Sprint is First to Connect Wireless Consumers Nationwide With a Complete Digital Minute

With Total Digital Connections Plans, Sprint PCS Customers Can Use Their

Minutes Any Way They Want - Voice Calls, Long Distance, Wireless Web, Voice

Command - Anywhere On The Sprint PCS 100-Percent Digital, 100-Percent PCS

Nationwide Wireless Network



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sprint PCS

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A minute is a minute with
 the new Sprint PCS Total Digital Connections service plans.  With Total
 Digital Connections, Sprint PCS (NYSE:   PCS) customers get all the features
 they want in one service plan with one simple price.  Features include crystal
 clear voice calls, nationwide long distance, the Sprint PCS Wireless Web and
 Sprint PCS Voice Command to match the increasing use by customers of wireless
 data and network-based services.
     "Sprint PCS is proud to be the first and only wireless carrier to offer
 consumers the freedom to use their minutes any way and anywhere they want on
 the Sprint PCS nationwide network.  Sprint PCS Total Digital Connections makes
 our customers' lives simpler and more productive by giving them the ability to
 connect with people, information and entertainment through one easy wireless
 plan," said Chip Novick, vice president of consumer marketing for Sprint PCS.
     To meet the different needs of its customers, Sprint PCS offers several
 Total Digital Connections plans, including:
 
     * 1500 minutes (500 Anytime, 1000 Night & Weekend minutes) for $59.99;
     * 1800 minutes (900 Anytime, 900 Night & Weekend minutes) for $79.99;
     * 2500 minutes (1200 Anytime, 1300 Night & Weekend minutes)  for $99.99,
        and
     * 4000 minutes (2000 Anytime, 2000 Night & Weekend minutes) for $149.99.
 
     All Total Digital Connections plans include crystal clear voice calls,
 nationwide long distance, the Sprint PCS Wireless Web and Sprint PCS Voice
 Command.
     The Sprint PCS Wireless Web gives Sprint PCS customers the ability to
 communicate when it's not convenient to make or take a call -- with e-mail,
 AOL Instant Messenger(SM), Sprint PCS Short Mail(SM) and Wireless Chat,
 customers can stay connected to Internet users as well as other Sprint PCS
 customers.  In addition to providing industry leading messaging products, the
 Sprint PCS Wireless Web provides immediate access to the richest entertainment
 content available, including more than 35 interactive games, event
 information, ticket purchase, entertainment news, and relevant information
 that customers need, when and where they need it.  Whether at home, the office
 or on the go, the basic utilities of information and basic transactions --
 such as stock quotes, breaking news, sport scores and shopping, provide the
 opportunity for Sprint PCS customers to connect without even speaking a word.
     Messaging and games are the most recent additions to the Sprint PCS
 Wireless Web portfolio of services and have rapidly become some of the more
 popular applications.  "We've seen the use of our various wireless messaging
 and chat services and the number of unique customers playing games on the
 Wireless Web grow tremendously since we introduced these services, reflecting
 the popularity of these applications in the U.S. as in other parts of the
 world," said Novick.
     The industry predicts that wireless data will continue to grow.  According
 to Cahners In-Stat, messaging will be the primary driver of wireless data
 adoption over the next few years. The high-tech market research firm estimates
 that the number of wireless messages sent per month will balloon from 3
 billion in December 1999 to 244 billion in December 2004.
     Sprint PCS Voice Command is the first nationwide network-based,
 voice-activated dialing and information service available on all Sprint PCS
 Phones. With Sprint PCS Voice Command, customers can store, manage, organize
 and access up to 500 Names and 2,500 Numbers.  By using their voices, Sprint
 PCS Voice Command customers can dial, look-up directory names, and add and
 modify address book entries while using any Sprint PCS Phone anywhere on the
 Sprint PCS nationwide network.  Sprint PCS Voice Command recognizes multiple
 keywords and maintains a large vocabulary such as "Call Joe at work"
 and/or "Call Joe at his work number."  Customers can also dial by simply
 reciting the digits of a phone number such as "Call 800-480-4727."
     "Providing our customers with a combination of the clearest and most
 convenient voice services and unparalleled connectivity remains the foundation
 of Sprint PCS' leadership," said Novick.  "With our recent announcement that
 Sprint is the first and only North American wireless carrier to serve more
 than one million unique Wireless Web customers, it's clear that our customers
 want us to deliver both the clarity of Sprint PCS voice calls, the convenience
 of Sprint PCS Voice Command, and the connectivity of the Sprint PCS Wireless
 Web."
     The Sprint PCS Total Digital Connections plans are immediately available.
 Consumers can sign up for these service plans at Sprint Stores and other
 participating retailers within the Sprint PCS 100-percent digital, 100-percent
 PCS nationwide wireless network. Sprint PCS is also offering Total Digital
 Connections service plans geared to business customers.
 
     About Sprint
     Sprint is a world-class global communications company -- at the forefront
 of integrating wireline and wireless communications services.  Sprint is a
 large carrier of Internet traffic and a leader in broadband communications.
 Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital,
 fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data communications
 services.  Sprint operates the largest 100-percent digital, 100-percent PCS
 nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority
 of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and
 communities across the country. Sprint has $23 billion in annual revenues and
 serves more than 23 million business and residential customers.  For more
 information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com .
 
