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Whatever Happened to Remember the Sprint Guy? Until September of 2005, he was the spokescharacter for Sprint wireless phones, the guy who solved pesky cellular problems wherever and whenever they arose. He was ubiquitous, appearing in 155 commercials over a period of six years. More than that, he was an icon of the Internet age, the Mr. Whipple, the Joe Isuzu, the Madge or Mikey of his time. One day The Sprint Guy was gone, dropped like a bad connection. He went away quietly, without making a scene, which is just how you'd expect him to go. He was, it seems, a victim of corporate politics. Sprint bought Nextel for $35 billion, and as a result, things changed. Sprint Guy was great when Sprint was selling its services primarily to household customers. But Nextel began focusing on the business market, and so the company decided they needed a new image. Spring Guy was put on 'hiatus' for an indefinite period.
Tags: sprint  cellular  phones  advertisements 
Added: 9th January 2008
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Posted By: Sophia
Posted by: Cliffy on 2008-01-09 
Now this is a classic YouRememberThat.com and its only a couple years ago! Good find Sophia!
Posted by: tommy7 on 2008-01-09 
What happened to the COOL dude I'll take him over that geek w/black plastic frame glasses ANYDAY!
Posted by: Classico on 2009-01-22 
A three minute commercial??? Haven't seen one of this length in years. In all honesty, I forgot about the Sprint guy since I was computer illiterate for so long.

Posted by: Cliffy on 2009-01-22 
The Sprint guy is Ron Livingston, here is his Wikipedia page if you are interested:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Livingston
Posted by: EONSFTFAN on 2009-08-29 
I think you are getting the sprint guy mixed up... Ron Livingston you mention was not recruited until 2006 and you can tell they are 2 different people.

the Sprint Guy was actor Brian Baker, who, always clad in a long black coat and would inform the population about the wonders of Sprint. He was let go in 2005 after the merger with Nextel...
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