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If you own an LTE smartphone, you might want to pay close attention. Wanqiao Zhang, a security researcher with Chinese firm Qihoo 360 has demonstrated a vulnerability that can compromises any 4G LTE network around the globe. The attack is so devastating that a hacker with enough resources has the ability to not only hijack your phone calls and text messages, but even track your location at any time. Zhang demonstrated the active vulnerability at the Ruxcon hacking conference, which was held in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend. Speaking at the conference, Zhang explained, “You can create a... Read more...
Computers may seem ubiquitous in 2016. Technology is particularly important in the classroom, however, many students cannot afford computers. Sprint and the Sprint Foundation have started the multi-year 1Million Project that aims to provide free mobile devices and high-speed wireless internet to one million economically disadvantaged high school students. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure remarked, “Education is the foundation for our society to prosper, and the internet is an incredibly powerful tool for learning. But it’s a huge problem in America that we have 5 million households with children that... Read more...
Customers that stuck by Samsung’s side during this tumultuous month involving battery-related Galaxy Note7 fires might be losing their patience, but fourth-place wireless carrier Sprint is doing everything in its power to make customers whole again. When reports of battery fires first flared up, customers were given the chance to get a refund, opt for a cheaper Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge, or get a replacement Galaxy Note7 that wasn’t prone to spontaneously combusting. However, as we saw this week with a supposedly “safe” replacement Galaxy Note7 catching fire on a [thankfully] parked Southwest plane,... Read more...
Things are getting pretty nasty in the wireless carrier wars. Verizon Wireless and AT&T recently revamped their mobile plans with little fanfare — both companies juggled prices and data allotments while dropping overage charges (in exchange for throttled data speeds) in an effort to become more customer-friendly. T-Mobile fired back with T-Mobile ONE unlimited plans that seem great on the surface, but charge you extra for HD video streaming and full 4G LTE tethering speeds. But of course, T-Mobile CEO John Legere couldn’t announce the new plans without using inflammatory language, stating,... Read more...
For nearly a decade, Verizon ran a series of ads featuring actor Paul Marcarelli delivering the tagline, "Can you hear me now?" It's still a phrase that's familiar to many people, but in case you haven't heard, it's 2016 and apparently "every network is great," or so says the former Verizon pitchman who's made the switch to Sprint, the fourth largest carrier in the U.S. High profile defections in advertising sometimes happen, though it's not an everyday thing. For one, it requires a successful initial ad campaign, which Verizon certainly had. It also requires that the initial company that used... Read more...
Based on personal experience, Amazon Prime is pretty awesome. It's loaded with perks that go above and beyond the free two-day shipping that's offered on millions of items, though that's still the main benefit. I'm a also a Sprint subscriber, and if you're one too, you can subscribe to Amazon Prime through an add-on plan that runs $10.99 per month. Seems like a strange partnership, doesn't it? I'll admit there's a certain convenience to consolidating two separate payments (mobile phone and Amazon Prime) into a single monthly bill. There's also the benefit of spreading out your Amazon Prime membership... Read more...
Following the terrorist bombings in Brussels on Tuesday that killed over 30 people and left many others injured, all four major wireless carriers in the United States—AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon— are offering customers free phone calling and text messaging services to Belgium for various periods of time. As it stands right now, Sprint is offering the longest period of free calls and texting. The wireless carrier said it will lift fees for calls and texts made from the U.S. to Belgium up through March 31. In addition, calling and texting charges for customers internationally roaming... Read more...
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Sprint is making another move to persuade customers from competing wireless carriers to hop over to its last place network, and it’s doing so by offering to cut their bills in half. Yep, this is the exact same deal that Sprint offered around this time last year, and it didn’t seem to work so well for the company the first time around. Yet here we are again. The promotion, which begins November 20th and lasts through January 7th, is slightly different in one aspect. Last year, the promotion was only open to customers on AT&T or Verizon Wireless. This... Read more...
Sprint employees may want to bargain with their children for a cut of their Halloween candy and bring their spoils to work. It's either that or pack some spare change for the vending machines. That's because Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is is aggressively looking to cut costs, and one way he plans to do that is by eliminating free snacks for employees.It sounds like a trivial thing, but in the corporate world, it's those little things that can go a long way towards maintaining employee morale. Nevertheless, the snacks are gone, thus ending a perk that Claure implemented earlier this year. It's also... Read more...
Sprint boss Marcelo Claure wants you to do cartwheels over a new unlimited data plan that costs just $20 per month. On the surface, that sounds pretty enticing, doesn't it? The problem here is that the term "unlimited" really means 1GB of high-speed data -- once you go over that low threshold, you can kiss your 4G LTE speed goodbye and say hello to the painfully slow lane. After 1GB, Sprint's "Starter Unlimited Data Plan" bumps you down to 2G speeds until your next billing cycle. To add some perspective, Facebook on Wednesday implemented a thing called "2G Tuesdays" to give employees a taste of... Read more...
Oh no, a minority of insatiable data guzzling wireless users on Sprint's network are crowding up the joint and leaving no room for the other 97 percent of responsible users, something must be done! Right? Right!? We're paraphrasing a bit here, but that pretty much sums up the sentiment of Sprint's Chief Technology Officer, Dr. John Saw, who warned the wireless carrier's unlimited subscribers that using more than 23GB of data in any given month could have performance consequences. Sprint is implementing a real-time Quality of Service (QoS) scheme that kicks in when its cell sites are "constrained."... Read more...
AT&T is like the one kid at the pool who walks instead of running – and then tries to get everyone else in trouble with the lifeguard. But what else can you do when your competitors are offering Wi-Fi calling and you’re toeing the FCC’s line?Wi-Fi calling (using your home wireless network or a Wi-Fi hotspot to place phone calls on your mobile phone) has been around for quite some time, but it’s mostly been a perk of wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint. AT&T looked into offering the service too, with an eye towards reeling in more iPhone users who could take advantage of their home networks.... Read more...
Wireless carriers hate unlimited data plans with a passion. While they were a nice perk back in the days of the original iPhone when customers were stuck on slow EDGE (and later 3G) connections, carriers quickly found out that it could squeeze more from customers by selling them buckets of data instead.  Verizon and AT&T no longer offer unlimited plans to new customers, leaving just T-Mobile and Sprint to carry on the unlimited torch. For those that were looking to signup for Sprint’s unlimited plan, you had better do so within the next two weeks before the company raises prices. The unlimited... Read more...
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is getting ready to auction valuable wireless spectrum to wireless carriers next March. It's a big opportunity for carriers to beef up their networks, though Sprint, the fourth largest wireless service provider in the U.S., isn't planning to participate. Sprint issued a statement saying it "thoroughly" analyzed the situation and determined it's already sitting on enough spectrum to serve its customers, both today and into the future. Rather than allocate funds towards the purchase of more spectrum, Sprint feels it's more important to focus its resources... Read more...
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