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Sprint Allows Family and Friends to Share Photos with Military Unable to Be Home This Holiday Season


Sprint PCS Picture Mail(SM) Groups give customers the power to post photos and videos for others to view on a phone or online

RESTON, Va. — 12/11/2006 - As part of its “Twelve Days of Power Shopping” promotion, Sprint (NYSE: S) is encouraging customers to use Sprint Picture Mail Groups during the holidays to post pictures and videos for loved ones in the military who can’t be home this holiday season. Please see below for details and facts about the offering.

News Facts

* Sprint Picture Mail subscribers can use Groups to create their own communities where they can invite any number of friends and loved ones with an email address or wireless phone number to view photos and video clips.
* Community members can respond with their own pictures, text, video or audio clips, and can opt to receive instant notification whenever new content is posted. Sprint Picture Mail Groups are the first picture groups service designed with the mobile phone user in mind and are a great way to share special moments with military who can’t be home for the holidays.

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* To create a Group, customers should sign on to their account at and click on the Groups tab. Customers should then select “Create a group,” name and describe the group, and then create an invitation message to invite family and friends to join. Customers can then post a welcome message to share pictures and video with their Group members.
* To read more about Sprint Picture Mail and for tips on using your new Sprint camera phone, visit and bookmark the Photobility blog. Photobility offers creative camera phone uses, photography news, storing and scrapbooking ideas, and more.

Quotes attributable to Pierre Barbeau, general manager of Sprint Picture Mail at Sprint.

* “Sprint Picture Mail can help military personnel overseas feel a little closer to home during the holidays.”
* “Being separated from family and friends during the holidays is never easy. Hopefully Sprint Picture Mail Groups will make the distance apart seem a little shorter.”
* “The holidays are one of the most popular times for taking pictures and sharing them with others.”
* “Sprint Picture Mail Groups enables customers to create a forum where they can use their photos and video clips to share experiences with loved ones no matter how far away they might be.”

The Latest Camera Phones
Sprint recently introduced three phones with 2.0 megapixel cameras to allow customers to take higher quality pictures with the one device they always have with them.

* The Sprint Power Vision(SM) Phone M610 by Samsung®
* The Sprint Power Vision(SM) Phone M1 by Sanyo®
* i880 by Motorola

About Sprint Picture Mail
Sprint Picture Mail allows customers to take high-quality pictures using their wireless phones and do more with their pictures than ever before. As the first U.S. wireless carrier to introduce a mobile picture sharing service, Sprint continues to build its leadership in this area by constantly evolving Picture Mail to include new industry-first features and services for customers. Today, Picture Mail offers innovative ways to capture, share, print, preserve, create, display, publish, tell, present and relive with services like the Sprint Picture Store, more printing options than any other wireless provider, editing tools, photo contests, PC upload, Groups, and lifestyle solutions for healthy eating and exercise. For more information, visit

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 is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving more than 51 million customers at the end of third quarter 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit


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