AT&T has managed to be the sleaziest company in early 2019 by rolling out “updates” to a couple of their phones that change the network indicators to show that they’re using the carrier’s brand new 5G network. The only problem is that those phones that received updates aren’t 5G compatible, and the network they’re connecting […]
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Sprint isn't pinning all its 5G hopes on a single LG smartphone. The carrier has announced plans to release an HTC-made 5G "mobile smart hub" sometime in the first half of 2019. The two are saying precious little about the hotspot device, but it'll…
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Way back in Android’s lifespan (seriously, 2011 kind of wayback) Sprint and Google teamed up to integrate the carrier’s service with Google Voice services. It was a pretty nifty partnership and really the only one of its kind, but up until now, it’s worked without a hitch. Sprint users could take advantage of all the […]
Come comment on this article: Sprint and Google Voice will go their separate ways this June
Several years ago, a recurring news item that seemed to spring up on a regular basis was the continuing saga of legal fights between Apple and their Android competitors. With those issues largely settled, a replacement for that void has appeared in the form of a merger involving wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile. After a […]
Come comment on this article: Here we go yet again – Sprint and T-Mobile re-open merger talks
Good news, Galaxy Note 8 owners. You might be getting an OTA update soon, at least if you’re on Verizon or Sprint. Both carriers are currently rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to Samsung’s late-2017 flagship, bringing a ton of new features and a more advanced OS to your device, catching both of those […]
Come comment on this article: Galaxy Note 8 is getting its Android 8.0 Oreo update on Verizon and Sprint
HTC has some big news for anyone that owns a U11, at least on Sprint. HTC has received technical certification for the latest software update from the carrier, which means you can expect the Android Oreo 8.0 update to start rolling out on Monday. Good way to start the week, no? This update will bring […]
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Now that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead and buried, Sprint has been quick to strike a new deal with a US cable company. Altice USA will start selling mobile service via Sprint’s network under a new multi-year agreement that was revealed on November 5th. That’s literally just one day after the T-Mobile merger was […]
Come comment on this article: Following the failed merger with T-Mobile, Sprint makes a deal with Altice USA
According to sources, T-Mobile and Sprint are in the final stages of working out a deal for the companies to merge. These sources say the companies are trying to target their quarterly earnings announcement dates to have everything nailed down. Those announcements should happen in just over a couple weeks from now. Besides some final […]
Come comment on this article: T-Mobile, Sprint merger watch continues with final details being worked out
According to sources that spoke to Reuters today, “T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing (on) tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp.” A merger of the two wireless carriers has been an on-again, off-again deal for several years with the two never quite able to get the time and business environment […]
Come comment on this article: Breakthrough in T-Mobile, Sprint deal as companies are close to agreement
This isn’t a joke; you can finally walk into a Sprint store and buy an Essential Phone, right now. It missed Andy Rubin’s estimate of “a few weeks” that he claimed back in July, but hey, it’s out just in time to compete with the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8. I’m not sure if […]
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This week LG took the wraps off their fall flagship device, the LG V30, which should put them into a better position to contend with other flagship level devices as compared to the LG G6 which launched with some dated hardware. While not touted as part of the release announcement, LG did put together a […]
Come comment on this article: Sprint lands opportunity to offer LG V30+
Getting a new smartphone from a carrier usually means putting up with the bloatware that carriers install. This can be in the form of the carrier’s own specific apps that it believes you just cannot live without or it can be third-party apps from vendors the carrier has struck business deals with. The bloatware landscape […]
Come comment on this article: Sprint steps up the bloatware game in a bad way with BlackBerry KeyOne
This almost feels like it should be April Fools Day and maybe that is what Sprint is hoping Verizon customers feel about their wireless plans. In a pointed announcement accompanied by a spoof advertisement video, Sprint is inviting shoppers to visit a pop-up Twice the Price store in Flushing, New York today only from 10:00 […]
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The BlackBerry KeyOne is a very solid Android device, whether or not you care much about that physical keyboard. It offered great performance, excellent battery life, and some key BlackBerry enhancements for productivity and security. Regardless of how good a phone is, though, it’s going to struggle to gain traction in the US without carrier […]
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Although they are at a very preliminary level and informal in nature, inside sources says officials with both SoftBank Group and Sprint have contacted Deutsche Telekom, majority owner of T-Mobile, about a possible merger. The resumption of talks may have been triggered by an April 27th deadline passing that concluded a spectrum auction blackout period for participants […]
Come comment on this article: Inside sources say T-Mobile, Sprint merger talks have resumed
Sprint is getting ready to launch the Galaxy J3 (2017) on January 6, according to a report from Venture Beat. Not only that, but it’ll be offering it on two of its subsidiaries as well: Boost and Virgin Mobile. We’ve got the details after the break. What you’re seeing in the image above is the […]
Come comment on this article: Galaxy J3 Emerge arrives on Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile on January 6
Sprint is making it easier for customers to pay for Napster — now customers of both can pay for Napster through their Sprint bill. The change will be a much bigger deal for Napster than Spotify or Sprint.
