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Press Release -- March 18th, 2015
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint’s St. Louis Network Jointly Awarded #1 Ranking for Reliability, Call and Text Performance

Network improves daily making it a great time to switch to Sprint

ST. LOUIS (BUSINESS WIRE), March 18, 2015 – Sprint today announced that its St. Louis network shares a first-place ranking for reliability, call and text performance according to a new RootScore® Report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.

Following a multi-year overhaul, the Sprint network now provides significantly better call quality and faster data speeds in more places than before. Additionally, according to RootMetrics, metro results for second half 2014 show Sprint with the highest net gain in first-place or shared first-place RootScore and network award wins in Overall Performance, Reliability, Call and Text.1

In St. Louis, Sprint’s median download speed increased approximately 45 percent since RootMetrics’ previous test three months ago. As for call performance, Sprint did not record any blocked calls during the most recent test.

“Our network gets better daily, and we’re keenly focused on delivering the consistent reliability, capacity, and speed that our customers demand,” said Joe Meyer, vice president of Sprint Network Performance. “We’re pleased with these latest results and we’re continuing to invest in improving our St. Louis network. With our new low-cost pricing plans, there’s never been a better time to give Sprint a try.”

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 based on RootMetrics St. Louis (February 2015) RootScore Report for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on 4 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, news, filings) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served nearly 56 million connections as of December 31, 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 past four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and

1Most improved network claim based upon Sprint’s relative increase in first place or tied for first place awards across all award categories combined as noted in the RootMetrics 2nd Half 2014 Mobile Network Performance Review Report, published February 10, 2015, of 4 mobile networks across all available network types comparing the second half of 2014 to the first half of 2014. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Visit for more details.


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