To celebrate this accomplishment, Sprint will cut AT&T and Verizon customers’ rate plans in half, and give DIRECTV customers free wireless service for one full year when they switch to Sprint
DENVER (BUSINESS WIRE), September 08, 2015 - Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® has just released a new RootScore® Report showing Sprint now has the fastest mobile network in Denver, with a #1 ranking in network speed performance. In addition, the new analysis shows Sprint in a dead heat tying for 1st place in overall, reliability, data and text network performance.
This is the first time Sprint has received an outright win for network speed performance in Denver. This testing marks the ninth time RootMetrics has tested Denver, with the last test occurring in March 2015.
“The Mile High City is an amazing place to live and work, and we’re proud to provide our customers with the fastest mobile network,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “Customers in Denver and across America can expect to have the best and fastest wireless service from Sprint – this is our #1 priority and there’s never been a better time to join Sprint.”
Fastest Network in Denver
RootMetrics drove a total of 1,065 miles and conducted more than 20,000 tests in Denver. During testing Sprint recorded the fastest median download speeds, and RootMetrics was able to experience Sprint’s newly deployed carrier aggregation technology on the 2.5GHz spectrum band. This feature of LTE-Advanced essentially creates a wider lane that allows more traffic to travel at higher rates, enabling Sprint to provide Denver customers with even faster data speeds.
In addition to deploying some of the most advanced technologies in wireless, Sprint has relentlessly focused on expanding and fine-tuning the network in Denver. In the past year, the company added hundreds of new 2.5GHz cell sites, and increased its 1.9GHz and 800MHz 4G LTE coverage. Sprint’s network teams then systematically optimized each cell site to maximize overall performance, coverage, capacity and speed.
Sprint has also improved service and upgraded the wireless systems in high-traffic areas such as the Colorado Convention Center, Sports Authority Field, Coors Field, Pepsi Center, and Civic Center Park. The company also brought in additional network capacity to support a number of local events such as the Colorado Renaissance Festival and Denver County Fair.
“Wireless connectivity drives economic and civic progress. We’re pleased to give Denver a top-ranked network, one that fully enables entertainment, communication and collaboration across the city, its workplaces, and its homes,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint CTO.
But what about Sprint’s network across multiple cities? That’s also getting better every day. According to RootMetrics, in 125 metro markets measured in the first half of 2015, Sprint was awarded a total of 180 first place (outright or shared) RootScore® Awards for overall, reliability, speed, data, call, or text network performance.1 Those numbers sound even more impressive when compared to last year’s results. In these same 125 markets, Sprint achieved 27 first-place award wins in the first half of 2014.
Denver, We Have Great Offers for You!
In addition to offering the fastest wireless network in Denver, when current Verizon and AT&T customers bring their wireless bill and their old phones to Sprint, the company will cut their rate plan in half.2 Yes…in half.
Sprint also has an unprecedented, one-time offer exclusively for DIRECTV customers: free wireless service – unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data per line – for one full year when they switch to Sprint, or available to existing Sprint customers adding a new line of service on a new smartphone through Sprint Lease, iPhone Forever, Sprint Easy Pay3 or paying full retail price. It’s never been easier to join Sprint!
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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 Denver (August 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 www.rootmetrics.com for details.
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 more than 57 million connections as of June 30, 2015 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 www.sprint.com orwww.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1Rankings based on 125 RootMetrics (January – June 2015) RootScore Reports for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on four mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
2Requires turn in of old phone with valid port from AT&T or Verizon to consumer account with $10 min. monthly rate charge. Discount does not apply to certain charges such as taxes, surcharges, add-ons, apps, premium content, int’l services, devices, partial charges or add’l lines. Usage Limitations: To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. All lines must be ported from an active wireless line at another carrier. Must activate a device on Sprint Easy Pay, Sprint Lease, iPhone Forever or pay full retail price with a new line of service and turn in your current competitor device associated with the bill. Limited time offer. Allow 15 days for Reward Card to arrive.
3Sprint Easy Pay requires 24-mo. installment agreement with 0% APR. iPhone Forever is a 22 mo. lease & other lease options include 21, 22 or 24 mo.-- No security deposit required. Early termination of service on Sprint Easy Pay/lease (iPhone Forever): Remaining payments will be due immediately. Lease also requires device return or payment of purchase option device price in lease.
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