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March 27, 2007

Sprint Powers Up At CTIA Wireless 2007 with Showcase of Mobility Solutions

Powerful Network, Innovative Devices and Value-Added Mobility Solutions Give Customers the Power of Unmatched Wireless Capabilities
ORLANDO, Fla., Mar 27, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S):

WHAT:     Sprint (NYSE:S) is showcasing new and emerging mobility
           capabilities as part of its activities at CTIA Wireless,
           March 27-29 in Orlando, Fla. Sprint is located on the
           exhibit floor, booth number 2987. Visitors to the booth
           will have access to a breadth of products and services that
           give customers the power to enjoy great value and unmatched
           wireless capabilities on Sprint's powerful network.
           Highlights include:

          Network
          ------------
          Sprint Mobile Broadband Revision A - Sprint customers at
           CTIA Wireless and throughout the Orlando area will join the
           140 million people in more than 5,400 communities who can
           enjoy access to the upgraded Sprint Mobile Broadband
           Network, which provides users faster data speeds and the
           ability to ultimately use richer applications and services
           such as high-speed video telephony, music-on-demand, video
           messaging and large file uploads. The industry's largest
           mobile broadband network in Orlando and other upgraded
           markets will allow customers to experience significantly
           faster average data speeds comparable to some DSL
           offerings. Sprint's upgraded mobile broadband network was
           awarded the coveted PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award,
           selected by a panel of PC Magazine editors and leading
           industry experts.

          Today, Sprint will also launch Revision A in and around the
           Cleveland; Knoxville, Tenn.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chicago;
           and Richmond, Va. markets. By the end of April, Sprint
           expects to upgrade more than two dozen additional major
           markets to the faster EV-DO Revision A technology. Once
           these markets are complete, Sprint will reach more than 190
           million people with EV-DO Revision A.

          WiMAX - Sprint will announce new Mobile WiMAX network
           initiatives, expansion of its partner ecosystem and access
           device developments. Booth visitors can also experience a
           demonstration of concept applications running on WiMAX such
           as interactive multiplayer gaming, personal digital
           content, IPTV and video on demand.

          Devices
          ------------
          Sprint Mobile Broadband EV-DO Rev-A Devices - As Sprint's
           Mobile Broadband coverage continues to expand, so does its
           industry-leading device portfolio with the addition of its
           newest EV-DO Revision A-capable USB modem - the Sierra
           Wireless AirCard(R) 595U. This new device will be available
           next month in Sprint sales channels, including retail
           stores and www.sprint.com, and can be purchased for as low
           as $49.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and $50
           mail-in rebate. The AirCard AC595U will support both
           Windows and Macintosh operating systems, as well as have
           the power to utilize Sprint Location Services through an
           enhanced version of the Sprint Connection Manager software.
           The Sierra AC595U complements Sprint's other Rev. A capable
           devices which include: three PCMCIA Type II Mobile
           Broadband cards: the Novatel Wireless S720, Sierra Wireless
           AirCard AC595 and Pantech PX-500; the Novatel Wireless U720
           USB Modem and the Novatel EX720 Express Card.

          Cisco ENZO Router - Experience the power of the Sprint
           mobile broadband network, now through the new Cisco(R) 3G
           Wireless WAN (WWAN) High-speed WAN Interface Card (HWIC)
           solution used within the Cisco Integrated Services Routers
           (ISRs). Superior speeds offered by Sprint's mobile
           broadband network serve as primary or backup access for
           business branch offices and temporary locations demanding
           anytime, anyplace highest availability access to business-
           critical applications through rapid deployment. Sprint has
           been testing the Cisco 3G WWAN HWIC solution on its
           network, conducting customer trials and plans to launch it
           commercially during the summer of 2007.

          Embedded Solutions - As a leader in embedded EV-DO
           solutions, Sprint is demonstrating its latest advancements
           in rugged and ultra-mobile devices with embedded Sprint
           Mobile Broadband connectivity. Featured products include an
           ultra-mobile laptop from OQO; rugged and ultra-lightweight
           laptops from Dell, Panasonic and Sony; and the new Motion
           LE1700 Tablet PC. Additionally, Sprint will be displaying
           machine-to-machine devices - including Airlink and Digi
           which are certified for operation on the high-speed EV-DO
           Rev. A technology - for use in wireless WAN, telemetry and
           fleet management solutions.

          Sprint Vision Phone SCP-7050 by Sanyo - With the rollout of
           the Sprint Vision Phone SCP-7050 by Sanyo, Sprint
           demonstrates its leadership position as the #1 wireless
           provider of U.S. Mil Spec 810F compliant phones, GPS
           solutions and wireless solutions for business. As the first
           810 mil spec compliant device for use on the Sprint
           National Network, the SCP-7050 by Sanyo meets strict
           military specifications for dust, shock and vibration and
           features a durable clamshell form factor with a rubberized,
           no-slip surface. Sprint business customers will find added
           value with the handset's support for autonomous GPS, which
           enables location information to be gathered while a user is
           off the Sprint network. Certified business applications for
           this handset include Sprint Mobile Locator, Xora, ActSoft,
           TeleNav and GearWorks. Additional key features include
           Sprint Vision services, Bluetooth(R) technology, and a
           speakerphone. Sprint plans to begin making the SCP-7050 by
           Sanyo available in early April in Sprint Stores, Sprint
           business channels and online at www.sprint.com for $149.99
           with a two-year service agreement.

          Applications
          ------------
          Sprint Navigation - Sprint customers soon will have the
           power of a new robust GPS-enabled navigation service
           included at no additional charge in select Sprint data
           packs. Sprint Navigation powered by TeleNav will give
           customers the power of a full-featured GPS navigation
           device on select Sprint phones, and unlimited use of Sprint
           Navigation will be included in the new Sprint Power Vision
           Navigation Pack. In addition, Sprint customers who
           subscribe to other Sprint data packs will have access to
           Sprint Navigation for just $2.99 per day.

WHEN:     March 27-29, 2007

WHERE:    Sprint, Booth #2987
          CTIA Wireless 2007 - Orlando Convention Center

          CONTACT: For Sprint media inquiries please contact:

          Emmy Anderson, 913-794-3467, Emmy.Anderson@Sprint.com

          CTIA Online Press Kit - www.sprint.com/mr


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 53.1 million customers at the end of 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.

SOURCE: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel
Emmy Anderson, 913-794-3467
Emmy.Anderson@Sprint.com



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