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Press Release -- October 21st, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Network #1 for Overall Network Performance in St. Louis

With a tie in overall network and text performance, and an outright win in network reliability and call performance, Sprint is the best choice for wireless in St. Louis

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Sprint wins an outright win in St. Louis for call performance by RootMetrics. (Graphic: Business Wire)

ST. LOUIS (BUSINESS WIRE), October 21, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) today announced that its network in St. Louis received a shared 1st place ranking for overall network and text performance, and an outright 1st place ranking for network reliability and call performance according to a new RootScore® Report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.

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This marks the first time Sprint has won or shared the overall RootScore award in St. Louis. Sprint also won the network reliability and call performance RootScore award for the second consecutive test period in St. Louis. In this 2nd Half 2016 test RootMetrics drove a total of 2,857 miles.

“Sprint has maintained a sharp focus on our network in St. Louis and it shows,” said Tim Donahue, Sprint president of Kansas and Missouri. “We are pleased with the results and will continue to invest in the network in St. Louis. Our strong network combined with our Unlimited Freedom plan means there has never been a better time to switch to Sprint.”

Unlimited Freedom Ideal for St. Louis Customers

Sprint is giving customers unprecedented value and simplicity with the launch of Unlimited Freedom: two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for the incredible price of $100 a month with Sprint AutoPay (Excludes taxes and surcharges). Unlimited Freedom includes unlimited mobile-optimized streaming videos, gaming and music, and unlimited 4G LTE data for most everything else.1 Simple and straightforward with no access charges or hidden fees. Coupled with Sprint’s reliable network, customers get the best price among all carriers and can enjoy as much data – worry-free – as they want.

Customers can switch to Sprint and save 50% off the price of most Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile standard rate plans with Sprint AutoPay. Customers who switch get 50% off most current competitor rate plan prices, with savings until December 31, 2018.2

Sprint will pay switching fees up to $650 per line via Visa® Rewards Card after phone trade-in and online registration.3 With Sprint’s 30-Day Total Satisfaction Guarantee, you can return your phone and we’ll refund device costs, qualifying service costs and related fees if you’re not satisfied.4

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 St. Louis (September 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) 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 59.4 million connections as of June 30th, 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 or and

1 All while on the Sprint network. Mobile optimized: video streams at up to 480p+ resolution, music at up to 500kbps, streaming cloud gaming at up to 2mbps. Data deprioritization applies during times of congestion. Reqs ebill. Price with autopay. Other monthly charges apply.

2 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.

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

Valid for a limited time. If a new customer or an existing customer adds a line of service (phone, tablet or MBB) and deactivates within 30 days, Sprint will credit all device charges (Installment Billing, Lease, or Early Termination Fee, when device is returned) and reimburse the customer for the device purchase price or down payment, activation fee, Monthly Recurring Charge, and all associated taxes and fees. The following charges will not reimbursed: Premium content, third party billing, any international charges.


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