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Sprint has posted some interesting quarterly results, beating revenue expectations. On the other hand, the carrier’s quarterly losses has widened substantially. The better-than-expected revenue seems to come from some hefty discounts and promotions Sprint has been offering in order to reel customers in. With that in mind, the carrier has added 173,000 postpaid customers this […]
Come comment on this article: Sprint posts big quarterly loss, beats revenue estimates
Sprint looks to have put an end to Galaxy Forever, the carrier’s leasing program for Galaxy phones that allowed customers to upgrade once every 12 months. Sprint ended the program in its retail stores and online.
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Sprint unveiled the LG K3, the latest addition to LG’s midrange K family of phones. Boasting entry-level specs, the K3 can be purchased through both Boost and Virgin Mobile, as long as that’s through their online stores.
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Are you still in love with two-year contracts? Sprint has you covered. After killing them off just last month, the carrier listened to its customers and has quietly brought them back from the dead.
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Based on the major wireless carrier ads that are running during this afternoon’s NFL game, it takes some balls to compete in the market. The latest carrier to jump in the mix is Sprint which released their own version of ads currently running by Verizon and Sprint.
The marketing team games between the carriers started with Verizon when they decided to launch an ad campaign that used the imagery of different balls rolling down a ramp to demonstrate some points that Verizon wanted to make about their network.
T-Mobile took exception to some of the claims and launched their own ad using balls going down a ramp to point out issues with Verizon’s claims. T-Mobile leader John Legere also launched the coyly named #BallBusterChallenge to demonstrate T-Mobile’s superiority to Verizon.
In the new spot that was released this weekend, Sprint joins the train of rolling balls with a claim that their LTE network is faster than any of the other carriers. In the ad, Sprint says this is because they have been building the network of the future. Sprint also renews their campaign to offer data plans that are half the cost of the plan a customer may be porting over from with a competitor.
You can check out Sprint’s new spot below if you have not already seen it playing during a game on TV.
Come comment on this article: Sprint gets ballsy in latest ad
Sprint announced today that it has added support for 36 new countries and destinations to its Open World and Global Roaming programs. With these new additions, Sprint now offers its international services at 110 destinations.
These countries include Austria, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Macau, Bangladesh, Macedonia, Belarus, Malaysia and Belgium. The Republic of Malta, Bolivia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Netherlands, and Cambodia are also included in the additions.
There’s also support for Norway, Croatia, Philippines, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Rwanda, Ghana, Serbia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Those traveling to Hungary, Slovenia, Iceland, South Africa, Indonesia, Taiwan, Kenya, Thailand, Liechtenstein or Turkey will be happy to find out these countries are included as well.
It might be a mouthful, but Sprint’s Open World and Global Roaming programs are aimed to offer some serious savings for the carrier’s customers that plan on traveling abroad. The Open World program provides 1GB of free data, as well as free calling and texting, in Mexico, Canada and countries across Latin America.
The program also offers some discounted rates in other nations.
