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Press Release -- November 17th, 2014
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Jointly Awarded #1 Ranking in Network Reliability, Call and Text Performance in Columbus, Ohio

ew pricing offers the best value in wireless making it a great time to switch to Sprint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE), November 17, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) today announced that its all-new network in Columbus, Ohio, shares first-place for network reliability, call and text performance according to a recent report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.

“We’ve made a number of improvements to our network and our customers now have one of the most reliable networks in Columbus, providing the strongest data and call connectivity as well as text performance,” said Joe Meyer, vice president of Sprint Network Performance. “With our new pricing plans offering the best value in wireless, this is a great time to give Sprint a try.”

Sprint has been building an all-new network in Columbus and the surrounding areas. As part of the overhaul, the company has transformed its network to deliver faster data speeds than before, along with improved call quality. Network improvements include:

  • 4G LTE for faster, more reliable data delivering peak wireless speeds of 25Mbps.
  • Sprint Spark, an enhanced LTE service offering peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps on capable devices, with increasing speed potential over time.
  • Stronger in-building coverage using 800MHz low frequency spectrum.
  • HD Voice, a new Sprint standard for crystal-clear voice calls providing a fuller, more natural-sounding voice on enabled devices, plus noise reduction technology that virtually eliminates background noise from places like a busy road or crowded restaurant.

Looking ahead, Sprint will continue to invest in its Columbus network by implementing new technologies and techniques to make the network more efficient and deliver improved performance and faster data speeds.

Best Value in Wireless

In addition to offering an all-new network, Sprint is also committed to providing U.S. consumers and businesses the best value in wireless. With the Sprint Family Share Pack, a family switching to Sprint with up to 10 lines can get 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk and text for only $100 a month through 2015 after the waived access charges. For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month versus AT&T and $40 per month versus Verizon’s current pricing through 2015.In addition, for a limited time, when customers bring their number and activate on the Sprint Family Share Pack, Sprint will buy out their families’ contracts with a Visa Prepaid Card worth up to $3502. Sprint also offers customers unlimited talk, text and data for $60 per month with the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan – a $20 savings per month compared to T-Mobile’s $80 unlimited plan3. In addition, Sprint Business Share plans are available for virtually any mobile device and offer the flexibility for businesses to select data plans at competitive prices for almost any data need, up to 800GB for up to 100 lines.

About RootMetrics:

RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm that offers insights into the consumer mobile experience, tests the networks of all four major wireless carriers in the U.S. twice per year. The company provides objective, unbiased assessments of performance across a broad range of consumer-oriented mobile activities including data usage, calling, and texting. Network reliability measures a customer’s ability to establish and keep a data connection, make and retain a call, and send and receive texts.

Rankings are based on RootMetrics Columbus (November 2014) RootScore® Report for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on four mobile networks across all available network types. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Your results may vary. See for details.

About Sprint:

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company dedicated to delivering the best value in wireless. Sprint served 55 million customers as of September 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. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the last four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or

1Compared to 10GB high-speed 3G/4G plans for four lines. Other data options available on other carriers.
2All lines must be ported from an active wireless line at another carrier and remain active and in good standing for at least 45 days to receive the prepaid card. Offer available Aug. 22, 2014 – Jan. 15, 2015. Allow 12 weeks for your prepaid card to arrive. Register at
3Compared to T-Mobile’s $80 Simple Choice Plan with unlimited high-speed data, unlimited International text and data features, Rhapsody unRadio and 5GB of tethering per mo. See carrier website for additional details.


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