Company significantly increases the number of retail locations in Oregon and Southern Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 20, 2017 - Sprint (NYSE:S) continues to expand its presence and investment in the Portland Metro with plans to add 50 new jobs and nine new retail locations throughout the state by the end of 2017. The new jobs will include a combination of retail, operations and technical experts. Currently, Sprint counts more than 85 employees and operates more than 64 branded retail locations throughout the Portland market.
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“We are making an aggressive push to expand on the local level, making it easier for wireless shoppers to save with Sprint’s tremendous value for unlimited data, talk and text,” said Annette Jacobs, Sprint President for the Pacific Northwest Region. “With our continued network improvements and charitable efforts like the 1Million Project, Sprint continually seeks opportunities to give back locally. We’ll be providing free devices and service to help hundreds of high school students of the Beaverton School District complete their online assignments. Causes such as the 1Million Project deliver a noteworthy avenue for our employees and customers to make a difference in our communities.”
Residents interested in applying for open positions should visit www.sprint.com/jobs.
Solid Network Performance
Sprint has held a share of first place for Overall, Network Reliability, Call and Text Performance in the Portland market as ranked by Rootmetrics for the first half of 2017 and the second half of 2016.1
Sprint continues to improve its network with recent voice capacity upgrades throughout Portland, Oregon. Voice reliability in the Portland Metro has never been better. Sprint also continues to improve its network with recent LTE capacity/bandwidth upgrades along the I-5 corridor in Southern Oregon from just south of Cottage Grove to Grants Pass. Travelers can expect improved data speeds within the Sprint LTE footprint.
Creative new concepts such as the Sprint Magic Box also help provide a more customized solution for additional boosts in speed.
“Total wireless data usage has grown, on average, more than 900 percent over the last three years throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington,” said Eamon O’Leary, regional vice president – Network at Sprint. “Over the last five years, Sprint has invested well over $210 million in our Oregon and Southwest Washington network, taking advantage of our available spectrum to add speed and capacity, ensuring consumers are able to enjoy their experience now and in the future as the demand for data continues to grow.”
Sprint, the first wireless carrier to offer unlimited data, talk and text, recently upped the value of its Unlimited Freedom plan, offering the best price for fully featured unlimited among all national carriers. Right now, customers who switch to Sprint can get 4 lines for $22.50/mo. per line! Plus for a limited time, your 5th line is free! 2 Sprint’s Unlimited plan is 50% off Verizon and AT&T Unlimited rates for a family of 4 or 5! 3 Sprint customers can get:
- Unlimited Data, Talk and Text for $50/month for the first line and $40/month for the second line.
- For a limited time, add lines 3-5 for free!
- A fully featured unlimited plan that includes HD streaming for video, music and gaming, and 10GB/month per line of mobile hotspot data.
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 59.7 million connections as of March 31, 2017 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 Ranking(s)based on RootMetrics® [Portland, OR] RootScore® Report: [1H 2017] Tested with best commercially avail. smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all avail. network types. Your experience may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
2Savings until 6/30/18; then $60/mo. for line 1, $40/mo. for line 2 and $30/mo./line for lines 3-5. Streams video at up to HD 1080p, music at up to 1.5mbps, gaming at up to 8mbps. Data deprioritization during congestion. MHS, P2P and VPN reduced to 2G speeds after 10GB/mo. Pricing shown with AutoPay discount applied within 2 invoices. Excludes taxes, surcharges, roaming, and premium content.
3 Savings claim compared to Verizon Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited Plus rates for 4 lines as of 7/7/17. Carrier features and international options differ.
John Votava, 949-242-9017