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HTC Ozone Brings Verizon Wireless’ Smartphone Lineup To New Heights

HTC Ozone Brings Verizon Wireless’ Smartphone Lineup To New Heights BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and BELLEVUE, WA — June 25, 2009 — Verizon Wireless and HTC today introduce the Verizon Wireless HTC Ozone™. This easy-to-use smartphone combines a simple design with a host of connectivity options that include the nation’s largest wireless 3G network, global roaming and Wi-Fi, making it a smart option and, at $49.99*, a great value for first-time smartphone users or savvy business professionals.

Available color: Black

Key features:

• Ergonomically-designed QWERTY keyboard for fast and easy typing

• Flexible connectivity options with Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, global roaming capabilities and support for Wi-Fi

• 1500 mAh battery delivers extended operating time

• Includes international charging adapters to stay powered up while abroad

Lifestyle features:

• VZ Navigator(SM) – get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with others

• Visual Voice Mail – view, delete, reply, listen to and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions

• Mobile IM – connect with friends on AOL® Instant Messenger, Windows® Messenger and Yahoo!® Messenger

• Mobile Email – access to popular e-mail services such as Yahoo!®, Hotmail®, AOL® and Windows® Live Seamless Microsoft® Exchange synchronization with Microsoft® Office Mobile for maximum productivity

• Access to most frequently used features with a simplified “sliding panel” user interface

• One-touch messaging key for quick connection to friends and family

* Price and availability:

• The HTC Ozone will be $49.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

• VZ Navigator is available for $9.99 monthly access, and Visual Voice Mail is available for $2.99 monthly access.

• Customers can purchase the HTC Ozone beginning June 29 online at www.verizonwireless.com, by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN, or through business sales channels. It will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on July 13. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7518

Keith Nowak 
HTC America
USMediarelations@htc.com
425-679-5328

Plan The Menu For Your Summer Barbeques Using Your Verizon Wireless Phone

Plan The Menu For Your Summer Barbeques Using Your Verizon Wireless Phone BASKING RIDGE, NJ — June 24, 2009 — Fire up the grills and rev up the blenders: With summer upon us and the July Fourth holiday just around the corner, now is the time to start planning a backyard barbeque for friends, neighbors and family. Verizon Wireless customers have access to recipe applications and cooking videos on their wireless phones to help them plan the perfect meal.

• Food Network Everyday Chef – Get delicious recipe ideas from the Recipe Suggestion feature (available in the Media Center/Get It Now®).

• SmarterShopper – Take the stress out of shopping by finding the lowest prices from thousands of trusted stores while saving time and money (available in the Media Center/Get It Now).

• Drinktini – Perfect if you are trying to decide which drinks to provide for your summer cookout, this application includes an extensive database of more than 7,000 cocktail recipes, international specialties, forgotten favorites, new recipes each week, popular shots and user recommendations (available in the Media Center/Get It Now).

• Recipes from Top Magazine Web Sites – Use Mobile Web to access dozens of new recipes and more.

• Epicurious & Concierge.com – Epicurious on V CAST Video can help you plan the perfect gathering, gourmet style. The online home of Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines brings culinary videos, ranging from extensive technique demonstrations to celebrity kitchen tours and interviews with famed chefs, right to your wireless phone.

Unlimited Mobile Web usage is included with a $15.00 monthly V CAST VPak subscription, which also includes access to V CAST Video, V CAST Music and Media Center/Get It Now applications. Alternatively, you can access Mobile Web for free with a Nationwide Plan but will incur usage charges of $1.99 per megabyte. Food Network Everyday Chef, SmarterShopper, and Drinktini are available for monthly subscriptions of $4.49, $2.99 and $3.49 respectively, and can be downloaded through the Media Center/Get It Now on Verizon Wireless phones. Airtime, data usage and messaging fees may apply during download and use of the application.

For more information about products and services from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Southwest Airlines' Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Customers to Benefit from Partnership with Sprint Relay

Southwest Airlines'' Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Customers to Benefit from Partnership with Sprint Relay OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jun 24, 2009 -- Sprint and Southwest Airlines have joined forces to offer toll-free TTY (teletypewriter) and video relay access, giving deaf and hard-of-hearing customers direct access to Southwest Airlines customer service.

Beginning today, deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech disabled customers needing to call Southwest Airlines can dial a dedicated toll-free TTY telephone number: 800-533-1305. That number is answered by a Sprint relay agent who immediately connects to the Southwest Airlines customer service representative. The Sprint relay agent relays information between the Customer Service representative and the relay user in English or Spanish.

Video Relay customers can access the service using a videophone by calling SWAVRS.TV to reach a video interpreter who will connect to Southwest Airlines. By providing video access, those whose native language is American Sign Language (ASL) can communicate with a video interpreter in ASL who then acts as the 'voice' to Customer Service representatives. Sprint Video Relay Service (VRS) is offered at no cost to deaf and hard-of-hearing customers who use a videophone or web camera with a computer to connect with a qualified Sprint video interpreter who interprets the call in English or Spanish.

"Offering video access, preferred by many of our deaf or hard-of-hearing customers, facilitates information exchange faster and in a more personal way than via the traditional telecommunications device for customers who are deaf," said Lance Morton, director of Automation Resources for Customer Support & Services for Southwest Airlines. "This is a good fit for Southwest Airlines - we're committed to providing the highest quality of Customer Service to each of our customers."

"Sprint offers many types of relay services including TTY, voice, voice-carry-over, speech- to-speech, internet-based relay, video relay, caption telephone services, conference captioning, and a variety of hearing aid compatible wireless devices to meet the unique communication needs of our customer base," said Mike Ellis, director of Relay Services at Sprint. "Sprint applauds Southwest Airlines for its commitment to all its customers, including those deaf and hard-of-hearing, to ensure they have equal access to Southwest Airlines travel services."

Sprint is the largest and most technologically advanced Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provider in the nation, with more than 18 years experience in providing relay services to those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind, or have a speech disability. Sprint's experience in this field assures Sprint Relay users receive quality services regardless of the type of relay service they are using.

Customers can access a Southwest Airlines Customer Service agent by calling the Southwest Airlines TTY toll-free number: 800-533-1305 or go to SWAVRS.TV for video access. These numbers are also posted on the Southwest Airlines website at http://www.southwest.com/about_swa/phone_numbers.html.

Media Contact:

Sprint Sukhi Sahni, 703-592-7779 sukhi.sahni@sprint.com

Leap Brings Cricket Unlimited Wireless Services to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

Leap Brings Cricket Unlimited Wireless Services to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore SAN DIEGO--Jun. 23, 2009-- Leap Wireless International, Inc., the parent company of Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, today announced that Cricket unlimited wireless services are now available in the greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas. Consumers in these key Eastern Seaboard markets now have access to Cricket’s unlimited, feature-packed 3G wireless service at affordable rates.

Cricket’s coverage area includes both the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro areas, as well as connecting suburbs and travel routes. The Cricket footprint, which covers approximately 4,810 square miles and nearly 7.2 million covered POPs, brings Cricket’s total nationwide POPs to approximately 91 million.

“We are pleased to introduce Cricket service in our nation’s capital and Baltimore,” said Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO of Leap. “Through our Cricket service we offer a wide range of affordable, unlimited wireless products and services that provide value to our customers. With these new markets, we have successfully completed plans we began in early 2008 to launch new Cricket markets covering up to an additional 36 million additional POPs. These new markets in D.C. and Baltimore, together with our other recent launches in Philadelphia and Chicago, are part of our overall plan to expand our coverage along the Eastern Seaboard and in other key markets across the U.S.”

Cricket is also bringing more than 310 jobs to the greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore area, including approximately 280 new positions created through its dealer network. Cricket will open 13 retail store locations in Washington, D.C., and 8 retail store locations in Baltimore. In addition, Cricket service plans and phones are available at 140 Cricket exclusive wireless dealers and 170 other dealer locations throughout the region, as well as online at www.mycricket.com or via the telephone at 800-922-9169.

Cricket service plans range from $30 to $60 per month and include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, nationwide roaming minutes and more -- all without requiring signed contracts or credit checks. Cricket service plans also include unlimited use in all Cricket markets across the U.S., as well as Premium Extended Coverage, which allows unlimited use in major metropolitan areas stretching from New York to California and from Wisconsin to Texas. Cricket has more than a dozen devices available ranging from higher-end handsets, such as the touch screen Motorola Evoke, to more affordable mobile phones.

