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Press Release -- September 3rd, 2015
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Listened to DIRECTV Customers: Adding More High-Speed Data Options to Free Service Offer

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 03, 2015 – Last week, Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) made an unprecedented, one-time offer exclusively for DIRECTV customers: free wireless service – unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data per line – for one full year when they switch to Sprint. Customers were thrilled with the offer but wanted more data options. Sprint listened! Beginning Friday, Sept. 4, DIRECTV customers can now choose one of the following high-speed data options, in addition to the unlimited talk and text for each line:

“DIRECTV customers switching to Sprint told us they want additional data options,” said Kevin Crull, chief marketing officer, Sprint. “We heard them loud and clear and are giving them what they want – the ability to add more data to the DIRECTV offer. We are giving our customers the ability to stay connected worry-free.”

Through Sept. 30, DIRECTV customers switching to Sprint or existing Sprint customers adding a new line of service on a new smartphone through Sprint Lease, iPhone Forever, Sprint Easy Pay1or paying full retail price, get 12 months of FREE unlimited talk, text and a full 2GB of data per line (up to five lines) all while on the Sprint network. Or, customers can choose additional data options starting at $10 per line for 4GB of data. Customers who already signed up for the DIRECTV offer and want more data can call Sprint Customer Care at 888-211-4727.

  • Qualified DIRECTV customers simply need to upload their recent DIRECTV bill
  • 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.

After 12 months of free Sprint service, customers on this plan are automatically billed the monthly rate-per-line plan for unlimited talk, text and 2 GB data as follows plus any additional data purchased (or may choose to switch to any of Sprint’s current service plans3):

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
1Sprint Easy Pay requires 24-mo. installment agreement with 0% APR. iPhone Forever is a 22 mo. lease & other lease options include 21, 22 or 24 mo.–No security deposit required. Early termination of service on Sprint Easy Pay/lease (iPhone Forever): Remaining payments will be due immediately. Lease also requires 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.

3 You must contact Sprint customer svc & cancel svc within 30 days of end of free service to avoid rate plan charges or change to a different plan at any time.


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