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Sonim XP STRIKE Fact Sheet

Sonim XP STRIKE Fact Sheet December 19, 2012 -

Ultra-Rugged Specs

• Rugged performance standards that go beyond military specifications. Drop it on concrete from 6.5 feet or submerge it in water up to 6.5 feet for up to 30 minutes and Sonim XP STRIKE will keep on going!

• Military standard 810G certified for dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain.

• IP68 (Ingres Protection) certified – Dust proof in addition to submersion qualities (up to 6.5 feet for 30 minutes).

• External speaker protected by waterproof GORE™ protective vents.

• Hardened rubber molded to Fiberglass casing mix by dual injection.

• Non-porous casing blocks entry of dust and micro-particles.

• Shock and scratch resistant 1.8mm thick Corning® Gorilla® glass screen.

• Widely spaced keys for ease of use with gloved hands.

• Stay covered with the comprehensive, three-year manufacturer warranty, which includes accidental damage coverage.

Key Features

• Stay connected on the job with Sprint Direct Connect.

• 2.0MP camera with LED flash and video recording capability.

• Noise-cancelling microphone.

• Bluetooth v2.0 plus EDR.

• 3.5mm stereo headphone jack (supports push-to-talk headsets).

• GPS capable.

• FM receiver.

Sprint Direct Connect

• Sprint Direct Connect – Instant, one-to-one push-to-talk calling nationwide on the Sprint network, with any other Direct Connect subscriber. Direct Connect is the core push-to-talk feature and is designed for interoperability across Sprint and Nextel network platforms.

• Guaranteed Talk Permit – The assurance that when you hear the push-to-talk “chirp” that your call was successfully transmitted.

• Call Alert with Text – Send an audio alert with an optional text message to let another Direct Connect subscriber know you are trying to reach them and why.

• Group Connect® – Communicate with up to 20 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers all at once – nationwide, at the push of one button.

• TeamDCSM – Communicate with up to 200 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers at the same time nationwide.

• NextMail® – Send a recorded message to any email worldwide or mobile handset via text message by using the Direct Connect button.

• One-Touch Direct Connect – Allows quick access to multiple direct connect options.

Specifications

• Dimensions: 4.95 x 2.3 x 0.98 inches

• Weight: 6.5 ounces

• Display: 2.0-inch QVGA TFT 240 x 320 display

• Battery: 1,950mAh Lithium-Ion battery for up to 8.5 hours talk time

• Memory: 256MB RAM; 512 MB ROM; SD card up to 16GB (sold separately) Contact(s):

Natalie Papaj, Sprint, 703-592-8412, natalie.lariviere@sprint.com

Sprint Reports Significant Progress in Deployment of Network Upgrades in 2012: 49 Markets Covered To Date With 4G LTE; 3G Network Upgrades Proceed Nationwide

Sprint Reports Significant Progress in Deployment of Network Upgrades in 2012: 49 Markets Covered To Date With 4G LTE; 3G Network Upgrades Proceed Nationwide OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 19, 2012 - This year Sprint has made a significant investment in its wireless network to better meet the needs of its wireless customers. From the rollout of 4G LTE to the upgrade of thousands of 3G sites across the country to thousands of voice and data capacity additions, Sprint has focused resources and funds to improve its overall network quality and performance. Sprint has hit a deployment stride and is making measurable progress on its goal to bring Network Vision to customers nationwide. Sprint has launched 4G LTE in 49 markets – including Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Baltimore – and sites are on-air and implementation is under way in hundreds more. In fact, Sprint has announced nearly 150 markets that should see an official LTE launch in the coming months, including 36 markets that have been added today.* Sprint also has implemented 3G service improvements in more than 70 markets, from Asheville, N.C., to Philadelphia and from Hudson, N.Y., to Santa Barbara, Calif.

Through Network Vision, voice quality is enhanced and Sprint customers in upgraded areas are seeing better performance on their smartphones, mobile broadband connection cards and mobile hotspots when using the Sprint 4G LTE and 3G networks. Customers can expect to experience the following performance improvements:

• Faster data speeds that enable instant Web access for news updates, HD viewing and game-playing, quicker video downloads and clear video chats.

• Better signal strength when making a call or using the Web.

