outbid alerts right on your phone.
  • Ringtones, screensavers and games – Make sure your phone delivers seasons greetings in more ways than one with festive scenes and songs. You can even send ringtones, screensavers and games as gifts to other Sprint customers.
  • WeatherBug® Mobile – Check what the weather will be like when you make it over the river and through the woods with this application. WeatherBug Mobile features live weather cameras, animated radar, detailed forecasts, severe weather alerts, user-submitted weather photos and Storm Central with the day's top weather news and stories.

The Sprint Mobile Broadband Network (inclusive of data roaming) reaches more than 269 million people, 18,652 cities and 1,838 airports. The Sprint Networks (inclusive of data roaming) have more than twice the coverage of AT&T’s current 3G network and 14 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network, both based on square miles4. Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology. Sprint 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G5.

Go green this holiday season and recycle your wireless device. Sprint is the industry leader in the reuse and recycling of wireless devices sold. Sprint has an aggressive industry-first goal of reaching a 90 percent phone collection rate for reuse/recycling compared with annual wireless device sales by 2017. To learn more about wireless recycling visit the Sprint wireless recycling Web site.


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 is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 48 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2009 and the first and only 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

1“Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets (including PR) from January 2008 to July 2009. Not all services available on 3G and coverage may default to separate network when 3G unavailable. Coverage may not be available everywhere. Customers should refer to sprint.com/coverage for details.

2Select devices require activation on an Everything Plan.

3Savings based on publicly available information comparing AT&T Nation Unlimited plus required iPhone data plan and optional unlimited text messaging totaling $149.99/month for AT&T as of publication date, excluding taxes, surcharges and fees. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

4 Coverage comparison based on publicly available information as of 10/09 inclusive of Sprint roaming partners. Based on square miles.

5“Up to 10x faster” based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Typical published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary. 4G currently available in select areas /devices; check Sprint.com/4G for Sprint 4G coverage/device info.

Source: Sprint

Natalie Papaj, 703-433-3051

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