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Sprint Nextel Wins Municipal Supply Contract in Huston

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After a three year competitive process, Sprint Nextel has replaced AT&T as the wireless provider to the City of Houston, the fourth most populous city in the United States. Sprint's win marks the first time a carrier other than AT&T has provided wireless service to the city since the 1980s.

Sprint will supply cellphones, push-to-talk devices, emergency communications and data services for most city departments.

The contract, estimated at USD15 million over five years, calls for approximately 10,000 activations of wireless services and more than 6,000 devices.

"This was an important win for us - one in which a lot of folks across a lot of Sprint groups went above and beyond," said Jim Choate, area director-South Texas. "Overall, Sprint earned this account because our people put together a customized set of solutions for the city that was delivered at a compelling price with a service commitment that outperforms the competition."

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