Sprint Offers Parents a Solution to Help Keep Teens and Children Safe and Use Mobile Devices Responsibly

Among teenagers, smartphones are a lifeline. According to Pew Internet

Research, 75 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds now own cell phones, up from

45 percent in 2004.1

To help parents ensure their

teens are using smartphones responsibly, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced

today the availability of Sprint

Guardian, a collection of mobile family safety and device

security bundles that provide families tools to help keep their

smartphones – and their families — safe and secure. Sprint Guardian is

available on many Sprint Android™-powered devices through Sprint Zone.

Customers can find Sprint Zone as an icon on their device.2

Sprint Guardian features leading mobile applications from Safely, a

division of Location Labs, and Lookout. The family safety bundle from

Safely enables families to protect their phone-carrying children through

location checks and limits on texting while driving or at school. The

device security bundle from Lookout helps customers protect their mobile

devices from loss and malware.

“With Sprint Guardian, Sprint is giving families and individuals tools

and information to better manage their wireless experience,” said Fared

Adib, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “For example, parents

can set parameters for when and where their children can text; a Sprint

phone can be programmed to stop calls and text messages while driving;

and lost phones may be found more easily.”

Inside Sprint Guardian: Safely and Lookout

The family safety tools from Safely bring together three applications to

help parents keep their kids safe and focused on what matters whether

they are at home, at school or on-the-go. Sprint

Mobile Controls, Sprint

Drive First

and Sprint

Family Locator are available as a Family Safety bundle for $9.99

per month for up to five lines on the same account.

Lookout Family enables Sprint customers to manage their phone security

by protecting against identity theft and fraud, find a family member’s

missing device when it is lost or stolen, and back up their precious

data. Lookout Family bundle is $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year, for

up to five lines on the same account.

In addition to simplicity and convenience for families, Sprint Guardian

offers significant cost savings.

Sprint’s Mobile Security and Safety Leadership

Sprint is a leader in mobile security and safety, and Sprint Guardian is

just the latest in a series of valuable services Sprint offers to help

consumer and enterprise customers manage and protect their devices. For

business customers, Sprint announced on May 3 the expansion of the

Sprint Professional

Mobility Services portfolio, a suite of managed and professional

solutions designed to help businesses simplify management and security

across an increasingly complex mix of devices in the workplace. On an

industry-wide level, Sprint launched the Mobile Security Council in 2011

to bring together key players in the mobile ecosystem to address

protection, safety and security needs important to consumers and

businesses. Charter members of the council are Lookout, Cisco, IBM,

Juniper Networks, Motorola Mobility along with its subsidiary 3LM, and


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 56

million customers at the end of the first 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 American

Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national

carriers and most improved in customer satisfaction across all

industries during the last four years. 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

or www.facebook.com/sprint

and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1According to a 2010

Pew Internet Research study.

2The Sprint Zone application currently is not

available on the Nexus S 4G or Samsung Moment devices.