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Sprint is excited to launch the new Samsung Galaxy 4. We had planned to launch this next generation of the award-winning Samsung Galaxy line-up on Saturday, April 27. Unfortunately, due to unexpected inventory challenges from Samsung, we will be slightly delayed with our full product launch. Sprint is one of Samsung’s largest partners and we are working closely with them to launch in all Sprint channels as soon as possible. We expect to make Galaxy S 4 available at www.sprint.com and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) as planned on Saturday with Sprint retail stores and other channels receiving devices as inventory becomes available.

We value and honor those who serve and have served our country. Our diverse workforce is comprised of thousands of active, retired or ex-military veterans, their spouses and family members. We take great pride in assisting those who serve or who have served.


We are committed to providing support and programs to assist veterans with their transition to civilian jobs. As part of this ongoing commitment, Sprint is hosting a free transition workshop in Atlanta for veterans who are currently seeking civilian employment. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with hiring teams about career opportunities and learn more about translating military experience into career opportunities; building resumes, network and personal brand; and developing career paths.


Sprint’s Military Transition Workshop will take place in the Cumberland area of Atlanta on Wednesday, May 15 from 1-5 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, attendees should email MilitaryRecruitingWorkshop@sprint.com by 5 p.m. on April 30.


Military veterans can also learn more about Sprint’s job openings at www.sprint.jobs, where they will find a section for military veterans and our Military Jobs Transcoder, an online tool created to make it easier for veterans to search for jobs using their military job code and matching them with the optimal civilian job search experience.


Our military recruitment program focuses on hiring veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, as well as transitioning active military and their spouses or other family members. We have been widely recognized for our strong commitment to the military. We have received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. We have also been recognized for eight years as a “Top 50 Military-Friendly Employer” by G.I. Jobs magazine, and named by CivilianJobs.com as one of the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Most Valuable Employers for Military.  In addition, CareerBliss recognized us as the second Happiest Company for U.S. Veterans to work in 2012, Vetrepreneur named us one of the Top 10 Most Veteran Friendly Corporate Supplier diversity programs, and the National Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized us for going above and beyond the legal requirements for granting leave for military duty by.

Do you have what it takes to be the “Voice of the Red Carpet?”



Sprint, a proud partner of this year’s Sports Spectacular event in Los Angeles, wants to give you a chance to be the red carpet correspondent at this major fundraising event and interview some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.



To enter, submit a video to Sports Spectacular telling them why you should be this year's red carpet correspondent. Sports Spectacular will then select the winning video to receive two round-trip tickets to Los Angeles, two tickets to Sports Spectacular and two nights stay at the Century Plaza Hotel. Videos are judged by the event’s celebrity hosts.*



Since its inception in 1986, Sports Spectacular has raised over $22 million to support essential and groundbreaking programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Sprint is a proud partner of the 28th Annual Sports Spectacular, to be held on May 19, 2013 honoring athletes that have excelled both on and off the field. 



To learn more visit www.sportsspectacular.com.


*Sprint is not a sponsor of the “Voice of the Red Carpet” contest and is not part of the video selection process. For complete contest rules, visit https://apps.facebook.com/offerpop/Contest.psp?c=342377&u=1182710&a=202991206406825&p=150174528360751&rest=0&v=View

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Pre-order opens on April 18 at www.sprint.com/galaxys4


Sprint will offer Samsung Galaxy S® 4 (16GB version) beginning on Saturday, April 27, for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. For a limited time only, new customers who switch their phone number to Sprint from another carrier will receive an additional $100 instant credit, reducing the price of Galaxy S 4 to $149.99.


Galaxy S 4 will be available at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com). It will be available in two colors – White Frost and Black Mist. Pre-order for Galaxy S 4 will open on Thursday, April 18, at www.sprint.com/galaxys4, while supplies last.


Galaxy S 4 is powered by Android™ 4.2.2, Jelly Bean, boasts a brilliant 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen, 1.9GHz quad-core processor and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network. It also offers Multi Window, which allows the use of two apps side-by-side.


