December 10, 2008

NEW YORK, Dec 10, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- As the country’s tough economic times and the holiday season are now overlapping, consumers are looking for every way to save money this December. Beginning today, Kim Danger, founder of, is offering consumers several tips in a "Savvy Savings" series, sponsored by Sprint. Over the next few weeks, Kim will explain ways to shave dollars off budgets by becoming more energy efficient, managing credit-card purchases, making the best use of coupons and rebates, and researching long-term contracts -- such as mobile-phone bills.

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Sprint (NYSE: S) is currently offering wireless customers its own "economic stimulus package" in time for holiday shopping by giving families an easier way to create savings. Sprint customers enjoy the best value 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 competitors. Sprint’s family share plans begin at $99.99, with the ability to add up to three additional lines -- at $9.99 each. Hot devices for this holiday season include the LG Lotus, Samsung Rant, HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch Pro and i570 by Motorola.

"In today’s economic climate, consumers are taking a much closer look at their day-to-day spending habits -- and wireless service is no exception," said Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint. "For most Americans, $240 represents a car payment, a week’s worth of groceries, or a month’s savings for their children’s college. Today’s customers do their research and make their buying decisions based on value and service. Comparing our plans to the competition, consumers will see how Sprint can help families save money in these tough economic times. We aren’t talking about nickels and dimes, but hundreds and even thousands of dollars."

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