Sprint Issues Statement in Response to New York Attorney General Lawsuit


(NYSE: S) today issued the following statement in response to

the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit alleging Sprint did not collect

the proper New York state taxes from Sprint’s New York customers:

“This complaint is without merit and Sprint categorically denies the

complaint’s allegations. We have collected and paid over to New York

every penny of sales taxes on mobile wireless services that we believe

our customers owe under New York state law. With this lawsuit, the

Attorney General’s office is claiming New York consumers, who already

pay some of the highest wireless taxes in the country, should pay even

more. We intend to stand up for New York consumers’ rights and fight

this suit.”

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 55

million customers at the end of 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.

3 in its 2011 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

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