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Network improves daily making it a great time to switch to Sprint

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 22, 2015 - Sprint today announced that its network in Jacksonville, Florida, shares a first-place ranking for reliability, call and text performance, according to a new RootScore® Report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.

According to RootMetrics this is Sprint’s first win in reliability in Jacksonville. Network reliability measures the strength of data and call connectivity, as well as text performance. RootMetrics also reported that Sprint did not record any blocked calls during testing.

“Our network gets better every day, and we’re working hard to provide the consistent reliability, capacity, and speed that our customers demand,” said Mike Hennigan, vice president of Sprint’s network in the South Region. “We’re pleased with our progress in Jacksonville and we’ll continue to invest and improve. With our new low-cost pricing plans, there’s never been a better time to give Sprint a try.”

Following a multi-year overhaul, the Sprint network now provides significantly better call quality and faster data speeds in more places than before. Additionally, Sprint has been awarded a total of 93 first place (outright or shared) RootScore Awards for reliability, call, or text network performance in the 75 markets measured to date in the 1st half of 2015.1

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, receive and retain a call, and send and receive texts successfully.

Rankings based on RootMetrics’ Jacksonville (March 2015) RootScore Report 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.

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 nearly 56 million connections as of December 31, 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 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 75 RootMetrics (January 1 – April 7, 2015) 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.

Contact(s):

Sprint
Roni Singleton, 404-649-8354
eronia.singleton@sprint.com


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