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Sprint 4G Blazes into Las Vegas

Life in Las Vegas just got a lot more productive for those who want high-speed Internet at any place or time. Sprint today announced the launch of Sprint 4G mobile broadband throughout the Las Vegas metro area. As a result, streaming video, fast file downloads and uploads and turbo charged web browsing are no longer just home, office or coffee shop benefits. Sprint 4G customers can enjoy a blazing fast mobile broadband experience across the city, whether they’re working at a remote location, relaxing in the park, sitting at a favorite eatery or as a passenger on the freeway or public transportation – all for just a $10 per month premium over current Sprint 3G mobile data plans.

Las Vegas is among the first cities to enjoy 4G wireless connections from Sprint, the first national carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology. Sprint 4G delivers peak downlink speeds of more than 10 Mbps and average downlink speeds of 3-6 Mbps – three to five times faster than the 3G service offered by any carrier today, based on average download speeds.

Sprint has several new 4G devices planned for 2009 and 2010, including a single-mode 4G data card, embedded laptops and a 4G phone. As they become available, Sprint 4G-enabled smart phones will have the promise of delivering the unique processing power, applications and network connectivity to connect your entire digital life on the internet.

At these speeds, Sprint 4G breathes new life into wireless internet. Customers can now instantly download the files they need to get work done on the run. Or they can browse the web just like at home from across the city, not just a few hotspots. Kids can laugh at an online video or movie trailer while travelling in the family car across the city. Avid online game players can enjoy an enhanced competitive experience with higher speeds and reduced latency. It’s all a part of extending the web experience to meet each person’s moment-to-moment needs by using 4G data cards and routers – and in the future – laptop solutions and mobile phones that deliver rich content, larger file transfers, streaming video and low-latency remote access.

Sprint customers in Las Vegas can start enjoying 4G today with the 3G/4G USB Modem U300, the first device from any wireless carrier to offer access to both 3G and 4G – practically future-proofing wireless technology for its customers. Customers can experience 4G speeds in Atlanta, Baltimore, Las Vegas and Portland today and more cities later this year, and take advantage of America’s most dependable 3G network* when outside of 4G coverage. For a special limited time 4G launch promotion, the device is currently free after a $50 mail-in rebate (excludes taxes) with a two year agreement. Sprint is currently offering new 4G/3G data plans for consumers at $69.99 monthly with unlimited 4G and 4G/3G data plans for businesses at $69.99 with unlimited 4G and unlimited 3G on the Sprint network** (excludes Sprint surcharges and taxes.)

For those who live and work outside of a Sprint 4G service area, but plan to travel to a 4G service area, Sprint offers a 3G-only plan at $59.99 per month (excludes Sprint surcharges and taxes) with the U300. Customers can then purchase a 4G day-pass when they visit any Sprint 4G service areas. The $10 day-pass enables Sprint 4G on their device for 24 hours.

Customers in Atlanta, Baltimore, Las Vegas and Portland can purchase the U300 and sign up for 4G/3G plans at Sprint retail stores, Best Buy stores and local retailers. Customers who are not yet in a current Sprint 4G service area can purchase the dual-mode U300, 3G plans and 4G day passes via Sprint telesales at 1-800-Sprint-1 or online at www.sprint.com/4G.