March 04, 2008

Sprint Enhances Networks, Expands Coverage Throughout New Jersey

New Jersey Customers Reap the Benefits of 141 New Sites Throughout the State

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 2008--Sprint (NYSE:S) customers in New Jersey can now enjoy the benefits of speed with Sprint in more places than ever. During 2007, Sprint added 141 new cell sites to its Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network in New Jersey.

Sprint offers the nation's largest mobile broadband network, the vast majority of which has been upgraded to faster EV-DO Rev. A technology.

"By using Sprint's Mobile Broadband network, Digital Sign Guys can remotely power our screens by transferring data quickly and efficiently," said Jon Eck, chief executive officer, Digital Sign Guys based in Marlton, NJ. "As a result, we have been able to grow and expand our digital sign advertising business from 12 screens to 60 screens in less than 8 months."

Sprint customers in the northern NJ area can take advantage of the recent enhancements at the following key locations in the market:

  • Bayonne
  • Belleville
  • Berkeley Heights
  • Boonton
  • Caldwell
  • Carlstadt
  • East Orange
  • East Rutherford
  • Elizabeth
  • Emerson
  • Englewood Cliffs
  • Fair Lawn
  • Flanders
  • Great Meadows
  • Harrison
  • Hillside
  • Irvington
  • Kenilworth
  • Ledgewood
  • Linden
  • Little Falls
  • Newark
  • North Bergen
  • Oakland
  • Palisades Park
  • Paramus
  • Parsippany
  • Passaic
  • Paterson
  • Phillipsburg
  • Randolph
  • Rutherford
  • Succasunna
  • Towaco
  • Wayne
  • West New York

Sprint customers in the central NJ area can take advantage of the recent enhancements at the following key locations in the market:

  • Avenel
  • Barnegat
  • Beach Haven
  • Beachwood
  • Bradley Beach
  • Brick
  • Bridgewater
  • Eatontown
  • Edison
  • Englishtown
  • Flemington
  • Freehold
  • Jackson
  • Lambertville
  • Lebanon
  • Manchester Township
  • Middletown
  • Monmouth Beach
  • New Brunswick
  • Ocean Gate
  • Parlin
  • Piscataway
  • Red Bank
  • South Amboy
  • Toms River
  • West Creek

Sprint customers in the southern NJ area can take advantage of the recent enhancements at the following key locations in the market:

  • Absecon
  • Alloway
  • Atlantic City
  • Bellmawr
  • Blackwood
  • Camden
  • Cherry Hill
  • Clementon
  • Hainesport
  • Hammonton
  • Maple Shade
  • Millville
  • Mont Royal
  • Pemberton
  • Pinehill
  • Sewell
  • Sicklerville
  • Somerdale
  • Stone Harbor
  • Swedesboro
  • Trenton
  • Turnersville
  • Villas
  • Vineland
  • Voorhees
  • Westville
  • Wildwood
  • Willingboro
  • Winslow
  • Woodbury Heights
  • Wrightstown

"Sprint is constantly working to enhance and expand its networks throughout New Jersey and across the U.S.," said Karen Paletta, area vice president for Sprint. "Sprint offers customers the largest voice calling area, the nation's largest mobile broadband network, the world's fastest push-to-talk network and the largest push-to-talk community. This gives our customers the ability and tools they need to stay in touch with their family, friends and business associates on the go."

Nationally during 2007, Sprint added more than 4,000 cell sites to the Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network. Internal performance metrics show double-digit percent improvement year-over-year for dropped and blocked calls on both the Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network, which translates to better voice connections for customers.

Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint Nextel retail stores. The tool equips customers with knowledge about network coverage in the areas where they live, work and play, and helps them make informed decisions regarding services from Sprint. By entering an address or ZIP code, customers can check the availability of wireless coverage and recently added cell sites on the Nextel National Network, Nationwide Sprint Network or Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

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 approximately 54 million customers at the end of 2007; 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.

Jack Pflanz, 315-374-0693
Mark Elliott, 603-621-4511

SOURCE: Sprint

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