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Press Release -- March 18th, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Invites Customers to Join ‘Across the Nation Celebration’ Sweepstakes

To celebrate the fastest LTE Network, Sprint teams up with Samsung for three weeks of amazing giveaways

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 18, 2016 – The Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) network really is faster. Plus it’s more reliable, with better coverage than ever. Sprint is celebrating by offering current customers an “Across the Nation Celebration” sweepstakes.

Through April 6, customers can visit the “Across the Nation Celebration” websitefor an opportunity to win a variety of Samsung1 prizes, including a new Samsung Galaxy S7 or the grand prize of a new Fiat® 500 and Samsung 65-inch SUHD curved TV.

New prizes will be announced each week. Customers can earn more chances to win by following @Sprint on Twitter and once per day tweeting a picture with the hashtag #SprintNationSweepstakes on where they’d take their new car. To enter and for more information on the sweepstakes, visit No purchase necessary.

“Our network is better than ever, and we’re excited to celebrate with our customers,” said Jim Curran, vice president of Base Management for Sprint. “Whether you’re on the beach, in the city or hitting the slopes, the Sprint LTE Network has you covered across the country. And now with the help of Samsung, we can show our customers how much we appreciate them by giving them the opportunity to win some incredible prizes, including a new car.”

Faster, More Reliable Network

In RootMetrics’ second half 2015 special report “Mobile Network Performance in the US” Sprint increased its tally of State and Metro RootScore® Awards (outright or tied), offered strong call and data reliability in metro area testing, and improved its median download speeds in several metro markets.

In the second half of 2015 Sprint achieved a total of 212 first place (outright or shared) RootMetrics® RootScore Awards for overall, reliability, speed, data, call, or text network performance in 125 metro markets, compared to 135 awards in 2H14 and 27 awards in 1H14.2

In addition, Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance Data shows the Sprint LTE and super-fast LTE Plus Network beat Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile by delivering faster download speeds.3

Sprint LTE Plus, available today in more than 150 U.S. markets, takes advantage of Sprint’s rich triband spectrum portfolio and uses some of the world’s most advanced technologies in wireless, such as two-channel carrier aggregation and antenna beamforming. With LTE Plus, Sprint customers with compatible devices can experience peak download speeds in excess of 100 Mbps.

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 Dec. 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

1 Samsung is not a sponsor of the sweepstakes and has no responsibility for the administration of the sweepstakes.
2 RootMetrics award rankings and findings based on RootMetrics 2H 2015 Mobile Network Performance in the US Report (published February 17, 2016), as tested on best commercially available plans and devices on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Your results may vary. See for details.
3 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.


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