January 23, 2008

Sprint Customers Benefit: 148 New Sites In North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2008--Sprint (NYSE:S) customers throughout North Carolina can now enjoy the benefits of SprintSpeed(TM) from even more places in the state. During 2007, Sprint added 148 new cell sites to its Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network.

Sprint customers can take advantage of the recent enhancements throughout the following areas:

  • Charlotte market - 49 new cell sites
  • Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville markets - 60 new cell sites
  • Winston Salem, Greensboro markets - 27 new cell sites
  • Myrtle Beach - 12 new cell sites

"Sprint is constantly working to enhance and expand its networks throughout North Carolina and the country," said Carolyn Rehling, area vice president for Sprint. "Sprint offers customers the largest voice calling area, largest mobile broadband network and the world’s fastest and largest push-to-talk network. This gives our customers the ability and tools they need to stay in touch with their family, friends and business associates."

Nationally during 2007, Sprint expects to add more than 4,000 cell sites to the Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network. Both networks are currently performing at their best-ever levels, which means fewer blocked or dropped calls, translating to better connections for customers.

Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage and at self-service touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint Nextel retail stores. The tool equips customers with knowledge about network coverage in the areas where they live, work and play, and helps them make informed decisions regarding services from Sprint. By entering an address or ZIP code, customers can check the availability of wireless coverage and recently added cell sites on the Nextel National Network, Nationwide Sprint Network or Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

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 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 www.sprint.com.

CONTACT: Sprint Nextel
Media Contact:
Kristin Wallace, 404-649-1625

SOURCE: Sprint Nextel