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Press Release -- February 22nd, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Introducing Galaxy Forever, Only from Sprint; Gives Customers Annual Upgrade to Samsung Flagship Galaxy Smartphones

Get one Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, get one for half price;

Available March 11; Pre-order begins Feb. 23 at

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), February 21, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) is making it easier than ever for customers to get their hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge – for a limited time, new and existing Sprint customers can lease or buy one Galaxy S7 or S7 edge and get a second one for half the price. Get two Galaxy S7, two Galaxy S7 edge or one of each with this great deal.

In addition, Sprint is now offering the innovative, new Galaxy Forever1 program. Sprint customers who lease the new Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can upgrade to the latest Galaxy smartphone any time after making 12 payments on a Sprint Lease. The Galaxy Forever process is simple:

  • Beginning March 11, lease the latest generation of the Samsung Galaxy series at any Sprint store, or 1-800-SPRINT1 and confirm that you wish to participate in Galaxy Forever.
  • Make 12 payments on your Galaxy Forever Sprint Lease.
  • Upgrade to the next Samsung Galaxy flagship device with a quick and easy return of the used device in exchange for the latest and greatest smartphone.

Customers can also save big on rate plans by switching to Sprint and taking advantage of the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history. Customers can switch to Sprint and get 50 percent off most AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon rate plans. In addition, Sprint will pay switching fees up to $650 per line.2

“We’re inviting consumers to join the millions of customers who have switched to Sprint with an offer that lets everyone get their hands on each new generation of Samsung Galaxy smartphones from Sprint every year,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “With Galaxy Forever, our customers can easily swap out their new GS7 or GS7 edge for the next generation after just 12 payments of less than $26 per month – that is less than a dollar a day. There has never been a better time to get your hands on the hottest Samsung Galaxy smartphones from Sprint.”

Sprint makes it affordable and convenient to get the hottest, new Samsung smartphones:

  • Galaxy Forever: Upgrade to the latest Galaxy smartphone after 12 monthly lease payments
    • Samsung Galaxy S7 – $25.99 per month for 24 months with upgrade available after 12 payments, get a second one for $12.99 per month for 24 months after a $13.00 service credit and with upgrade available after 12 payments
    • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – $30.50 per month for 24 months with upgrade available after 12 payments, get a second one for just $15.25 per month for 24 months after $15.25 service credit and with upgrade available after 12 payments
  • Installment Billing: Own the phone after completing convenient monthly payments
    • Samsung Galaxy S7 – $27.09 per month for 24 months, get a second one for just $13.54 per month for 24 months after a $13.55 service credit
    • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – $31.25 per month for 24 months, get a second one for just $15.62 per month for 24 months after a $15.63 service credit

Pre-order begins Feb. 23 at and with availability on March 11 in Sprint retail stores, and 1-800-SPRINT1. Galaxy S7 will also be available through Sprint’s prepaid brands, Boost Mobile on March 11 and shortly after on Virgin Mobile USA.

Customers who buy a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge between Feb. 23 and March 18 will be able to dive right in to the exciting world of virtual reality with a free Gear VR powered by Oculus, plus a 6-game bundle – an estimated $170 value.3 This promotion is provided by Samsung and is good for a limited time only or while supplies last.

Delivered to You – For Free

Ready to upgrade to Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge but short on time? Sprint offers a free and incredibly convenient way for Galaxy fans to get their new phone in the comfort of their home, office or even a neighborhood coffee shop. With Sprint Direct 2 You, customers can choose to have a wireless expert bring the device to them and set it up, transfer all content, and demonstrate useful features. Direct 2 Youcustomers will start receiving their Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge as early as March 7. Visit to find out if this service is offered in your area.

Stronger, Faster, More Reliable Network

In RootMetrics’ second half 2015 special report “Mobile Network Performance in the US” Sprint increased its tally of state and metro awards, offered strong reliability, and improved its median download speeds in metro area testing.

In addition, Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance Data shows the Sprint LTE and super-fast LTE Plus Network beat Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile by delivering faster download speeds.4

Sprint LTE Plus, available today in more than 150 U.S. markets, takes advantage of Sprint’s rich triband spectrum portfolio and uses some of the world’s most advanced technologies in wireless, such as carrier aggregation and antenna beamforming. With LTE Plus, Sprint customers can experience peak download speeds in excess of 100 Mbps.

Water Resistant Capabilities

Galaxy S7 will be offered in Black Onyx and Gold Platinum and Galaxy S7 edge will be available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium. There is no need to hesitate when taking Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to the beach for spring break or just about anywhere because they withstand spills and splashes. Both devices have an IP68 rating, making them water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.5 With Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, there is no need to worry if it gets wet – just pick it up, wipe if off and keep going.

Galaxy S7 is big on screen and slim on profile with a 5.1-inch crisp Quad HD Super AMOLED® display. Galaxy S7 edge’s expansive 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display offers a revolutionary dual edge design that provides quick access to contacts and notifications without interrupting content on the main screen.

As the world’s first Dual Pixel smartphone camera, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge make it easy to capture low-light photos with incredible clarity. Additional features include Samsung Pay6 mobile payment service, a bigger battery and 32 GB of internal storage with the ability to insert a micoSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage.7

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 58.4 million connections as of Dec. 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 five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint or and

1 $0 down at signing on a 24-month lease for qualified customers. Requires new line of service or eligible upgrade No equipment security deposit required. Lease payment amount excludes taxes and svc plan charges. 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. Galaxy Forever: Applies to upgrade on lease. Upgrade does not include same generation model phone and may not include a less advanced successor model. Does not guarantee monthly payment amount, phone selection, or service plan rates. Contingent upon product availability. Not transferable. May not be combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

2 Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.

3 Gear VR suggested retail price is $119.99, 6-game bundle is estimated at $50 value. See full terms and conditions for more details.

4 Claim based on Sprint’s analysis of average LTE download speeds using Nielsen NMP data (Oct. thru Dec., 2015). 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.

5 Device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP68, which means that it is protected against dust intrusion and capable of withstanding water immersion of 5 feet for 30 minutes.

6 Samsung Pay is compatible with select cards, Samsung devices, and leading wireless providers. Visit to learn more. Some card reader terminals may require software updates to be compatible with Samsung Pay.

7 Portion of internal memory occupied by existing content. MicroSD sold separately. Enabled to expand up to 2TB


Michelle Leff Mermelstein, 703-592-8357

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