May 25, 2006
Sprint Recognizes Sanyo for Receiving the Highest Ranking for Customer Satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 U.S. Wireless Mobile Phone Evaluation Study
Jackie Bostick, Sprint, 913-794-3045
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — 05/25/2006
Sprint (NYSE: S) congratulates SANYO for receiving the highest overall score in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 U.S. Wireless Mobile Phone Evaluation Study(SM) - Volume 1*. Sanyo has now received the highest in customer satisfaction with wireless mobile phones, three times in a row, tied in 2005, which is a considerable achievement.
"As SANYO mobile phones operate exclusively on the Sprint Network, Sprint would like to congratulate SANYO for ranking highest in customer satisfaction with wireless mobile phones in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 U.S. Wireless Mobile Phone Evaluation Study," said Oliver Valente, senior vice president of product development for Sprint. "Having a great product like SANYO phones running on Sprint's powerful network helps Sprint provide a great customer experience, as well as enables our customers to do more than just make voice calls as Sprint continues to leverage its wireless data leadership position."
Sprint and SANYO have a long history of innovation, and SANYO phones continue to support Sprint's commitment to make digital life simple, instant, enriching and productive for customers. SANYO has been at the forefront of supporting key technology initiatives from Sprint, including offering the very first mobile phone to support Sprint PCS Vision(SM) in 2002, the first two phones to support Sprint PCS Ready Link in 2003, and one of the first phones to operate on the Sprint Power Vision (SM) Network in 2005.
* Sanyo received the highest numerical score among wireless users in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2004-2006 U.S. Wireless Mobile Phone Evaluation StudySM. 2006 Study (Volume 1) based on responses from 18,740 consumer responses who have owned their current wireless phone for less than two years, measuring eight wireless handset manufacturers and measures opinions of consumers with their wireless handset. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in October 2005 and February 2006 who have owned their current wireless phone for less than two years. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.jdpower.com/cc.
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