November 01, 2006

Nation's First Over-the-Air Song Download Service Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Sprint Music Store is the First to Announce Reaching More Than

Eight Million Song Downloads, Also Offers More Exclusive Content and


OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2006--Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that the Sprint Music Store(SM), which became the first over-the-air song-download service available in the United States in partnership with Groove Mobile, is celebrating its one-year anniversary and is the first service of its kind to announce reaching eight million song downloads. The Sprint Music Store is also offering new exclusive content and promotions.

Sprint continues to offer music that customers can't get anywhere else, including:

    --  Akon. "I Wanna Love You featuring Snoop Dogg" is the second
        single from Universal recording artist Akon's
        highly-anticipated sophomore release, "Konvicted," and is
        available exclusively from the Sprint Music Store until the
        album hits the streets on Nov. 14. Akon's first album,
        "Trouble," has sold more than three million copies.

    --  Fat Joe. "Story To Tell" is an unreleased track from Terror
        Squad/Imperial/Virgin recording artist Fat Joe's upcoming
        album, "Me, Myself & I." "Story To Tell" is available
        exclusively from the Sprint Music Store. The highly
        anticipated album's release date is Nov. 14. Sprint will also
        provide ringers, Call Tones and video clips featuring Fat Joe.

    --  Pretty Ricky. "On the Hotline" is the first single from Blue
        Star Entertainment International/Atlantic recording group
        Pretty Ricky's upcoming new album "Late Light Special" and is
        available exclusively from the Sprint Music Store until the
        album's launch in January 2007. Sprint is also offering
        exclusive ringers and Call Tones from the album until Nov. 14,
        and fans can speak directly to members of Pretty Ricky on
        their Sprint phones by calling (954) 476-3695.

Sprint now provides more entertainment content than ever before in each of its three Sprint Power Vision(SM) data plans, including four song downloads every month for the Ultimate Pack, which is $25 per month, and one song download every month for the Plus Pack, which is $20 per month. Additionally, a pricing promotion for the Sprint Music Store has been extended until Jan. 13 to celebrate the one year anniversary and upcoming holiday season, allowing customers to buy two songs while Sprint provides a third song at no charge.

The Sprint Music Store enables customers to browse, preview and purchase songs while on the go anywhere on the nationwide Sprint Power Vision network. A growing selection of more than 500,000 songs from virtually every genre is available via EMI Music, SONY BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group.

    Key advantages of the Sprint Music Store are:

    --  Instant access -- it launches with one click from the phone's
        main menu

    --  Choice -- personalized recommendations are offered based on
        the user's past purchases

    --  Convenience -- since users carry their phones everywhere,
        music can be played and downloaded anytime, anywhere

    --  Versatility -- it plays songs purchased from the Store as well
        as songs from personal CD collections (and any other
        unprotected music files sideloaded from a PC)

    --  Easy management -- just like any MP3 player, songs appear on a
        play list and external keys on select phones provide the
        ability to play, pause, skip, fast forward and rewind

    --  Enjoyment - it can play downloaded songs while users continue
        to browse

Customers are able to receive two copies of the song - one for their phone and another for their PC, and they can also burn their music to a CD using Windows Media Player. To use the Sprint Music Store, a Sprint phone enabled for the Sprint Power Vision network is required, and a data plan is recommended.*

About Sprint Music

Sprint continually provides wireless data services that are first, better and unique, and Sprint's music offerings are a distinct example of this leadership. Sprint was the first U.S. mobile carrier to provide:

    --  a service that allows full-length songs to be downloaded over
        the air via the Sprint Music Store

    --  live TV and exclusive video and audio of a full-length rock
        concert (Bon Jovi)

    --  streaming music and continues to provide exclusive streaming
        music channels, including Sprint Radio, SIRIUS Music and
        Rhapsody Radio

    --  video ringers, which play clips from music videos instead of a
        traditional ring

    --  ringers that sound like actual song recordings via Music Tones
        and to allow customers to create their own original ringers
        via ToneMaker DJ

    --  gold and platinum awards when artists' albums sell 500,000 and
        one million Music Tones respectively

    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 is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving more than 51 million customers at the end of third quarter 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

* Casual data charges apply to downloads by customers who do not have a Power Vision data plan.

    CONTACT: Sprint
             Aaron Radelet, 703-433-8246

    SOURCE: Sprint Nextel

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