Company significantly increases the number of retail locations throughout Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and West Texas
DENVER (BUSINESS WIRE), August 22, 2017 - Sprint (NYSE:S) continues to expand its presence and investment in the Southwest with plans to add more than 300 new jobs and 44 new retail locations throughout parts of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and West Texas by the end of 2017. The new jobs will include a combination of retail, operations and technical experts. Currently, Sprint counts more than 2,250 regional employees, inclusive of employees in Idaho and New Mexico, and operates nearly 400 branded retail locations throughout the Southwest region.
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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 industry-leading value for unlimited data, talk and text,” said Greg Post, Sprint Regional President for the Mountain Southwest. “With our continued network improvements and charitable efforts like the 1Million Project, Sprint, in partnership with the Sprint Foundation continually seeks opportunities to give back locally by providing free devices and service to help high school students throughout the Southwest to complete their online assignments. The 1Million Project is 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 continues to improve its network coverage throughout the Southwest. In Denver, Sprint has held a share of first place for Overall, Network Reliability, Call and Text Performance and outright wins for Network Speed and Data Performance as ranked by Rootmetrics for the first half of 2017. Sprint has held a share or outright category wins from Rootmetrics in Denver since the first half of 2015 and is currently providing the fastest average download speeds in Denver, according to Ookla’s Speedtest.net.1 In Colorado Springs, Sprint has outright or shared wins for Overall Performance since the second half of 2016 as ranked by Rootmetrics.
In Utah, Sprint’s scores from Rootmetrics are competitive, with a shared first place ranking in Provo. Sprint is also providing the fastest average download speeds in Provo and Salt Lake City, according to Ookla’s Speedtest.net.1
In Arizona, the carrier recently made capacity upgrades to its network in Phoenix and Tucson to bring its best-ever LTE Plus speeds, with speed increases of 30 percent, to the area by utilizing its vast holdings of 2.5 GHz spectrum. Sprint even provided average download speeds of 13.5 Mbps at the CONCACAF Gold Cup game held in Phoenix.
Sprint has also increased speeds by 30 percent in Las Vegas and will be bringing upgrades to many casinos along the Las Vegas Strip through the end of 2017 and the early part of 2018.
Creative new concepts such as the Sprint Magic Box also help provide a more customized solution for additional boosts in speed. Sprint recently deployed a Sprint Magic Box with the Denver Housing Authority at five of their buildings and speeds increased in some instances by 18-20 Mbps.
“Total wireless data usage has grown, on average, more than 760 percent over the last three years throughout the Southwest region,” said Eamon O’Leary, regional vice president – Network at Sprint. “Over the last five years, Sprint has invested well over $1.1 billion throughout our Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and West Texas 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 national 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 5 lines for $20/mo. per line!2 Sprint’s Unlimited plan is 50% off Verizon and AT&T Unlimited rates for a family of 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. Lines 3 and 4 are $5 per month each.
- For a limited time, add a fifth line 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 53.7 million connections as of June 30, 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 Based on Sprint analysis of Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence data from 04/01/2017 through 06/30/2017 for all mobile results.
2 Savings until 9/30/18; 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. Pricing shown with AutoPay discount applied within 2 invoices. Data deprioritization during congestion. MHS, P2P and VPN reduced to 2G speeds after 10GB/mo. Excludes taxes, surcharges, roaming, and premium content.
3 Savings claim compared to Verizon Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited Plus rates for 5 lines as of 8/18/17. Carrier features and international options differ.
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