Sprint Launches Two Innovative Programs to Help U.S.-Based Customers Stay Connected with Loved Ones in Latin America

Plan Conectados lets customers pay $25 per month for a wireless plan
for friends and family in Mexico and El Salvador

Customers can now also easily pre-pay for someone else’s wireless
service in 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint is teaming up with Movistar Mexico & El Salvador, a large
telecommunications brand owned by Telefónica, to become the first U.S.
provider allowing customers to pay for a loved one’s wireless plan in
Mexico and El Salvador. With the exclusive Plan Conectados through
the Sprint World Top-Up app, Sprint customers in the United States can
easily give wireless access to their loved ones in Mexico or El Salvador
for just $25 a month. The cost is billed directly to the user’s Sprint
bill and then applied to their family’s or friend’s Movistar prepaid

The Top-Up App also allows U.S. customers to add money to prepaid
accounts in 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries hassle-free,
irrespective of their in-country plan and available for most carriers.

Making it Easy to Stay Connected

In 2015, U.S. immigrants sent an estimated $133.5 billion to relatives
in their native country across the globe.1 Remittances to
Latin America and the Caribbean grew nearly 8% from 2015 to 2016,
amounting to approximately US $70 billion. Mexico received over 26
billion and El Salvador took in close to 5 billion,2
highlighting the need for affordable plans and services.

“Sprint and Movistar are both deeply rooted in the Hispanic community
and we know that family ties are the center of everything,” said Marcelo
Claure, Sprint CEO and president. “We recognize that many families
assume responsibility for supporting their loved ones abroad, and Sprint
wants to make it easier for them to do so. By offering a way for our
customers to provide their relatives with the best wireless plan
available in their country we have created a unique and practical way to
empower our customers.”

“Movistar is excited to improve our customer’s quality of life by
providing this barrier breaking initiative with Sprint. This new plan
will help our communities to connect more easily than ever before”, said
Carlos Morales, Telefonica Mexico’s President and Chief Executive
Officer. “Limited resources and funds play key roles in hindering
wireless access to many families, and with Plan Conectados we expect to
provide them with constant connectivity. Telefonica Mexico is the
first-ever Mexican carrier to deliver such a solution.”

“For us, as Movistar El Salvador, it is very important to connect and
keep Salvadoran families connected, so we are very proud to achieve this
agreement with Sprint. Plan Conectados allows us to give greater access
to communication and technology to the thousands of Salvadorans who
depend on their families in the USA,” said Sergio Chueca, Telefónica’s
El Salvador Chief Executive Officer.

Here’s How it Works:

Download Sprint World Top-Up App for FREE using the App Store on any iOS
or Android device.3 Then customers have two options:

  • For those with family and friends in Mexico and El Salvador, they can
    add Plan Conectados4 to their Sprint account for just $25
    per month. The plan is then managed within the Sprint World Top-Up app.
  • For those with family in Latin American and Caribbean countries,
    Top-Up – or add airtime funds – to a loved one’s prepaid wireless
    account directly from a Sprint device5 within the Sprint
    World Top-Up app.
Price per month $25 $25
National Calls and Texts Unlimited

Unlimited On Network/
300 Min off-Network

Calls to US Unlimited 400 min.
Texts to US Unlimited Not Available
Data Total (Including social networks) 7GB 4GB

To learn more visit your local Sprint store or go to sprint.com/topup
for more information.

About Sprint:

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more
and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about
most. Sprint served 59.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2016 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; leading no-contract 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. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
or www.facebook.com/sprint
and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About Telefonica:

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the
world by market capitalization and number of customers with a
comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered
over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing
company it prides itself on providing a differential experience based
both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer
interests. The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and
350 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence
in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an
important part of its growth strategy. Telefónica is a 100% listed
company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share
capital currently comprises 5,037,804,990 ordinary shares traded on the
Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos

1 http://pewrsr.ch/2cewSng

2 http://bit.ly/2lnDAfA

3 In order to send funds to family and friends abroad,
customers must have a qualifying consumer postpaid Sprint billing

4 Customers in Mexico receive unlimited calls and texts
(including U.S. and Canada), 5GB browsing data, and 2GB Social/What’s
App data (excluding What’s App Calling). For customers in El Salvador,
customers receive unlimited calls and texts within Movistar network, up
to 400 minutes to call to U.S. and 300 national minutes for calls on
Salvadoran carriers other than Movistar along with 4GB of
browsing/social data. All data, minutes and texting expires after 30

5 Sending data, voice and text minutes through Sprint World’s
Top-Up application to other locations varies by country.


Oscar Meza, 817-680-2795