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Press Release -- March 8th, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Beats T-Mobile on Network Reliability in Jacksonville, Fla.

Sprint’s Network Investment Strategy is Key to Continued Progress in Market-by-Market Wireless Performance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 08, 2016 – Sprint’s (NYSE:S, news, filings) analysis of network performance data from Nielsen, the world’s foremost authority onindependent measurement, now shows that the Sprint network in Jacksonville, Fla. is more reliable than T-Mobile for both voice and data service.1

The analysis is based on Nielsen’s testing of wireless performance for voice and data while driving approximately 1,600 miles in and around Jacksonville during the month of August 2015. Nielsen’s reliability tests measure both accessibility and retainability of voice calls and data sessions. For example, it measures the ability of a voice call or download to initially connect to the network as well as maintain that network connection from start to finish.

Sprint has relentlessly focused on expanding and fine-tuning the network in Jacksonville. In the past year, the company increased its capacity, and systematically optimized each cell site to maximize performance. Sprint also improved service and upgraded the wireless systems in key areas and venues including EverBank Field and Jacksonville International Airport.

“Network coverage and reliable service are among the top reasons wireless consumers stay with or switch carriers. Sprint is proud that the network investments we’re making are paying off for consumers throughout North Florida. They’re getting better voice and data reliability than T-Mobile and every day we getting closer to closing the wireless performance gap with the other wireless carriers too. Our superior network performance over T-Mobile in Jacksonville combined with compelling offers like 50% off the competition, makes it a great time to give Sprint a try.”

Jaime Jones, Sprint President, South Area

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 T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T rate plans.2 Customers who switch get 50 percent off most current rate plan prices from their current carrier. This offer is for a limited time only and with savings through March 31, 2018. 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) 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

1Based on Sprint’s analysis of drive test data supplied by Nielsen in Jacksonville in August 2015. Your results may vary.

2Discount 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 up to $30 new-line, activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card. Savings through March 31, 2018.

3Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.


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