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As the fourth-place wireless carrier in the United States, Sprint is in need of a new strategy or ploy to stem its subscriber loss and become more competitive with the larger players in the market. To help on this front, Sprint has announced a new partnership with Hulu that will benefit users of its Unlimited Freedom wireless plans. These customers will now be given free access to Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan starting November 17th. For those keeping score, this basic Hulu plan usually costs $7.99 per month and only allows for one stream at a time. However, you do get full access to Hulu's expansive... Read more...
Samsung's long-running Galaxy Active series of smartphones have long been exclusive to AT&T. The most recent entry in the series, the Galaxy S8 Active, launched on AT&T's network back in early August. However, AT&T's Kung Fu Grip on the Galaxy S8 Active has loosened, with both T-Mobile and Sprint announcing that they will now carry the smartphone. On T-Mobile's network, the Galaxy S8 Active supports the third-place wireless carrier's 600 MHz spectrum (Band 71). This slice of spectrum will be a boon to expending T-Mobile's coverage in rural areas that are typically underserved. It was... Read more...
Almost as fast as the rumors began, talks of a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile have been officially called off. T-Mobile has announced that discussions on a potential merger, rumors of which surfaced first in September, of the Uncarrier and Sprint have ended because the two companies were unable to find mutually agreeable terms. Even if the two mobile carriers had been able to come to agreeable terms, they certainly would have needed regulatory approval. Historically, regulators have been unwilling to approve a merger that limits competition in the mobile market and with the "duopoly" already... Read more...
Apple will open pre-orders for its upcoming flagship iPhone X smartphone at 3AM EST on Friday, and Apple is hoping that it has a winner on its hands with consumers. The recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus haven't exactly been strong sellers with the Apple faithful according to recent reports, so Apple needs a big win with iPhone X sales. However, there is one thing standing in the way of the iPhone X and sales glory: its price tag. The smartphone starts at $999 with just 64GB of storage onboard and climbs to $1149 if you opt for 256GB of storage. Sprint, America's fourth-place wireless... Read more...
Sprint has announced something that LG V30 fans who wished for more storage will be pretty pumped about, and it's known as the the LG V30+. This smartphone will be a Sprint exclusive at launch, and that launch will happen on October 13, which is about a week after the standard LG V30 launches on October 5 at Verizon and AT&T. There's also a treat for audiophiles with the new V30+ bundle as well.The V30+ will look just like the normal V30 (check out our hands-on for all the details), but the differences are all on the inside. The V30+ will have twice as much on-board Flash storage, 128GB to... Read more...
We've been hearing rumors about a potential T-Mobile/Sprint merger for months, but the word on the street is that a deal is right around the corner. In fact, a new report out today suggests that T-Mobile, the nation's third-place wireless carrier, and Sprint, the fourth-place carrier, could announce their engagement as soon as next month. According to Reuters, a "major breakthrough" has been achieved that would pave the way for the two companies to merge. According to leaked details surrounding the transaction, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom would own a majority stake in the combined... Read more...
The LG G6 was first announced back in late February, which seems like ages ago when it comes to flagship smartphones. Since that time, we’ve seen a number of competitors enter the fray including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, OnePlus 5, Essential Phone and Motorola Moto Z2 Plus. With that in mind, third- and fourth-place U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint are offering discounts on both the LG G6 and the LG V30. Over at T-Mobile, the LG G6 is being offered for $20 down and $20 per month, which makes its total price $500. Likewise, the LG V20 is available for $0 down and $20 per month,... Read more...
When you’re the last place wireless carrier in the United States, and have a reputation for spotty coverage and service quality, you need to make some noise in order to get noticed. That’s just what Sprint is doing with its latest promotion, which provides one year “free” of unlimited service if you switch from your current wireless carrier. We put free in quotes, because you know that there’s rarely a completely free lunch when it comes to wireless carriers. You will still be responsible for paying for the SIM ($2.99), shipping and handling charges for the SIM (a rather ridiculous $10) plus taxes... Read more...
If you have had your eyes on Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone, we might have some bad news to bring you this morning. It is being reported that the Essential Phone will launch as a carrier-exclusive for fourth-place U.S. wireless carrier Sprint. Now before you get your pitchforks out, let us remember that you can still purchase the Essential Phone direct from Essential, and it will work on all four major wireless carriers. However, for those that don’t want to drop $700 on a brand-new smartphone all at once, your only bet is to get one from Sprint where you will be able to take advantage of any special... Read more...
Sprint may be the fourth-place U.S. wireless carrier and panned for its spotty nationwide coverage, but the company is already laying the groundwork to boost its LTE network to gigabit speeds. The company is proudly proclaiming that it is the very first carrier to deploy Gigabit Class LTE on a commercial network. Sprint demonstrated this new high watermark for wireless connectivity in the U.S. in New Orleans, with a prototype Motorola smartphone that is using Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 835 SoC and Snapdragon X16 Gigabit Class LTE modem. Motorola will debut the production version of this smartphone... Read more...
It’s been a whirlwind week in the wireless industry. Verizon disturbed the hornet’s nest when it unveiled its Verizon Unlimited plan, which prompted direct responses from T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T (in that order). Now were hearing about another shakeup that could be coming down the line — a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. We’ve heard talks about such a mashup before, but it appears that the big change this time around is that Sprint’s parent company, Japan's SoftBank, is willing to cede control of the company. The merger would bring together America’s third-place (T-Mobile) and fourth-place... Read more...
There is a new wireless war taking place, and three of the four major U.S. carriers are actively engaged in fighting. It all started when Verizon Wireless announced that it was bringing back a new and reinvigorated unlimited data plan with included HD video streaming and 10GB of mobile hotspot data. T-Mobile countered by matching Verizon’s plan specifics and offering a lower monthly out-of-pocket cost. Now it’s Sprint’s turn to bring up arms against the competition. The company has announced that it will offer customers unlimited talk, text and data for $50 per month if you sign up for Sprint AutoPay.... Read more...
When you are in fourth place among the America’s top four wireless carriers, you need to do something to stand out from the crowd. If you can’t best your rivals on speed, service quality or coverage, the best target to aim for is pricing. Sprint is doubling down on its “value” positioning today with the announcement of a new promotion that provides five lines of data for just $90 per month. That $90 pricing will get you unlimited data, calling and texting for each line. In order to take advantage of the pricing, you will have to sign-up for AutoPay for the first line, after which you’ll pay $50... Read more...
In the words of Young Hova, “I'm not a 'Businessman'! I'm a Business, man! Let me handle my business, damn!” Sprint just purchased a 33% stake in TIDAL, Jay-Z’s streaming music service. Estimates for the stake range greatly from between $33 to $225 million. TIDAL was a music streaming startup that had its origins in Norway, but was majority acquired by Jay-Z in 2015. Jay-Z relaunched the platform and offered high-definition audio with an emphasis on exclusive content from specific popular artists. TIDAL is currently available in 52 countries with with more than a 42.5 million song catalog and 140,000... Read more...
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