Cricket Broadband, which provides unlimited Internet access anywhere in Cricket's coverage areas from desktop or laptop computers, is available now in Baltimore and will be available soon in Washington, D.C. The Cricket monthly broadband service plan is just $35 per month for customers who also have Cricket's low-cost unlimited voice plans, and $40 per month as a stand-alone service.

For more information, please visit www.mycricket.com.

Leap Contacts:


Courtney Prato, Media Relations
858-882-6335
cprato@leapwireless.com
or
Amy Wakeham, Investor Relations
858-882-6084
awakeham@leapwireless.com

Sprint Lets Soccer Fans Enjoy The Game Now

Sprint Lets Soccer Fans Enjoy The Game Now OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 22, 2009 -- Sprint -- As an official sponsor of the popular 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) tournament, Sprint brings soccer fans closer to their favorite sport than ever before with exclusive mobile content, available only on the Sprint Now Network(TM). For the first time, fans can be a part of the action by experiencing full-length live streaming of the games directly on their Sprint TV-capable phones. Through their phones, subscribers will also have front row seats to follow CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) from the opening game kickoff in Los Angeles to the finals in New York with real-time game updates about their teams playing in the tournament, related news and tournament statistics, among other fun features.

Additionally, Sprint has teamed up with one of the most popular Mexican soccer legends, Luis Roberto Alves "Zague", to provide a one-of-a-kind pre-game experience at select matches in some U.S. cities.

"Soccer is a way of life, not only for me but for all fans. It's so exciting to see how Sprint has created the perfect synergy between sports and technology," Zague said. "As a former soccer player, I am thankful to join a partnership where soccer fans are able to stay connected to the game by receiving up-to-the-minute information."

At the games, fans can visit Sprint Mobile Experience to try firsthand how easy it is to enjoy real-time matches on the go on a wide range of Sprint phones.

Exclusive Sprint CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) content

Developed in partnership with Univision Movil, only Sprint subscribers will have exclusive access to CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) on their phones. Subscribers can visit sprint.com/copa on their mobile phones to enjoy:

-- Live streaming of full-length games available for the first time ever on mobile devices -- Video highlights of goals, top plays and commentary! (1)

-- Text alerts for results, game reminders and the latest team news

-- Breaking news, photo galleries and TV schedules

-- Ringers, screensavers and fight songs

"With the CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM), Sprint continues its commitment in solidifying partnerships that ignite our Hispanic subscribers' passions, like soccer," explained Kymber Umana, Hispanic marketing manager for Sprint. "Our ability to give our customers exclusive tournament content directly on their Sprint mobile phone is a sure bet that they will never miss a part of the CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) action this summer."

Finally, Sprint's sponsorship includes a national television spot during Spanish-language soccer broadcasts, as well as multiple US Hispanic-targeted online creative banners on soccer and social networking sites and a website, www.sprint.com/copa. Sprint pays tribute to soccer fans with an exciting and humorous commercial titled, "'Life or Futbol', with Sprint you can have both," that can be seen via a 30-second TV spot featuring the Sprint exclusive Samsung Instinct(R) s30(TM)(2). Existing customers will also receive informative newsletters and emails detailing exclusive content available on the most popular Sprint phones.

For more information about the CONCACAF Gold Cup(TM) tournament and to get a list of all the upcoming games, visit http://concacaf.com/competitions/goldcup/2009/history.aspx. Visit www.sprint.com/copa to learn about Sprint exclusive content available to subscribers.

Media Contact: The Vidal Partnership Veronica Rodriguez (646) 356-6685 vrodriguez@vidalpartnership.com

CONTACT:

Veronica Rodriguez of The Vidal Partnership, +1-646-356-6685, vrodriguez@vidalpartnership.com, for Sprint

LG LX370 Fact Sheet

LG LX370 Fact Sheet June 22, 2009 - LG LX370 from Sprint® is an easy-to-use vertical slider, providing the customer with a sleek, powerful device. This compact mobile phone is loaded with Sprint One Click for quick, customizable access to what you need Now, a 2.0 megapixel camera to capture important moments instantly, Stereo Bluetooth®, as well as Sprint Navigation to get you there faster with full-feature GPS navigation, including voice and on screen turn-by-turn driving directions and more than 10 million business listings. Music-lovers will also value LG LX370's MP3 player with microSD memory card slot with up to 16GB card capability. Also, easy access to personal and work email including AOL/AIM®, Yahoo!, Windows Live™, Hotmail® and more!

ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC

• Sprint Music Store SM , allows users to wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone

• Sprint TV® with an extensive selection of live and on-demand programming

• MP3 player with microSD memory card slot with up to 16GB card capability

• Stereo Bluetooth and 2.5 mm headset jack allowing users to listen to music in stereo (sold separately)

PRODUCTIVITY

• Sprint One Click is a customizable home screen allowing consumers to get text messages, web access, MySpace friend requests, email, entertainment and more within a click of their home screen. Plus, it can quickly be personalized with the things they use the most

• Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings

• 2.0 MP camera Camcorder with Sprint PCS® Picture Mail to shoot, share and print high-resolution digital photos instantly

• Easy, one-touch access to all your personal and work email including AOL/AIM, Yahoo!, Windows Live (Hotmail and MSN) and more

• Record a voice message and send it to as many as 25 friends at once, without even making a call

• Built-in productivity tools such as planner and scheduler, memo pad, world clock, alarm clock, calculator and more

SPECIFICATIONS

• Dimensions: 4.06 x 1.89 x 0.63 inches; 3.7 ounces

• Display: 1.20 x 1.60 inches TFT (240 x 320 pixels QVGA and 262K vibrant colors)

• Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery: up to 6 hours continuous talk time*

* Talk times will vary depending on phone usage patterns and conditions. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns.

Sprint Strengthens Social Network Connections With Customers

Sprint Strengthens Social Network Connections With Customers OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--Jun. 22, 2009-- Sprint has launched two devices that make it easier to stay connected with your friends and colleagues through increasingly popular social networking sites.

Sprint, which is listening to and reaching out to its customers through Twitter and Facebook®, understands the power of the changing nature of communications. The new Samsung Exclaim™ and HTC Snap™ make it easier than ever for customers to use the social networks of their choice.

“Social networking is a powerful tool that helps people stay connected whenever and wherever they want,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president-Product Development for Sprint. “HTC Snap and Samsung Exclaim are designed with social networking in mind, and they leverage America’s most dependable 3G network1 to deliver the promise of staying in touch with those who matter most; and Sprint’s Ready Now retail experience offers the perfect opportunity for customers to learn all about the key features and functionality of these new devices.”

As part of the company’s focus on a great customer experience, Sprint has expanded its social networking presence to meet and interact with customers where they are in order to provide direct and timely responses to their inquiries. Customers can receive Sprint updates on Twitter via @Sprint or @SprintGreenNews for specific company-wide green initiatives. Become a fan of Sprint on the company’s Facebook page, or check out Sprint’s Flickr® and BuzzAboutWireless sites.

Sprint recently highlighted two popular social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter, in its advertising. The company’s Palm Pre Facebook and Social NOW TV spots both showcase what is happening on Sprint’s Now Network. Social networking requires access to the Web, and Sprint understands that people can’t always be chained to their personal computer. With the new Samsung Exclaim and HTC Snap, Sprint offers customers easy one-click access to staying connected with friends and family:

Samsung Exclaim: Samsung Exclaim features a messaging-centric form factor in two great colors – Blueberry and Raspberry. The device’s dual-slider design hides both a numeric keypad and a full QWERTY keyboard. Exclaim is focused on social networking, with new interactive Facebook and MySpace tiles right on the home screen as part of Sprint’s award-winning One Click customizable user interface. Customers can now add Twitter to their home screen using One Click as well. These new One Click tiles give customers a much richer experience than links to Facebook and MySpace on other feature devices in market today:

• Facebook tile - Provides One-Click access to share “What’s on your mind,” check status updates, monitor your news feed, manage your inbox and track the status of your friends.

