Sprint First in U.S. to Offer New Sanyo Dual-Band Wireless Phone With Web Minibrowser

Sprint PCS SCP-4000 Phone by Sanyo Equipped with Multi-Functional Navigation Key for Easy Menu Selection

Sprint and Sanyo Fisher Company today announced the nationwide availability of the Sprint PCS SCP-4000 dual-band, Internet-ready Sprint PCS Phone by Sanyo. The compact Sprint PCS SCP-4000 phone offers customers access to the Sprint PCS Wireless Web via an integral Web MiniBrowser. For unmatched ease of use, the phone features a multi-function navigation key employing the same menu-driven Sprint PCS Touchpoint™ user interface for simplified, one-handed operation of nearly all phone functions. The phone is available at Sprint PCS Centers, RadioShack stores and other retailers for $179.99 in the Sprint PCS nationwide wireless network.

"The Sprint PCS SCP-4000 by Sanyo is a leading edge phone with a multitude of well-designed features that will appeal to Sprint PCS customers who want to take full advantage of both clear voice calling and the full range of new data services available on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web," said Charles Levine, chief sales and marketing officer for Sprint PCS. "We fully expect that this high performance phone will be a big hit with business users and consumers alike, offering both easy Sprint PCS Wireless Web access and full mobile connectivity on our nationwide network."

"The creation of the SCP-4000 emanated from the collaborative efforts of Sanyo and Sprint PCS," said Isaac Levy, vice president, Sales and Marketing for Sanyo Fisher Company's Communications/Information Technology Division. "This advanced new phone meets consumer expectations for the high level of performance associated with Sprint PCS' all-digital, all-PCS national wireless network. It also offers a versatile dual-band design in a significantly reduced form factor incorporating unprecedented multi-functionality without sacrificing ease of use."

The Sprint PCS SCP-4000's MiniBrowser facilitates easy access to a growing number of specially designed Web sites, including wireless versions of such popular destinations as Yahoo!, CNN and The Weather Channel via the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. With the optional Sprint PCS Wireless Web Connection Kit, which includes a data cable and the Sprint PCS Dialer Software, the Sprint PCS SCP-4000 can be used in place of a computer modem. Connected to a laptop computer, personal digital assistant (PDA) or any handheld computing device, it's easy to browse the Internet, send and receive e-mail via your home or office's e-mail server, and access Web-based e-mail with the Sprint PCS Wireless Web Connection.

Additional key features include: a large, easy-to-read Clearglo™ blue backlit EL (electro luminescent) high-resolution display featuring five alphanumeric lines plus one line of icons; a vibrating ringer; 10 ringer options (five tones, five melodies); one-touch message access; 300-number internal phone book with rapid search (providing up to seven phone numbers per listing); one-touch speed dialing; 10-number calls list (indicates last 10 incoming, 10 outgoing and 10 missed calls); Caller ID; security lock to prevent unauthorized calls; any-key answer; built-in calculator; fun, included "Crab Catch" game; convenient 2.5mm headset/earphone jack; and charger circuitry in handset.

Weighing only 4.7 ounces with its included standard lithium ion battery, the Sprint PCS SCP-4000 by Sanyo is a uniquely compact dual-band phone. In digital mode, it offers up to three hours of talk time and 120 hours of standby time with its standard battery. An optional extended battery provides up to five hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time.

Following the recent success of the Sprint PCS SCP-3000 dual-band phone, the new Sprint PCS SCP-4000 by Sanyo is the premier phone to be debuted as part of an approximate $140 million agreement between Sprint PCS and Sanyo, which was announced on September 23.

Sprint PCS operates the largest 100 percent digital, 100 percent PCS nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and communities across the country. Sprint PCS has licensed PCS coverage of nearly 270 million people in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com. Sprint PCS is a wholly owned tracking group of Sprint Corporation trading on the NYSE under the symbol "PCS."

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