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Press Release -- October 26th, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Network #1 for Call Performance in Philadelphia, plus tied for 1st in Network Reliability

With top scores for Call Performance and Network Reliability, plus 50% of most competitor’s rate plans, now is the perfect time to switch to Sprint

PHILADELPHIA (BUSINESS WIRE), October 26, 2016 – Sprint today announced that its network in Philadelphia, PA received a 1st place ranking for Call Performance and a shared 1st place ranking in Network Reliability according to a new RootScore® Reportby independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.

This marks the first time Sprint has won the award for Call Performance outright and the second time it shared the award for Network Reliability in the past year.

We work incredibly hard every day to improve our network in order to deliver the consistent reliability and performance that our customers demand,” said Karen Paletta, Sprint Regional President. “These awards reinforce the fact that there has never been a better time to switch to Sprint.”

Network performance in Philadelphia has continued to improve with the addition of new cell sites, increased coverage and capacity, and systematic optimization of each cell site to maximize performance. During testing RootMetrics was also able to experience Sprint’s carrier aggregation technology on the 2.5GHz spectrum band which has been added to 128 sites across the market in the past 12 months. Sprint has also made strategic improvements to the sites which cover Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center.

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 with Sprint AutoPay.1 Customers who switch get 50 percent off most current rate plan prices from their current carrier with savings until December 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-in2.

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 60.2 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2016 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

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 Philadelphia (September 2016) RootScore Report for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on four mobile networks across all available network types. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Your results may vary. See for details.

1 Savings claim with $5/mo/line AutoPay discount applied within 2 invoices. Discount applies to base monthly service plan only. Discount does not include competitor promotional or sale price. Carriers’ features differ. Plans exclude unlimited music and video streaming, data carryover, and cloud options that other carrier plans may offer. International features differ. Available on non-discounted phones. Activation fee of up to $30/line applies. Applies to Verizon Plan 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 30, 40, and 50GBs; AT&T Mobile Share Advantage 1, 3, 6, 10, 16, 25, 30, 40, and 50GBs; and T-Mobile Simple Choice 2, 6 and 10GBs rate plans. Excludes unlimited rate plans. Savings until 12/31/18. Other monthly charges apply.

2 Via Prepaid Rewards Card (less phone trade-in credit provided) after online registration and new phone activation.


James J. Nugent
Marketing Communications, Northeast Area
O: 718-877-1108

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