• MySpace tile – Offers the ability to update your status, monitor your friend lists, review your pictures and albums, manage your inbox and friend requests and track your comments.

• Twitter tile – Allows you to post Tweets with one click, check updates for everyone you are following, see responses to your Tweets, manage the list of people you are following and those who are following you and see what the whole Twitter-verse is saying.

Samsung Exclaim will be available beginning June 21 in all Sprint retail channels, including www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1, for $79.99 (excludes taxes) with a new two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate.

HTC Snap: HTC Snap is the first wireless phone to feature Inner Circle™, which allows people to prioritize emails from the most important people to them. Sprint is the exclusive nationwide provider of the 3G-enabled HTC Snap. Among the email standards this device supports are POP3, IMAP4 and seamless Microsoft Exchange email compatibility, which includes Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile software.

• Inner Circle – One-touch access to the people who matter the most. Add your most important contacts to your Inner Circle, and then see email from these people in one place regardless of which account received them.

• One-Touch Camera – Capture the moment before it’s gone. Capturing and sharing photos doesn’t get any easier.

• One-Touch Messaging – Monitor all your messaging and email accounts at a glance.

HTC Snap is easy to hold and carry, and the ergonomically sculpted QWERTY keyboard makes text entry a breeze. With a 1500 mAh battery, HTC Snap can keep up with the busiest of lifestyles. Paired with Sprint Navigation and built-in GPS, Snap makes getting from place to place easier than ever, and the crisp 2.0 megapixel camera means never missing a moment once there.

HTC Snap will be available beginning June 21 in all Sprint retail channels, including www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1, for $149.99 (excludes taxes) with a new two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate.

These devices, along with Palm® Pre™, operate on America’s most dependable 3G network. The Sprint 3G Network is faster in more places than AT&T’s 3G network2, and Sprint has more than 20 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network, based on square miles3. No carrier has a larger voice calling area than Sprint. The Nationwide Sprint Network (inclusive of roaming) reaches more than 304 million people in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with a Sprint national calling plan that includes roaming.

In addition to America’s most dependable 3G network, Sprint offers customers significant savings for individuals and families compared to similar plans from AT&T and Verizon. With Sprint’s Everything Data plans, customers can save $120 or more per year compared to AT&T and Verizon. Families can save $360 or more per year with Everything Data Family plans from Sprint vs. AT&T and Verizon. These plans include unlimited messaging and unlimited data, including email, social networking, Web browsing, GPS navigation and exclusive applications.

Contacts:

Natalie Papaj, 703-586-0048 natalie.lariviere@sprint.com or Caroline Semerdjian, 415-278-5364 Caroline.Semerdjian@sprint.com

V CAST Mobile TV Now Playing On Verizon Wireless Phones In New Markets

V CAST Mobile TV Now Playing On Verizon Wireless Phones In New Markets BASKING RIDGE, NJ — June 22, 2009 — For residents in the San Francisco area, Cleveland and Milwaukee, wait times at the airport, doctors’ offices and restaurants just got a lot more entertaining. Verizon Wireless customers can now watch high-quality television on their mobile phones with V CAST Mobile TV, which offers the best of broadcast and cable television programming – including live shows and other mobile television content – 24 hours a day from many of the best-known entertainment brands.

With V CAST Mobile TV on their Verizon Wireless phones, customers can use the same phones that give them access to the nation’s most reliable network to also catch sporting events, breaking news and their favorite network TV shows while on the go.

V CAST Mobile TV offers programming for TV viewers of all ages and interests, from live sporting events to news to great shows, including “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “CSI: NY” and “Dora the Explorer.” By combining popular content and intuitive controls with a dedicated multicast network that allows users to watch video and change channels quickly and easily, V CAST Mobile TV gives customers a high-quality TV viewing experience. Customers can get full-length simulcast and time-shifted programming from top entertainment brands, including CBS, CBS College Sports, CBS News, CNBC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Mobile, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, NBC 2Go, NBC News, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon and NickToons.

V CAST Mobile TV also comes with parental control features, so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view.

V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless is provided by the award-winning FLO TV™ live mobile TV service from FLO TV Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The FLO TV service uses a technology that delivers programming in a linear format over the company’s own dedicated mobile network, so Verizon Wireless can offer customers the latest in mobile entertainment without impacting its award-winning voice and data services.

Monthly access packages for V CAST Mobile TV range from $13 to $25 per month. For the latest information on V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless, including programs, handsets, pricing and availability in these and other markets around the country, visit the V CAST Mobile TV Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv.

Media Contact Info

Debra Lewis Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7512

Globetrotting This Summer? International Services From Verizon Wireless Keep Customers Connected From The Beach To The Boardroom

Globetrotting This Summer? International Services From Verizon Wireless Keep Customers Connected From The Beach To The Boardroom BASKING RIDGE, NJ — June 18, 2009 — More than 220 destinations for voice calling; more than 175 destinations for global data connectivity; 24-hour customer support; and a unique-to-the-industry relationship with Vodafone, one of the world’s largest wireless carriers, means Verizon Wireless customers get the best of wireless while traveling internationally. Added to this state-of-the-art global service portfolio is the new USB1000 Global Modem from Novatel Wireless, which gives customers high-speed data connectivity whether in the U.S. or beyond its borders.

The Verizon Wireless USB1000 Global Modem can be ordered beginning Friday in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. The USB1000 Global Modem joins a host of sophisticated global devices that include the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone and the HP Mini 1151NR netbook. Verizon Wireless global devices use the latest technology for multiple frequency bands and multimode operations on CDMA and GSM networks. Customers can browse the Web, access the Internet, download files, and send and receive e-mail wirelessly whether they are on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile or in Paris on the Champs-Élysées.

The Verizon Wireless portfolio of global services includes:

• GlobalEmail – Access personal or corporate e-mail and attachments on a global-capable smartphone like the BlackBerry Storm smartphone or the Samsung Saga™ in the U.S. and abroad.

• Global Travel Program – Customers traveling for fewer than 21 days in countries with GSM coverage can use a “no rental fee” voice or data device. Customers keep their Verizon Wireless phone numbers and voice mail passwords and transfer their contact lists to the phones they are using with Backup Assistant(SM). There are no daily rental fees or security deposits required.

• Global Value Program – For frequent international travelers the Global Value Program offers discounted rates from approximately 150 GSM destinations for just $4.99 per line a month.

• Take your Verizon Wireless phone with you – Customers can stay connected while traveling outside of the U.S. in more than 40 destinations. In addition, Verizon Wireless’ Cruise Ship Services allow customers to make and receive calls while traveling on most major cruise lines.

Pricing

GlobalAccess is available either as a monthly plan or a pay-per-use plan. GlobalAccess Monthly Plans start at $129.99 monthly access, offering a 100 MB allowance in 31 select destinations ($0.005/KB after allowance) as well as access in the U.S. and Canada (5 GB allowance in the U.S. and Canada and $0.05/MB overage). Additionally, for $219.99 monthly access, customers can have a 200 MB allowance in 31 select destinations and a 5 GB allowance in the U.S. and Canada with the same rates for overage as the $129.99 monthly access plan.

GlobalAccess Pay Per Use must be purchased with a 5 GB monthly allowance Mobile Broadband service plan in the U.S. for $59.99 monthly access. The Pay Per Use rate is $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 175 other destinations. Verizon Wireless’ GlobalEmail Plans begin at $20.00 monthly access when added to a Nationwide Email Plan. Corporate e-mail and Web access is available as are data only plans for $64.99 and $69.99 monthly access respectively.

To learn more about international products and services from Verizon Wireless, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/international. Business customers can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representatives by calling 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Pack The Sunscreen, Bug Spray And Verizon Wireless Network Extender On Your Next Summer Getaway

Pack The Sunscreen, Bug Spray And Verizon Wireless Network Extender On Your Next Summer Getaway BASKING RIDGE, NJ — June 18, 2009 — This summer, customers headed to their summer cottages or weekend rentals, can add one more necessity to the getaway packing list – the Verizon Wireless Network Extender. Verizon Wireless’ Network Extender is one of the hottest new devices from Verizon Wireless because it makes America’s most reliable wireless network even better.

The Verizon Wireless Network Extender – introduced just five months ago amid praise by tech reviewers – enables customers to enhance their wireless coverage inside a home where location, geography or structural conditions may interfere with wireless reception.

