With a top-ranked network and best-value plans, it’s a great time to switch to Sprint

November 17, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (BUSINESS WIRE), November 17, 2015 - Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® has just released a new RootScore® Report showing Sprint is in a dead heat for 1st place in overall network performance, as well as call and text network performance in Boise.

This is the first time Sprint has received a win for overall network performance in Boise. This testing marks the sixth time RootMetrics has tested Boise, with the last test occurring in May 2015.

“Boise is a beautiful city and a great place to live and work,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “We’re proud to provide our customers with an exceptional network and there’s never been a better time to join the Sprint family.”

Top-Ranked Network in Boise

RootMetrics drove a total of 760 miles and conducted 15,452 tests in Boise. During testing Sprint recorded zero blocked or dropped calls. RootMetrics was also able to experience Sprint’s newly deployed carrier aggregation technology on the 2.5GHz spectrum band. This feature of LTE-Advanced essentially creates a wider lane that allows more traffic to travel at higher rates, enabling Sprint to provide Boise customers with even faster data speeds.

In addition to deploying some of the most advanced technologies in wireless, Sprint has relentlessly focused on expanding and fine-tuning the network in Boise. In the past year, the company added 27 new 2.5GHz cell sites and increased its 1.9GHz and 800MHz 4G LTE coverage. Sprint’s network teams then systematically optimized each new cell site to maximize overall performance, coverage, capacity and speed. Sprint also improved service and added additional capacity to the indoor wireless system at BSU Albertson Stadium.

Boise, We Have Great Offers for You!

In addition to offering a top-ranked network in Boise, Sprint offers the best value for individuals and families. Individuals can get unlimited high-speed data, talk and text for $70 per month.1 Families switching to Sprint get four lines with unlimited talk, text and 40GB of high-speed data to share while on the Sprint network for $120 per month (excludes taxes and surcharges).2 Sprint will pay off every dime of your old phone or contract so you can switch via an American Express® Reward Card after online registration and phone turn-in.3

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 Boise Idaho (October 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.

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 58.6 million connections as of September 30, 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 five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 Sprint customers who use more than 23GB of data during a billing cycle will be de-prioritized during times and places where the Sprint network is constrained. See sprint.com/networkmanagement for details. To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Sprint may terminate service if off-network roaming usage in a month exceeds: (1) 800 min. or a majority of min. or (2) 100MB or a majority of KB. Prohibited network use rules apply—see sprint.com/termsandconditions.
2 All phones must be ported from an active wireless line at another carrier and remain active on the plan. Devices must be acquired with Sprint Easy Pay, leasing option, by paying full MSRP or by bringing a compatible phone.
3 Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.



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