Sprint extends 4G LTE coverage in 41 new markets which include Philadelphia; the Bronx and Brooklyn, N.Y.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oakland, Calif.; and Portland, Ore. Customers in these areas can make the most of seasonal fun by sharing videos of music festivals, quickly accessing the Internet, playing the hottest games, and posting summertime photos. Plus, with the groundbreaking Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, available with an Unlimited, My Way or My All-in plan, customers can get unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network guaranteed for the life of the line of service.
The announcement is also excellent for the environment. Sprint’s Network Vision buildout – which consolidates multiple network technologies into a seamless network for increased efficiency and enhanced coverage – uses less equipment and less energy. By 2017, Sprint’s total energy is expected to increasingly come from such renewable sources as wind, solar and hydrogen. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. Sprint also ranks #1 among major carriers for its phone Buyback Program, as named by Compass Intelligence Research.
“Sprint is committed to delivering the latest technology and providing more energy efficient cell sites. We strive to be environmentally responsible and are proud of our track record. Our new 3G and 4G LTE network provides improved wireless service, and is also expected to help Sprint meet its commitment to reduce total energy demand and the company’s carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2017,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint.
Sprint continues to push forward through its things-have-to-get-worse-before-they-get-better period. The nation’s third-largest carrier announced a second-quarter net loss of $1.6 billion, following the closure of its outdated Nextel network and the subsequent loss of more than 1 million subscribers.