The Verizon Wireless Network Extender is ideal for summer destinations with structural barriers; basement rooms; or some remote shore, mountainous or hilly locations where receiving a signal can be difficult. Network Extender can also provide improved network access for customers on the geographical fringes of the Verizon Wireless network. Network Extender will work in areas where Verizon Wireless offers wireless service provided there is a compatible broadband Internet connection.

Customers can use Verizon Wireless’ Network Extender to enhance the wireless signal on their mobile phones when calling or texting those country road directions to weekend guests, sending camera phone pictures of Johnny’s belly-wop in the pool, or browsing the Web to find out how to make that favorite barbeque sauce. The signal covers an area of up to 5,000 square feet, which may even include the backyard patio or deck, so vacationers can make calls while sipping lemonade in the shade.

The ideal traveling companion, the Verizon Wireless Network Extender features include:

• Plug and play set up: Plug the Network Extender into a high-speed Internet connection and place near a window

• Compatibility: There is no need to buy a new phone as the device is compatible with all Verizon Wireless phones

• Easy online management: Open or managed access to the Network Extender can be managed by signing into My Verizon online

• Affordability: No need to update calling plans or add minutes and there are no additional monthly charges for calls using Network Extender

Customers can purchase the Verizon Wireless Network Extender online at www.verizonwireless.com, by phone (800-256-4646) or at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, for $249.99, plus local taxes. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/networkextender.

Media Contact Info

Tom Pica Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7516

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Buncombe County

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Buncombe County ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 18, 2009 – U.S. Cellular is expanding its presence in the Fairview area to improve call quality for its customers. The site will increase U.S. Cellular’s coverage along U.S. 74 in Fairview and in particular in and around A.C. Reynolds High School. The new site complements U.S. Cellular’s statewide network of more than 400 towers.

"Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you," said Jack Brundige, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in western North Carolina. "We’re here to keep you connected and these new towers help us do just that."

This new site is part of U.S. Cellular’s recently-launched 3G Mobile Broadband network in western North Carolina, which allows customers to access data on their cell phones 10 times faster than before and at no additional cost. With 3G speeds browsing the Web on a smartphone is very similar to the experience on a desktop computer. Web pages open faster and customers can send and receive large e-mail attachments. Downloads take less time and picture and video messages are delivered more quickly. U.S. Cellular has a team of network engineers who drive all over the coverage area to test signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to determine the best locations for new cell sites.

"This part of Buncombe County needed additional quality wireless service. As a result, we identified the community as a priority," added Brundige. "We have a very loyal customer base in western North Carolina and our expansion is a direct result of their feedback for more retail stores and added capacity on our network." The company’s Buncombe County locations are at 1200 Patton Avenue and 1918 Hendersonville Road in Asheville and in 135 Weaver Boulevard in Weaverville.

In North Carolina, as in other parts of rural America, first responders like firefighters and police officers depend on wireless service to respond quickly to emergency situations. Nationwide, nearly 300,000 emergency 9-1-1 calls are placed via cell phones every day.

U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (www.connectingruralamerica.org), a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

The New BlackBerry Tour Smartphone Launches on America's Most Dependable 3G Network to Create a Powerful Mobility Tool for Those on the Go

The New BlackBerry Tour Smartphone Launches on America''s Most Dependable 3G Network to Create a Powerful Mobility Tool for Those on the Go OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--Jun. 16, 2009-- With the new BlackBerry® Tour™ smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) available from Sprint on America’s most dependable 3G network1, staying connected won’t be a worry domestically, or when you travel around the world.

The BlackBerry Tour smartphone is a powerful mobility tool that operates on Sprint’s nationwide 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) network domestically. It also roams on other high-speed wireless networks around the world for reliable voice and email communication without missing a beat.

The BlackBerry Tour is a sophisticated smartphone that enables customers to be more productive and better equipped to manage both their busy personal and business lives. It is ideally suited for those who want to stay socially connected, and lets you share moments through pictures and videos via MMS and instant message on popular IM services or BlackBerry® Messenger. It also offers easy access to your favorite social networking sites like Flickr®, MySpace and Facebook®, and you get smooth integration between the BlackBerry Tour smartphone and your Facebook events and friends giving you a great view of what’s happening both personally and professionally. This is the most powerful business smartphone in Sprint’s line-up with instant access to emails, calendar, contacts, robust business applications and location-based services, leveraging the best performing networks both domestically and abroad.

“The BlackBerry Tour is a sophisticated and powerful smartphone that will enable customers to be more productive and better equipped to manage their busy business and personal lives; and global travelers can rest easy knowing Sprint has a solution to keep people connected wherever their travels may take them,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “Particularly compelling for world travelers will be the performance enabled by combining the new feature-rich BlackBerry Tour with Sprint’s 3G network and some of the world’s other most robust voice and data networks.”

No one has a larger voice calling area than Sprint. The Nationwide Sprint Network (inclusive of roaming) reaches more than 304 million people in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with a Sprint calling plan that includes roaming. Additionally, the Sprint 3G Network, the nation’s most dependable 3G network, is faster in more places than AT&T’s 3G network2, and Sprint has more than 20 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network, based on square miles.

The BlackBerry Tour smartphone comes with a vibrant high-resolution display (480 x 360 at 245 ppi) plus intuitive trackball navigation, a large, full-QWERTY keyboard, corporate and personal email with attachment viewing, calendar, integrated address book and up to 16 GB of expandable memory with a microSD/SDHC card.

It also includes a 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, auto focus, flash and image stabilization able to capture crisp pictures and video. It comes pre-loaded with the Sprint Music Store, Sprint TV®, Sprint NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, and features an advanced media player for playing video and music files, plus a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and support for the Bluetooth® stereo headsets (A2DP/AVCRP). The BlackBerry Tour smartphone also has built-in GPS and supports location-based services. The BlackBerry Tour will be available at Sprint stores, www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1 later this summer for $199.99 with a new line of service or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate. Additional savings may be available to business customers through their Sprint account manager.

For more information on BlackBerry Tour smartphone, visit www.sprint.com/tour or www.blackberry.com/tour.

International Travel

The BlackBerry Tour operates domestically on the Sprint 3G network, and globally on 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GSM/GPRS networks where Sprint has international roaming agreements. With this handset, Sprint customers have the power to make or receive phone calls in more than 185 countries and access BlackBerry® data services including email and Web browsing in nearly 150 countries.

International Service Plans

Sprint offers clear value and simplicity with its Worldwide BlackBerry® service plan. The Worldwide BlackBerry plan gives customers unlimited BlackBerry email and Web access in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other locations using CDMA technology, and with GSM/GPRS carriers abroad where Sprint has applicable roaming agreements. The plan is available for $69.99 per month, or just $40 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges) as an attachable to Simply EverythingSM, Everything Data, Everything Data Family or Business Essentials with Messaging and Data.

Sprint international voice roaming rates range from $0.59 to $5.99 per minute, depending on where customers are calling. Customers making frequent calls while in Canada can take advantage of a specific service plan for $2.99 per month which allows calls to be made and received at $0.20 per minute. Additional pricing plans are available exclusively to enterprise customers.

Customers also have the option of using a third-party SIM for international voice and data services.

Contact:

Sprint Nextel Mark Elliott, 603-621-4511 mark.j.elliott@sprint.com

Cricket Introduces Samsung MyShot II(TM) with Customized Cricket MyHomeScreen

Cricket Introduces Samsung MyShot II(TM) with Customized Cricket MyHomeScreen SAN DIEGO & DALLAS--Jun. 16, 2009-- Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, (Samsung Mobile) a leading mobile phone distributor in the U.S., today announced the availability of the Samsung MyShot II SCH-r460. The next generation of the Samsung MyShot, available to Cricket customers since April 2008, the MyShot II is a stylish flip phone that is available at an affordable price and optimized with popular features; including an MP3 music player with a microSD slot for removable memory, stereo Bluetooth, a large display, a 1.3 megapixel camera and Mobile Web.

It will also be the first Cricket phone to offer MyHomeScreen, which provides customers with a fully personalized home screen with widgets to quickly access their account information, favorite Internet content including news, weather, sports, social networking, and shop for downloads.

