December 20, 2007

Extended network coverage and faster data speeds with Rev. A

allows Internet access in seconds and other benefits of SprintSpeed

OVERLAND PARK, Ks.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2007--Sprint customers throughout mid-Missouri can now do more with wireless thanks to a faster mobile broadband network from Sprint (NYSE:S).

Sprint Mobile Broadband with EV-DO (Evolution - Data Optimized) Revision (Rev.) A technology, combined with a wide variety of EV-DO Rev. A-capable devices, allow customers to send and receive email with large file attachments, access the Internet in seconds and enjoy streaming video and other real-time applications, as well as location-based solutions, on the go.

Sprint expanded EV-DO Rev. A coverage that will enhance Central Missouri along Interstate 70 from Kansas City to St. Louis, including Columbia, and Highway 63 between Clark and Ashland and Highway 54 from Mexico to Fulton. Areas and communities where EV-DO Rev. A coverage will be available include:

    --  Ashland

    --  Boonville

    --  Centralia

    --  Clark

    --  Columbia

    --  Fulton

    --  Kingdom City

    --  University of Missouri - Columbia Campus

    --  Faurot Field and Mizzou Arena

    --  The Columbia Mall

    --  The District in Downtown Columbia

    --  The Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel

    --  Hallsville

    --  Mexico

    --  Rocheport

    --  Sturgeon

"With the expansion of EV-DO Rev. A network capabilities in mid-Missouri, Sprint customers can experience all the benefits of SprintSpeed as they travel across the state," said Rob Bryant, area vice president for Sprint. "As Missourians, our customers want to see for themselves how SprintSpeed can enhance their daily lives. By targeting some of Sprint’s $6 billion of nationwide network enhancements for 2007 in mid-Missouri, our customers now have that opportunity."

The vast majority of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network has been upgraded to EV-DO Rev. A technology. On average, customers using EV-DO Rev. A experience significantly faster upload speeds of 350-500 Kbps (compared with 50-70 Kbps on existing EV-DO Rev. 0 networks) and download speeds of 600 Kbps-1.4 Mbps (up from 400-700 Kbps.) on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. To compare EV-DO Rev. A speeds against the speed of their current connection, Internet users can visit

Sprint Mobile Broadband (EV-DO Rev. A-capable) Devices

Sprint offers a variety of EV-DO Rev. A-capable devices including PCMCIA cards, Express Cards and USB modems. Sprint also offers a variety of laptop cards, handheld computers and modules embedded with EV-DO Rev. A technology.

Sprint customers using select EV-DO Rev. A-capable devices can perform location-based searches that offer navigational support. With these select devices, basic Sprint location and search usage is included as part of Sprint’s flexible data and unlimited data connection card plans.

Data Plans

In an effort to provide customers the best value in wireless broadband, customers signing a two-year Sprint subscriber agreement can receive unlimited data usage for $59.99 per month (no separate voice plan required and no additional discounts apply.) Other individual service plans for mobile broadband devices range from $39.99 per month for 40 MB to $79.99 per month for unlimited data usage with a one-year subscriber agreement. Rates apply to all Sprint Mobile Broadband customers.

More Information

For more information on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, including coverage, service plans and the latest access devices, visit


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 about 54 million customers at the end of the third quarter 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit

    CONTACT: Sprint Nextel
             Miles McMillin, 913-794-3775

    SOURCE: Sprint Nextel