 

SOURCE Sprint PCS
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A minute is a minute with
 the new Sprint PCS Total Digital Connections service plans.  With Total
 Digital Connections, Sprint PCS (NYSE:   PCS) customers get all the features
 they want in one service plan with one simple price.  Features include crystal
 clear voice calls, nationwide long distance, the Sprint PCS Wireless Web and
 Sprint PCS Voice Command to match the increasing use by customers of wireless
 data and network-based services.
     "Sprint PCS is proud to be the first and only wireless carrier to offer
 consumers the freedom to use their minutes any way and anywhere they want on
 the Sprint PCS nationwide network.  Sprint PCS Total Digital Connections makes
 our customers' lives simpler and more productive by giving them the ability to
 connect with people, information and entertainment through one easy wireless
 plan," said Chip Novick, vice president of consumer marketing for Sprint PCS.
     To meet the different needs of its customers, Sprint PCS offers several
 Total Digital Connections plans, including:
 
     * 1500 minutes (500 Anytime, 1000 Night & Weekend minutes) for $59.99;
     * 1800 minutes (900 Anytime, 900 Night & Weekend minutes) for $79.99;
     * 2500 minutes (1200 Anytime, 1300 Night & Weekend minutes)  for $99.99,
        and
     * 4000 minutes (2000 Anytime, 2000 Night & Weekend minutes) for $149.99.
 
     All Total Digital Connections plans include crystal clear voice calls,
 nationwide long distance, the Sprint PCS Wireless Web and Sprint PCS Voice
 Command.
     The Sprint PCS Wireless Web gives Sprint PCS customers the ability to
 communicate when it's not convenient to make or take a call -- with e-mail,
 AOL Instant Messenger(SM), Sprint PCS Short Mail(SM) and Wireless Chat,
 customers can stay connected to Internet users as well as other Sprint PCS
 customers.  In addition to providing industry leading messaging products, the
 Sprint PCS Wireless Web provides immediate access to the richest entertainment
 content available, including more than 35 interactive games, event
 information, ticket purchase, entertainment news, and relevant information
 that customers need, when and where they need it.  Whether at home, the office
 or on the go, the basic utilities of information and basic transactions --
 such as stock quotes, breaking news, sport scores and shopping, provide the
 opportunity for Sprint PCS customers to connect without even speaking a word.
     Messaging and games are the most recent additions to the Sprint PCS
 Wireless Web portfolio of services and have rapidly become some of the more
 popular applications.  "We've seen the use of our various wireless messaging
 and chat services and the number of unique customers playing games on the
 Wireless Web grow tremendously since we introduced these services, reflecting
 the popularity of these applications in the U.S. as in other parts of the
 world," said Novick.
     The industry predicts that wireless data will continue to grow.  According
 to Cahners In-Stat, messaging will be the primary driver of wireless data
 adoption over the next few years. The high-tech market research firm estimates
 that the number of wireless messages sent per month will balloon from 3
 billion in December 1999 to 244 billion in December 2004.
     Sprint PCS Voice Command is the first nationwide network-based,
 voice-activated dialing and information service available on all Sprint PCS
 Phones. With Sprint PCS Voice Command, customers can store, manage, organize
 and access up to 500 Names and 2,500 Numbers.  By using their voices, Sprint
 PCS Voice Command customers can dial, look-up directory names, and add and
 modify address book entries while using any Sprint PCS Phone anywhere on the
 Sprint PCS nationwide network.  Sprint PCS Voice Command recognizes multiple
 keywords and maintains a large vocabulary such as "Call Joe at work"
 and/or "Call Joe at his work number."  Customers can also dial by simply
 reciting the digits of a phone number such as "Call 800-480-4727."
     "Providing our customers with a combination of the clearest and most
 convenient voice services and unparalleled connectivity remains the foundation
 of Sprint PCS' leadership," said Novick.  "With our recent announcement that
 Sprint is the first and only North American wireless carrier to serve more
 than one million unique Wireless Web customers, it's clear that our customers
 want us to deliver both the clarity of Sprint PCS voice calls, the convenience
 of Sprint PCS Voice Command, and the connectivity of the Sprint PCS Wireless
 Web."
     The Sprint PCS Total Digital Connections plans are immediately available.
 Consumers can sign up for these service plans at Sprint Stores and other
 participating retailers within the Sprint PCS 100-percent digital, 100-percent
 PCS nationwide wireless network. Sprint PCS is also offering Total Digital
 Connections service plans geared to business customers.
 
     About Sprint
     Sprint is a world-class global communications company -- at the forefront
 of integrating wireline and wireless communications services.  Sprint is a
 large carrier of Internet traffic and a leader in broadband communications.
 Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital,
 fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data communications
 services.  Sprint operates the largest 100-percent digital, 100-percent PCS
 nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority
 of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and
 communities across the country. Sprint has $23 billion in annual revenues and
 serves more than 23 million business and residential customers.  For more
 information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com .
 
 SOURCE  Sprint PCS