“The MyShot II provides Cricket customers with high-end features at a value price,” said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. “This device provides an all-in-one solution with customized quick access to Internet content, a camera and music player. It is ideal for a customer who wants all of the features and functionality of a more expensive phone, without the high price tag.”

Cricket MyHomeScreen will be available on select future handsets. The Samsung MyShot II is immediately available at Cricket retail stores and dealers for $159.99. For more information, please visit www.mycricket.com or www.samsung.com.

Contacts:

Cricket Communications, Inc.
Greg Lund, Media Relations
 858-882-9105
glund@cricketcommunications.com
or
MWW Group for Samsung Mobile
Makenzie Blythe
214-414-3331
mblythe@mww.com

Sprint's Now Network Powers Palm Pre Success

Sprint's Now Network Powers Palm Pre Success OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--Jun. 11, 2009-- It’s one thing to sell Palm® Pre™ – the most anticipated consumer electronics device of the year – but according to customers and industry observers, it’s a much bigger thing to be able to unlock its complete potential thanks to Sprint’s nationwide 3G network.

After the fanfare of the Pre launch – breaking sales records and glowing headlines – customers are now taking advantage of the device – and something much less heralded – America’s most dependable 3G network.

Since 2006, Sprint has invested almost $17 billion in capital to continue improving and expanding network performance. Today, according to customers and third-party reports, Sprint’s networks have never been better. In its latest quarterly report, the company reported that both its CDMA and iDEN networks are performing at best-ever levels.

“Better network performance has been a major priority and a key part of the improvements we’ve made over the past year that have materially changed the customer experience with Sprint,” said Dan Hesse, president and chief executive officer of Sprint. “Palm Pre is the coming out party for the new Sprint – the perfect device to show how far our networks have come.”

The investment has paid dividends for Sprint. Today, Sprint operates America’s most dependable 3G network. 1

The Sprint 3G Network is faster in more places than AT&T’s 3G network, 2 and Sprint has more than 20 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network, based on square miles.

No one has a larger voice calling area than Sprint. The Nationwide Sprint Network (inclusive of roaming) reaches more than 304 million people in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with a Sprint national calling plan that includes roaming.

And, continuing to lead the way in network performance, Sprint is the first and only national carrier to offer wireless 4G. Sprint 4G is available in Baltimore today and markets expected to launch in 2009 include Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Honolulu, Philadelphia and Seattle. In 2010 Sprint 4G launch cities are expected to include New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area.

As accolades poured in about Palm Pre, so did recent comments about Sprint's network. More information is available at www.sprint.com/palmpre.

Contacts:

SprintStephanie Vinge-Walsh, 310-213-0039Stephanie.a.vinge@sprint.com

Help Dad Stay Connected From The Campsite To The Beach

Help Dad Stay Connected From The Campsite To The Beach BASKING RIDGE, NJ — June 11, 2009 — Father’s Day is June 21 and if you’re still trying to find the right gift for Dad, Verizon Wireless has a number of cool gadgets from which to choose, including Mobile Broadband devices and Network Extender. These devices can help him stay connected – whether on a weekend getaway with Mom or out fishing with buddies.

The following Mobile Broadband devices take advantage of the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network:

• MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot – Dad can create his personal Wi-Fi hotspot with the MiFi 2200 and connect to a notebook, camera and even an MP3 player. He can also share the connection with family and friends since the MiFi 2200 supports up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

• HP Mini 1151NR – Eliminate the need for Dad to always lug his laptop with him. The lightweight HP Mini 1151NR from Verizon Wireless allows him to access the Internet and e-mail and browse the Web in a laptop-style package that weighs less than 2.5 pounds.

• Data Cards and USB Modems – Dad can connect to the network wherever he goes with several data cards and USB modems, including the USB760 USB Modem.

Extending the Network

If the family is planning a summer getaway, Dad can pack the Verizon Wireless Network Extender to enhance the wireless signal for calling, texting and sending picture messages. Ideal for any destination with a structural barrier (e.g. basement, remote and mountainous regions), Network Extender can improve network access in areas where Verizon Wireless offers service, provided there is a compatible broadband Internet connection.

Pricing

The MiFi 2200, HP Mini 1151NR and the USB760 USB Modem are $99.99, $199.99 and $49.99 respectively after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers can select from two Mobile Broadband price plans – $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance or $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance. Network Extender is available for $249.99 plus local taxes. There are no monthly access charges for using Network Extender.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services or to purchase these devices, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Cricket Debuts Feature-Packed, Full Touch-Screen Motorola Evoke(TM) QA4

Cricket Debuts Feature-Packed, Full Touch-Screen Motorola Evoke(TM) QA4 SAN DIEGO--Jun. 11, 2009-- Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., today announced the immediate availability of the Motorola Evoke™ QA4 to Cricket customers. The feature-packed 2.8 inch full touch-screen device keeps users constantly connected to friends and family via texting with both a full touch-screen keyboard and slide out traditional numeric keypad. Web info is displayed on the home screen, which can be customized using integrated widget and personalized RSS feeds. Evoke also features a full HTML browser – all over Cricket’s 3G EVDO network.

“When our customers ask us for a “smartphone” what they really want is access to personal email, fast Web browsing, great multimedia features and a cool phone form factor. Cricket has worked closely with Motorola to deliver the Evoke and the recently launched Motorola Hint QA30 devices that fit the desires of our customers but at a much more affordable price and no expensive service contract,” said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. “In addition, Cricket’s 3G EVDO network allows our customers to take full advantage of Evoke’s many capabilities and features.”

“We designed the Motorola Evoke to give consumers multiple ways to stay in touch, whether they prefer IM-style texting, mobile blogging or simply a phone call to keep up with friends and family,” said Dan Papalia, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “With Cricket’s 3G network, customers can get instant gratification with real Web browsing, RSS feeds, one-click social networking and more.”

Evoke is highly customizable with widgets to provide real-time access to the information that is most important to users, such as Google Web Search™, MySpace, YouTube™, Picasa™, weather forecasts and customizable RSS feeds. With a 2.0 megapixel camera/camcorder, Cricket customers can quickly and easily upload their pictures and videos directly to their MySpace page, blog or photo sharing sites such as Picasa™, straight from the device over Cricket’s 3G EVDO network. Additional features include an integrated music player and microSD card slot with removable memory for music, stereo Bluetooth®, preloaded BREW games, voice activated dialing and more.

Motorola Evoke is available now at www.mycricket.com for $299.99 and will soon be available at Cricket retail stores and Cricket dealers. For more information, please visit www.mycricket.com/evoke or www.motorola.com.

Contacts:

Cricket Communications, Inc. 
Courtney Prato, Media Relations
858-882-6335
cprato@leapwireless.com
or
Amy Wakeham, Investor Relations
858-882-6084
awakeham@leapwireless.com

Leap's Keith Buckley Named Co-Chair of CDMA Development Group Device Strategy Council

Leap''s Keith Buckley Named Co-Chair of CDMA Development Group Device Strategy Council SAN DIEGO--Jun. 10, 2009-- Leap Wireless International, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, today announced that Keith Buckley, senior vice president of supply chain management, was appointed co-chair of the CDMA Development Group Device Strategy Council (DSC).

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) is an international consortium of companies who have joined together to lead the adoption and evolution of code division multiple access (CDMA) wireless systems around the world. Comprised of CDMA service providers and manufacturers, application developers and content providers, CDG works to meet the needs of markets around the world by expediting the availability of advanced wireless technologies to consumers based on open standards.

CDG’s Device Strategy Council is a senior decision-making body focusing on all aspects of wireless devices. This board-level council makes decisions regarding device availability and forward looking strategies. It also provides specific guidance to CDG's device requirements team regarding its work items and priorities. The DSC includes senior level participants from operators, handset, chipset, and application providers, as well as from infrastructure providers.

"It is our pleasure to welcome Keith Buckley to the device strategy council," remarked James Person, chief operating officer of the CDG. “Together with the co-chair executives from other operators, he will be leading the council in defining the priorities to streamline the commercialization of a large selection of compelling products and services for the future."