Galaxy S 4 features dual cameras: a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera with a Dual Camera function that allows simultaneous use of both cameras. To make it easier to share those important moments it also includes:

  • Drama Shot captures a progressive event, like a baby’s first steps or a basketball player’s slam dunk, in one frame
  • Eraser Shot removes unwanted objects or people from an otherwise perfect picture
  • Live Filters allow an individual to see how a picture will look – on both the camera and camcorder – before the photo is taken
  • Story Album™ compiles photos with location and weather information to create the most comprehensive and personalized memory


Galaxy S 4 adds new touchless navigation with innovative features that detect face, voice and motions to enable screen control.

  • Air View™review emails, photos in the gallery, or even the stories in Flipboard by hovering your finger over the screen
  • Smart Pause pauses a video by looking away from the screen
  • Air Gesture allows the user to answer a call or skip to the next song by waving his or her hand in front of the screen


Galaxy S 4 also features Polaris® Office to get work done using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from almost anywhere.


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Samsung, Galaxy S, TouchWiz, Samsung Smart Switch, ChatOn, WatchOn, S Voice, Story Album, and Air View are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. Multi Window does not support all applications.

Today, Sprint began rolling out the Android™ 4.1.2, Jelly Bean, update to its Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE customers.


The Jelly Bean update will automatically download when your Galaxy Victory is eligible for the enhanced software. Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Your device will be disabled during the few minutes it takes to install the update, but it will be ready to use immediately afterward.


Jelly Bean offers users stunning graphical capabilities with expanded feature functionality, including:

  • Google Now™
  • Expandable, actionable notifications
  • Android Beam™ now lets you send photos and more.
  • Widgets work like magic as you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically moves to make room; when they're too big, widgets resize on their own.


The update also added new capabilities to Galaxy Victory, including:

  • Swype®
  • Notifications now display full text of incoming SMS messages, and when you receive an MMS you can view full photo in the notification
  • Pinch notifications to expand or collapse them
  • Notifications from the same application are grouped together, and the first item is automatically expanded
  • Conversational text-to-speech voice in U.S. English
  • Voice typing without an Internet connection
  • Manage/create Google+ Events from device
  • Zagat ratings and reviews built into Google Maps™
  • Indoor walking directions integrated into Google Maps


Join the conversation:

What feature updates caught your eye? How will you use Galaxy Victory with Jelly Bean?


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Android, Google Now, Android Beam and Google Maps are trademarks of Google, Inc.

Samsung, Galaxy and Victory are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. 4G used in connection with the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE refers to the fact that the device is capable of operating on Sprint’s 4G LTE network.

Volunteerism is a part of our culture at Sprint. We believe that is our responsibility to give back to the community. Our community-minded employees share this belief and volunteer thousands of hours of their personal time each year.


One great example of our employees’ commitment to give back to their communities is this year’s Martin Luther King Week of Service, a week dedicated to supporting local community efforts in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Employees in more than 20 markets across the nation participated in this traditional week of service. And, they recruited friends and family to volunteer alongside them.


Some employee teams volunteered at local food banks, sorting and gardening while others participated in food drives. Other teams partnered with local community centers and organizations participating in tasks like building homes for low-income families.


From helping organizations change locations to preparing, sorting and packing thousands of meals, our employees were able to make a big difference in many ways throughout the communities where they work and live. 

Beginning Friday, April 19, Sprint customers will be able to enjoy highly anticipated new HTC One®, the latest international smartphone with Truly Unlimited™ data while on the Sprint Network. The new HTC One reinvents the mobile experience by providing users with a live home screen that feeds their favorite content, a photo gallery that comes to life and dual front stereo speakers for enhanced audio capabilities.


The 32GB HTC One will be available in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement (excludes taxes and surcharges). New and existing customers can pre-order HTC One beginning Friday, April 5, at www.sprint.com/htcone.


Standout Features

Available in Silver and Black, HTC One boasts a 4.7-inch, full-HD 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core processor, international roaming capabilities and Near Field Communications (NFC).


