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Press Release -- August 27th, 2015
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint is Celebrating the Merger of DIRECTV and AT&T: DIRECTV Customers Get Free Service by Switching to Sprint

Unlimited Talk, Text and 2GB of data per line FREE for 12 months

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 27, 2015 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) is making an unprecedented, one-time offer exclusively for DIRECTV customers: free service for one full year when they switch to Sprint.

Free Service. For one full year. When they switch to Sprint.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 28, through Sept. 30, DIRECTV customers switching to Sprint or existing Sprint customers adding a new line of service through Sprint Lease, iPhone Forever, Sprint Easy Pay1 or paying full retail price for a smartphone get 12 months of unlimited talk, text and a full 2GB of data per line (up to five lines) all while on the Sprint network. Qualified DIRECTV customers simply need to upload their recent DIRECTV bill at Then, they can go to or call Sprint Telesales to obtain the offer. Or, they can visit their local Sprint store and log on to their DIRECTV account online to show verification and sign up. Customers are responsible for the one-time $36 activation fee and monthly taxes and surcharges.

The special offer is available at participating Sprint branded retail stores, Sprint store at RadioShack,, or by calling 1-800-Sprint-1.

Plus, Sprint will pay off your old phone and contract so you can Move Forward without worry2. If you’re not currently under contract or don’t have installment billing phone payments, Sprint will buy back your current working smartphone for up to $300 per line.

“DIRECTV customers love their TV service – but they shouldn’t have to settle for AT&T wireless,” said Kevin Crull, chief marketing officer, Sprint. “Why not build the perfect bundle by combining with Sprint wireless? We’re winning awards across the country because our network has never been stronger, faster or more reliable, and our customers have never been more satisfied.”

After 12 months of free Sprint service, customers on this plan automatically move to a competitive rate-per-line plan for unlimited talk, text and 2GB data as follows:

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 57 million connections as of June 30, 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 and

1Early termination of service on Sprint Easy Pay/lease: Remaining payments will be due immediately. Lease also req. device return or payment of purchase option device price in lease.

2 Limited time offer. Contract buyout is via American Express Reward Card after online registration and current phone turn-in. All phones must be ported form an active wireless line at another carrier and remain active on the plan. Phones must be in good working order.


Kristin Wallace, 404-649-8222

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