Rock Out No Matter Where You Go – New Sprint Music Plus Application Provides Access to Full Music Tracks, Ringtones, Ringback Tones and More on Sprint Phones

Want your music downloaded FAST? The Sprint 4G network enables downloading music up to 10 times faster than 3G1

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--()--Most people never leave home without their mobile phone, although they may leave behind their MP3 player. Now you can share your musical tastes with those around you – or those who call you – with Sprint Music Plus, a new music application, accessed either on a Sprint phone or sprint.com, which serves as a single, convenient destination for customers to discover, purchase and play individual and bundled offers of full track music, albums, ringtones and ringback tones.

Sprint Music Plus, powered by RealNetworks® Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), is a full-featured music and tone manager, which allows users to:

  • Create music playlists.
  • Assign ringback tones to play for different callers and times of day.
  • Search for music by artist, title or keyword.
  • Organize full tracks/albums by artist, genre and custom playlists using the music library manager.
  • Preview content – sample millions of music tracks and tones, which are updated daily.
  • Get new music recommendations based on their musical tastes.

Love a new song and want the full track, ringtone and ringback tone? Customers can save money when buying a bundle of all three products with just one click. DRM-free full tracks range from $0.69 to $1.29 per song. Customers are conveniently charged right on their Sprint bill.

“Sprint Music Plus is an easy way for our customers to discover new music and tones and manage all of their music content in one convenient place,” said Sean Khurana, vice president-Consumer Product Marketing at Sprint. “Sprint makes sure our customers always have access to their favorite music by providing a wide array of options, ranging from free apps downloaded from Android Market™, BlackBerry App World™ or GetJar.com to Sprint Radio to purchasing tunes from Sprint Music Plus.”

Everyone is busy these days and the last thing we have time for is to wait for our music to download. The Sprint 4G network offers one of the fastest wireless experiences among all U.S. national wireless carriers and enables downloading music up to 10 times faster than 3G. Sprint 4G, available today in 71 markets across the country, was the first national carrier to offer wireless 4G service.

Sprint Music Plus is available for Android™ powered Sprint smartphones from the Sprint Zone app and can be found on the home screen of BlackBerry® and Java Feature Phones launched after May 2010. Devices introduced before May 2010 will have access to ringtones and ringback tones from Sprint Music Plus via Sprint Mobile Web (WAP). For more information and to download the application, visit http://sprint.us/smp on your Sprint phone.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 49.9 million customers at the end of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 “Up to 10x faster” based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary. Sprint 4G currently available in more than 70 markets and counting, and on select devices. See www.sprint.com/4G for details. Not all services are available on 4G and coverage may default to 3G/separate network where 4G is unavailable.

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Contacts

Sprint
Amy Johnsonbaugh, 949-748-3389
amy.johnsonbaugh@sprint.com

To download the Sprint Music Plus app, scan the code with your QR code-reader app and camera phone or text SCAN to 43588 to get the free ScanLife app. Text and data rates apply. May not be available on all phones. (Graphic: Sprint)

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Want your music downloaded FAST? The Sprint 4G network enables downloading music up to 10 times faster than 3G.

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Sprint
Amy Johnsonbaugh, 949-748-3389
amy.johnsonbaugh@sprint.com