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Press Release -- November 2nd, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint Earns Shared First Place for Overall Network Performance in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 02, 2016 – Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® has just released its Portland RootScore® Report showing Sprint earned shared first place wins for overall, reliability, call, and text network performance. This is the first time a RootScore Report ranked Sprint with a share of the top spot for overall network performance in Portland.

“The Sprint network in Portland continues to improve and our RootScore Award is a clear validation,” said Annette Jacobs, president-Pacific Northwest Region at Sprint. “Sprint is providing a customer experience that offers the same quality, and is the only wireless provider delivering outstanding value, with true unlimited monthly calling plans and a savings of up to 50 percent less than our competition.”

Getting Better Every Day

Network performance in Portland 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. 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 customers in Portland with even faster data speeds.

Portland now has Unlimited Freedom

Sprint is giving customers unprecedented value and simplicity with the launch ofUnlimited Freedom: two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for the incredible price of $100 a month. Unlimited Freedom includes unlimited mobile optimized streaming videos, gaming and music, and unlimited 4G LTE data for most everything else.1 Simple and straight-forward 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.

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 Portland (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, 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 or and

1 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. All while on the Sprint Network. Reqs. eBill. Price shown with AutoPay. Other monthly charges apply.


John Votava, 949-242-9017

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