HTC One brings users an unprecedented smartphone experience with unique features, including:

  • HTC BlinkFeed™ - a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information, such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, and news and photos with immersive images so the user no longer needs separate applications to find out what’s happening. HTC BlinkFeed aggregates the newest content from the most relevant and interesting sources, giving it to users at a glance, all in one place, without the need to jump between multiple applications and websites.
  • HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe™ – a new feature bringing photos to life showing more personality and emotion than a still photo ever could. HTC Zoe gives users the ability to shoot high-resolution photos that come to life in three-second snippets. Zoe images, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way in the new gallery, transforming the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories.
  • HTC BoomSound™ – front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full high-definition display that brings users closer to their music, videos, games and YouTube™. Beats Audio integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound. HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of HD video footage.


Equipped with Environmentally-Friendly Attributes

HTC One is equipped with eco-friendly attributes, including Underwriters Laboratory Environment (ULE) Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by ULE and Sprint, and packaging that is 98 percent recyclable.


Join the conversation! What are your favorite features on the new HTC One? Do you plan to preorder the device on Friday? Make your comments here.


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Beginning today, Samsung Galaxy S® II customers will be able to upgrade to Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean, via an over-the-wire update (via Samsung’s Simple Upgrade Tool, http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQPopup.do?faq_id=FAQ00052384&fm_seq=60310.


Jelly Bean offers users stunning graphic capabilities with expanded feature functionality. This software update will make several premium and intuitive Galaxy S III features available to Galaxy S II users.


  • Smart Stay: Tracks eye movement to ensure the device screen is always on while it’s viewed so the backlight doesn’t dim or become idle
  • Direct Call: Converts text message interface to the voice call interface by simply raising the phone to the ear
  • Pop Up Play: Allows users to watch video content while operating any application at the same time

In addition, different operation modes allow users to modify phone functions to meet their always changing needs:


  • Easy Mode: A simpler home screen setup designed for first-time smartphone users, Easy Mode automatically populates your favorite settings, apps and contacts, in addition to a handful of larger Samsung widgets
  • Blocking Mode:
  • Power Saving Mode:


The Jelly Bean update also includes the addition of widgets to the lock screen. These widgets provide easy access to email, text messages, a clock, a calendar and the camera. The user can customize the five widgets in the lock screen to the services they use the most often. Jelly Bean also enables widgets to resize on their own, adjusting to the space available on the screen when new widgets are added.


Notifications are now more dynamic, as well: if you’re late for a meeting or missed a call, you can email or call directly from notifications. The keyboard is smarter, more accurate and can predict your next word. Voice typing is faster, working even when you don’t have a data connection.


Jelly Bean also provides a new Google Search experience on Galaxy S II, which includes a new user interface and a faster, more natural Voice Search called Google Now. Google Now allows you to type your query or simply ask Google a question. Google Now can speak back to you, delivering a precise answer such as how much traffic to expect before you leave for work or when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform.


To download the Jelly Bean update, visit http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQPopup.do?faq_id=FAQ00052384&fm_seq=60310. Once the Simple Upgrade Tool download is complete, you will be prompted to install the Jelly Bean update. Your device will be disabled during the few minutes it takes to install the update, but will be ready to use immediately afterwards.


If you have questions about the update, please visit our discussion thread for Galaxy S II, where we can provide answers.


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At Sprint, we emphasize the importance of accessibility for all of our customers and employees.


We are proud to be recognized for our efforts as an honoree at the 2013 Disability Matters Awards Ceremony in Jacksonville, FL on April 16, 2013. Sprint has been awarded the 2013 Disability Matters Marketplace Award for our innovative Sprint Relay ID pack and accessibility-themed Sprint ID packs addressing the needs of customers with visual and cogitative disabilities. These ID packs were developed in partnership with Apps4Android and the U.S. Department of Education. Sprint is the only winner in the 2013 Disability Matters Marketplace category, which recognizes excellence in marketing products and services that meet the needs of the disability community.


The Disability Matters Awards distinguishes companies for delivering innovative accessibility solutions that empower people with disabilities. The awards will be presented during the annual Disability Matters conference, a Springboard Consulting Event. Sprint is one of seven corporations to be honored. Springboard focuses on mainstreaming disability in the workforce, workplace and marketplace. This is Sprint’s first year receiving

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this prestigious award.


Data from the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center suggests that more than 80 percent of people with disabilities own or have access to a wireless communications device. Using Sprint ID accessibility packs, on Sprint and Boost Mobile USA, allows them to more easily and fully use their devices, often in ways that weren’t previously possible. 


