February 01, 2007

Sprint Power Packs Offer More Unlimited Ways to Communicate with


OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2007--Forty percent of wireless phone users used text messaging in October 2006, up from 35 percent in May 2006, according to The NPD Group. With the popularity of text messaging continuing to grow, Sprint (NYSE: S) customers subscribing to Power Pack Individual and Family Plans now have the power to send and receive unlimited text messages to anyone for less. Starting today, customers can add unlimited text messaging to Power Pack Individual Plans for just $10 per month, and customers on Power Pack Family Plans priced at $69.99 and up can add unlimited text messaging for all lines on their family account to share for just $20 per month.

"Text messaging continues to grow in popularity as a routine way to communicate," said Scott Wiener, vice president of marketing for Sprint. "Our customers want more ways to stay connected without limits placed on their usage. With the ability to get not only unlimited text messaging but also more unlimited night and weekend voice calling than the competition, Sprint Power Pack Plans are the best value in wireless giving customers more unlimited ways to communicate with anyone on any network."

With Sprint Power Pack Plans, unlimited night and weekend minutes begin at 7 p.m. instead of the industry-standard 9 p.m., at no additional charge. For just $5, Sprint Power Pack subscribers have the power to begin their unlimited night and weekend minutes even earlier, at 6 p.m. This industry-exclusive option offers the equivalent of 1200 additional minutes of talk time per month for Sprint Power Pack customers. This benefit also is available on Sprint Power Pack Family Plans $69.99 and up, for $10 per month.

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 53.1 million customers at the end of 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

CONTACT: Sprint Nextel
Emmy Anderson, 913-794-3467

SOURCE: Sprint Nextel