In contrast, the Global Roaming program allows customers to have unlimited data–up to 2G in speed–unlimited texting and calls at a rate of $ 0.20 per minute in supported countries.
Sprint’s new international offerings seem to have been a roaring success as far as savings goes. Unfortunately, it’s not the best package considering that the 2G connection speeds don’t keep up with the demands consumers put on their smartphones.
The carrier is looking to help consumers save money in other ways by ending two-year contracts as well.
On the upside, it’s a convenient package, allowing those travelling abroad to stay in touch with family, friends, colleagues and business partners on the cheap. Hopefully we’ll see Sprint and other companies add more value to programs like this in the future.
Come comment on this article: Sprint adds more countries and destinations to Open World and Global Roaming programs
T-Mobile's ongoing feud with Sprint continues to have some benefits for your bottom line… and this time, T-Mobile is trying to tempt you with cold, hard cash. As of November 26th, the carrier is running a month-long promo that promises an extra $ 20…
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Sprint has announced a revamped LTE services to deploy to markets with a significantly improved wireless experience for customers. This new network is deploying to 77 markets today, and it offers some notable new technologies that should make a world of difference for Sprint customers.
LTE Plus utilizes all three of Sprint’s bands of spectrum, using the 2.5 GHz band for speed, the 1.9 GHz band for coverage, and the 800 MHz band for building penetration. Carrier aggregation allows LTE Plus to bond multiple spectrums together to beef up the bandwidth and speed available to users, and Sprint claims the new network doubles both of those. Pretty impressive, especially considering that claim means capable devices can reach theoretical speeds of up to 100Mbps on that network.
The biggest claim that LTE Plus can make? It’s faster than Verizon and AT&T’s LTE network. Third party testing in 44 of the biggest markets show that data is transferred faster on Sprint’s LTE Plus network than Verizon or AT&T’s LTE network, which should give Sprint’s marketing department some serious ammunition to work with.
You can hit the link below to check out where Sprint is deploying this new network.
Come comment on this article: Sprint is bringing their stronger, faster LTE Plus network to 77 markets
We previously reported that the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 would be heading to Sprint this month and now the slate is available to purchase from the carrier. The device is up for grabs in either Black or White colorways and has a price tag of $ 648 off-contract or for 24 equal monthly payments of $ 27 on the operator’s Easy Pay Plan.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Tab S2 features a 9.7-inch QXGA Super AMOLED display, a 64-bit Exynos 5433 octa-core processor with four cores running at 1.9GHz and the other four at 1.3GHz, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD), an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 5,870mAh battery.
The slate runs the latest build of Android 5.1 Lollipop straight out of the box, skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz custom user interface. It also comes pre-loaded with the South Korean company’s Galaxy Gifts application, which provides customers with exclusive access to a plethora of premium applications and services, including three months of Evernote Premium, 6 free months of Endomondo Premium and much, much more.
If you like the sound of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 and would like to pick one up from Sprint — hit the source link below.
Come comment on this article: You can now pick up a Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 from Sprint for $ 648
Sprint has announced it’s moving away from carrier subsidies. As part of the new strategy, it unveiled iPhone Forever, a new smartphone leasing option for new and existing customers.
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Starting today, residents in the United States can pre-order LG’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the G4, from Sprint for $ 18 per month on a two-year contract with no upfront fee or for $ 599.99 without a contract on a pre-paid tariff.
The G4’s full list of specifications can be seen below:
|Processor:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with X10 LTE|
|OS:||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Display:||5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)|
|Storage:||32GB eMMC ROM, microSD card up to 128GB|
|RAM:||3GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Rear camera:||16 megapixels with f/1.8 aperture / OIS 2.0|
|Front camera:||8 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture|
|Battery:||3,000 mAh removable|
For a limited time, customers purchasing the G4 on Sprint will receive a second 3,000mAh battery, a 32GB memory card and a battery charging cradle.
If you’re based in the US, like the sound of the LG G4 and would like to pre-order one from Sprint for delivery on June 5, hit the source link below.
Come comment on this article: You can now pre-order the LG G4 on Sprint