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Press Release -- December 21st, 2015
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Network Shares #1 Ranking in Reliability and Call in Washington D.C.

With 50% off competitors’ rate plans, it’s a great time to switch to Sprint

WASHINGTON (BUSINESS WIRE), December 21, 2015 – Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® has released a new RootScore® Report showing Sprint has received a shared #1 ranking in network reliability and call performance in Washington D.C.

This is the first time Sprint has received a RootScore Award in Washington D.C. for network reliability. And this is the first time Sprint has received a RootScore Award in Washington D.C. for call performance since January 2012.

“We’re proud to give our nation’s capital a network it can count on,” said Scott Santi, regional vice president of network at Sprint. “As one of the most reliable networks in D.C. with top-ranked call performance, our customers know we’ll keep them connected when and where they need us. And now with 50% off the competition, it’s a great time for new customers to give our network a try.”

A Top-Ranked Network in Washington D.C.

RootMetrics drove a total of 1,810 miles and conducted 38,266 tests in Washington D.C. During testing RootMetrics was able to experience many of Sprint’s enhancements to its network.

In the past year, the company added new cell sites and increased its coverage and capacity across all three of its spectrum bands – 1.9GHz for broad coverage, 800MHz for better indoor service, and 2.5GHz for faster data speeds. Sprint’s network team then systematically optimized each cell site to maximize overall performance, coverage, capacity and speed.

In addition, Sprint has improved service and upgraded the wireless systems at Verizon Center, Washington Dulles Airport, Raegan National Airport, United State Senate and Capital Buildings, House of Representatives, Smithsonian Museum Complex at National Mall, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Future upgrades are in progress at Nationals Park, WMATA, and the Fashion Centre Mall at Pentagon City.

Washington D.C., Switch to Sprint and Save 50%

Consumers switching to Sprint can take advantage of the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history – 50 percent off the price of most Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile rate plans.1 Customers who switch get 50 percent off most current rate plan prices from their current carrier. And, Sprint will pay switching fees up to $650 per line via an American Express® Reward Card after online registration and phone turn-in.2

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 Washington D.C. (November 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 more than 58.6 million connections as of September 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 five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at and

1Discount applies to base monthly service plan and access charges only. Discount does not apply to certain charges such as taxes, surcharges, roaming, premium content, add-ons, and apps. New plan features may not be an exact match. Discount offer limited to regular rates on consumer plans as of 12/9/15 for: Verizon’s shared data rate plans as of 12/9/15 for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB; T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan prices as of 12/9/15 for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB; and AT&T’s shared data rate plans as of 12/9/15 for 300MB, 2GB, 5GB, 15GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB. Discount does not include competitor promotional or sale prices. Plans exclude unlimited music and video streaming, data carryover, and cloud options that other carrier plans may offer. Offer/coverage not available everywhere or for discounted phones. Subject to new-line, $36 activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card.

2Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.


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