>Wireless network improvements keep customers connected to the Internet, e-mail, GPS services, messaging, social networks and more
OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2009--
Sprint (NYSE: S) wireless customers in the Oklahoma City market are
experiencing stronger wireless service as a result of recent local
network enhancements. During 2008, Sprint invested more than $7 million
in Oklahoma City for network expansion and enhancements for its Sprint
Nationwide Network and Nextel National Network.
“Our customers depend on, and enjoy, high-quality voice services and
dependable mobile broadband service,” said Richard Blanc, regional vice
president of network for Sprint. “Based on our internal metrics, dropped
and blocked call rates continue to be at all-time lows with
double-digit, year-over-year improvement when comparing December 2007 to
December 2008. By enhancing coverage and capacity in the area, across
both of our wireless networks, Sprint is making it easier than ever for
customers to cut the cord or landline phone to save money and go
Sprint recently was awarded the J.D. Power and Associates award for
“Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the
Southwest Region (KS, MO, OK, AR, and TX) in a Tie” by J.D. Power and
Associates (Source: J.D. Power 2008 Wireless Call Quality Performance
Study – Volume 2, Sept. 4, 2008).*
In addition to operating two high-performing wireless networks, Sprint
operates America’s most dependable 3G network*, providing customers
access to the Internet, exclusive content like NFL Mobile Live and
Nascar Sprint Cup MobileSM, e-mail, GPS navigation, and quick
access to their social networks – at blazing fast 3G speeds.
Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the
Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at www.sprint.com/coverage
and at self-service, touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint retail stores.
* Sprint Nextel received the highest numerical score among wireless
service providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008
Wireless Call Quality Performance StudySM Vol. 2. Study based
on 22,407 consumer responses measuring six providers in the Southwest
region (AR, KS, MO, OK, TX) and measures opinions of wireless users
about the call quality of their service. Proprietary study results are
based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in
February-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
* Dependability based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G
data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the
top 50 most populous markets, June to November 2008.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including
two wireless networks serving more than 49 million customers at the end
of the fourth quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
Kristin Wallace, 404-649-1625