Sprint is Undefeated in West Virginia for Overall Network Performance

Major network upgrade and expansion investment pays off and provides Sprint’s West Virginia consumers reliable wireless network performance

Edinburg, Va. April 09, 2018 — Sprint’s wireless network performance is undefeated in West Virginia, according to the latest RootMetrics® semi-annual report on mobile performance in the U.S. in the second half of 2017. This is Sprint’s first overall network performance win in West Virginia.

The RootScore® Report conducted by RootMetrics® is the nation’s most rigorous independent scientific study of wireless network performance. In order to earn a prestigious RootScore® Award, a network needs to offer outstanding performance across all of the different spaces where consumers use their smartphones, from cities and towns of all sizes to highways, rural areas and all the places in between.

According to RootMetrics’® new RootScore® Report for West Virginia, released February 7, 2018, Sprint tied for first place in overall performance for the first time since RootMetrics® began statewide testing in 2013. In addition, Sprint also tied for #1 in reliability and call performance and won text performance outright.

“Our commitment to invest over $300 million to accelerate the 4G LTE upgrade and expansion of the wireless network in this region has paid off handsomely,” said Willy Pirtle, Sprint. “While it is extremely gratifying to know that Sprint was undefeated in network reliability in West Virginia, we will continue to work extremely hard on behalf of all our current and future Sprint Wireless customers to provide them with the best wireless network in the region.”

Results based on RootMetrics® 2H 2017 West Virginia RootScore® Report. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on four national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. Results are not an endorsement of Sprint. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more 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 54.6 million connections as of December 31, 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. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com orwww.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.


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