“I am pleased to be a part of this industry leading team to help guide the future of wireless device strategy,” said Buckley. “There are plenty of innovative ideas being proposed within the rapidly growing 3G CDMA industry. I look forward to sorting through them and helping get the CDMA2000 and next generation devices that will enable these innovations to market as quickly as possible.”

Since joining Leap Wireless as senior vice president of supply chain management in August 2008, Buckley has been responsible for the coordination and management of Leap’s end-to-end supply chain operations, including network and mobile devices. In addition, he is responsible for developing a corporate approach to procurement management and vendor development programs. Buckley has extensive corporate and military experience, with a focus on achieving business objectives within rapid growth environments. Most recently he served as the general manager of consumer products for Telecom New Zealand Group, where he oversaw the lifecycle of all consumer products, procurement and supply chain management. Buckley began his carrier with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, serving as an operational helicopter pilot, military adviser to the Czech Republic Government and head of strike/joint operations planning. Buckley earned an M.B.A. from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Contacts:

Leap Wireless International, Inc. Greg Lund, Media Relations 858-882-9105 glund@leapwireless.com or Amy Wakeham, Investor Relations 858-882-6084 awakeham@leapwireless.com

Sprint is First Major U.S. Wireless Carrier to Offer Femtocell for Wholesale Partners

Sprint is First Major U.S. Wireless Carrier to Offer Femtocell for Wholesale Partners OVERLAND PARK, Kan.-- Jun. 10, 2009-- Marking an industry first, Sprint wholesale partners can now take advantage of enhanced wireless coverage with the nationwide availability of a femtocell solution. The femtocell is the newest component in Sprint’s suite of industry-leading wholesale solutions, which features wholesale wireline, wireless voice and data, machine-to-machine and VoIP solutions. The availability of the femtocell further supports Sprint’s strategy to deliver converged solutions to the marketplace.

A femtocell functions like a mini cell tower. It provides improved wireless coverage up to 5,000 square feet by creating a CDMA network signal within the customer’s home or small office. The service works with any Sprint phone and requires an existing Internet broadband connection to carry the call back to the main Sprint network. When compared to unlicensed spectrum solutions (e.g., typical public WiFi network solutions), the femtocell offers more reliable performance and less interference. The technology behind the femtocell has received several awards, including Best of Innovations at CES 2008, Emerging Technologies Award – 1st Place: Network Infrastructure Category at CTIA 2008, and Best of CTIA 2007 “Best Cell Phone Accessory” Award from LAPTOP Magazine.

Wholesale partners and customers will realize several benefits from the availability of the Sprint femtocell. For example, this technology offers savings and increased coverage improves customer satisfaction. Furthermore, a femtocell allows wireline and cable partners to add wireless to their portfolio, which is especially important as “cord cutting” continues to spike in tough economic times.

“We want to provide the best set of solutions to Sprint partners and their customers,” said Jim Patterson, president-Sprint Wholesale Solutions. “With this launch, Sprint is delivering on its goals to deliver the innovative solutions that our partners want and need to be successful. The femtocell offering is not only a differentiator in the marketplace but is very compelling to those who want to get into the wireless business.”

With a femtocell, Sprint resellers and customers can:

• Take advantage of enhanced coverage without having to purchase a new phone.

• Enjoy enhanced coverage for calls on up to three lines simultaneously.

• Easily install the device using their existing broadband Internet connection and AC power outlet. The femtocell is ready to use straight out of the box, with no configuration changes required.

• Take their call with them: Calls initiated on the femtocell will transfer automatically to the Nationwide Sprint Network when leaving the femtocell coverage area.

“Sprint continues to be a leader of in the wholesale space as evidenced by their recent best-in-class ratings for customer service, provisioning (equipment install and network reliability) and sales,” says Fedor Smith, president-Atlantic ACM. “This type of innovation is what we’ve come to expect from this company.”

Contact:

Sprint Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689 kathleen.dunleavy@sprint.com

Ruggedized Casio EXILIM With 5.1 Megapixel Camera Now Available From Verizon Wireless

Ruggedized Casio EXILIM With 5.1 Megapixel Camera Now Available From Verizon Wireless BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK, NY — June 10, 2009 — Verizon Wireless and Casio introduce the Casio® EXILIM, a picture perfect blend of digital camera functionality and entertainment features for the adventure seeker. The Casio EXILIM boasts a 180-degree rotating display, professional 5.1 megapixel camera and access to instant messaging, Visual Voice Mail and V CAST Music with Rhapsody.

Available color: Black and champagne

Key features:

• Meets military specifications 810F standards for: water (immersion and rain), humidity, salt-fog, shock, vibration, dust, solar radiation, altitude, and low and high temperature storage

• Camera and video capabilities –

o 5.1 megapixel auto focus camera with flash and optical 3x zoom

o Resolution adjustment: 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120

o Dedicated camera/video key

o Video capture and playback

o Best shot mode: off, person, scenery, night view, person and scenery, twilight, food, character, sports, party, monotone, sepia, reverse, high sharpness, high contrast and vivid

o Image stabilizer

o Auto focus: off, single point AF or 9 point AF

o Perspective adjustment

o Self timer: off, three, five or 10 seconds

o White balance: auto, sunny, shade, tungsten and fluorescent

• Supports up to 8 GB of optional removable memory (microSD™ card sold separately)

• Bluetooth® profiles supported: headset, hands-free, dial up networking, stereo, phonebook access and object push (for vCard/vCal)

Lifestyle features:

• VZ Navigator(SM)-capable – customers can get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with others

• Visual Voice Mail – customers can delete, reply and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions

• V CAST Music with Rhapsody – customers can choose from more than 4 million songs to download over the air; get the master copy of the songs on their PCs; and sync favorite tracks, albums and playlists from their PCs to their phones using a USB cable

Price and availability:

• The Casio EXILIM is available for $279.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

• VZ Navigator is available for $2.99 daily access, and Visual Voice Mail is available for $2.99 monthly access. Other charges may apply when downloading or using applications.

• Customers can purchase the Casio EXILIM beginning today online at www.verizonwireless.com or in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. For additional information on any Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go online to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Keita Williams keita@exposure.net 212-226-2530

Verizon Wireless Announces The Availability Of The Motorola Rival

Verizon Wireless Announces The Availability Of The Motorola Rival BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — June 10, 2009 — Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc., introduce the Motorola Rival™ today. Designed for quick and easy messaging, the Motorola Rival keeps customers socially connected, while offering a variety of popular multimedia features from Verizon Wireless, including V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video, Visual Voice Mail and VZ Navigator(SM).

Available colors: Tin Silver or Purple

Key features:

• Pocket-friendly side-slider with QWERTY keyboard

• Touch dial-pad

• IM-style texting that organizes messages by contact, displaying them in a chat-like format

• One-touch access to text message composition, emoticons, symbols, IM and e-mail

Lifestyle features:

• Backlit QWERTY keyboard for faster messaging; keyboard lights up either characters, numbers or symbols based on entry mode while texting in the dark

• Holds up to 500 text messages in inbox and outbox

• 2.0 megapixel camera

• 3.5 mm headset jack and up to 8 GB optional removable memory to satisfy any music appetite (microSD™ card is sold separately)

• Instantly connect with friends on AOL® Instant Messenger, Windows® Messenger and Yahoo!® Messenger with Mobile IM

• Mobile Email allows access to popular e-mail services such as Yahoo!®, Hotmail®, AOL® and Windows® Live

• Supports Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music with Rhapsody service, which allows customers to choose from more than 4 million songs to download over the air; get the master copy of the songs on their PCs; and sync favorite tracks, albums and playlists from their PCs to their phones using a separately sold USB cable

• Supports VZ Navigator to get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with others

• Visual Voice Mail allows customers to view, delete, reply, listen to and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions

Pricing and availability:

• The Motorola Rival is available beginning June 10, 2009, online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

• VZ Navigator is available for $2.99 daily access, and Visual Voice Mail is available for $2.99 monthly access. V CAST Music with Rhapsody is available for $14.99 monthly access.

• For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info

Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Juli Burda Juli.Burda@motorola.com 847-523-5035

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Wayne County

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Wayne County GOLDSBORO, N.C., June 8, 2009 – U.S. Cellular is expanding its presence in Wayne County to improve call quality for its customers. The site will increase U.S. Cellular’s coverage along U.S. Highway 117 between Goldsboro and Fremont. In addition, the site will improve in building coverage in the town of Pikeville. The new site complements U.S. Cellular’s statewide network of more than 400 towers.

"Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you," said Marcel Bekers, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. "We’re here to keep you connected and these new towers help us do just that."

U.S. Cellular has a team of network engineers who drive all over the coverage area to test signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to determine the best locations for new cell sites.

"This part of Wayne County needed additional quality wireless service. As a result, we identified the community as a priority," added Bekers. "We have a very loyal customer base in eastern North Carolina and our expansion is a direct result of their feedback for more retail stores and added capacity on our network." The company’s Wayne County location is at 511-A North Spence Avenue in Goldsboro.

In North Carolina, as in other parts of rural America, first responders like firefighters and police officers depend on wireless service to respond quickly to emergency situations. Nationwide, nearly 300,000 emergency 9-1-1 calls are placed via cell phones every day.

U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (www.connectingruralamerica.org), a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

Sprint Sets Sales Record With Weekend Debut Of Palm Pre Bridegroom Says 'I Do' To Palm Pre Minutes Before Wedding

Sprint Sets Sales Record With Weekend Debut Of Palm Pre Bridegroom Says 'I Do' To Palm Pre Minutes Before Wedding OVERLAND PARK, Kan.-- Jun. 8, 2009-- Within hours of offering Palm® Pre™ – the most widely anticipated electronic device of the year – eager customers delivered the result: a record Sprint sales debut.

By late Sunday, Palm Pre had broken previous sales records (first day and first weekend) for a Sprint device.

"Sprint is a very different company than it was 12 months ago," said Dan Hesse, president and chief executive officer. "Palm Pre is the coming out party for the new Sprint. It is the perfect device that highlights all of the positive changes in our company, including our revolutionary Ready Now retail store experience, greatly improved customer care, unmatched value pricing plans and America's most dependable 3G network.”(1)

Pre comes with Sprint’s industry-leading, value-oriented service plans – which offer significant savings vs. the competition. For example, Sprint’s Simply EverythingSM plan saves customers $1200 over the comparable plan for AT&T’s iPhone, and more against Verizon’s smartphone and PDA pricing over a two year period – that’s real value.”(2)

The anticipation of getting a device found many customers waiting in line at Sprint retail stores Saturday morning. One person in line – on his wedding day – was Theodore Travis.

On Saturday at 7 a.m., Theodore was 14th in line at an Atlanta-area Sprint store, fidgeting for his new Pre. His wedding was scheduled for 8 a.m. As much as Theodore wanted Pre, he wanted his bride, Anita, to see him at the altar at the appointed time. At 7:45, he abandoned his wait and left his line-number and credit card information with a Sprint store employee, asking that he “hold the 14th phone for me.” The Sprint store employee obliged. Minutes after the recessional, the newlyweds returned to pick up their phone, spending the first minutes of married life with a Ready Now consultant who walked the happy couple through Pre’s setup and features. The new Mrs. Travis later revealed that her reaction was “You did what?” to her husband spending the hour before their wedding waiting for a phone, but later admitted, “I guess I kind of understand now.”

In addition to big sales and banner headlines during the weekend, Pre represented a new and major point of differentiation for Sprint, a defining wireless crossover device for business and consumers that come to life on Sprint’s Now Network.

Pre proves the value of Sprint’s 3G network – the nation’s most dependable – which enables downloads more reliably than its competitors, according to third-party tests.

Pre is a breakthrough in wireless usability. This new handset has been heralded as a must for the multitasker, with multitouch capabilities, cached contacts and calendars synced in one place, a keyboard that’s easy to use and a new webOS™ operating system that lets customers operate their phone just like a PC – with multiple applications open at once.

Pre comes backed by Ready Now, a key differentiator for Sprint that proved valuable throughout the weekend as sales added up and customers sought to use the phone right out of the box. With Ready Now, Sprint retail associates work one-on-one with customers to personalize phones, set up features and demonstrate how each Sprint phone works before customers leave a Sprint store.

In addition to reinforcing Sprint’s “Now” positioning in the marketplace, the Pre launch represented an opportunity to advance the perception of Sprint’s positive customer experience – Hesse’s top priority since assuming the company’s leadership. First call resolution and overall customer satisfaction with Sprint’s customer care experience have improved for 15 consecutive months. The company has won awards and accolades for its improvements – including a J.D. Power and Associates award for highest call quality performance among wireless cell phone users in the West Region in a tie.(3) Sprint also was ranked by a third party as first among wireless carriers in customer response time.

The Pre launch was a great example of the changes that have taken place at Sprint, showcased by customers delighted with both the product and their experience.

With the strong customer response to the launch of Pre, as expected, Sprint has sold out in many locations. Sprint is getting the device in to its retail locations as fast as Palm can make them.

More information is available at www.sprint.com/palmpre.

Contact:

SprintMark Elliott, 603-621-4511mark.j.elliott@sprint.comorLaura Lisec, 913-794-3602laura.m.lisec@sprint.com

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Clarksville

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Clarksville Clarksville, MO., June 8, 2009 – U.S. Cellular is expanding its presence in the Clarksville area to improve call quality for customers. A new cell site will increase U.S. Cellular’s coverage and network capacity around the town of Clarksville and improve service along Highway 79 and the surrounding rural areas.

"This part of Missouri lacked quality wireless service. As a result, we identified the community as a priority," said Michelle Groves, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in St. Louis, "People everywhere depend on their cell phones to meet critical safety and business needs."

In 2008, U.S. Cellular received approximately $8 million in Universal Service Fund (USF) support in Missouri and used this funding to bring wireless service to 20 sites in rural cities and towns across the state.

In Missouri, as in other parts of rural America, first responders such as firefighters and police officers depend on wireless service to respond quickly to emergency situations. Nationwide, nearly 300,000 emergency 911 calls are placed via cell phones every day.

The new tower was built by U.S. Cellular with support from the federal Universal Service Fund, a critical resource for wireless expansion throughout rural America. U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (www.connectingruralamerica.org), a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people’s lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company has a growing catalog of phones like the BlackBerry® Pearl and Curve, and the touch-screen Samsung Delve, which offer e-mail and Web access. Based in Chicago, U.S. Cellular is the nation’s fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier, serving 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Bladen County

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Bladen County ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C., June 8, 2009 – U.S. Cellular is expanding its presence in the Elizabethtown area to improve call quality for its customers. The site will increase U.S. Cellular’s in-building coverage and provide additional capacity in Elizabethtown. The new site complements U.S. Cellular’s statewide network of more than 400 towers.

"Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you," said Marcel Bekers, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. "We’re here to keep you connected and these new towers help us do just that."

U.S. Cellular has a team of network engineers who drive all over the coverage area to test signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to determine the best locations for new cell sites.

"This part of Bladen County needed additional quality wireless service. As a result, we identified the community as a priority," added Bekers. "We have a very loyal customer base in eastern North Carolina and our expansion is a direct result of their feedback for more retail stores and added capacity on our network." The company’s Bladen County location is at 113 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown.

In North Carolina, as in other parts of rural America, first responders like firefighters and police officers depend on wireless service to respond quickly to emergency situations. Nationwide, nearly 300,000 emergency 9-1-1 calls are placed via cell phones every day.

U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (www.connectingruralamerica.org), a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Halifax County

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Halifax County ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C., June 6, 2009 – U.S. Cellular recently completed construction of an additional cell site in the Roanoke Rapids to improve call quality for its customers. The site will increase U.S. Cellular’s in-building coverage and provide additional capacity around the junction of U.S. 158 and I-95 as well as the Carolina Crossroads Music and Entertainment area. The new site complements U.S. Cellular’s statewide network of more than 400 towers.

"Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you," said Marcel Bekers director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. "We’re here to keep you connected."

U.S. Cellular has a team of network engineers who drive all over the coverage area to test signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to determine the best locations for new cell sites. "This part of Halifax County needed additional quality wireless service. As a result, we identified the community as a priority," added Bekers. "We have a very loyal customer base in eastern North Carolina and our expansion is a direct result of their feedback for more retail stores and added capacity on our network." The company’s Halifax County location is at 305 Premier Boulevard in Roanoke Rapids.

