September 14, 2009

New Sprint Business Advantage Plans Beat Competitors on Value

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Whether for just talk or messaging or data, and especially all three, these wireless plans deliver exceptional value for businesses of all sizes

Business Advantage Messaging and Data plan includes Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, allowing customers to call all 250 million mobile users nationwide

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2009-- Sprint (NYSE: S) Business AdvantageSM pricing plans, available now, pack more value, flexibility and simplicity than any other similar pricing plans for business. They feature the flexibility businesses need for today’s mobile work force and to help them cut the cord.

Customers can mix and match plans that include voice only, voice and messaging, or voice, messaging and data. The Business Advantage Messaging and Data plan also includes the new Any Mobile, AnytimeSM voice feature, which allows customers on the plan to get unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling from the Sprint network to ANY wireless phone on any U.S. wireless carrier network at any time. This means unlimited everything -- unlimited messaging, data and voice -- to any of the more than 250 million wireless customers in the U.S. at any time.

Small business owners to IT managers of large businesses concerned about their bottom line will appreciate the value of Sprint Business Advantage plans. Customers will have business-grade communications tools included in their plans at a price that beats ATT Business Pooled Nation plans and Verizon’s Nationwide for Business Plans with comparable features. In addition to the market-leading pricing, all plans deliver more value with unlimited Direct Connect® and Group Connect® at no additional charge, and unlimited nights and weekends starting at 7 p.m.

Other highlights of the industry-leading Business Advantage plans include:

  • Pooled anytime minutes, available across all users on the account
  • Nextel Direct Connect, the only national push-to-talk service featuring guaranteed call set-up in less than a second and the world’s largest community of users
  • Unlimited messaging, data, GPS navigation, and BlackBerry Internet service in convenient value bundles
  • Flexible plan options for users of all types

Sprint Business Advantage is an evolution of Sprint’s long-running Business Essentials plans. The simplified Business Advantage plans are ideal for businesses of any size, from those with a single line to those with thousands of lines. Customers currently taking advantage of Sprint’s Business Essentials plans will be able to continue with those plans until they are ready to switch to Business Advantage.

“No competitor can match our network assets, best-in-class convergence solutions, expanding 4G footprint, and wide portfolio of business products and devices,” said Tim Donahue, vice president of Business Marketing, Sprint. “Now, when you add in our new Business Advantage plans, especially when combined with the Any Mobile, Anytime feature, no one can beat Sprint on value and competitive pricing. The plans can help businesses cut the cord and save money by purchasing based on the features they most use.”

The Business Advantage plans are available through Sprint’s newly formed Business Markets Group (BMG). Composed of more than 4,000 sales, support, marketing and operations personnel, BMG is solely dedicated to enterprise, small and medium-sized business and public sector customers. BMG delivers wireless, wireline and converged solutions for companies, drawing on the nation’s most dependable 3G mobile broadband network,* 4G capabilities that are well ahead of Sprint’s competition, the fastest national push-to-talk network,** and a comprehensive solutions portfolio of devices and applications.

For more information, please visit www.sprint.com/business.


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 almost 49 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie 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.

* “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 from January 2008 to May 2009. Not all services available on 3G and coverage may default to separate network when 3G unavailable.

** “Fastest” based on initial call setup time.

Source: Sprint

Stephanie Greenwood, 913-794-3658

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