Sprint Beats T-Mobile on Network Reliability in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville

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

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

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

“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.
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

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
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