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Press Release -- January 25th, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint’s LTE Plus Network Delivers Faster Download Speeds than Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile and Costs 50% Less

LTE Plus now available in twice as many cities at half the price of most competitors’ rate plans

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Sprint’s LTE Plus Network delivers the fastest download speeds. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Sprint’s LTE Plus Network delivers the fastest download speeds. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 25, 2016 – Sprint today announced that it has doubled its number of LTE Plus markets, and an analysis of new mobile performance data from Nielsen, the world’s foremost authority on independent measurement, now shows that Sprint’s LTE Plus Network beats Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile by delivering the fastest LTE download speeds.

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Nielsen Mobile Performance (NMP) data measures how real consumers are experiencing their wireless network. NMP tracks LTE download speeds as consumers use their devices in day-to-day life, including use of common applications such as Facebook, Netflix, YouTube, Snapchat and more. This continual monitoring captures the actual customer experience and works uninterrupted in the background of volunteer panelists’ mobile devices, representing a population of more than 270 million consumers.

“Over 75 million downloads, collected from real consumers in cities across the country, show that Sprint wins where it matters – the actual customer experience. Our customers are experiencing a network that’s faster than the competition, and there’s never been a better time to give Sprint a try.”

Marcelo Claure, CEO

In the October – December 2015 timeframe, Nielsen collected more than 75 million mobile download events in cities across the country covering more than 270 million people. An analysis of the data shows Sprint delivers faster LTE download speeds than Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.1 In the August – October 2015 timeframe an analysis of NMP data showed Sprint delivered faster LTE download speeds than Verizon and AT&T.

The Sprint LTE Plus Network has doubled to cover more than 150 markets, with  service now available in twice as many cities from Boulder, CO, to West Palm Beach, FL; and Cleveland, OH, to Syracuse, NY. LTE Plus takes advantage of Sprint’s rich triband spectrum portfolio, and it uses some of the world’s most advanced technologies in wireless, such as carrier aggregation and antenna beamforming. Key benefits to customers include:

  • Faster service with double the network capacity and speed, and peak speeds in excess of 100Mbps on capable devices
  • Stronger service with smart antenna technology that extends the 2.5GHz cell signal further
  • More reliable service utilizing three bands of spectrum – 1.9GHz for broad coverage, 800MHz for better indoor service, and 2.5GHz for even faster data speeds

Switch to Sprint and Save 50%

In addition to delivering the fastest LTE download speeds, 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.2 Customers who switch get 50 percent off most current standard 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.3

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 or and


Claim based on Sprint’s analysis of average LTE download speeds using Nielsen NMP data (Oct. thru Dec. 2015). NMP data captures real consumer usage and performance for downloads of all file sizes greater than 150kb. Actual download speeds may vary by location and device capability.


Discount 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 1/4/16 for: Verizon’s shared data rate plans as of 1/4/16 for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB; T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan prices as of 1/4/16 for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB; and AT&T’s shared data rate plans as of 1/4/16 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.


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


Adrienne Norton, 425-256-7014

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