Shared 1st place rankings also received for overall, reliability, data, and call network performance as well as 1st place outright win in text
DAYTON, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE), April 24, 2015 - Sprint today announced that its Dayton, Ohio network received a 1st place ranking for fastest mobile network and shared 1st place rankings in overall, reliability, data, and call network performance, as well as a 1st place outright win in text, according to a new RootScore® Report by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics®.
Since RootMetrics’ previous test five months ago, Sprint’s percentage of time on LTE increased from approximately 50 percent to 97 percent. Subsequently, Sprint’s median download speed increased by more than 500 percent. As for call performance, 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 Scott Santi, vice president of Sprint’s network in the North Region. “We’re very pleased with these latest results in Dayton and we will continue to invest in the network. 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, according to RootMetrics, Sprint has been awarded a total of 104 first place (outright or shared) RootScore Awards for overall, reliability, speed, data, call, or text network performance in the 77 markets measured to date in the 1st half of 2015.1
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 Dayton (April, 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.
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 77 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. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
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