Sprint tied for #1 in overall network performance, but only Sprint offers Cut Your Bill in Half

INDIANAPOLIS (BUSINESS WIRE), June 23, 2015 - Sprint has finished in a tie for first place as the top ranked overall wireless network in Indianapolis, according to independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®. The new analysis shows Sprint in a dead heat for #1 in overall wireless network performance.

This is the first time Sprint has had a shared win for overall network performance in Indianapolis. This testing marks the eighth time RootMetrics has tested Indianapolis, with the last test occurring in November 2014.

“Indianapolis is a great city and it deserves a great network – we are proud to deliver just that,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “Making sure our customers have the best service is our #1 priority and there’s never been a better time to join Sprint.”

Sprint Tied for #1 Network in Indianapolis

Sprint also tied for #1 in reliability, call and text performance, with zero blocked calls during testing. RootMetrics drove a total of 1,247 miles and conducted more than 25,000 tests in Indianapolis.

Sprint has relentlessly focused on building and fine-tuning the network in Indianapolis. The company added hundreds of new 2.5GHz cell sites, and expanded its 1.9GHz and 800MHz 4G LTE coverage. Sprint’s network teams systematically optimized each cell site to maximize overall performance, coverage, capacity and speed.

In addition, Sprint improved service and upgraded the wireless systems in high-traffic areas such as Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center. The company also supported the Indianapolis 500 and will be supporting the upcoming Indiana State Fair by bringing in additional capacity.

But what about Sprint’s network across the nation? That’s also getting better every day. According to RootMetrics, in 113 markets measured in the first half of 2015, Sprint has been awarded a total of 162 first place (outright or shared) RootScore® Awards for overall, reliability, speed, data, call, or text network performance.1 Those numbers sound even more impressive when compared to last year’s results. In these same 113 markets, Sprint achieved 25 first-place award wins in the first half of 2014.

“Wireless connectivity is a key driver of economic and civic progress,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint’s Chief Network Officer. “We’re pleased to give Indianapolis a great network, one that fully enables entertainment, communication and collaboration across the city, our workplaces and our homes.”

Indianapolis, Cut Your Bill in Half!

In addition to offering the area’s top-ranked overall wireless network in a tie, Sprint offers the “Cut Your Bill in Half Event.” When current Verizon and AT&T customers bring their wireless bill and their old phones to Sprint, the company will cut their monthly rate plan in half.2 Yes…in half. It’s never been easier to switch to Sprint!

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 Indianapolis (May 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.

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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 57 million connections as of March 31, 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 four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 Rankings based on 113 RootMetrics (January 1 – June 4, 2015) RootScore Reports for mobile performance as tested on best available plans and devices on four mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.

2Requires turn in of old phone with 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: To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Streaming video speeds will be limited to 600Kbps at all times, which may impact quality. All lines must be ported from an active wireless line at another carrier. Must activate a device on Sprint Easy Pay, Sprint Lease, iPhone for Life Plan or pay full retail price with a new line of service and turn in your current competitor device associated with the bill. Limited time offer. Allow 15 days for your Reward Card to arrive.



Kathleen Dunleavy, 424-270-0921

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