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Press Release -- November 2nd, 2014
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Expands Innovative Leasing Program to Samsung Galaxy S® 5 and Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Sport

With Sprint Lease, customers can pay just $20 per month for 24 months for Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 31, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) continues to offer U.S. consumers the best value in wireless with the expansion of its industry-first, innovative leasing program to Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport. Beginning Friday, Oct. 31, new and existing customers and businesses can acquire Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy S 5 Sport for $20 per month (excluding taxes and fees) through Sprint Lease.

The new Sprint Lease allows customers to lease a 16GB Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport for $20 a month for 24 months. Qualified customers pay zero out of pocket at lease signing for the phone. At the end of 24 months, customers in good standing currently have the following options to continue service1:

  • Turn in the current leased Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport and lease another phone with zero down at signing
  • Purchase the leased Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport
  • Continue leasing Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport on a month-to-month basis
  • Or, when the lease ends, the customer has the option to return the device in good working condition and terminate service

Best Value in Wireless

Sprint is committed to offering U.S. consumers the best value in wireless and double the data on nationally available plans compared to AT&T and Verizon Wireless at the same or lower monthly price. With the Sprint Family Share Pack, Sprint offers double the sharable data for smartphones, basic phones, tablets and mobile broadband devices. Sprint also offers customers unlimited talk, text and data for $60 per month with the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan – a $20 savings per month compared to T-Mobile’s $80 unlimited plan2.

In addition, when switching to Sprint, a family with up to 10 lines can get 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk and text for only $100 a month through 20153. For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month versus AT&T and Verizon’s current pricing through 2015; double the data of AT&T and Verizon; and double the high-speed data of T-Mobile.

“Sprint Lease makes it easy and affordable for new and existing customers to acquire the innovative Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy S 5 Sport,” said Tom Roberts, senior vice president of Marketing, Sprint. “Sprint Lease is the lowest cost for customers at point of sale and is the lowest monthly cost for acquiring the Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport. Sprint is giving U.S. consumers what they want – simplicity and value.”

Existing Customers

Sprint is rewarding its established customers with additional value when leasing a new Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport. Beginning Oct. 31 through Jan. 15, 2015, eligible and well-qualified Sprint customers who participate in Sprint Lease will receive a $15 monthly loyalty service credit when leasing Galaxy S 5. After the monthly credit is applied to the customer’s account, it’s like paying $5 per month, per line for Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport.

Sprint Lease and loyalty service credit is available to those Sprint customers on Unlimited My Way, My All-in, Simply Everything and Everything Data (Share). Customers happy with those service plans can keep them and take advantage of the opportunity to lease Galaxy S 5 and receive a monthly loyalty service credit. The service credit is applied within two invoices of activation.

Sprint has already built its 4G LTE network to serve more than 255 million people, with more on the way making it easy for customers to enjoy data on their devices.

But that’s not all. In addition to all new Sprint 3G network and its 4G LTE network, Sprint is deploying Sprint Spark™, a technology designed to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications, including new generations of online gaming, virtual reality and advanced cloud services. It enables stutter-free video chat on-the-go and mobile gaming that leaves lag behind.

Available today in 27 markets across the country, Sprint Spark is an enhanced LTE service that’s built for data and designed to deliver average wireless speeds of 6-15Mbps and peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps today on capable devices, with increasing speed potential over time. Sprint plans to reach 100 million Americans by year-end with the service.4

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 54 million customers as of June 30, 2014, 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; leading no-contract 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 U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and

1No equipment security deposit required. Req. service plan. Customer is responsible for insurance and any repairs. If service or lease is cancelled early, the remaining lease payments become due immediately and customer must return the device or pay the purchase option. Future leasing subject to device availability and monthly payments may vary. Service plan rates and availability are subject to change.

2Compared to T-Mobile’s $80 Simple Choice Plan with unlimited high-speed data, unlimited International text and data features, Rhapsody unRadio and 5GB of tethering per mo. See carrier website for additional details.

3The $100 offer is available through Jan. 15, 2015 when customers switch to Sprint. It includes $15/mo./line access chargers waived through 2015. Valid only on 20GB or higher data allowance

4Sprint Spark (enhanced LTE) is available in limited markets. Sprint Spark actual deployment plans and speeds will be determined over time based on many factors, including build economics and the availability of equipment, devices and applications.

Samsung and Galaxy S are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


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