Sprint Offers 3G/4G Overdrive Mobile Hotspot

Sprint and Sierra Wireless unveiled the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

March 18, 2011

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and VANCOUVER -- Sprint (NYSE:S) and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) today announced upcoming availability of Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless. As the second generation of the popular Overdrive device, Overdrive Pro allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously - including laptops, tablets, eReaders, gaming devices, cameras and even smartphones from other carriers - through a single connection (via Wi-Fi) to a 4G network offering download speeds up to 10 times faster than today's 3G service.

Overdrive Pro creates a connection between the Sprint 4G network and virtually all of the hundreds of millions of Wi-Fi-enabled electronics devices owned by or available to customers today. Beginning on March 20, customers will be able to purchase Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot exclusively from Sprint for $49.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement. Customers can purchase the device and sign up for 3G/4G plans at select Sprint retail stores, through business sales, Web (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1).

"There are endless possibilities for how our customers can take advantage of the easy wireless connection to Sprint 4G through this small device," said Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. "Teams can travel and share access on-the-go, families can be connected in one household with tablets, game consoles and televisions, and shuttle buses can provide Internet access to their customers while en route to a destination. With Overdrive Pro, customers no longer have to look for mobile hotspots because they always have one with them."

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S)

Sierra Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR; Toronto: SW)

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