Overland Park, Kan. — 03/08/2006
Marking a first-of-its-kind offering from a national U.S. carrier, Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced the availability of Sprint to Home(SM) and Sprint Mobile to Office(SM). These wireless service features allow customers to make or receive unlimited voice calls between their Sprint wireless phone and a pre-designated ten-digit home or office number while on the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network or National Nextel Network, regardless of their wireline carrier, without deducting minutes from their wireless service plans.
"Sprint is the only national carrier to offer its customers the unique convergence and flexible features found in Sprint to Home and Sprint Mobile to Office," said Tony Krueck, vice president, product development and management, for Sprint. "With these options, busy families and mobile professionals alike can experience a new level of convenience and affordability with their communications."
Sprint to Home will allow Sprint wireless subscribers to get unlimited calling to and from their home phone regardless of their local provider. For just $5 per month, customers can stay connected with their families without using any of the minutes in their wireless service plans. The home number provided must be a residential landline number. To sign up, customers can visit a Sprint retail store or call 888-823-4666.
Coming soon, Sprint will also offer Sprint to Home with Long Distance(SM), a free offer for customers who subscribe to both Sprint wireless services and long distance services
Sprint Mobile to Office provides unlimited voice calls to a pre-identified landline business phone number. Business customers with a monthly wireless service plan of $49.99 or greater can select the Sprint Mobile to Office option for $8 per month, ensuring that the workplace can be extended beyond a traditional office for increased productivity. Sprint Mobile to Office is a valuable option for those companies with a remote sales or field service force or for those with a high level of telecommuting and traveling employees who need to stay connected to a key resource. To sign up, customers can contact their local Sprint Sales Representative, visit a Sprint or Nextel retailer or call 888-703-9514.
Sprint plans to expand the value of this offer later this year to allow business customers to pre-identify a range of landline numbers – up to 30,000 DIDs - that can be called without pulling from the subscriber’s bucket of anytime minutes.
Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering reliable, seamless and superior service to its customers and the United States’ first nationwide-all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone. These new offers demonstrate Sprint’s leadership in providing services that make communication reliable, flexible and affordable. Sprint was the first to offer a nationwide Service Level Agreement to business customers on its wireless voice and data services and was the first to offer consumers wireless voice calling plans with no huge overage charges by introducing Sprint Fair & Flexible® plans.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering 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.