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Sprint announced Thursday that its ‘Spree’ prepaid ‘Foncard’ will now available in all Kmart and Food Lion stores. The additional retail outlets increase ‘Spree’s’ presence in the marketplace by more than 3,200 stores, bringing the total to nearly 35,000 locations where ‘Spree’ cards are sold. The prepaid card will be sold in more than 2,100 Kmart stores and at nearly 1,100 Food Lion supermarkets nationwide. In May, Sprint placed its 200 millionth card in the market, making Sprint the first prepaid card provider to reach this milestone.

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Sprint announced Thursday that its Spree prepaid foncard is now available in all Kmart and Food Lion stores. The additional retail outlets increase Spree’s presence in the marketplace by more than 3,200 stores, bringing the total to nearly 35,000 locations where Spree cards are sold.

The Spree prepaid foncard is being sold in more than 2,100 Kmart stores in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico and at nearly 1,100 Food Lion supermarkets in nine states in the Southeast region of the United States. In addition, 94 Kash n’ Karry stores that are part of the Food Lion chain will carry the phone card.

“We welcome Kmart and Food Lion among Sprint’s retail partners for the Spree prepaid foncard,” said Marlene Waltz, director of prepaid cards, Sprint. “As the market leader in the prepaid card business and a name well-known to consumers as a communications provider, Sprint is delighted to be in the stores of these two leading retail chains.”

Spree Instant Activation will be available at Kmart and Food Lion stores in the fall. The Instant Activation feature allows retailers to activate Spree cards easily and immediately, while simultaneously replenishing their inventory, simply by using their existing credit card authorization terminal. Instant Activation is the front end of a sophisticated order entry and inventory management system.

Food Lion stores are located in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. The Kash ‘n Karry stores are based in and around Tampa, Fla.

Sprint was the first long distance carrier to introduce prepaid calling cards in the U.S. market in 1993. In May 1998, Sprint placed its 200 millionth card in the market, making Sprint the first prepaid card provider to reach this milestone.

Spree prepaid foncards are currently available in $5, $10, $20, $30, $50 and $100 denominations. Retailers who carry the Spree cards include gas stations, supermarket chains, electronics stores, convenience stores and college bookstores nationwide.

This year, for the fourth consecutive year, J.D. Power ranked Sprint No. 1 in customer satisfaction among high-volume long-distance phone users. In addition, Sprint has led the market in quality of service for the last three years, according to the Yankee Group’s annual survey of long-distance customers.

Sprint is a global communications company at the forefront in integrating long distance, local and wireless communications services and one of the world’s largest carriers of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United States’ only nationwide all-digital, fiber optic network and is the leader in advanced data communications services. Sprint has $15 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 16 million business and residential customers.

For the location in your area where Spree prepaid foncards are sold, call 1-800-366-0707.

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