Sprint Earns Shared First Place for Overall Network Performance in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics® has just released its Portland
RootScore® Report showing Sprint earned shared first place wins for
overall, reliability, call, and text network performance. This is the
first time a RootScore Report ranked Sprint with a share of the top spot
for overall network performance in Portland.

“The Sprint network in Portland continues to improve and our RootScore
Award is a clear validation,” said Annette Jacobs, president-Pacific
Northwest Region at Sprint. “Sprint is providing a customer experience
that offers the same quality, and is the only wireless provider
delivering outstanding value, with true unlimited monthly calling plans
and a savings of up to 50 percent less than our competition.”

Getting Better Every Day

Network performance in Portland has continued to improve with the
addition of new cell sites, increased coverage and capacity, and
systematic optimization of each cell site to maximize performance.
During testing RootMetrics was also able to experience Sprint’s carrier
aggregation technology on the 2.5GHz spectrum band. This feature of
Sprint’s super-fast LTE
Plus Network
creates a wider lane that allows more network traffic
to travel at higher rates, enabling Sprint to provide customers in
Portland with even faster data speeds.

Portland now has Unlimited Freedom

Sprint is giving customers unprecedented value and simplicity with the
launch of Unlimited
: two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for the
incredible price of $100 a month. Unlimited Freedom includes unlimited
mobile optimized streaming videos, gaming and music, and unlimited 4G
LTE data for most everything else.1 Simple and
straight-forward with no access charges or hidden fees. Coupled with
Sprint’s reliable network, customers get the best price among all
carriers and can enjoy as much data – worry free – as they want.

About RootMetrics

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 Portland (September 2016) 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.

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 60.2 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2016 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 Mobile optimized: video streams at up to 480p+ resolution,
music at up to 500kbps, streaming cloud gaming at up to 2mbps. Data
deprioritization applies during times of congestion. All while on the
Sprint Network. Reqs. eBill. Price shown with AutoPay. Other monthly
charges apply.


John Votava, 949-242-9017