• Fewer dropped calls for peace of mind when talking to friends, family or colleagues.

• Improved voice quality and less static or background noise when making phone calls.

“With the network investments we made in 2012 and as the only national wireless carrier to offer truly unlimited 4G LTE data plans, we continue to offer better value than our competitors,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “But our commitment to an exceptional wireless experience doesn’t stop there. We are an aggressive path to complete the rollout of Network Vision, and we expect to accelerate this momentum in 2013.”

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 49 marketsi. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.

*Markets slated to receive LTE in the coming months are:

Abbeville, La.; Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas; Blytheville, Ark.; Brainerd, Minn.; Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Brownsville/Harlingen, Texas; Crowley, La.; Dalton, Ga.; ; Duluth, Minn.; Dunn, N.C.; Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C.; Eau Claire, Wisc.; Greenwood, S.C.; Jackson, Tenn.; La Crosse, Wisc.; Lafayette, La.; Lawton, Okla.; Little Rock/North Little Rock/Conway, Ark.; Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.; Muskogee, Okla.; New Haven/Milford, Conn.; New Iberia, La.; North Wilkesboro, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Palm Coast, Fla.; Pine Bluff, Ark.; Ponca City, Okla.; Raleigh/Cary, N.C.; Rochester, Minn.; Salinas, Calif.; San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Calif.; Santa Cruz/Watsonville, Calif.; Springfield, Mass.; Searcy, Ark.; St. Cloud, Minn.; Stillwater, Okla.

Contact(s):

Sprint, Kelly Schlageter, 703-592-8809, Kelly.a.schlageter@sprint.com

Ultra-Rugged Sonim XP STRIKE, Offering the Gold Standard in Push-to-Talk

Ultra-Rugged Sonim XP STRIKE, Offering the Gold Standard in Push-to-Talk OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 19, 2012 - Since its launch in fall 2011, Sprint® Direct Connect® has grown into the wireless industry’s gold standard for push-to-talk with triple the square miles of coverage compared to the legacy Nextel National Network. Now entering its 19th year offering push-to-talk, Sprint , the industry-leader, expands its push-to-talk device portfolio with the addition of its most rugged Sprint Direct Connect device yet – Sonim® XP STRIKE.

Sonim XP STRIKE is the first device from Sonim in Sprint’s product portfolio. Featuring instant call setup time on domestic push-to-talk calls, international coverage to Latin American countries that most frequently use push-to-talk, Sonim XP STRIKE is available for $129.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1 (excludes taxes), through direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com).

“Sprint is the pioneer in push-to-talk and with Sprint Direct Connect it has set a standard by which all carriers are judged; no other carrier can match Sprint in the breadth of push-to-talk devices and years of experience,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Customers who demand a device to get the job done in the toughest environments know they can rely on Sprint Direct Connect with instant push-to-talk and broadband data across the country with the ultra-rugged Sonim XP STRIKE.”

Sonim XP STRIKE delivers toughness beyond military specifications so customers can count on it in situations when other devices would likely fail. It can be dropped from 6.5 feet, land on concrete and still be used. Sonim XP STRIKE can be submerged in up to 6.5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes without missing a beat.

“Sonim is proud to introduce a new category of device to Sprint’s Direct Connect roadmap: the ultra-rugged phone, the world’s toughest is designed specifically for workers in extreme and demanding environments,” said Grant Fay, general manager-Sonim Technologies. “With our industry-leading three-year warranty, covering accidental damage as standard, and a range of rugged, professional-grade push-to-talk accessories, Sonim XP STRIKE is the phone that legacy Nextel Direct Connect customers have been waiting for.”

In 2012, Sprint added more coverage area to its Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk service – creating three times the push-to-talk coverage of its Nextel National Network – with the addition of roaming and Sprint 1xRTT coverage areas.2 The expansion of the Sprint Direct Connect network also marks another milestone for Network Vision, Sprint’s nationwide network upgrade using the newest, most advanced equipment in the industry. Sprint plans to consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers.

Network Vision will bring 4G LTE and improved 3G to customers nationwide, with expected benefits to include better coverage, improved network reliability and voice quality.

