March 03, 2008

From Cape Cod to North Adams, Lowell to Springfield, Sprin Customers Reap the Benefits of 159 New Cell Sites Statewide

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2008--Sprint (NYSE:S) customers in Boston and throughout Massachusetts can now do more with wireless and enjoy the benefits of speed in more places than ever. During 2007, Sprint added 159 new cell sites to its Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network in Massachusetts.

"Sprint is constantly working to enhance and expand its networks throughout Boston, the state of Massachusetts and all across the country," said John Diefenbach, area vice president for Sprint. "Sprint offers customers the largest voice calling area, the nation’s largest mobile broadband network and the world’s largest and fastest push-to-talk network, giving our customers the ability and tools they need to stay in touch with their family, friends and business associates on the go."

Sprint customers in Massachusetts can take advantage of the recent enhancements in the following locations:

  • Abington
  • Andover
  • Arlington
  • Assonet
  • Attleboro
  • Avon
  • Barnstable
  • Barrington
  • Bedford
  • Bellingham
  • Beverly
  • Billerica
  • Boston
  • Braintree
  • Brockton
  • Burlington
  • Buzzards Bay
  • Centerville
  • Charlestown
  • Chelmsford
  • Chelsea
  • Dartmouth
  • Dennis
  • Dorchester
  • Dracut
  • East Boston
  • East Bridgewater
  • Everett
  • Fairhaven
  • Fall River
  • Falmouth
  • Framingham
  • Franklin
  • Grafton
  • Great Barrington
  • Groveland
  • Halifax
  • Haverhill
  • Hyannis
  • Hyde Park
  • Kingston
  • Lawrence
  • Leominster
  • Lexington
  • Lowell
  • Lynnfield
  • Malden
  • Mansfield
  • Marblehead
  • Marlborough
  • Mattapan
  • Medford
  • Medway
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Middleborough
  • Middleton
  • Milford
  • Milton
  • Nantucket
  • Natick
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • Newton
  • North Attleboro
  • North Billerica
  • North Reading
  • Norwood
  • Orange
  • Peabody
  • Pembroke
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Revere
  • Roxbury
  • Salem
  • Saugus
  • Seekonk
  • Sherborn
  • Somerset
  • Taunton
  • Tewksbury
  • Upton
  • Uxbridge
  • Vineyard Haven
  • Waltham
  • Wareham
  • Wayland
  • West Bridgewater
  • West Roxbury
  • Westford
  • Westport
  • Westwood
  • Winthrop
  • Woburn
  • Worcester
  • Wrentham
  • Yarmouth Port

"Sprint continues to make great strides in network performance, and nationally, Sprint’s wireless networks are performing at best-ever levels," Diefenbach said. "We continue to invest in Massachusetts and work aggressively to ensure Sprint customers have the enhanced networks they want and need."

Nationally during 2007, Sprint added more than 4,000 cell sites to the Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network. Internal performance metrics show double-digit percent improvement year-over-year for dropped and blocked calls on both the Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network. For the Nextel National Network, customer issues related to dropped and blocked calls, and voice quality, have decreased more than 60 percent since December 2006 to December 2007.

Additionally, Sprint offers the nation’s largest mobile broadband network. And, the vast majority of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network has been upgraded to faster EV-DO Rev. A technology.

Current and prospective customers can view coverage maps using the Sprint Coverage Tool, which is available at and at self-service touch-screen kiosks at many Sprint Nextel retail stores. The tool equips customers with knowledge about network coverage in the areas where they live, work and play, and helps them make informed decisions regarding services from Sprint. By entering an address or ZIP code, customers can check the availability of wireless coverage and recently added cell sites on the Nextel National Network, Nationwide Sprint Network or Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving about 54 million customers at the end of 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit

Mark Elliott, 603-621-4511

SOURCE: Sprint