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January 19, 2010

Sprint Plans Add Up To $240 Savings vs. Verizon's New Plans

Sprint Everything Data plans save individuals almost $240 per year, families almost $600 per year on all the messaging and data services customers want
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wireless customers today are interested in more than just voice pricing. They also want the best value for all the other things they rely on their wireless phone for: texting, e-mailing, Web browsing, social networking, GPS navigation and more. Everything Data plans from Sprint (NYSE: S) deliver big savings, plus the simplicity of one low price for the unlimited messaging and data features customers want, including services that cost extra with Verizon.

Individuals save nearly $240 per year on unlimited messaging and data with Sprint Everything Data plans vs. Verizon's new Nationwide Talk & Text plans plus unlimited data package.1 Families can save nearly $600 per year with Sprint Everything Data Family plans vs. Verizon's new Nationwide Talk & Text Family SharePlans plus unlimited data package.2

Sprint vs. Verizon Individual Plan Comparison

Verizon Nationwide Talk &
Sprint Everything Data Text, plus $29.99 unlimited
Minutes

with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM

data package
450 $69.99 $59.99+$29.99=$89.98
900 $89.99 $79.99+$29.99=$109.98
Unlimited $99.99 (Simply EverythingSM) $89.99+$29.99=$119.98

Sprint vs. Verizon Family Plan Comparison

Verizon Nationwide Talk & Text
Sprint Everything Data Family Family SharePlan for two lines,
with Any Mobile, Anytime for two plus $29.99 unlimited data
Minutes lines package for each line
1500 (Sprint)
/1400 (Verizon) $129.99

$119.99+$59.98=$179.97

3000 (Sprint)
/2000 (Verizon) $169.99 $129.99+$59.98=$189.97
Unlimited $189.98 (Simply Everything Family) $149.99+$59.98=$209.97

And savings aren't the only advantage customers get with Sprint plans. For both individuals and families, Sprint Everything Data plans include more value:

  • Any Mobile, Anytime gives Sprint customers unlimited calling while on the Sprint network to and from any wireless phone in the United States, regardless of carrier.
  • Sprint's unlimited night & weekend minutes start at 7 p.m., two hours earlier than Verizon's. That's more than 40 hours of additional unlimited talk time per month with Sprint than Verizon's plans with limited amounts of anytime minutes.
  • Unlimited GPS navigation and exclusive applications, such as NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM, are included in Sprint Everything Data plans at no additional charge.Verizon charges an additional $9.99 per month for GPS navigation.

Everything Data plans start at $69.99 per month and include Any Mobile, Anytime, plus unlimited text, picture and video messaging, e-mail, Web browsing, social networking and more. These plans also automatically enroll customers in the Sprint Premier loyalty program, which provides annual device upgrades, discounted accessories and other benefits.

To find the Sprint plan that best fits their needs, customers can use the Sprint Plan Optimizer, available by logging into their My Sprint account at http://www.sprint.com. The Sprint Plan Optimizer analyzes the customer's past wireless usage and recommends the best plan based on that usage. Existing customers can switch Sprint plans at any time without extending their contract. New activations require a two-year service agreement.

Customers can learn more about the value of Sprint's plans by visiting any Sprint store or by visiting http://www.sprint.com/everything.

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 more than 48 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2009 and the first and only 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk 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 http://www.sprint.com.

1 Savings based on 450, 900 and unlimited minutes options for Sprint Everything Data plans vs. Verizon Nationwide Talk & Text plans plus optional $29.99 unlimited data package.

2 Savings based on Sprint Everything Data 1500 Family plan vs. 1400-minute option for Verizon Nationwide Talk & Text Family SharePlans plus $29.99 unlimited data package for two lines.

SOURCE: Sprint

Sprint
Media Contact:
Emmy Anderson, 913-707-0618
emmy.anderson@sprint.com



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