For more information:

• Sprint Direct Connect, www.sprint.com/sprintdirectconnect

• Sprint Direct Connect coverage, www.sprint.com/coverage

• Network Vision, www.sprint.com/network

Contact(s):

Sprint, Natalie Papaj, 703-592-8412, natalie.lariviere@sprint.com

or

Sonim Technologies Inc., Anne Meier, 650-353-9855, a.meier@sonimtech.com

Electrical Contractor Gains Efficiencies and Trims Costs with Tracking Devices Connected to Sprint Network

Electrical Contractor Gains Efficiencies and Trims Costs with Tracking Devices Connected to Sprint Network OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Dec. 18, 2012 – Brooks-Berry-Haynie, an electrical contractor in Georgia, sees immediate payoff with faster and more accurate data on driver behavior and location of valuable trucks.

Small machine-to-machine (M2M) devices mounted in the dashboard of utility trucks that are connected to Sprint’s powerful wireless network are helping the contractor be more competitive and save the company thousands of dollars annually.

Brooks-Berry-Haynie (BBH), based near Atlanta, dispatches 150 electrical utility trucks in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida. The company recently teamed with Sprint and ActSoft to implement an M2M telematics solution for fleet management. The solution allows for improving fleet operations, reducing operational cost, mitigating risk and liability and monitoring driver behavior. The 4”x4” tracking device houses a Sprint CDMA modem for high speed wireless connectivity.

Andy O’Kelley, vice president-Operations, BBH, leads day-to-day operations for the company, including project management, field operations and field support. O’Kelley says the new mobility tool and reliable Sprint wireless network brought immediate efficiencies to the company.

“Our previous tracking devices, software and network can’t compare to what we have today,” O’Kelley said. “The old system wasn’t efficient, provided false data, and the network was not as fast or reliable.”

The Sprint-Actsoft solution relies on a CalAmp 2610 embedded antenna to provide the GPS and other driver behavior and location information to BBH management. With the fleet tracking device, BBH drivers also can be more productive with geofencing (a virtual boundary) and customized tracking alerts. The geofencing application proved valuable this summer when a BBH truck was stolen from the company’s lot in Mableton, Ga.

“The tracking unit told us immediately that the truck was stolen,” O’Kelly said. “We shared data with police and within hours it was found in a ditch with minimal damage. All of our trucks have expensive tools locked on board. Thanks to the device and high-performing Sprint network, we recovered the vehicle before further damage was done.”

Industry experts estimate that cargo thefts result in as much as $30 billion in losses each year. (Source: FBI)

Other cost-cutting advantages provided by the tool include a full maintenance system (to indicate when oil and engine fluid changes and DMV inspections are due), speeding parameters, gas consumption, reduction of driver idle time and other factors that put pressure on the bottom line.

Sprint has been at the forefront of M2M breakthroughs for more than 12 years. The company continues to power some of the world’s most popular smartphones on its dependable and continually improving wireless network and is winning third-party customer service awards. Along the way, Sprint’s Emerging Solutions Group has helped coordinate opportunities for developers and business partners like Actsoft to power their innovative M2M products on its network. The company remains a technology leader by giving the customer the service they want, when and where they need it.

“Sprint is keenly aware of Brooks-Berry-Haynie’s needs for high-performing tracking devices, software and a dependable and powerful wireless network,” said Russell Mosburg, director-Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “Managing a fleet of 150 trucks in many states, against stiff competition with other electrical contractors is a challenge and this M2M tracking solution on the Sprint network gives them the edge with faster data speeds, reliable information and improved connectivity.”

Contact(s):

Media Contact: Joe Whited, Sprint, Phone, 816-721-5656, Joe.t.whited@Sprint.com

Ring in the Holidays with Sprint 4G LTE: Available in Six New Markets, Including Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Southern Puerto Rico

Ring in the Holidays with Sprint 4G LTE: Available in Six New Markets, Including Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Southern Puerto Rico OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 18, 2012 - Today, Sprint announced that it is delivering the speed, power and value of its all-new 4G LTE network to customers in six new areas. Customers can use Sprint 4G LTE to send holiday pictures, upload funny home videos, and check social networking sites for friend updates on holiday traditions – all faster than ever before on their Sprint devices. Beginning today, customers in the following cities/counties can access 4G LTE service from Sprint:

• Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.

• Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.

• Vallejo/Fairfield, Calif.

• Southern Puerto Rico (including Ponce, Coamo and Guayama)

• York/Hanover, Pa.

• Franklin County, Pa.

• Sprint also enhanced 4G LTE coverage around Shenandoah County, Va., and

introduced 4G LTE to the neighboring Page County, Va.

“Just in time for the holidays, we are bringing 4G LTE to even more Sprint customers,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “We strive to deliver a top-notch network experience, and customers in these newly launched areas will see 4G LTE service get better and better in the weeks and months ahead to reach even more places where they live, work and play. Customers should find Sprint 4G LTE consistent, reliable and fast.”

A strong, robust wireless network is increasingly important as wireless users want to access emails quickly, upload photos/videos to friends and family, and routinely check in with social networks – all on their smartphone. Customers in several new areas will be able to use their smartphones – such as Samsung Galaxy S®III, Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE or HTC EVO™ 4G LTE – to share a picture, download a video, or check the Web with greater speed.

When you combine the power of 4G LTE with an Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, which includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, Sprint becomes the best choice in wireless.

Sprint’s network buildout, known as Network Vision, not only brings 4G LTE but should also give 3G customers better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage, and fewer dropped/blocked calls. These 3G improvements are already available to customers in several cities across the country, such as Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. All Sprint 3G customers in these areas, including the company’s prepaid customers on Assurance Wireless, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, can expect to see better coverage, improved network reliability and voice quality once the improvements come to their areas.

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 49 marketsi. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced. Contact(s):

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

Sprint Expands 4G LTE Network in Chicago Metro Area

Sprint Expands 4G LTE Network in Chicago Metro Area CHICAGO, December 18, 2012 - Sprint today announced that more customers in the metropolitan Chicago area will have access to high-speed 4G LTE service – bringing faster speeds for uploading holiday photos, surfing the Web for the best bargains, and streaming homemade winter videos. Sprint continues to show significant progress in the buildout of its all-new 4G LTE network – reaching more customers every day.

“Now even more Chicagoans can experience 4G LTE on their smartphones, tablets and wireless modems,” said Kimberly Green-Kerr, regional vice president-Business Sales, Sprint. “In the Windy City area, customers will find that 4G LTE is available downtown and in more places around the metropolitan area. And, we continue to invest in and make improvements to Sprint’s 3G network in the Chicago area so customers can expect to experience fewer dropped and/or blocked calls as they reach out to their friends and family this holiday season.”

Earlier in 2012, Sprint announced the availability of 4G LTE to Illinois customers in Addison, Bolingbrook, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Kankakee, Waukegan-Lake County, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Palatine and Plainfield, along with Gary, Ind.

“The demand for smartphones continues to increase and therefore a strong network is more important than ever this holiday season,” said Kevin Gleason, vice president-Consumer Sales, Sprint. “Our 4G LTE network in the Chicago area will enable our customers to access emails quickly, upload photos and videos, and keep in touch with colleagues while spending time with the family.”

Customers in these new Chicago metro areas will be able to use their smartphones – such as Samsung Galaxy S®III, Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE or HTC EVO™ 4G LTE – to share a picture of the front-yard snowman, download a video of the dog knocking over the Christmas tree, or check the Web for sales and bargains with greater speed. When you combine the power of 4G LTE with an Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, which includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, Sprint becomes the best choice in wireless.

Sprint’s network buildout, known as Network Vision, not only delivers 4G LTE but also is expected to provide 3G customers better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage, and fewer dropped/blocked calls. These 3G improvements are already available to customers in several cities across the country, such as Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. All Sprint 3G customers in these areas, including the company’s prepaid customers on Assurance Wireless, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, can expect to see better coverage and improved network reliability and voice quality once the improvements come to their areas.

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 49 marketsi. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.

Contact(s):

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

Telecom Switches On 4G LTE Trial

Telecom Switches On 4G LTE Trial 6 December 2012 - Telecom New Zealand today announced that its trial of 4G LTE technology will go live in parts of Wellington and Auckland from tomorrow (Friday 7 December).

