April 24, 2017
Sprint Expands in Texas with 79 New Retail Stores Creating More Than 550 Jobs
Everything is bigger in Texas and now so is Sprint; Company significantly increases the number of retail locations in Texas
DALLAS (BUSINESS WIRE), April 24, 2017 - Sprint (NYSE:S) continues to expand its presence and investment in Texas with plans to add more than 550 new jobs and 79 new retail locations across the state by the end of 2017. The new jobs will include a combination of retail, operations and technical experts. Currently, Sprint counts more than 2,700 employees and operates nearly 350 retail locations throughout the Lone Star State.
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“This retail expansion is our largest expansion initiative in Texas since the launch of Sprint PCS stores. It’s also a big part of our regional approach that delivers a world-class experience to our customers locally while also providing access to Sprint’s industry-leading unlimited value to wireless shoppers across the state,” said John Stevens, Sprint’s Regional President for Central Texas. “With our continued network improvements throughout the state and Sprint’s charitable causes like the 1Million Project, Sprint continually seeks opportunities to give back locally and provide an avenue for our partners and customers to make a difference in communities across Texas.”
Residents interested in applying for open positions should visit www.sprint.com/jobs.
Solid Network Performance
In addition to an aggressive retail expansion plan, Sprint has been making network improvements throughout Texas to help customers connect when they need it most. Sprint recently enhanced coverage at NRG Stadium in Houston by 500 percent and made significant improvements with three-channel carrier aggregation to deliver more capacity and faster speeds at locations around Houston for the crush of fans that ascended for a recent football game.
“Total wireless data usage has grown on average more than 700 percent over the last five years in Austin, Dallas, Houston and throughout Eastern Texas,” said Mike Hennigan, regional vice president – Network at Sprint. ”Over that same period, Sprint has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in our network to ensure consumers have a superior connectivity experience now and well into the future, as we have the available spectrum to add speed and capacity as that data growth demand continues.”
Sprint, the first wireless carrier to offer unlimited data, talk and text, recently updated the value of its Unlimited Freedom plan offering the best price for unlimited among all national carriers. Unlimited plans from Verizon and AT&T are 50 percent more!1 Sprint customers can get:
- Unlimited Data, Talk and Text for $50/month for the first line.
- Two lines for $40 month/line.
- Four lines for $30 month/line.
- That's only $30 per line for a family of four. (Compared to…Verizon at $45/month per line for a family of four! Save $720 in the first year with Sprint.)
- A fully featured unlimited plan that includes HD streaming for video, music and gaming, and 10GB/month per line of mobile hotspot data.
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 59.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 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 www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1 Savings until 6/30/18; then $60/mo. for line 1, $40/mo. for line 2 and $30/mo. lines 3-4. Includes unlimited talk, text and data. Streams video at up to HD 1080p, music at up to 1.5Mbps, gaming at up to 8Mbps. Data deprioritization during congestion. Pricing shown with $5/month AutoPay discount applied within two invoices. Taxes, surcharges and restrictions apply. Carrier features differ.
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