In North Carolina, as in other parts of rural America, first responders like firefighters and police officers depend on wireless service to respond quickly to emergency situations. Nationwide, nearly 300,000 emergency 9-1-1 calls are placed via cell phones every day.

U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (www.connectingruralamerica.org), a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In The Rogue Valley

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In The Rogue Valley MEDFORD, Ore., June 5, 2009 – U.S. Cellular recently completed construction of three cell sites in the Rogue Valley to improve call quality for its customers. The sites complement U.S. Cellular’s statewide network of more than 225 towers.

The first site on Fish Hatchery Road in Grants Pass provides new coverage along the road and increases U.S. Cellular’s coverage and network capacity along Highway 199, Jerome Prairie Road and Lower River Road. The second site, located in Shady Cove, north of Medford off Highway 62, provides increased capacity and improved in-building coverage in Shady Cove. The third site south of Medford provides increased coverage and network capacity along Pioneer and Griffin Creek Roads to the west of Phoenix.

"Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you," said Heather Owens, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Oregon. "We’re here to keep you connected."

U.S. Cellular has a team of network engineers who drive all over the coverage area to test signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to determine the best locations for new cell sites.

U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (www.connectingruralamerica.org), a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people’s lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company has a growing catalog of phones like the BlackBerry® Pearl and Curve, and the touch-screen Samsung Delve, which offer e-mail and Web access. Based in Chicago, U.S. Cellular is the nation’s fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier, serving 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com

Verizon Wireless Customers Will Flip For The New 3G-Enabled BlackBerry Pearl Flip Smartphone

Verizon Wireless Customers Will Flip For The New 3G-Enabled BlackBerry Pearl Flip Smartphone BASKING RIDGE, NJ and WATERLOO, ONTARIO — June 4, 2009 — Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) announced today the BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 smartphone will be available on the nation’s largest 3G broadband network beginning June 19. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 features the industry’s leading mobile e-mail and messaging solution combined with rich multimedia capabilities and the high-speed connectivity of Verizon Wireless’ broadband network in a popular flip design.

Available color: Silver

Key features: • Two high-resolution color displays; the external LCD lets customers preview incoming messages without opening the handset

• 2.0 megapixel camera with zoom, flash and video recording capabilities; video recording requires a microSD™ card, which can be purchased separately

• Large SureType® QWERTY keyboard for easy typing and dialing

• Advanced media player for music, videos and pictures

• microSD/SDHC card slot with support for up to 16 GB of memory per card

• BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support

• Voice-activated dialing and speakerphone capabilities

Lifestyle features:

• Easy mobile access to Facebook®, MySpace and Flickr®, as well as popular instant messaging services (e.g. Yahoo!® IM, AIM®, Google Talk and Windows Live Messenger™)

• Support for BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip. Categories include games, entertainment, social networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity and much more

• BlackBerry® Media Sync allows for easy syncing of music collections to the BlackBerry Pearl Flip (certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies)

• Visual Voice Mail to help customers prioritize their messages

• VZ Navigator(SM)-capable, which means customers get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest; customers can also get directions to any address in the U.S. and share the directions with others

Pricing and availability:

• The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 smartphone will be $129.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

• VZ Navigator is available for $9.99 monthly access, and Visual Voice Mail is available for $2.99 monthly access. Other charges may apply when downloading or using applications.

• Customers can purchase the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. For additional information on any Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go online to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representatives at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.

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U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Pasco

U.S. Cellular Expands Network In Pasco PASCO, Wash., June 4, 2009 – U.S. Cellular recently completed construction of a cell site in North Pasco to improve call quality for its customers. The site will increase U.S. Cellular’s coverage and network capacity along Taylor Flats Road and Columbia River Road, as well as areas on the Hanford Reservation. The site complements U.S. Cellular’s statewide network of more than 165 towers.

"Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you," said Kim Sebastian, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Washington. "We’re here to keep you connected."

U.S. Cellular has a team of network engineers who drive all over the coverage area to test signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to determine the best locations for new cell sites.

U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (www.connectingruralamerica.org), a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people’s lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company has a growing catalog of phones like the BlackBerry® Pearl and Curve, and the touch-screen Samsung Delve, which offer e-mail and Web access. Based in Chicago, U.S. Cellular is the nation’s fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier, serving 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com

Wana And ZTE Complete Industry’s First EV-DO Rev. B Trial On A Commercial Network

Wana And ZTE Complete Industry’s First EV-DO Rev. B Trial On A Commercial Network CASABLANCA, Morocco , June 3, 2009 - Telecom operator Wana has broken new ground in the mobile industry by completing the world’s first trial of EV-DO Rev. B technology on a commercial network. The trial, which was conducted in collaboration with equipment supplier ZTE and Qualcomm, demonstrated the next generation of EV-DO technology in a fully mobile environment by delivering a download rate of 8.8 Mbps and an upload rate up of 5.36Mbps on the application layer. This technical achievement reflects Wana’s continued efforts to explore and drive new capabilities for its customers, and it represents the first step in Wana’s progression toward deployment of EV-DO Rev. B. 

EV-DO Rev. B enhances the user experience of 3G subscribers and provides higher data rates and lower latencies by aggregating multiple EV-DO Rev. A channels. The technology delivers data rates up to three-times those provided with today’s EV-DO Rev A networks (i.e. 9.3 Mbps on the downlink and 5.4 Mbps on the uplink), thereby improving users’ experiences in uploading and downloading large files, data-rich content, streaming videos, music and more. Additionally, lower latency support for EV-DO Rev. B will improve those users’ response time for data-intensive applications such as Web browsing.

“Wana’s mobile broadband customers have come to enjoy some of the nation’s most advanced mobile services offered over our high-speed EV-DO Rev. A network,” said Fadhel Kraiem, CTO of Wana. “Our demonstration of EV-DO Rev. B is a natural progression in Wana’s commitment to provide customers with the best possible user experience for their CDMA2000-based services.”

Wana’s EV-DO Rev. B technology trial was supported by ZTE’s system infrastructure and Qualcomm’s test terminal.

“ZTE has been committed to constructing an advanced national CDMA network for Wana,” said Mr. Chang Xiaowei, Chief Representative of ZTE Morocco. “With a simple software update, ZTE can offer EV-DO Rev. Bon Wana’s current EV-DO Rev. A network, increasing the data rate of Wana’s mobile broadband service significantly and further solidifying Wana’s leading position in Morocco’s 3G market.”

“EV-DO Rev. B capitalizes on the 3G CDMA evolutionary roadmap to provide faster data rates, increased capacity and support for next-generation rich content services that will enhance the mobile Internet experience for end-users,” said Jay Srage, vice president of business development for the Middle East , North Africa and Central Asia, Qualcomm, Qualcomm. “Wana is making great strides in helping to advance the market for mobile broadband and in delivering a next-generation mobile experience to its customers.”

Huawei Launches Industry' s First Commercially-Ready CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision B Solution

Huawei Launches Industry'' s First Commercially-Ready CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision B Solution Beijing, China, 1 June, 2009 - Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions worldwide, today launched the first commercially-ready CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) Revision B Solution at the 4th Global CDMA Operation & Development Forum in Beijing. This vastly enhanced CDMA network technology boosts wireless broadband speeds by up to three times and helps operators substantially improve service quality without any additional investment in hardware and infrastructure.

Huawei is the first vendor to offer network operators EV-DO Revision B for commercial use which supports a downlink rate of up to 9.3 Mbps and an uplink rate of up to 5.4 Mbps. With minimal capital investment to upgrade from Revision A, operators will be able to deliver state-of-the-art mobile broadband services in data-intensive, delay-sensitive applications such as VoIP, video telephony, multi-media and online gaming.

"Huawei is leveraging its leadership in CDMA network development and deployment to help operators be first-to-market with the fastest data speeds and the most attractive mobile Internet services," said Mr. Zhao Ming, president of Huawei CDMA product line, "Our EV-DO Revision B solution provides a cost-effective and enhanced option for CDMA operators and it also ensures a smooth migration path to Long-Term Evolution (LTE)."

According to the Mobility Infrastructure Quarterly Report issued by independent market research firm, Dell' Oro, Huawei is the market leader in CDMA networks with more than 30 percent market share in the first three months of 2009.