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Smartphone theft (and, let’s be honest with our absent-minded and clumsy selves, loss) is a major problem, and a potential solution proposed by lawmakers in San Francisco and New York has been shot down by the big four wireless carriers. San Francisco DA George Gascón (who has been working on solutions... Read more...
FreedomPop’s free smartphone plan seemed to strike a chord with the masses, because the company immediately sold out when it launched the free service (with a $99 HTC Evo Design 4G handset) last month. The mobile market disrupter is expanding its service offerings by allowing users to bring their own... Read more...
These days, premier smartphones usually cost a good bit of cash even on contract, but it appears that the Google Nexus 5 can be had for as little as $49 on contract from Sprint. According to a listing on Amazon, prices for the Sprint version of the phone range from $49 to $449.99, and at least one rater said that he... Read more...
NVIDIA isn't the only one excited about its GRID cloud gaming technology. So is Sprint, which tapped into NVIDIA's GRID to demonstrate Borderlands 2 being streamed over the carrier's next-generation Sprint Spark wireless network to a MiFi mobile hotspot at the Innovation Center in Burlingame, California. "For smooth... Read more...
Sprint customers can snag a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $49.99 starting on October 11th with a new line or eligible upgrade and a 2-year service agreement. Unlike the WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab 3 we’ve reported on before, this little number offers 4G LTE. The device will come in white initially with a... Read more...
When my contract with Verizon Wireless expired a few months ago, I hightailed it over to Sprint, lured to the nation's third largest carrier by its guarantee of unlimited data for life. I could have had something similar with Verizon, as I had been grandfathered into the carrier's unlimited data plan, but that meant paying full price for a... Read more...
The 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available on Sprint as of October 4th, as will its companion device, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Customers can also take advantage of Sprint’s My Way or My All-in wireless plans, which offer unlimited talk, text, and data for the life of the line of of service. My Way... Read more...
The cat was out of the bag at the beginning of the week, but lest there be any doubt, Sprint today officially unveiled its "Sprint One Up" early upgrade program. Rather than play out a two-year service agreement for a subsidized smartphone, the Sprint One Up program allows you to break up the full price of a... Read more...
Two years is an eternity in technology, especially when you're dealing with the fast moving mobile world in which today's smartphones are obsolete almost as quickly as you unwrap them. Nevertheless, two year service agreements in exchange for subsidized pricing are the norm, though more recently, wireless carriers in... Read more...
Not feeling Apple's suggested pricing for its latest iPhones? If you can stomach a trip to Walmart, you'll be able to score the 5C for $79 (-$20 SRP) and the 5S for $189 (-$10 SRP). This pricing is of course made possible thanks to contracts; going with either Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, you'll be locked-in for 2 years. Already in a contract?... Read more...
We first caught wind of the Samsung's large size Galaxy Mega back in April, and then this past weekend, leaked photos showed the 6.3-inch phablet running on AT&T's network. So what's the latest on this giant size hybrid smartphone/tablet device? Well, Samsung just announced that the Galaxy Mega has made it to the... Read more...
Far too often, we hear plenty of negative stories making the news, with very little positive news to balance things out. It's a depressing cycle, to be sure, so we're thrilled to see a nugget in the technology world that's breaking that trend. Defense Mobile Corporation aunching a new nationwide wireless service on... Read more...
FreedomPop is an upstart mobile provider that offers a free smartphone plan featuring unlimited texts, 500MB of data, and 200 minutes of talk time every month, all without a contract. The service also offers refurbished handsets for in some cases hundreds of dollars less than you might expect to pay for a premiere... Read more...
Guess what, New Yorkers? Next time you're down in the city and are passing underground, your mobile signal might be a bit stronger. If you're working on Sprint's network, that is. Transit Wireless and Sprint today announced that the companies have finalized their contract to bring Sprint's wireless voice and data service to the state-of-the-art... Read more...
Sprint may be late to the LTE game, but those who've been hanging on can look forward to two new devices. The company, alongside Netgear, has just announced that two of the first tri-band 4G LTE devices from Sprint will begin shipping on July 19th. The $49.99 Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot and the $19.99 341U USB modem... Read more...
Well, it's pretty easy to tell which U.S. carriers are doing well, and which aren't. Verizon and AT&T recently extended the length of time required for its customers to get a subsidy on a new phone, while T-Mobile and Sprint are both making some pretty consumer-friendly moves. Clearly, those first two are raking in the cash. Sprint, however,... Read more...
At long last, it's a done deal. Sprint is no long walking on its own. Instead, it's now a part of SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications giant. As of now, the two have completed their merged, with SoftBank to own around 78 percent of the shares involved in the "new" Sprint Corporation. Existing Sprint equity owners will hold on to the other... Read more...
This summer, Sprint will be launching a pair of handsets running Windows Phone 8 that will feature 4G LTE capabilities with the company’s Truly Unlimited Sprint 4G LTE plan, which has no caps on talk, text, or web, including no throttling or metering. The handsets in question are the HTC 8XT and the Samsung ATIV S Neo, which will cost... Read more...
The sly bean counters at AT&T figured out that by charging its wireless customers a nominal monthly administrative fee, it could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue per year. Such is the power of numbers and how quickly they add up, assuming customers stick around for the ride. The ones... Read more...
As carrier networks gravitate more and more towards data (and less towards pure voice services), Sprint has announced a bolstering that'll position it to serve its future customers -- folks who will no doubt be clamoring for plenty of IP-based information. The operator this week launched Sprint Data Link and Static IP... Read more...
It was rumored that Dish Network is interested in merging with T-Mobile, but only if a deal with Sprint can't be consummated. Sprint is the first choice, and towards that end, the satellite TV provider is offering the wireless carrier $25.5 billion in a buyout offer. The deal would include $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2 billion in stock, which... Read more...
I'm a big fan of the LG Optimus G, particularly the Sprint version that wields a 13MP rear camera (versus the version on AT&T, which touts an 8MP camera). It's a solid phone with high end specs, like a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display. One of the knocks... Read more...
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