Sprint Prepares its Network and Emergency Response for Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter Conditions

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Sprint Prepares its Network and Emergency Response for Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter Conditions

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As Hurricane Sandy continues a path towards the East Coast and is projected to merge with a nor’easter in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, (NYSE:S) is preparing its network, mobilizing Network Disaster Recovery staff, and strategically staging personnel and resources to serve customers and mitigate storm impact.

Sprint’s preparations include:

Additionally, throughout 2012, Sprint’s Network Disaster Recovery team conducted a series of exercises, workshops and drills in the Northeast focused on hurricane preparedness training, tactical planning, service restoration and incident management.

Created in 2002, the with expertise in providing immediate restoration of wireless voice, data and IP service, Sprint Mobile Broadband devices, and fully charged to facilitate coordination among disaster relief and emergency response agencies, public safety officials and medical personnel.

Sprint ERT maintains a 24-hour hotline, 365 days a year, to rapidly address client needs. Since its creation, Sprint ERT has conducted more than 5,200 deployments, and provided emergency wireless support for more than 1,250 events.

Wireless consumers residing in Sandy’s projected path are also encouraged to use the following tips to prepare for a hurricane, severe flood or other natural disasters:

For more information about Sprint’s hurricane preparation efforts, retail store closings, and to learn what you can do to prepare for a major storm, visit . Public safety officials seeking information about services from the should call 1-888-639-0020, email , or visit Sprint ERT’s .

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 nearly 56 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 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. The rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2012 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 or and .