Sprint Expands in Midwest Region with 30 New Retail Stores Creating More Than 200 Jobs

Jul 26, 2017

Company significantly increases the number of retail locations throughout Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sprint (NYSE:S) continues to expand its presence and investment in the Midwest with plans to add more than 200 new jobs and 30 new retail locations throughout parts of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska by the end of 2017. The new jobs will include a combination of retail, operations and technical experts. Currently, Sprint counts more than 1,200 regional employees and operates more than 280 branded retail locations throughout the Midwest region.

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Sprint is expanding in Midwest with 30 new retail stores creating more than 200 jobs throughout Iowa ...

Sprint is expanding in Midwest with 30 new retail stores creating more than 200 jobs throughout Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are making an aggressive push to expand on the local level, making it easier for wireless shoppers to save with Sprint’s industry-leading value for unlimited data, talk and text,” said Tim Donahue, Sprint Regional President for the Midwest. “With our continued network improvements and charitable efforts like the 1Million Project, Sprint continually seeks opportunities to give back locally by providing free devices and service to help high school students in the Midwest to complete their online assignments. The 1Million Project is a noteworthy avenue for our employees and customers to make a difference in our communities.”

Residents interested in applying for open positions should visit www.sprint.com/jobs.

Solid Network Performance

Sprint continues to improve its network coverage throughout the Midwest region. In the Twin Cities, Sprint has been added to the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Xcel Energy Center, and is currently improving coverage at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and the Winter Park Practice Facility. In Kansas City, Sprint has made speed and capacity improvements at Arrowhead Stadium, Children’s Mercy Park, Kaufman Stadium, and the Sprint Center. Due to its vast spectrum holdings, Sprint is adding more network capacity in cities across the Midwest region, including rural locations. Creative new concepts such as the Sprint Magic Box also help provide a more customized solution for additional boosts in speed.

“Total wireless data usage has grown, on average, more than 1,000 percent over the last three years throughout the Midwest region,” said Scott Santi, regional vice president – Network at Sprint. “Over the last five years, Sprint has invested well over $1.2 billion in our Midwest network, taking advantage of our rich spectrum holdings to add speed and capacity, ensuring consumers are able to enjoy their experience now and in the future as the demand for data continues to grow.”

Active in the Local Community

Donahue, who was recently selected to lead Sprint’s newly created Midwest region, is actively engaged in the local community. In May, he was appointed as a sitting board member of KC Rising and the Downtown Council. Additionally, he serves as a board member on the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and participates with the Kansas City Area Development Council board. Donahue also volunteers his time with DeLaSalle Education Center in downtown Kansas City and PREP-KC, which are both focused on inner-city, under-privileged youth education.

Unlimited Value

Sprint, the first national wireless carrier to offer unlimited data, talk and text, recently upped the value of its Unlimited Freedom plan, offering the best price for fully featured unlimited among all national carriers. Right now, customers who switch to Sprint can get 4 lines for $22.50/mo. per line! Plus for a limited time, your 5th line is free! 1 Sprint’s Unlimited plan is 50% off Verizon and AT&T Unlimited rates for a family of 4 or 5! 2 Sprint customers can get:

  • Unlimited Data, Talk and Text for $50/month for the first line and $40/month for the second line.
  • For a limited time, add lines 3-5 for free!
  • A fully featured unlimited plan that includes HD streaming for video, music and gaming, and 10GB/month per line of mobile hotspot data.

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 59.7 million connections as of March 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. 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 Savings until 6/30/18; then $60/mo. for line 1, $40/mo. for line 2 and $30/mo./line for lines 3-5. Streams video at up to HD 1080p, music at up to 1.5mbps, gaming at up to 8mbps. Data deprioritization during congestion. MHS, P2P and VPN reduced to 2G speeds after 10GB/mo. Pricing shown with AutoPay discount applied within 2 invoices. Excludes taxes, surcharges, roaming, and premium content.
2 Savings claim compared to Verizon Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited Plus rates for 4 lines as of 7/7/17. Carrier features and international options differ.

Source: Sprint

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