Sprint Jointly Awarded #1 Ranking for Network Performance in Stockton, California
New pricing offers the best value in wireless making it a great time to switch to Sprint
STOCKTON, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 05, 2014 - Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that its all-new network in Stockton, California, shares a first-place ranking for overall network performance, as well as reliability, call and text performance according to a recent report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.
Sprint has been building an all-new network in Stockton and the surrounding areas. As part of the overhaul, the company has transformed its network to deliver a more consistent experience, with better call quality and faster data speeds than before. Since RootMetrics’ previous test in June, Sprint officially launched 4G LTE service in the area. Subsequently, Sprint’s median download speed increased from 0.3 Mbps to 12.6 Mbps, and Sprint’s median upload speed increased from 0.8 Mbps to 5.3 Mbps. Sprint’s rate of blocked calls improved from 4.2 percent in June to 0.0 percent in this latest round of testing.
“We’ve been working hard on our network in Stockton and we’re pleased to provide our customers with a great experience,” said Joe Meyer, vice president of Sprint Network Performance. “Coupled with our new pricing plans offering the best value in wireless, this is a great time to give Sprint a try.”
Best Value in Wireless
In addition to offering an all-new network, Sprint is also committed to providing U.S. consumers and businesses the best value in wireless. With the Cut Your Bill in Half Event, Sprint will cut in half the monthly rate plan for Verizon and AT&T customers who switch to Sprint. The new offer provides unlimited talk and text to anywhere in the U.S. while on the Sprint network – regardless of a customer’s current plan – and matches the customer’s data allowance for half the cost they are currently paying for their monthly rate plan.1 Sprint will pay up to $350 per line via a Visa® Prepaid Card for a customer’s early termination fee or installment bill balance when they switch. Once a customer has received the final bill from the other carrier, he or she may simply register for the Visa Prepaid Card at sprint.com/jointoday.2
Sprint Business Share plans are also available for virtually any mobile device and offer the flexibility for businesses to select data plans at competitive prices for almost any data need, up to 800GB for up to 100 lines.
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 are based on RootMetrics Stockton (November 2014; June 2014) RootScore® Reports for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on four 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.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company dedicated to delivering the best value in wireless. Sprint served 55 million customers as of September 30, 2014 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 last four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1Requires valid port from AT&T or Verizon to consumer account with $10 min. monthly rate charge. Discount does not apply to certain charges such as taxes, surcharges, add-ons, apps, premium content, int’l services, devices, partial charges or add’l lines. Usage Limitations: Other plans may receive prioritized bandwidth availability. To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network.
2All lines must be ported from an active wireless line at another carrier and remain active and in good standing for at least 45 days to receive the prepaid card. Register through March 15, 2015. Allow 12 weeks for your prepaid card to arrive.
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