November 03, 2006
    --  Nextel Partners 8 1/8% Senior Notes due 2011

    Business Editors/Technology Writers

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2006--Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) announced today that, based on consents received by 5:00 p.m., EST, Nov. 2, 2006, from holders of Nextel Partners 8 1/8% Senior Notes due 2011 and UbiquiTel’s 9 7/8% Senior Notes due 2011, it has received sufficient consents to amend each of the indentures governing such notes as described in the applicable registration statements on Form S-3/A, each filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Sprint Nextel Corp. on Oct. 19, 2006. Pursuant to the terms of the applicable consent solicitations, Nextel Partners and UbiquiTel will enter into supplemental indentures implementing the amendments to the applicable indentures which will be operative and binding on all holders, including the holders of any notes that did not deliver consents in the consent solicitation.

Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. acted as the solicitation agent for the consent solicitations. The information agent was Georgeson Shareholder Communications, Inc. The consent agent was The Bank of New York.

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