December 19, 2006
Sprint Brings Families Together with Powerful Offers
The Whole Family Has the Power to Stay Connected and Entertained
This Holiday Season with Sprint Phones and Services
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2006--Just in time for the holidays, families can get special discounts on popular handsets, including a phone with a free Parental Control feature, and great family service plans from Sprint (NYSE:S). Customers now have the power to find the perfect gifts for their families with fun and affordable offers announced today as part of Sprint's "Twelve Days of Power Shopping" campaign. Sprint also offers "virtual stocking stuffers" in the form of downloadable content like games, ringers and screensavers that can be sent to others as gifts.
"As kids and adults alike become more mobile, Sprint gives them the power to stay connected around the holidays and throughout the year," said Jeff Hallock, vice president of market management for Sprint. "With Sprint's special holiday discounts on popular phones, families can give the gift of staying connected and entertained this holiday season for a great price."
Phones to control usage or maximize style
Families looking for the power to maintain control over their children's wireless usage can now get the new Sprint PCS Vision SCP-2400 by Sanyo with free the Parental Control feature for just $19.99 with a two-year agreement. Families have the power to program the phone to allow incoming and outgoing calls only to or from certain numbers. They can also select whether the phone can access text messaging or data services through Sprint PCS Vision(SM). These features can be adjusted easily at any time to meet the family's needs by entering the password the parents have chosen, making the phone a perfect gift to grow along with the child.
Other holiday offers from Sprint that give families the power to find affordable gifts this season are great deals on popular phones for the whole family, including a buy-one, get-one-free offer on the popular, ultra-slim Sprint PCS Vision Phone KATANA by Sanyo. Customers can purchase one phone for $49.99 with a two-year agreement and get a second free with another line of service.
Sprint is also giving families the power to add new lines of service to their existing shared wireless plans for as low as $9.99 per month. Family plans from Sprint allow all the lines on an account to share minutes. For new customers or existing customers who would like to switch to a shared plan, Sprint family plans start at $59.99 per month for 550 shared minutes. To find out if a family plan is right for them, customers can use the new Sprint Plan Advisor at www.sprint.com/planadvisor.
Virtual stocking stuffers
Once the family is all set with great new phones and service, they can even send each other gifts right from their phones. Sprint customers have the power to access exciting content like ringers of the latest songs or holiday tunes, screensavers of favorite sports teams or holiday scenes, and games to keep all ages entertained. These downloadable items can be gifted from one Sprint subscriber to another right on the phone and range from $2 to $5.99, making them perfect virtual stocking stuffers.* To easily view available content online, customers can go to the new Sprint Digital Lounge(SM) at www.sprint.com/digitallounge.
*Downloads require a data plan to access Sprint Vision or Sprint Power Vision. Data plans start at $15.
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.
CONTACT: Sprint Nextel Emmy Anderson, 913-794-3467 Emmy.Anderson@sprint.com SOURCE: Sprint Nextel