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Sprint Announces EVDO Rev-A in St. Louis, MO

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Thursday, 26 April 2007

Missourians Can Do More with Wireless: Faster Sprint Mobile Broadband in St. Louis

Sprint EVDO Coverage in St. Louis

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Extended Network Coverage, Faster Data Speeds and New Devices Let St. Louis Customers Check Email, Download Large Files and Music and Send Video

 

ST. LOUIS, MO - Whether in Brentwood, Chesterfield, Oakville or Washington Park, Ill., Sprint (NYSE:S) customers in St. Louis and surrounding areas can do more with wireless thanks to a faster mobile broadband network. With Sprints newest (EV-DO Revision A) technology, along with a wide variety of devices, devices, customers can check and send e-mail with large file attachments, download music and access robust location-based solutions.

Sprint took a big step forward this month by upgrading its network in more than two dozen markets across the country, including St. Louis. Coverage of EV-DO Rev. A will include the majority of the St. Louis market where the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network (EV-DO) currently exists, basically extending east to west from Carlyle Lake, Ill., to Wentzville; and north and south from Alton, Ill., to Farmington. Sprint now reaches more than 193 million people in more than 9,600 cities and covers 880 airports with its faster mobile broadband technology (EV-DO Rev. A) and is on track to upgrade the vast majority of its mobile broadband network to the faster technology by year-end.

Customers in St. Louis and surrounding areas can experience the nations largest mobile broadband network in more places with faster speeds than ever before, and we arent finished improving the customer experience, said Rob Bryant, Missouri area vice president for Sprint. This year, Sprint is continuing investments to enhance its powerful networks and expand mobile broadband coverage across the nation. Thats on top of the more than $47 million that Sprint spent in Missouri, including St. Louis, in 2006. Sprint is committed to letting our customers do more with wireless.

On average, customers can experience significantly faster upload speeds of 350-500 Kbps (compared with 50-70 Kbps on current EV-DO networks) and download speeds of 600 Kbps-1.4 Mbps (from 400-700 Kbps.) on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. To compare these Rev. A speeds against the speed of their current connection, Internet users can visit www.sprint.com/speedtest.

In December 2006, Sprints upgraded mobile broadband network was awarded the coveted PC Magazine Editors Choice Award selected by a panel of PC Magazine editors, and leading industry experts.

Local coverage area:

EV-DO Revision A coverage will have a large footprint throughout the St. Louis market. Among the public locations where EV-DO Rev A speeds will be experienced are, St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Forest Park, Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch.

 


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