February 09, 2009

Visit www.sprint.com/sendlove for more on Sprint’s Valentine’s Day offerings

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2009-- Cupid and Sprint (NYSE: S), have teamed up to provide surefire Valentine’s gifts for friends and lovers, starting with three of the most popular Sprint phones – beautifully dipped in purple, pink and red for the holiday.

  • LG Lotus™: In a fashionable purple hue, LG Lotus offers Sprint® One Click, a highly customizable user interface that makes texting, Web access, email, Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV®, Sprint Music StoreSM and other features easy to access. LG Lotus offers the perfect combination of both style and substance with a full QWERTY keyboard that is ideal for quick text messaging, email or instant messaging. It also offers advanced features including stereo Bluetooth® and a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder. The price on LG Lotus recently dropped to just $99.99 with a new two-year contract, and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
  • Samsung Instinct™: Now available in pink, the award-winning Instinct boasts full touch-screen functionality with access to the 3G speed of Sprint’s EV-DO Rev A Mobile Broadband Network. It recently saw the addition of full calendar synchronization access to Microsoft Exchange Server and IBM Lotus Notes. Samsung Instinct offers Visual Voicemail, stereo Bluetooth® with audible caller ID, expandable memory up to 8 GB and a 2.0 MP camera with camcorder. For a limited time, get Instinct for just $99 with a new two-year contract, and after a $100 mail-in rebate.
  • Samsung Rant™: With bold purple or red color options, Samsung Rant is a messaging master, complete with email, text, voice SMS and instant messaging capabilities. It offers easy access to Sprint Navigation, Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV with an extensive collection of live and on-demand content through the new Sprint One Click customizable user interface. Additional features include a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder, stereo Bluetooth, expandable memory up to 8 GB and speaker-independent voice recognition. At just $49.99 with a new two-year contract, and after a $50 mail-in rebate, Rant makes a very affordable gift.

These three phones come packed with the latest data services to make it simple to set up that perfect Valentine’s Day date, send a mushy Mobile Greeting or track down that perfect romantic spot with Sprint Navigation.

Sprint customers already enjoy the best savings in wireless service today – for families, that can mean at least $240 and up to $1,000 in annual savings based on comparable rate and service plans offered by Verizon and AT&T.

“On Valentine’s Day people want to connect with their loved ones, no matter how busy they might be, and Sprint phones are the perfect way to do that,” said Kevin Packingham, Sprint senior vice president of product and technology development. “Whether it’s giving the gift of a new phone or using one or more of the innovative applications on a Sprint phone you already have to send a mobile greeting card, locate a new restaurant or buy a gift, Sprint helps customers get what they want, when they want it.”

Faster than Cupid’s arrow, Sprint’s exclusive One Click user interface gives users the ability to easily access the features they use most on their phones in one easy step. One Click is available on several attractive devices, including Samsung Rant and LG Lotus. It allows users to customize their home screen and bring the benefits of the Now Network™ right to their fingertips by selecting and organizing features and content such as text messaging, Sprint Navigation, email and more.

If a new phone won’t express your feelings, Sprint can help you find the perfect gift – no matter what it is – using Mobile Shopper, an application that lets customers shop at more than 70 online retailers with just a click or two on their Sprint phones. For customers looking to sweeten their Valentine’s Day with a movie, Sprint Movies is offering a line-up of romantic films such as “The Love Guru,” “Spanglish,” “America’s Sweethearts,” “Singles,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” and more.

Since 2006, Sprint has invested more than $15 billion in capital, largely to enhance its networks; across the country, thousands of cities received the benefit of this major investment. Sprint’s wireless networks continue to perform at their best-ever levels, and independent third-party reports confirm Sprint’s networks are performing very well relative to the competition’s.

In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint operates America’s most dependable 3G network*, providing customers blazing fast 3G speeds when accessing the mobile Web, NFL Mobile Live, email and various social networking sites – wirelessly and on the go. Gizmodo, a well-respected technology blog with more than 80 million page views a month,, recently announced that consistent testing of Sprint’s 3G network in eight cities selected by the blog showed Sprint unequivocally beating both AT&T and Verizon in download performance speeds. For more details on the Gizmodo study and results, see http://gizmodo.com/5111989/the-definitive-coast+to+coast-3g-data-test.

Current and prospective customers can visit their local retail stores or click www.sprint.com to learn more about Sprint products and services. For more holiday advice, visit www.sprint.com/sendlove.

* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.


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 nearly 51 million customers at the end of the third quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

Source: Sprint

Natalie Papaj, 703-433-3051