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Sprint Celebrates National Small Business Week

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Special offer available from June 17 to June 21 with a portfolio of solutions customized to meet the needs of small businesses</i> </p>

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sprint Celebrates National Small Business Week

08:00 EDT Monday, June 17, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Business Wire) -- Small businesses can find it challenging to cut through the complications of buying communications gear in order to meet their unique needs. Sprint (NYSE: S) offers specialized, dedicated support and budget-conscious products and services for small businesses, delivered in ways that simplify their shopping experience.

Celebrating National Small Business Week, Sprint is featuring special perks to qualifying small businesses including a free Samsung Galaxy S III and Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot when any new line of service with a two-year agreement is activated between June 17 and 21, 2013. More information about this offer and other solutions tailored to meet the needs of small businesses can be found at www.sprint.com/smallbusinessweek.

Sprint also recently announced a shopping solution for small businesses that simplifies the wireless buying process – Sprint Consultation Centers, a complete packaging of wireless assistance in Sprint retail stores that is customized to small-business needs. After an initial assessment, Consultation Center experts can develop customized proposals with multiple solution options at various price points that track with the customers' needs.

Sprint, the four-time J.D. Power Award winner for Wireless Purchase Experience among contract customers, developed Sprint Consultation Centersto pool the company's business expertise and business solutions in a retail atmosphere that's low-stress, confusion-free and convenient for customers.

“While Sprint serves the specific needs of small businesses all year-round, we're proud to participate in this year's National Small Business Week with a special offer that can help jumpstart the benefits experienced by mobility solutions,” said Marin Martinovic, director-Business Acquisition Marketing for Sprint. “Our portfolio and pricing is customized to the needs of small businesses, our in-store service is consultative, and our online tools are valuable resources to help small businesses gain inspiration for future growth.”

Small- to mid-sized businesses enjoy Microsoft Office 365 offered by Sprint

Businesses enjoy predictable monthly costs with no up-front infrastructure expense, pay-as-you-go plans and savings by packaging all of the necessary tools, as well as a single bill and single point of contact for all Sprint-provided services. Sprint simplifies the purchase, onboarding/migration, and ongoing support processes with Carefree Cloud, which includes 24x7 support for Office 365, online resources and a user-friendly portal to manage the services. Carefree Cloud is available with all Office 365 plans offered by Sprint.

Sprint recently announced that new plans are now available with Office 365, enhanced audio conferencing is coming soon, and now select Sprint retail stores are selling these offers.

Learn how to use mobility to take business to the next level

Small-business owners are encouraged to check out recent videos that highlight how Sprint has helped companies more effectively use mobility to stay on the cutting edge of technology and grow their business.

Sprint: An emerging leader for small-business solutions

Sprint has emerged as a preferred and reliable business partner to small businesses by offering the latest technology and devices, including smartphones and applications that help enable mobile payments, manage mobile workforces, enhance productivity and encourage employees to focus on driving. The company also has earned a reputation as an innovative solutions provider for small businesses with offers for Unlimited data on Sprint's network and a robust suite of business services that include Magmito mobile apps, mobile device management and customized IT services.

Another great tool for small businesses is Sprint Direct Connect, the gold-standard in push-to-talk services, which offers an expanded coverage area, 3G broadband data capabilities and International Direct Connect's reach to Latin American countries.

Sprint services for small businesses are available in Sprint Stores or can be ordered by calling 877-924-9360. Sprint also makes it easy for small-business customers to customize and buy online at www.sprint.com/smallbusiness. The customized website allows customers to assess their specific business needs against a backdrop of like-minded small businesses.

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 served more than 55 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint most improved, across all 47 industries, in customer satisfaction during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation's greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

Sprint
Stephanie Greenwood, 913-315-1612
stephanie.greenwood@sprint.com

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