Sprint Celebrates Launch of LTE Plus Network; Introduces Biggest Wireless Offer in U.S. History – 50% Off Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Rate Plans

No gimmicks, no tricks – Available on almost all consumer plans

Savings guaranteed until 2018

Plus, Sprint will pay fees up to $650 for anyone switching to Sprint

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In celebration of the launch of its new LTE Plus network, which has been
clocking blazing speeds nationwide, Sprint (NYSE: S) is introducing the biggest
wireless offer
in U.S. history – 50 percent off the price of most
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile rate plans1. This
unprecedented opportunity invites wireless subscribers to try the Sprint
network that is performing better than ever – it’s faster than Verizon
and AT&T, based on analysis of a recent study by Nielsen2.
New customers can sign up for this offer nationwide Nov. 20 through Jan.
7, 2016.

50 Percent Off Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Rate Plans


Example: T-Mobile offers 10GB for $80 per month. T-Mobile customers
switching to Sprint can get unlimited talk and text with the same amount
of data for $40 per month and that’s with high-speed for your video at


Example: A family paying $100 for 15GB at AT&T can get the same amount
of data for $50 if they switch to Sprint. Customers also save 50 percent
on the access fee.


Example: Verizon customers paying $80 for 12GB of data will pay $40 for
12GB if they switch to Sprint, and they will save 50 percent on the
access fee, too.

“We’ve made tremendous strides with our network because we know
consumers want wireless service that provides consistent speed and
reliability,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “We are so confident that
customers will have an amazing experience that we are encouraging them
to give us a try with the biggest wireless offer in the history of our
industry. Customers switching to Sprint will never need to look
elsewhere. They will learn what our 58 million customers already know –
Sprint offers the best value and an award-winning network.”

To reward existing customers for their loyalty, Sprint is offering a
free tablet with one year of free service with a two-year contract3,
while supplies last. A $360 value, this will make a great holiday gift.

“Our company would be nothing without our existing customers so we
wanted to make sure we showed our appreciation to them, too,” Claure
said. “They will be able to take advantage of this great offer during
this holiday season.”

Sprint LTE Plus network

LTE Plus, available today in 77 major markets, takes advantage of
Sprint’s rich triband spectrum portfolio, and it uses some of the
world’s most advanced technologies in wireless, such as carrier
aggregation and antenna beamforming.

Respected third-party testers are recognizing Sprint’s network
improvements. For example:

  • Nielsen looks at how consumers use their wireless devices and
    their most recent tests showed that the Sprint network is faster than
    Verizon’s and AT&T’s2.
  • Lowest latency: Latency is the delay between the time wireless
    information is sent and received. Low latency means faster
    transmissions, and that’s a great thing! In the third quarter this
    year, Sprint had the lowest LTE latency, according to OpenSignal.
    Sprint beat AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile – the second consecutive
    quarter Sprint held this lowest latency ranking.
  • RootMetrics is recognizing Sprint for substantial improvements
    in overall, reliability, speed, data, call, and/or text network
    performance. As of Nov. 17, Sprint has achieved 108 first-place
    (outright or shared) RootScore Awards in 67 metro markets published in
    the second half of 2015 (up from 70 awards a year ago)4.

John Saw, Sprint chief technology officer, describes in this blog
the performance improvement seen by leading third-party testing

Cutting your rate plan by 50 percent is easy

This pricing plan is simple with no gimmicks or tricks. Customers who
switch get 50 percent off most current rate plan prices from their
current carrier. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon customers switching to
Sprint also can take advantage of iPhone Forever, where they are
eligible to upgrade every time a new iPhone launches.

  • This is a worry-free offer. Customers have 28 days to experience
    Sprint service. If they are not satisfied, customers can return their
    device with no restocking fee5.
  • Visit your local Sprint store, Sprint Store at RadioShack, www.sprint.com
    or call 1-800-Sprint1 to switch.
  • Get your new device with Sprint Lease, iPhone Forever, Sprint Easy Pay
    installment billing or pay full retail price for the device. Or bring
    your own compatible device.
  • Customers must port one line, and can add up to 9 additional lines on
    the account.
  • Customers must choose from the 50 percent off rate plans available
    from their current carrier.
  • Cricket and MetroPCS customers also can switch and save 50 percent off
    their parent company’s postpaid rates.
  • 50 percent off pricing remains valid until Jan. 8, 2018, for
    activations between Nov. 20, 2015, and Jan. 7, 2016.
  • Sprint will pay your switching fees up to $650 per line via an
    American Express® Reward Card after online
    and phone turn-in6.

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 58.6 million connections as of Sept. 30,
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.

1Discount 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 consumer
plans for: Verizon’s advertised shared data rate plans as of 11/18/15
for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, and 25GB; T-Mobile’s advertised
Simple Choice rate plan prices as of 11/18/15 for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB; and
AT&T’s advertised shared data rate plans as of 11/18/15 for 300MB, 2GB,
5GB, 15GB, 20GB and 25GB. Plans exclude unlimited music and video
streaming, data carryover, tethering and cloud options that other
carrier plans may offer. Offer/coverage not available everywhere or for
discounted phones. Subject to new-line, $36 activation fee, credit,
valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card.

2Speed claim based on LTE download speed analysis
using Nielsen NMP data for top 4 carriers in 44 markets between August
to October 2015.
Actual download speeds may vary by location and
device capability.

3One year of free service includes either the $15
1GB plan or $10 Family Share Pack access.
Must remain in good
standing and have one active phone line of service. Free tablet is the
Alcatel ONETOUCH PIXI™ 7. Limited supply.

4RootMetrics award rankings based on RootMetrics
Metro RootScore Reports (July – December 2014 and July – October 2015)
for mobile performance, as tested on best available plans and devices on
four mobile networks across all available network types. The RootMetrics
award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Your result may vary. See
rootmetrics.com for details.

5To qualify, call us to deactivate & return to
place of purchase w/ complete, undamaged phone/device & receipt within
28 days of activation. You pay for actual usage charges (monthly svc
charges, taxes, Sprint surcharges, etc.). We’ll refund your phone/device
cost. Activation fee will be refunded if returned within 3 days of
activation. Sprint dealer may impose add’l fees.

6Requires valid port-in, submission of previous
bill, current phone turn in and online registration.
Via American
Express Reward Card.


Media Contact:
Kristin Wallace, 404-649-8222

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