A top performing network and Cut Your Bill in Half offer make it a great time to switch to Sprint

February 24, 2015

ROCKFORD, Ill. (BUSINESS WIRE), February 24, 2015 - Sprint today announced that its Rockford network shares a first-place ranking for overall network performance, as well as reliability, call and text performance according to a new RootScore® Report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.

Since RootMetrics’ previous test in August, Sprint’s median download speed increased from 9.9 Mbps to 16.8 Mbps, and Sprint’s median upload speed increased from 5.1 Mbps to 7.8 Mbps.

“We’ve been working locally on network improvements aimed at delivering the consistent reliability, capacity, and speed that our Rockford customers demand,” said Joe Meyer, vice president of Sprint Network Performance. “With our new low-cost pricing plans, there’s never been a better time to give Sprint a try.”

In addition to offering a strong performing network, Sprint is committed to providing consumers the best value in wireless. With the Cut Your Bill in Half Event, Sprint will cut in half the monthly rate plan for Verizon and AT&T customers who switch to Sprint. The new offer provides unlimited talk and text to anywhere in the U.S. while on the Sprint network – regardless of a customer’s current plan – and matches the customer’s data allowance for half the cost they are currently paying for their monthly rate plan.1 Sprint will pay up to $350 per line via an American Express Reward Card for a customer’s early termination fee or installment bill balance when they switch. Once a customer has received the final bill from the other carrier, he or she may simply register for the American Express Reward Card at sprint.com/join2015.2

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 Rockford (January 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 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.

1Requires turn in of current 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: Other plans may receive prioritized bandwidth availability. To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network.

2All lines must be ported from an active wireless line at another carrier and remain active and in good standing for at least 45 days to receive the prepaid card. Register through March 15, 2015. Allow 12 weeks for your prepaid card to arrive.



Adrienne Norton, 425-256-7014