Sprint Reaches Out to Local Community Impacted by Blue Cut Fire

August 17, 2016

LOS ANGELES (BUSINESS WIRE), August 17, 2016 –
Sprint (NYSE: S) is reaching out to assist the local community impacted
by the Blue Cut Fire currently burning out of control north of San
Bernardino. The company is delivering charging stations to evacuation
centers, loaning devices with service at no charge to state and local
agencies impacted or assisting in response to this event and making a
$1,000 donation to the American
Red Cross Serving San Bernardino County
to assist evacuees.

“Sprint is actively involved in the local community and we want to lend
a helping hand to our family, friends, customers and neighbors,” said
Kevin Kunkel, Sprint’s Region President for Southern California. “We
need to be nimble with our support for those impacted by the Blue Cut
Fire and provide some relief to our customers, our employees and local
agencies affected by the wildfire.”

During emergency events such as wildfires, Sprint reminds customers of
several steps they can take to prepare:

  • Keep your wireless phone and backup batteries charged, but be aware
    that an interruption of wireline and commercial power could affect
    wireless calls.
  • In times of commercial power outages, a car adapter for your wireless
    phone should enable you to recharge the battery.
  • Load family and emergency numbers into your wireless phone.
  • Wireless networks sometimes experience heavy voice traffic during
    emergency events, so try sending a text message rather than making a
    call.

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 more than 59.4 million connections as of June 30,
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.

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