“Wireless accessibility solutions like Sprint ID packs represent technology at its best and innovation that matters,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “With the Sprint Relay ID pack, Sprint became the first carrier to develop multiple applications in a single package to meet the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. With the Sprint Accessibility ID packs that followed, we improved the ability for people with visual and cognitive challenges to communicate and access information. We are proud to receive the 2013 Disability Matters Marketplace Award recognizing Sprint’s commitment to people with disabilities.”


As part of our commitment to corporate responsibility, Sprint has long been a leader in the accessibility space and has been the nation’s premier provider of Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) for the past 22 years. Currently, Sprint is the TRS provider in 30 states and the TRS provider for the federal government as well as for New Zealand.


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Sprint also received the Frost & Sullivan Award for Green Excellence

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the North American Award for Green Excellence to the company that has demonstrated superior technological advancement that is aligned with sustainable and environmentally conscious objectives within its industry sector. Sprint is honored to receive this award for 2013.


We are pleased to be recognized for our widespread commitment to sustainability, particularly in areas where we lead the telecommunications industry by making aggressive commitments or by being first to address and seek solutions to specific issues.


Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.


This award is another great honor as we continue to receive recognition for our leadership in environmental practices. In each of the last two years, we have been named No. 3 in the United States by Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings. In 2012, Sprint was named No. 4 and the only wireless provider on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Top 20 Technology & Telecom list of green power users within the sector. Sprint has also been recognized by independent analyst firm Verdantix for its corporate sustainability performance; and for the last two years, Sprint Buyback has been named the best buyback program in the industry by Compass Intelligence based on an overall score among national carriers.


We look forward to continuing to advance our passion and commitment to being a leader in sustainability.



Learn More:

Press Release: Sprint Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Green Excellence


When it comes to damaging our phones or other mobile devices, we’ve all experienced a close call. The moment when your heart stops for a second, you scramble to check for potential damage, and experience immediate relief when you realize you lucked out. Your device is damage free. With as much as we use our mobile devices, though, close calls are inevitable and chances are you won’t always be so lucky. You easily could find yourself in a situation where you need to repair or replace your mobile device before you are eligible to upgrade.


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You can get peace of mind with a Sprint Device Protection program, a complete protection solution that helps protect your Sprint device in case you have a mishap. If you did not enroll in a Sprint Device Protection program at the time you purchased your phone, tablet or other mobile device, you’re in luck. Throughout the month of March, Sprint customers with eligible devices that are not currently enrolled in one of two Sprint Device Protection programs can subscribe during our open enrollment period.


Enroll today.


Total Equipment Protection


Sprint Total Equipment Protection (TEP) for phones and data cards is administered through Asurion and covers device repair and services as well as lost, stolen or damage beyond repair. TEP could potentially save you as much as $500 if you need to replace your device. The service also includes a Protection App to locate, lock and otherwise protect your phone remotely from your computer.


“Sprint customers who are taking advantage of TEP typically find the service more than valuable,” said Bettie Colombo, spokesperson for Asurion. “The cost of having to purchase an unsubsidized replacement phone easily can exceed the monthly fees and any deductible for this service. We hope the customers never have a problem with their phone, but if they do, the Asurion claim site makes submitting a claim quick and easy. Most customers receive their replacement phone in one business day.”


Assurant Advanced Protection Pack

Assurant Advanced Protection Pack for tablets, netbooks and notebooks covers device repair and technical support at no additional cost to you. The Protection Pack also helps you protect valuable and confidential data and could potentially save you $500 or more if you need to replace your device.


“Wireless devices are more advanced today and consumers are relying even more on them for their business and everyday needs,” said Jaime Jones, senior vice president, consumer sales for Sprint. “A device protection plan is an affordable way to help ensure devices are protected from expensive replacement costs due to unintentional damage, loss or theft.”


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Enroll today.

Whether you received a new Sprint phone as a gift or made a resolution to get organized in 2013, this is a perfect time to design your personal Sprint experience. We’re making it even more convenient for you to manage how you receive and pay your bill, what promotions are presented to you, how you would like to be contacted by Sprint and more! 


Please visit Sprint.com/mysprint.

