Sprint’s Network Investment is Key to Continued Progress in Market-by-Market Wireless Performance

March 04, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 04, 2016 - Sprint’s (NYSE: S) analysis of network performance data from Nielsen, the world’s foremost authority on independent measurement, now shows that the Sprint network in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville is more reliable than T-Mobile for both voice and data service.1

The analysis is based on Nielsen’s testing of wireless performance for voice and data while driving a total of more than 5,000 miles across Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, between August and November 2015. Nielsen’s reliability tests measure both accessibility and retainability of voice calls and data sessions. For example, it measures the ability of a voice call or download to initially connect to the network as well as maintain that network connection from start to finish.

In addition to deploying some of the most advanced technologies in wireless, Sprint has relentlessly focused on expanding and fine-tuning the network in Tennessee. In the past year, the company increased its capacity, and systematically optimized each cell site to maximize performance.

“Customers consistently tell us that they value good coverage and reliable service. We’re proud that the network investments we’re making at Sprint are paying off for consumers throughout the state of Tennessee. We’re providing better voice and data reliability than T-Mobile and every day we’re getting closer to closing the wireless performance gap with the other wireless carriers too. Wireless consumers in the state haven’t seen anything yet. So, with compelling offers like 50% off most T-Mobile and other carriers’ rate plans, it’s a great time to give our network a test drive.”

Brian S. Miller, Sprint Region President for Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia

Switch to Sprint and Save 50%

Consumers switching to Sprint can take advantage of the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history – 50 percent off the price of most T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T rate plans.2 Customers who switch get 50 percent off most current rate plan prices from their current carrier. This offer is for a limited time only and with savings through March 31, 2018. And, Sprint will pay switching fees up to $650 per line via an American Express® Reward Card after online registration and phone turn-in.3

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 58.4 million connections as of December 31, 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.

1Based on Sprint’s analysis of drive test data supplied by Nielsen in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville between August and November 2015. Your results may vary.

2Discount applies to base monthly service plan and access charges only. Discount does not apply to certain charges such as taxes, surcharges, roaming, premium content, add-ons, and apps. New plan features may not be an exact match. Discount offer limited to regular rates on consumer plans as of 3/31/16 for: Verizon’s shared data rate plans as of 3/31/16 for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB; T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan prices as of 3/31/16 for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB; and AT&T’s shared data rate plans as of 3/31/16 for 300MB, 2GB, 5GB, 15GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB. Discount does not include competitor promotional or sale prices. Plans exclude unlimited music and video streaming, data carryover, and cloud options that other carrier plans may offer. Offer/coverage not available everywhere or for discounted phones. Subject up to $30 new-line, activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card. Savings through March 31, 2018.

3Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.



Roni Singleton, 404-649-8354