Visit www.sprint.com/sendlove for more on Sprint's Valentine's Day offerings
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2009--
Cupid and Sprint (NYSE: S), have teamed up to provide surefire
Valentine’s gifts for friends and lovers, starting with three of the
most popular Sprint phones – beautifully dipped in purple, pink and red
for the holiday.
LG Lotus™: In a fashionable purple hue, LG Lotus offers Sprint®
One Click, a highly customizable user interface that makes texting,
Web access, email, Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV®, Sprint
Music StoreSM and other features easy to access. LG Lotus
offers the perfect combination of both style and substance with a full
QWERTY keyboard that is ideal for quick text messaging, email or
instant messaging. It also offers advanced features including stereo
Bluetooth® and a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder. The price on LG
Lotus recently dropped to just $99.99 with a new two-year contract,
and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
Samsung Instinct™: Now available in pink, the award-winning
Instinct boasts full touch-screen functionality with access to the 3G
speed of Sprint’s EV-DO Rev A Mobile Broadband Network. It recently
saw the addition of full calendar synchronization access to Microsoft
Exchange Server and IBM Lotus Notes. Samsung Instinct offers Visual
Voicemail, stereo Bluetooth® with audible caller ID,
expandable memory up to 8 GB and a 2.0 MP camera with camcorder. For a
limited time, get Instinct for just $99 with a new two-year contract,
and after a $100 mail-in rebate.
Samsung Rant™: With bold purple or red color options, Samsung
Rant is a messaging master, complete with email, text, voice SMS and
instant messaging capabilities. It offers easy access to Sprint
Navigation, Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV with an extensive
collection of live and on-demand content through the new Sprint One
Click customizable user interface. Additional features include a 2.0
MP camera/camcorder, stereo Bluetooth, expandable memory up to 8 GB
and speaker-independent voice recognition. At just $49.99 with a new
two-year contract, and after a $50 mail-in rebate, Rant makes a very
These three phones come packed with the latest data services to make it
simple to set up that perfect Valentine’s Day date, send a mushy Mobile
Greeting or track down that perfect romantic spot with Sprint Navigation.
Sprint customers already enjoy the best savings in wireless service
today – for families, that can mean at least $240 and up to $1,000 in
annual savings based on comparable rate and service plans offered by
Verizon and AT&T.
“On Valentine’s Day people want to connect with their loved ones, no
matter how busy they might be, and Sprint phones are the perfect way to
do that,” said Kevin Packingham, Sprint senior vice president of product
and technology development. “Whether it’s giving the gift of a new phone
or using one or more of the innovative applications on a Sprint phone
you already have to send a mobile greeting card, locate a new restaurant
or buy a gift, Sprint helps customers get what they want, when they want
Faster than Cupid’s arrow, Sprint’s exclusive One Click user interface
gives users the ability to easily access the features they use most on
their phones in one easy step. One Click is available on several
attractive devices, including Samsung Rant and LG Lotus. It allows users
to customize their home screen and bring the benefits of the Now
Network™ right to their fingertips by selecting and organizing features
and content such as text messaging, Sprint Navigation, email and more.
If a new phone won't express your feelings, Sprint can help you find the
perfect gift – no matter what it is – using Mobile Shopper, an
application that lets customers shop at more than 70 online retailers
with just a click or two on their Sprint phones. For customers looking
to sweeten their Valentine’s Day with a movie, Sprint Movies is offering
a line-up of romantic films such as “The Love Guru,” “Spanglish,”
“America’s Sweethearts,” “Singles,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” and more.
Since 2006, Sprint has invested more than $15 billion in capital,
largely to enhance its networks; across the country, thousands of cities
received the benefit of this major investment. Sprint’s wireless
networks continue to perform at their best-ever levels, and independent
third-party reports confirm Sprint’s networks are performing very well
relative to the competition’s.
In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint
operates America’s most dependable 3G network*, providing customers
blazing fast 3G speeds when accessing the mobile Web, NFL Mobile Live,
email and various social networking sites – wirelessly and on the go.
Gizmodo, a well-respected technology blog with more than 80 million page
views a month,, recently announced that consistent testing of Sprint’s
3G network in eight cities selected by the blog showed Sprint
unequivocally beating both AT&T and Verizon in download performance
speeds. For more details on the Gizmodo study and results, see http://gizmodo.com/5111989/the-definitive-coast+to+coast-3g-data-test.
Current and prospective customers can visit their local retail stores or
to learn more about Sprint products and services. For more holiday
advice, visit www.sprint.com/sendlove.
* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G
data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the
top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.
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 nearly 51 million customers at the end of
the third quarter 2008; 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.
Natalie Papaj, 703-433-3051