March 04, 2010
Access Thousands of Apps on Sprint Phones to Make the Leprechauns Green with Envy
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Mar 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint (NYSE: S) is helping customers save "green" this St. Patrick’ Day with five "sham-rocking" devices. Customers save even more when they sign up for a Sprint Everything Data plan providing unlimited text, Web and calling to any U.S. wireless phone starting at $69.99 - compare that to AT&T and Verizon, which charge the same price for unlimited talk only.

Put a pot of gold in your pocket

Spread the luck of the Irish and hang on to your gold with one of these devices:

  • SCP-2700 by Sanyo(R) - Let your fingers dance a jig and text, chat, e-mail and tweet with a full QWERTY keyboard. SCP-2700 by Sanyo is FREE after $29.99 instant savings and $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service agreement (offer available through April 17).
  • LG(R) Rumor2(TM) - Sham-rock it out to your favorite songs using the built-in MP3 player with a microSD card slot supporting 16GB capability. LG Rumor2 is FREE after $20 instant savings and $79.99 Web special on with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at through March 20).
  • M330 by Samsung(R) - Shoot, share and print high-resolution digital photos of all your leprechaun sightings instantly with Sprint Picture Mail. Samsung M330 is FREE after $19.99 instant savings and $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service agreement (offer available through April 17).
  • MiFi(TM) 2200 by Novatel Wireless - Finding a mobile hotspot doesn’t have to be as hard as finding that four-leaf clover. MiFi 2200 allows customers to create their own Sprint Mobile Hotspoteasily sharing with up to five users. MiFi 2200 is FREE after $99.99 instant savings and $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service agreement (offer available through April 17).
  • Samsung Reclaim(TM) - Green your lifestyle with this eco-friendly overachiever. Reclaim’s hardware is made from bio-plastic materials extracted from corn, making 80 percent of the phone recyclable. Samsung Reclaim is FREE after $50 instant savings and $50 Web Special on with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at through March 20).

For just $69.99 per month, Sprint’s affordable Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM gives customers on the Sprint network unlimited calling to or from any U.S. wireless user, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited Web, e-mail and social networking, and unlimited GPS navigation for the same price AT&T and Verizon charge for unlimited talk only. (The price excludes surcharges and taxes.) Sprint Everything Data plans also automatically enroll customers in the Sprint Premier loyalty program, whose benefits include annual device upgrades on the primary line, discounted accessories, six-month plan checks and "just-because" perks. Existing Sprint customers can switch to an Everything Data plan without extending their service agreement. New lines of service require a two-year service agreement.

Make the Leprechauns green with envy

You won’t need Leprechauns’ magic to get things done. Find applications that might work magic on your wireless phone, whether you have a smartphone or one of Sprint’s consumer-friendly phones. In addition to the Android Market, Palm App Catalog and BlackBerry App World access on Sprint phones, Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to offer the GetJar catalog of more than 60,000 free applications to all its customers - including those with feature phones.

"At Sprint, we’ve opened up the world of apps to customers regardless of the type of phone they have," said Len Barlik, vice president of Wireless and Wireline Services for Sprint. "From Android Market, which is available to customers with Android phones from Sprint like HTC Hero, to the GetJar catalog of apps that can be accessed on our feature phones, all Sprint customers now can find and download thousands of applications to help them stay informed, entertained and productive while on-the-go."

Top St. Patrick’s Day Apps

For Sprint customers with Android devices HTC Hero(TM) with Google(TM) and Samsung Moment(TM) with Google(TM), thousands of apps are available through the Android Market, such as Irish Slang, a free app that gives users a dictionary of Irish slang terms right on their phone, and Shamrocks Solitaire, a card game with a St. Patrick’s Day theme to get you feeling the luck of the Irish.

Sprint customers with a Palm Pre or Palm Pixi can use the Palm App Catalog to download apps such as Irish Recipes, which provides easy-to-follow instructions for traditional Irish dishes.

Sprint customers with feature phones such as SCP-2700 by Sanyo can access the GetJar library to download apps such as DaysToGo, a free app that lets users count down the days, hours and minutes to their event. It’s perfect for watching the minutes left until your St. Patrick’s Day celebration gets under away.

Downloadable applications may require an additional charge. Casual data charges of $0.03/kb will apply to customers not on a plan with unlimited data.

Turn everything around you Green

Commit to go green this St. Patrick’s Day and recycle your old wireless devices with Sprint. As an industry leader in the reuse and recycling of wireless devices, Sprint has an aggressive, industry-first goal of reaching a 90 percent phone collection rate for reuse/recycling compared with annual wireless device sales by 2017. Sprint’s recently expanded Buyback program gives a financial incentive for current and new Sprint subscribers to trade in any eligible cell phone, regardless of manufacturer or carrier.

Designed to boost U.S. wireless recycling rates, Sprint’s Buyback program now offers an instant account credit to current and new Sprint subscribers who turn in up to three eligible wireless devices, per active line of service. Customers can take their unwanted phones to one of the more than 1,000 participating Sprint-owned retail stores nationwide.

Currently, more than 900 wireless devices are eligible for an instant account credit from Sprint. Device credits range in value from approximately $5 to more than $300 depending on the make and model of the device being turned in. Current credit amounts are listed on the "Eligible Phone Models" tab of the program Web site. To learn more about wireless recycling consumers can visit the Sprint wireless recycling Web site.

Stop kissing the ’ole Blarney Stone in search of a reliable network

"No one has a more reliable network than Sprint based on a recent 13-city 3G performance test" - PC World.1

The Sprint Mobile Broadband Network (inclusive of data roaming) reaches more than 273 million people, 18,900 cities and 1,855 airports. The 3G Sprint Mobile Broadband Network (inclusive of data roaming) has more than twice the coverage of AT&T’s current 3G network and more than 10 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network, both based on square miles2.

Sprint also is the only wireless carrier to offer Ready Now service with trained retail associates to work one-on-one with customers to personalize their HTC Hero, set up features and demonstrate how it works before the customer leaves the store. Customers have the choice of sitting down with a Sprint retail associate at the time of purchase or they can schedule an appointment for a later time at

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 fourth quarter of 2009 and the first 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

1PC World’s test included Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in 13 major cities in all regions of the country during December 2009 and January 2010. In all, roughly 9,000 individual tests of Sprint’s 3G service were conducted from 280 testing locations. Testing sessions were one minute in duration per location, and network performance can be highly variable from neighborhood to neighborhood. In laptop-based tests, Sprint tied with another carrier for first in 3G network reliability.

2Coverage comparisons based on publicly available information as of 1/01/10 inclusive of Sprint roaming partners.

SOURCE: Sprint

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