Sprint Relay Services director wins top honor for corporate, civic leadership

Sprint Relay Services director wins top honor for corporate, civic

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Sprint Relay Services director wins top honor for corporate, civic

Mike Ellis named Sprint Legends Award recipient

Overland Park, Kansas, May 10, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today
announced that Mike Ellis, Director – Relay Services, has received the
Sprint Legends Award, one of the company’s highest honors given to
select Sprint leaders who significantly contribute to the company, the
telecommunications industry and the community.

“Ellis has become a recognized leader within the company and a
high-profile ambassador outside of Sprint in matters related to
accessibility, inclusion and diversity,” said Dan Hesse, Sprint Chief
Executive Officer.

In October, Ellis testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education,
Labor, and Pension Committee on his personal experiences with hearing
loss and also on Sprint’s accessibility leadership, especially for
employees and customers who are Deaf, hard of hearing or have speech

Ellis and his team, many of whom are Deaf or hard of hearing, are
mobilizing the Relay experience by wirelessly enabling services that
were formerly wireline-only. They have introduced industry leading IP
and Android apps available through a Sprint Relay ID pack to harness
the power of Sprint’s 3G and 4G wireless networks.

Ellis also assembled the industry’s first video-based Customer Service
team to accommodate the communication needs of wireless customers who
are deaf or hard of hearing. He has been an invaluable resource and
subject matter expert on an internal council that addresses diversity
and accessibility opportunities for Sprint.

“Receiving this type of recognition for leadership in diversity is a
great honor, and I’m humbled by the fact that Sprint has such a diverse
employee base with varying perspectives, abilities and disabilities
that truly embrace our common principals, ethics and values,” Ellis

Sprint Relay Portfolio of Services

Sprint is the largest and most technologically advanced
Telecommunications Relay Service provider in the nation with more than
17 years of experience in providing relay services to persons who are
deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind or have a speech disability to
communicate with hearing persons on the phone. Sprint’s experience in
this field assures Sprint Relay users receive quality service
regardless of the type of relay service they are using. Sprint’s relay
service is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, with no
restrictions on the number of calls placed or call length. For more
information, visit http://www.sprintrelay.com.

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 52
million customers at the end of 2Q 2011 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 http://www.sprint.com or
http://www.facebook.com/sprint and http://www.twitter.com/sprint.

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