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Press Release -- August 26th, 2014
Source: Sprint Nextel

Cleveland is Back and So is Sprint

Sprint invites you to put America’s Newest Network to the test

CLEVELAND (BUSINESS WIRE), August 26, 2014 - Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) invites Cleveland residents to try America’s Newest Network. As Cleveland has invested in revitalizing the city, Sprint has been investing in building America’s Newest Network, spending nearly $120 million in Cleveland alone over the past two years. And now Sprint offers a new shared data plan that provides double the high-speed data at the same or lower price as compared to AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Mobile data usage has been skyrocketing as so many more consumers are using smartphones for navigation, watching videos, browsing the Internet and more. Mobile phone data usage on the Sprint network in Cleveland grew almost 300% from 2011 to 2013. Sprint recently upgraded towers and replaced equipment at cell sites throughout the Cleveland metro area so that residents can enjoy faster speeds and better call quality than before with 4G LTE and high definition voice, contributing to a better overall customer experience.

“Cleveland is making a comeback, and so is Sprint. We have built an all-new network that now delivers faster speeds and better call quality to customers in Cleveland and we want you to try it,” said Kevin Gleason, Vice President, Sprint. “With our new data plans there has never been a better time to switch to America’s Newest Network.”

Best Deal on Data

The Sprint Family Share Pack offers double the high-speed shareable data1 for smartphones, basic phones, tablets and mobile broadband devices. For example, customers can get four lines and 20GB of data for $160 per month (excluding taxes and fees) compared to 10GB of data for the same price from AT&T or Verizon. Sprint is offering a limited-time promotion for the Sprint Family Share Pack: For a family with up to 10 lines, get 20GB of Shared Data and Unlimited Talk & Text for only $100 a month through 20152 – and, as an added bonus, customers will get an additional 2GB per line for up to 10 lines. For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month better than AT&T’s and Verizon’s current pricing through 2015; double the data of Verizon; and more than double the high-speed data of AT&T and T-Mobile.

Sprint also now offers the best unlimited wireless plan available from a national carrier with the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan. This plan provides consumers unlimited talk, text and data while on America’s Newest Network for just $60 per month, a $20 savings compared to T-Mobile's $80 per month unlimited plan. Simple, easy, affordable – the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan is available to both new and existing Sprint customers. To qualify for the plan, customers must purchase their device through Sprint Easy Pay, pay full retail price or bring their own compatible device.

Network improvements in Cleveland include:

  • Availability of Sprint HD Voice, a new Sprint standard for crystal-clear voice calls - includes noise-cancelling technology that virtually eliminates ambient background noise from places like busy roads or crowded restaurants.3
  • Faster and more reliable data speeds with 4G LTE – delivers peak wireless speeds of 25Mbps and allows customers to reliably and quickly download music and watch movies from the convenience of their smartphone.
  • More reliable data and voice services, plus stronger in-building signal strength using 800MHz low frequency for in-building improvements.

Experience the difference on America’s Newest Network. Visit a nearby Sprint Store and try it for yourself.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 54 million customers as of June 30, 2014, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, during the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and

1 To improve the data experience for the majority of users, throughput speeds may be limited, varied or reduced on the network
2The $100 offer is available Aug. 22, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2014 when customers switch to Sprint. It includes $15/mo./line access charges waived through 2015. Valid only on 20GB or higher data allowance.
3HD Voice requires call between two Sprint HD Voice enabled phones on upgraded areas of the Sprint network.


Kelly Schlageter, 703-592-8809

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