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Press Release -- January 6th, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

CORRECTING and REPLACING Switching Mania Continues: Sprint Extends Biggest Wireless Offer in U.S. History – 50% Off AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Rate Plans

Try the Better than Ever Sprint LTE Network – Faster than AT&T and Verizon

Sprint will continue to pay switching fees up to $650 for new customers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 06, 2016 – Second subhead of release should read: Sprint will continue to pay switching fees up to $650 for new customers(instead of Sprint will continue switching fees up to $650 for new customers).

The corrected release reads:


Try the Better than Ever Sprint LTE Network – Faster than AT&T and Verizon

Sprint will continue to pay switching fees up to $650 for new customers

Because of overwhelming response to the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history, Sprint is extending its offer to customers from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon and giving them the opportunity to switch and save 50 percent off most competitors’ standard rate plans1 through Feb. 11. Sprint also will continue to pay switching fees up to $650 per line.

This opportunity invites customers from the competition to experience the Sprint network that is performing better than ever – it’s faster than Verizon and AT&T based on analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance data2 – and encourages wireless users to try the new LTE Plus network, which is demonstrating peak speeds in excess of 100Mbps in cities across the country3.

“The response to 50% off has been outstanding,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “We experienced record sales during Black Friday and continue to see high demand. After receiving such positive feedback from customers and hearing from our salespeople about store traffic, I knew we had to extend this exciting promotion to give even more wireless subscribers the opportunity to experience Sprint’s award-winning network and take advantage of the best value in wireless.”

Customers have been very pleased with the offer. “Trust me when I say that Sprint is knocking this thing out the park,” said Paul McNeal, Sterling, Va. “The Sprint network is as good as any other carrier I’ve had, and you can’t beat the price.”

The plan is simple. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon customers who switch to Sprint will receive 50 percent off most of their current rate plan prices.

Here are the details:

  • When you bring a number to Sprint, we will pay your switching fees up to $650 per line via an American Express® Reward Card after online registration and phone turn-in4.
  • Visit your local Sprint store, Sprint Store at RadioShack,, or call 1-800-Sprint1 to switch.
  • Get your new device with Sprint Lease, iPhone Forever, Sprint Easy Pay installment billing or pay full retail price for the device. Or bring your own compatible device.
  • Customers must port one line, and can add up to nine additional lines on the account.
  • Customers must choose from the 50 percent off rate plans available from their current carrier.
  • Cricket and MetroPCS customers also can switch and save 50 percent off their parent company’s postpaid rates.
  • For customers who act on this exciting offer, their 50 percent off savings will be good until Jan. 8, 2018.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) 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 58.6 million connections as of Sept. 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 five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint or and

1 Discount applies to base monthly service plan and access charges only. Discount does not apply to certain charges such as taxes, surcharges, roaming, premium content, add-ons, and apps. New plan features may not be an exact match. Discount offer excludes competitor promos/sales and is limited to consumer plans as of 1/4/16 for: Verizon’s shared data rate plans for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB; T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan prices for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB; and AT&T’s advertised shared data rate plans for 300MB, 2GB, 5GB, 15GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB. Plans exclude unlimited music and video streaming, data carryover and cloud options that other carrier plans may offer. Offer/coverage not available everywhere or for discounted phones. Subject to new-line, $36 activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card.
2 Speed claim based on Sprint’s analysis of average LTE download speeds using Nielsen NMP data (Aug. thru Oct., 2015) covering over 270 million POPs. NMP data captures real consumer usage and performance for downloads of all file sizes greater than 150kb.  Actual download speeds may vary by location and device capability. Actual download speeds may vary by location and device capability.
3 LTE Plus is currently available in select markets.
4 Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.


Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689

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