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You can:

  • Sign in or sign up for access on MySprint - This will allow you to manage your account, including signing up for eBill or automatic payments, blocking calls or texts from specific numbers and setting account permissions.
  • Learn more about the Sprint Zone app and m.sprint.com – You can use your phone to do such things as check upgrade information or see tips and tricks for your device.
  • Set your communication preferences. Let us know if you would like to receive emails about our latest promotions, products and services. Or maybe you would  like to receive information about special discounts, promotions or fan experiences with NASCAR and the NBA.
  • Opt for ads that matter – Mobile ads you see on your device make it easy to find products and services you are interested in. This gives you the option of letting Sprint know whether you want the ads you see on your smartphone to feature products tailored to you.



So go to www.Sprint.com/MySprint to see you can manage your account, get tips and tricks about your phone, learn about promotions and easily customize your interactions with Sprint in four simple steps.

Sprint Sponsors Webinar with Parenting Expert Amy McCready


Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get your kids to tune you in and cooperate?  Are you interested in learning new parenting techniques?  If your answer is yes, then consider this webinar Sprint is sponsoring January 24 on www.positiveparentingsolutions.com. In the webinar, “Kids and Teens 101: Turn Complaining into Cooperating in 2013,”parenting expert Amy McCready will share proven tools to end frustrating power struggles and get your kids to listen the first time you ask--without the attitude and the eye rolls!


Frustrated parents of kids ages 5-17 will learn…

    • simple strategies to get kids helping more and complaining less
    • the 5 R's of Fair & Effective Consequences
    • tools to keep kids safe with technology
    • practical solutions for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas

Date:  Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013


Time:  1 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET


Cost:  It's free! 


Webinar seating will be limited so learn more and RSVP now: http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/webinars/sprint.html


amy mccready1.jpgAbout Amy McCready

Parenting expert Amy McCready is a self-described "recovering yeller."  She is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time (Penguin, 2011).  She is a frequent guest on The TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere.  In her most important role, she plays mom to two teenage boys.


Leading up to the webinar, we will be posting additional reminders, parenting tips and information about available apps and services from Sprint that can help parents teach their child how to use their wireless device safely and responsibly. With Sprint Guardian, a bundle of safety and security applications, parents can ensure their child is not texting and driving, restrict phone use during school hours and locate a lost or stolen phone.


Webinar Registration Link:  http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/webinars/sprint.html



We are pleased to be “Best in Class” for paper and procurement practices at Canopy's Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards, December 2012.


Canopy is a not-for-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. Each year, companies are evaluated and all winners have completed a rigorous survey and evaluation process designed to ensure the Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards provide a true measure of the action companies are undertaking to improve their environmental standards and advance forest conservation.


The 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly Award winners stand out among the hundreds of leading North American brands striving to improve their environmental performance by taking concrete action to reduce their environmental footprint and impacts.


Our strong commitment to sustainability as a core part of our business strategy continues to receive recognition. Earlier this year, we were named for the fourth straight year to Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings at No. 3 for the second year in a row. In addition in 2012, we were named No. 4 and the only wireless provider on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Top 20 Technology & Telecom list of green power users within the sector. This past summer, we were recognized by independent analyst firm Verdantix as the top U.S. wireless provider for corporate sustainability performance; and, for the last two years, Sprint Buyback has been named the best phone trade-in program in the industry by Compass Intelligence.


Learn More

Press Release: Sprint, The Globe and Mail, and Now Magazine Win 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly Awards


Twitter: @SprintGreenNews

Website: Canopy

At Sprint, we have an unwavering commitment to inclusion and creating a workplace that is supportive of all our employees.


This commitment is the reason why Sprint received a perfect rating on 2013 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the eighth straight year.


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Released each fall, The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index evaluates and rates large U.S. employers regarding their policies and practices pertinent to LGTB equality.


Inclusion and diversity serve as a guiding principle for our company. We believe an inclusive and diverse workplace creates an atmosphere that fosters creativity and effectiveness, providing employees, suppliers, customers and members of the community an opportunity to feel included and valued.


We pursue diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, gender, generational, geographical and thought. We believe that having a workforce that is representative of the 56 million customers we serve lets us better serve them.


See other awards that Sprint has earned as an employer of choice.

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