Sprint to Launch International Wireless Device for Globe-Trotting Business Customers; Phone Brings Customers the World -- at Simple, Predictable Prices The New Sprint PCS International Phone IP-A790 by Samsung(R) Gives Customers

Multimedia Capabilities on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network and the Ability

to Make Voice Calls in More than 130 Countries.



    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE:   FON) today
 announced the introduction of its first digital quad-band phone, the Sprint
 PCS International Phone IP-A790 by Samsung, giving multinational business
 customers a wireless connection to the rest of the world at simple, flat-rate
 pricing in supported GSM countries abroad.
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     When used in conjunction with a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, the
 Sprint PCS International Phone IP-A790 by Samsung allows customers to make
 voice calls on both CDMA and GSM networks in more than 130 countries where
 Sprint has roaming agreements in place. The phone also functions as a
 multimedia device on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network so customers can view
 on-demand streaming video and audio and shoot video clips with the embedded
 camera and camcorder. The IP-A790 by Samsung will be available beginning in
 March in Sprint business sales channels, Sprint Stores and online at
 http://www.sprintpcs.com for a suggested retail price of $549.99.
     The feature-rich Sprint PCS International Phone IP-A790 by Samsung
 supports Sprint PCS Video Mail, Picture Mail(SM), multimedia streaming
 services and text messaging and is equipped with a 262K-color TFT main
 display, a 65K-color TFT external display; an MPEG4 video screen saver, an
 internal phone book that stores up to 500 contacts and advanced voice-
 recognition capabilities. The IP-A790 by Samsung also supports "+" key dialing
 so the phone will automatically dial the international access code for the
 country from which the customer is calling.
 
     Differentiating by flat-rate pricing
     To make it easier for customers to predict and manage wireless service
 spending, Sprint has established flat-rate pricing for GSM countries where it
 has roaming agreements in place. Customers now pay $1.50 per minute for making
 or receiving calls in those countries with long-distance included. Rates for
 the remaining covered countries where frequencies supported include CDMA and
 AMPS are $.50 to $.99 per minute plus varying long-distance rates, depending
 on where the call originates.
     "The availability of simple pricing and a single device that works on CDMA
 and international GSM networks is a significant addition to Sprint's portfolio
 of solutions designed to meet the needs of those customers whose work and play
 take them around the world," said Harry Campbell, president - Emerging and Mid
 Markets, Sprint Business Solutions. "Besides having the convenience of a
 single phone number, receiving one invoice and having access to a dedicated
 international customer solutions team, our customers can now use a single
 device to stay in touch while in many countries of the world."
     Sprint has an array of wireless international roaming and long-distance
 solutions to give multinational business customers convenient and affordable
 access to coworkers or clients around the world, including roaming options on
 international PCS and WCDMA networks and special pricing for calls made from
 the United States to more than 200 countries. For more information about
 Sprint's wireless international portfolio visit
 http://www.sprint.com/pcsinternationalldrates and
 http://www.sprintpcs.com/internationalroaming .
 
     About Sprint
     Sprint offers an extensive range of innovative communication products and
 solutions, including global IP, wireless, local and multiproduct bundles. A
 Fortune 100 company with more than $27 billion in annual revenues in 2004,
 Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-
 of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide
 all-digital, fiber-optic network; an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone;
 and one of the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide wireless networks in
 the United States. For more information, visit http://www.sprint.com/mr .
 
     About Samsung Telecommunications America
     Samsung Telecommunications America, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung
 Electronics Company, Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets
 and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more
 information, see STA's website at http://www.samsung.com/wireless .
 
     About Samsung Electronics
     Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
 telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with
 2003 parent company sales of $36.4 billion and net income of $5.0 billion.
 Employing approximately 88,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the
 company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations,
 Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business,
 Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business.  Recognized as
 one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's
 largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, TFT-LCDs and
 VCRs.  For more information, visit http://www.samsung.com .
 
 

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