Sprint subscribers can save on unlimited talk, messaging and data for their phone plus 3G Internet access for their laptop
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2009--
Sprint (NYSE: S) customers enjoy the best value in wireless – and now
they have one more way to save money while getting more done on the go.
Starting today, Sprint is offering business and consumer customers a new
plan that combines the unmatched value of Simply EverythingSM
with the productivity of wireless 3G for a laptop. The Simply Everything
plan + Mobile Broadband gives customers the power of mobility with
unlimited text, picture and video messaging, GPS navigation, email and
Web surfing on their phone – plus 5 GB of blazing Internet access on
their laptop, all for just $149.99 per month.*
“With the new Simply Everything plan + Mobile Broadband, customers get
the benefits of Sprint’s Now Network on their phone and on their laptop,
so they’re not tethered to their home or office,” said Jeff Hallock,
vice president of consumer marketing for Sprint. “Whether it’s to get
work done at the airport or in between client meetings, finish a school
project in the park or keep in touch with family while you’re at the
coffee shop, this plan allows Sprint customers to access the Internet at
3G speeds almost anywhere to do more and save more on America’s most
dependable 3G network.”
Ideally suited for small businesses and consumers who live a mobile
lifestyle and want to enhance their productivity by being connected just
about anywhere they go, the Simply Everything plan + Mobile Broadband
allows customers to use their Mobile Broadband Card or USB modem to get
ultra-fast access to the Internet on their laptop. The plan offers a
savings of $599 per year vs. comparable AT&T and Verizon plans.1
Customers can learn more by going to www.sprint.com/nowires.
Existing Sprint customers can switch to the new Simply Everything plan +
Mobile Broadband bundle without a contract extension. The bundle is
available on new lines of activation with a two-year agreement per line
and includes activation on a Sprint Simply Everything plan and a Mobile
Broadband Connection plan.
The Simply Everything plan + Mobile Broadband is the latest offering
from Sprint to deliver incomparable value. Last year, Sprint
revolutionized unlimited pricing in the wireless industry by moving
beyond its competitors to deliver more features for a flat rate of
$99.99 per month. Comparable messaging and data plans from Verizon and
AT&T cost the consumer an additional $479 per year.2
In addition to cost savings, Sprint includes the added value of:
Sprint’s Now Network, which gets you what you want, right when you
want it, on America’s most dependable 3G network.**
One of the broadest Mobile Broadband connection-card portfolios in the
industry to meet a variety of customer needs.
An award-winning lineup of cool phones, led by the Samsung Instinct,
named by CNET as “Best In Show” at CTIA’s 2008 spring show.
The Samsung Rant – offered now at $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and
two-year agreement – named by LAPTOP Magazine as best cell phone at
CTIA’s 2008 fall show.
The easiest to use technology with One Click, which gives “one click”
access to customers’ favorite content, including Google, Facebook,
MySpace, email, NFL Mobile Live, and the Internet.
Guaranteed friendly service with Ready Now, an exclusive Sprint
experience that offers hands-on training and setup for customers at
Sprint stores nationwide.
*No additional discounts apply on Simply Everything plan or Mobile
Broadband Connection plan.
** “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 June ‘08 to November ‘08. Not all
services available on 3G and coverage may default to separate network
when 3G is unavailable.
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 wireless networks serving nearly 51 million customers at the end of
the third quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant
national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier
1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
1 Savings claims based on base monthly rates for unlimited
anytime minutes options for Verizon Nationwide Premium (plus Broadband
Access) and AT&T Nation Talk Text & Web (plus Data Connect). Excludes
taxes, Sprint surcharges, fees and premium content.
2 See footnote 1.
Emmy Anderson, 913-707-0618