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Press Release -- February 24th, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Network #1 in Las Vegas

Sprint network #1 in overall performance in Las Vegas (Graphic: Business Wire)

LAS VEGAS (BUSINESS WIRE), February 24, 2016 – Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® has just released a new RootScore® Report showing Sprint now has the top rated network in Las Vegas with a #1 ranking in overall performance, data performance, and speed; along with a tie for #1 in reliability, call and text. Wow!

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This is the first time Sprint has received an outright #1 RootScore Award in Las Vegas for overall performance and speed. Since RootMetrics’ previous test in August, Sprint’s median download speed increased from 9.2 Mbps to 16.5 Mbps; and median upload speed increased from 4.9 Mbps to 8.1 Mbps.

“Vegas, with its non-stop entertainment and boundless energy, deserves a great network we’re proud to deliver just that. With the absolute best network performance and 50% off the competition, it’s a great time to give Sprint a try.”

Greg Post, President, Mountain Southwest Region

A Top-Ranked Network in Vegas

RootMetrics drove a total of 970 miles and conducted 14,741 tests in Las Vegas. During testing RootMetrics was able to experience Sprint’s carrier aggregation technology on the 2.5GHz spectrum band. This feature of Sprint’s super-fast LTE Plus Network creates a wider lane that allows more network traffic to travel at higher rates, enabling Sprint to provide Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas. In the past year, the company added new cell sites, increased its coverage and capacity, and systematically optimized each cell site to maximize performance. Sprint also improved service and upgraded the wireless systems in and around the Strip, and in key areas such as Fremont Street, Summerlin, Anthem, Seven Hills, and the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Las Vegas, Switch to Sprint and Save 50%

In addition to offering the #1 network in Vegas, 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.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 Las Vegas (January 2016) 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 58.4 million connections as of December 31, 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

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 3/31/16 for: Verizon’s shared data rate plans as of 3/31/16 for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB; T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan prices as of 3/31/16 for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB; and AT&T’s shared data rate plans as of 3/31/16 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.

2Requires 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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