The Auckland trial will take place in parts of the North Shore on the 2600MHz spectrum and will be conducted by Huawei Technologies. Alcatel-Lucent will run the trial in the Lower Hutt area of Wellington, also on the 2600MHz spectrum. Both trial areas include residential and light industrial property, a section of motorway and small–to–medium enterprises, allowing Telecom to test the technology and customer experience in a variety of contexts.

Telecom is also planning two smaller trials of 4G LTE outside of the main centres. Alcatel-Lucent will conduct a trial on behalf of Telecom in a rural part of southern Hawke’s Bay on the 700MHz spectrum (which will become available after the switch over to digital television) and Huawei will trial at 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequencies in a small area of Rotorua.

The first phase of the trial will run from tomorrow until mid-February and will focus on testing how the network performs in a New Zealand environment in a series of situations - for example its performance under a heavy load. It will also work through possible coverage models for the network, and identify and work through any technical issues that may arise during the deployment process.

The second phase – which involves customer trials - will then begin in mid-February and run until the end of March. Trial participants will be equipped with a 4G-capable device and asked to feed back to Telecom on their experience of using the 4G LTE network in their day-to-day lives. They will also be asked to carry out and report back on set tasks, such as uploading or downloading large files or video conferencing over their device.

Telecom General Manager for Mobile Products, Ed Hyde, said that Telecom was excited about what the technology would allow its customers to do – both when it is rolled out, and into the future.

“Telecom’s 100% 3G Smartphone Network, which is built specifically for smartphones, already provides a very good quality experience for our customers. We have made this even better with the rollout of dual carrier HSPA+ technology to almost 30% of the network, and we plan to extend this to nearly 50% of the network early in the New Year.

“With such a solid network available to Telecom customers already, moving to a 4G LTE network is all about building for the future. The communications and technology services a 4G LTE network will deliver can, and will, change lives. Whether it is by giving health professionals enhanced access to real-time, high quality video communication with patients in their homes, or dramatically increasing the productivity of businesses with a mobile workforce, Telecom believes this network will be crucial for New Zealand’s future.”

Huawei New Zealand Chief Executive Arthur Zhang says Huawei’s successful 4G LTE deployments around the world have shown the potential of this new technology.

“We are very happy to be demonstrating this revolutionary technology in New Zealand.

“A cutting edge 4G LTE network, combined with Huawei’s suite of 4G LTE devices will allow users to seamlessly access information, services and entertainment, whenever they wish.”

“It is a privilege to be playing a key role in the implementation of next generation mobile communications in New Zealand,” said Andrew Miller, Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent in New Zealand said: “With over 30 LTE deployments globally and 70 LTE trials underway, we’re looking forward to showcasing our solution locally with Telecom’s Wellington trial.”

Telecom also announced today that it had selected global telecommunications provider Ericsson to supply equipment for the Home Location Register (HLR) combined with the Home Subscriber Service (HSS) a core part of both the existing 3G and new 4G LTE network.

Commenting on Ericsson’s selection, Mr Hyde said “Ericsson has proven capability and delivery expertise in 4G LTE deployments globally and has provided services to Telecom in both the fixed line and mobile parts of the business for a number of years. We’re delighted to extend our relationship with them by naming them as a key partner in building our 4G LTE network.”

Ericsson Country Manager NZ, Alfred Ling, said Ericsson was pleased to be partnering with Telecom on the smart management of customer data and future-proofing their core network. “With the growth of smartphones, machine to machine communications and the uptake of cloud based services, flexible customer data management will enable Telecom to provide a quality customer experience, supported by differentiated and personalised services.”

Mr Hyde said Telecom is still aiming to launch the new network late in 2013/early in 2014.

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Lucy Jackson Media and PR Manager Retail Telecom New Zealand Ph: +64 21 070 6197 lucy.jackson@telecom.co.nz

Nick Wilson Media Relations Manager Huawei New Zealand Ph: +64 21 384 958 Nicholas.wilson@huawei.com

On behalf of Ericsson New Zealand Quentin Bright Ph: +64 21 776 447 quentin@qmunications.co.nz

Bryony Hillness External & Government Relations Alcatel-Lucent New Zealand & Pacific Islands Ph: +64 9 365 8106 M: +64 22 288 8882 Bryony.Hilless@alcatel-lucent.com