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Sprint Network Jointly Awarded #1 Ranking in Call and Text Performance in Akron and Dayton, Ohio
|By Business Wire
|August 27, 2014 10:30 AM EDT
Sprint today announced that its all-new network shares the first-place
RootScore® Awards for call and text performance in Akron and
Dayton, Ohio, along with a shared first-place ranking for network
reliability in Akron, according to a recent report by independent
testing company RootMetrics®.
Last week Sprint also introduced new shared data plans that offer double
the high-speed data at the same price as AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
“We’re very proud to report that Sprint’s all-new network offers
outstanding call and text performance in Akron and Dayton,” said Joe
Meyer, vice president of Sprint Network Performance. “With our new data
plans, there’s never been a better time to switch to America’s Newest
Best Deal on Data
The Sprint Family Share Pack offers double the high-speed shareable data1
for smartphones, basic phones, tablets and mobile broadband devices. For
example, customers can get four lines and 20GB of data for $160 compared
to 10GB of data for the same price from AT&T or Verizon. Sprint is
offering a limited-time promotion for the Sprint Family Share Pack: For
a family with up to 10 lines, get 20GB of Shared Data and Unlimited Talk
& Text for only $100 a month through 20152 – and, as an
added bonus, customers will get an additional 2GB per line for up to 10
lines. For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month better
than AT&T’s and Verizon’s current pricing through 2015; double the data
of Verizon; and more than double the high-speed data of AT&T and
Sprint also now offers the best unlimited wireless plan available from a
national carrier with the Sprint
$60 Unlimited Plan. This plan provides consumers unlimited talk,
text and data while on America’s Newest Network for just $60 per month,
a $20 savings compared to T-Mobile's $80 per month unlimited plan.
Simple, easy, affordable – the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan is available to
both new and existing Sprint customers. To qualify for the plan,
customers must purchase their device through Sprint Easy Pay, pay full
retail price or bring their own compatible device.
As part of a nationwide multi-year overhaul, Sprint has transformed its
network in cities across Ohio to deliver faster data speeds than before
and improved call quality. Network improvements include:
4G LTE for faster, more reliable data delivering peak wireless speeds
HD Voice, a new Sprint standard for crystal-clear voice calls on
enabled phones providing a fuller, more natural-sounding voice, plus
noise reduction technology that virtually eliminates background noise
from places like a busy road or crowded restaurant.
Stronger in-building coverage using 800MHz low frequency spectrum.
Looking ahead, Sprint will continue to invest in its Ohio network by
implementing new technologies and techniques to make the network more
efficient and deliver improved performance and faster data speeds.
Sprint Spark, an enhanced LTE service that’s built for data, will offer
peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps on capable devices, with increasing
speed potential over time.
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
Rankings based on RootMetrics Akron (June 2014) and Dayton (June 2014)
RootScore® Reports 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
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 54 million customers as of June 30, 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. The American Customer Satisfaction
Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in customer
satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years. Sprint
has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North
America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
1 To improve the data experience for the majority
of users, throughput speeds may be limited, varied or reduced on the
2The $100 offer is available Aug.
22, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2014 when customers switch to Sprint. It includes
$15/mo./line access charges waived through 2015. Valid only on 20GB or
higher data allowance.
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