OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 13, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) today announced it will offer iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, beginning on Friday, Sept. 20 in all Sprint retail channels. All Sprint-owned retail stores will open at 8:00 a.m. local time on Sept. 20.
iPhone 5s will be available for $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model and $399.99 for the 64GB model. iPhone 5c will be available for $99.99 for the 16GB model and $199.99 for the 32GB model. In addition, iPhone 4S will be available for free for the 8GB model. Prices provided are excluding taxes with a new line or eligible upgrade with a two year service agreement.
Customers can pre-order iPhone 5c beginning Friday, Sept. 13 at 2:00 a.m. CT at www.sprint.com/iphone. Sprint, the long-time leader in unlimited wireless services, will offer iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on its 4G LTE* network.
With the launch of the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7, Apple is ushering in the next generation of mobile computing, delivering an incredible new hardware and software experience. iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5c features an all new-design, packed with features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera—all while delivering great battery life.**
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c feature iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface, completely redesigned with an elegant color palette, distinct, functional layers and subtle motion that make it feel more alive. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes.
“We are very excited to bring the innovation of iPhone 5s and the fun features of iPhone 5c to our customers paired with the benefit of Sprint’s Unlimited 4G LTE plans,” said David Owens, vice president of Product Development. “The new Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, available with an Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan, is the perfect match because they allow iPhone customers to enjoy all the features these great products offer, without worrying about costly overages or sharing data while on the Sprint network.”
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c customers who sign up for Sprint’s new Unlimited, My WaySM plan or My All-inSM plan are eligible for the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee.*** The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee gives customers unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network for the life of the line of service. The new Unlimited, My Way rate plans start for as little as $80 per month (excludes taxes and surcharges). The Unlimited, My Way plan can offer customers a significant savings when compared to competitors’ capped data plans. For example, smartphone customers can save $30 per month vs. AT&T and Verizon’s comparable plans with only 4GB of data.****
Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to more customers across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint 4G LTE, visit www.sprint.com/network. Customers are also encouraged to check www.sprint.com/coverage often because the maps are updated when coverage is expanded.
For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second 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 as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, 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.
* 4G LTE is currently available in more than 150 markets.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
*** The guarantee will apply to customers as long as they remain on the plan, meet the terms and conditions of the plan and pay their bill in full and on time. Price and phone selection are subject to change. Other plans may receive prioritized bandwidth availability. Streaming video speeds may be limited to 1 Mbps.
**** Sprint’s Unlimited, My Way plan featuring unlimited talk, text and data compared to AT&T Mobile Share with 4GB of Data ($110) or Verizon Share Everything with 4GB of Data ($110). Additional data plan options are available.
Michelle Leff Mermelstein, 703-592-8357