November 30, 2009

Sprint makes online shopping a breeze with money-saving, Web-exclusive offers on popular wireless devices

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2009-- Sprint (NYSE:S) is giving the gift of savings this holiday with five stunning devices on America’s most dependable 3G network1 offered for free with a new two-year service agreement for a limited time only exclusively through According to a recent independent network test conducted by PC World, Sprint tested as the most reliable network overall among US carriers in a 13-city performance test2.

Sprint has something for everyone’s gift list, and satisfies tight holiday budgets with significant price drops on the following devices:

  • Samsung Reclaim™ – Pleases the eco-conscious person with the most feature-rich green phone in the United States made from 80 percent recyclable materials. Reclaim was voted “Hottest in Show” at the fall CTIA convention. Reclaim is FREE after $129.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at through Jan. 3).
  • LG Rumor2™ – Makes it easier for the text messengers to stay in touch with a full QWERTY sliding keyboard and threaded text messaging. Rumor2 is FREE after $99.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at through Dec. 1).
  • SCP-2700 by Sanyo® – Gives social networkers an extra boost this holiday with SCP-2700 by Sanyo. Text, chat, e-mail and tweet with a full QWERTY keyboard. SCP-2700 is FREE after $79.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at through Jan. 9).
  • Motorola i776w™ – Offering push-to-talk without sacrificing style, i776w is durable and dependable clamshell offering Nextel Direct Connect®, serving the world’s largest push-to-talk community on the fastest national push-to-talk network. The purple i776w is FREE after $79.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at through Dec. 1).
  • Sierra U598 – For the person on the go, U598 provides an ultra-portable, convenient and reliable connection to online friends, family and colleagues on the high-speed Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. U598 is FREE after $99.99 instant savings with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at through Jan. 9).
  • Samsung Exclaim™ - The ultimate gift for the social networker, Exclaim keeps them connected with dedicated Sprint® One Click tiles for social networking. Exclaim is just $49.99 after $50 instant savings and $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service agreement (offer available only at through Jan. 3).

In addition to these great devices, Sprint truly has something for everyone with the best device portfolio in the industry, including two Android devices – HTC Hero™ with Google™ and Samsung Moment™ with Google ™ – Palm® Pre™, Palm® Pixi™, Blackberry® Tour™, HTC Touch Pro2 and Blackberry® Curve™. With this selection of award-winning smartphones, shoppers can always find a perfect fit.

“At Sprint, we’re offering something for everyone,” said David Owens, vice president of Consumer Marketing for Sprint. “Whether you want the latest smartphone or a low cost messaging device, we have the best device line-up in the wireless industry this holiday season. In addition, we have our most attractive rate plans ever with Any Mobile Anytime that provides customers with an unlimited wireless experience including unlimited wireless calling, unlimited text and data for only $69.99. There is truly something for everyone – from Mom, who wants an attractive and easy-to-use phone that keeps all of her calendars in one place, to Dad, who wants the latest Android™ technology, to your brother who is all about going green, to your sister who can’t live without being able to update her Facebook status from her BlackBerry.”

Sprint customers will enjoy the gift of savings throughout the New Year with affordable Everything Data plans, featuring Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, a feature that removes restrictive calling circles and provides unlimited nationwide calling on the Sprint network to and from any U.S. wireless phone regardless of carrier. These plans are available for individuals and families and include unlimited wireless calling (wireless to wireless), unlimited text and data starting at just $69.99 per month (all price plans exclude surcharges and taxes). In the December 2009 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the new Any Mobile, Anytime feature of Sprint Everything Data plans earned Sprint recognition for the best cell phone plan.

By 2012, customers can save $1,200 with Sprint’s Simply Everything® plan vs. a comparable AT&T iPhone® plan3. Simply Everything offers nationwide unlimited calling, unlimited text and unlimited data, including e-mail, social networking, Web browsing, GPS navigation, Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM, for only $99.99 per month. Both Everything Data and Simply Everything plans are available to existing customers without extending their service agreement. New lines of service require a two-year service agreement.

Accessories for wireless devices make great stocking stuffers. This holiday season, for instance, customers will enjoy great deals on fashionable device carrying cases and 8GB memory cards. For a limited time this “Cyber Monday” Samsung® WEP650 Bluetooth Headset will be $39.99 (offer available only at through Dec. 1).

The Sprint Mobile Broadband Network (inclusive of data roaming) reaches more than 269 million people, 18,652 cities and 1,838 airports. The Sprint Networks (inclusive of data roaming) has twice the coverage of AT&T’s current 3G network and 14 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network, both based on square miles4. Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology. Sprint 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G5.

Consumers can go green this holiday season and recycle their wireless devices. Sprint is an industry leader in the reuse and recycling of wireless devices sold. 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. To learn more about wireless recycling consumers can visit the Sprint wireless recycling Web site.


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 third quarter of 2009 and the first and only 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

1“Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets (including PR) from January 2008 to August 2009. Not all services available on 3G and coverage may default to a separate network when 3G is unavailable. Customers should refer to for details.

2The PC World tests took place in March and April 2009 in 13 major markets across the country. In each location, testers measured download speed, upload speed and reliability. In all, 5,443 individual tests from 283 testing locations were conducted for each provider’s 3G service. Testing was one minute in duration, and network performance can be highly variable from neighborhood to neighborhood.

3Savings based on publicly available information comparing AT&T Nation Unlimited plus required iPhone data plan and optional unlimited text messaging totaling $149.99/month for AT&T as of publication date, excluding taxes, surcharges and fees. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

4 Coverage comparisons based on publicly available information as of October 2009 inclusive of Sprint roaming partners. Based on square miles.

5“Up to 10x faster” based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Typical published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary. 4G is currently available in select areas /devices; check for Sprint 4G coverage/device info.

Source: Sprint

Sprint Media Contact:
Natalie Papaj, 703-433-3051