With a top-ranked network and best-value plans, it’s a great time to switch to Sprint

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), November 16, 2015 - Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® has just released a new RootScore® Report showing Sprint now has the fastest mobile network in Corpus Christi, with a #1 ranking in network speed and data performance. In addition, the new analysis shows Sprint in a dead heat tying for 1st place in overall, call and text network performance.

This is the first time Sprint has received an outright win for network speed in Corpus Christi. This report marks the sixth time RootMetrics has tested Corpus Christi, with the last test occurring in January 2015.

“This coastal community is an amazing place to live and work, and we’re proud to provide our customers with the fastest mobile network,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “Making sure Corpus Christi has an exceptional network is our #1 priority and there’s never been a better time to join Sprint.”

Fastest Network in Corpus Christi

RootMetrics drove a total of 1,109 miles and conducted 16,229 tests in Corpus Christi. During testing Sprint had the fastest median download speed at 22Mbps, up from 3.3Mbps in the previous report, and RootMetrics was able to experience Sprint’s newly deployed carrier aggregation technology on the 2.5GHz spectrum band. This feature of LTE-Advanced essentially creates a wider lane that allows more network traffic to travel at higher rates, enabling Sprint to provide Corpus Christi customers with even faster data speeds.

In addition to deploying some of the most advanced technologies in wireless, Sprint has relentlessly focused on expanding and fine-tuning the network in Corpus Christi. In the past year, the company added 2.5GHz service to 45 new cell sites, and increased its 1.9GHz 4G LTE coverage. Sprint’s network teams then systematically optimized each cell site to maximize overall performance, coverage, capacity and speed.

Sprint has also improved service and upgraded the wireless systems in high-traffic areas such as USS Lexington, The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi International Airport, La Palmera Mall, Moore Plaza Mall, Sunrise Mall, Gulf Coast Racing Park and Padre Island. The company also brought in additional network capacity to support the Spring Break event on Mustang Island and North Beach.

“Wireless connectivity drives economic and civic progress,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint CTO. “We’re pleased to give Corpus Christi the fastest wireless network, one that fully enables entertainment, communication and collaboration across the community.”

Corpus Christi, Switch to Sprint and Save!

In addition to offering the fastest wireless network in Corpus Christi, Sprint offers the best value for individuals and families. Individuals can get unlimited high-speed data, talk and text for $70 per month.1 Families switching to Sprint get four lines with unlimited talk, text and 40GB of high-speed data to share while on the Sprint network for $120 per month (excludes taxes and surcharges).2 Sprint will pay off every dime of your old phone or contract so you can switch via an American Express® Reward Card after online registration and phone turn-in.3

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 Corpus Christi (October 2015) 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 www.rootmetrics.com 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 58.6 million connections as of September 30, 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 at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 Sprint customers who use more than 23GB of data during a billing cycle will be de-prioritized during times and places where the Sprint network is constrained. See sprint.com/networkmanagement for details. To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Sprint may terminate service if off-network roaming usage in a month exceeds: (1) 800 min. or a majority of min. or (2) 100MB or a majority of KB. Prohibited network use rules apply—see sprint.com/termsandconditions.
2 All phones must be ported from an active wireless line at another carrier and remain active on the plan. Devices must be acquired with Sprint Easy Pay, leasing option, by paying full MSRP or by bringing a compatible phone.
3 Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.



Adrienne Norton, 425-256-7014

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