OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 12, 2015 - Due to another powerful earthquake, Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) is waiving and crediting calls and text messages made by Sprint customers to Nepal – retroactive from April 25, now continuing through June 1, 2015. Sprintoriginally announced it would waive customer fees through May 16, 2015 but has extended the timeline to ensure critical contact with family, friends and emergency personnel can be maintained. During times of emergency, it has been shown that text messages may go through when calling capabilities aren't available and may help free up networks for critical communication between first responders, other emergency personnel and aid workers. Calling and texting to Nepal without charges applies to all postpaid and prepaid customers of Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA.
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 57 million connections as of March 31, 2015 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. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com orwww.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Marci VerBrugge-Rhind, 913-794-6319