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Qualcomm and Sprint Team Up to Offer Free Data through 2018 for Snapdragon-Powered Always Connected PCs

New Data Plan Marks a Shift in Personal Computing for Mobile Consumers

Today at Computex in Taipei, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), announced a joint effort with Sprint for Sprint to offer its customers free unlimited data in 2018 with AutoPay on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Always Connected PCs from Asus, HP and Lenovo™1. Consumers expect an always-connected computing experience, and this offer is set to change the way people work, create and play on mobile PC devices as the ultrathin and 2-in-1 device category grows.

“We’re excited to continuously grow the Windows 10 on Snapdragon ecosystem by supporting Sprint in providing customers with unlimited data, encouraging even greater on-the-go productivity and entertainment,” said Joe Glynn, vice president, business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Building on our existing portfolio and upcoming offerings, this announcement is a significant milestone in bringing consumers fast, accessible connectivity from nearly anywhere in North America.”

The news follows recent announcements from Qualcomm Technologies reiterating its commitment to support a shift in user behavior to a mobile-first, always-on, always-connected Windows 10 experience, with the introduction of PC data plans from operators across the world, including Europe and China.

“Clearly, the next generation of laptops is here with the arrival of Always Connected PCs,” said Ryan Sullivan, vice president of product development and engineering, Sprint. “These PCs are changing the way we work and play – they demand a great network experience and Sprint delivers on that. We are excited to be part of this movement and we know our customers will appreciate these powerful mobility solutions.”

Shifting consumer behavior and demographics point to a rise in consumers expecting their computing devices to be always on and always connected. The PC experience is about to change, and both Qualcomm Technologies and Sprint are leaders in this effort forward.

For more information on this offer from Sprint and Qualcomm Technologies, please visit: https://www.sprint.com/freedata.

*Requires network connectivity.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes and communicates. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our inventions are the foundation for life-changing products, experiences, and industries. As we lead the world to 5G, we envision this next big change in cellular technology spurring a new era of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected cars, remote delivery of health care services, and the IoT — including smart cities, smart homes, and wearables. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, the QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

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1 Offer valid through December 31, 2018 with select Always Connected PCs. After 12/31/18 pay $15/month, a savings of $5/month when signed up for AutoPay discount. Video streams at up to 480p resolution, music up to 500 Kbps, gaming up to 2 Mbps. VPN, and P2P data included. Other monthly charges apply.** Eligible devices are the ASUS NovaGo, HP Envy x2, Lenovo Miix 630. Eligible devices are not currently sold in Sprint retail channels.