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All is fair in wireless and war, especially now that mobile has become such an important part of so many people's daily lives. In the U.S., there are four major wireless carriers looking to serve our mobile needs, the bottom two of which are Sprint and T-Mobile. Though both have bigger rivals in AT&T and Verizon... Read more...
It’s by no means a volley in a massive price war, but Sprint has revised its prepaid phone plans, which is good timing as AT&T is in the midst of doing the same (albeit by acquiring Cricket to add to its Aio Wireless stable). Actually, Sprint’s new plans put it right about on par with what Aio Wireless... Read more...
While plenty are skeptical of the value to consumers if Sprint is allowed to acquire T-Mobile, effectively reducing the number of wireless carriers in the U.S. from four to three, Sprint’s chairman Masayoshi Son (who is also the president of SoftBank) promises that it will be a boon to all. Son told Charlie Rose... Read more...
The United States Government has filed a lawsuit against Sprint Communications requesting triple damages to the tune of $63M. Sprint's crime? Overcharging the NSA, FBI, and various other government agencies for the cost of spying on millions of Americans and turning their data over to the government. This is another... Read more...
It's a feature that many have likely overlooked given T-Mobile's current focus on being the Uncarrier, but it's one that was universally loved by international travelers. Wi-Fi Calling essentially allows one's smartphone to make a traditional voice call using their own local (U.S.) phone number, but instead of relying... Read more...
Tizen, the mobile operating system that refused to die, has been resuscitated and is now actually gaining a bit of momentum by adding 15 companies to its partner program, including major domestic and international entities, including Sprint, China’s Baidu and ZTE, and Japan’s SoftBank Mobile. These... Read more...
A new wireless survey conducted by J.D. Power suggests that AT&T customers are the happiest with their carrier's customer support. AT&T scored 793 out of a 1,000 point scale, taking the top spot among full-service wireless carriers. Verizon came in a close second with a score of 788, enough to top the industry... Read more...
As we mentioned yesterday, mobile service providers are in a dogfight for our business and all of a sudden are offering sweet deals left and right. We feel like the prettiest belle at the ball, and more suitors are lining up. Ting is an MVNO using Sprint’s network and offers simple service options and a range of... Read more...
We knew that the LG G Flex smartphone was coming to the U.S. sometime this quarter, but now we have a much clearer idea. You can preorder your own G Flex handset from AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile, and the device will be shipping in just a few days. AT&T’s website says that it will begin shipping the LG G... Read more...
Like him or hate him, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is good for the mobile industry. He seems a little crazy, but crazy like a fox. The things he says in public are usually rather spot on, although his latest comments are more interesting if you read between the lines. His company and Sprint are looking at a merger, which... Read more...
When it comes to mobile broadband speeds, Korea is doing quite well. While Sprint is boasting about 50-60Mbps that will be in five U.S. cities by the end of the year, Korea’s SK Telecom says that it already has 300Mbps LTE ready to roll. (Well, sort of.) The technology involved is a three-band aggregation, just like Sprint’s Spark... Read more...
Sprint has killed off its Sprint One Up program just a few months after its debut. One Up offered users an annual upgrade program that included unlimited talk, text, and data for life for $65 per month, as well as the ability to upgrade their smartphones every 12 months instead of every two years. The deal was that... Read more...
Analysts aren't convinced that Sprint will be able to clear the regulatory hurdles required to acquire T-Mobile, especially after AT&T already tried before falling flat on its face. Despite the skepticism, investors are apparently optimistic a deal will get done -- share prices of both wireless carriers shot up more than 30 percent since... Read more...
Those rumors of Sprint buying T-Mobile? At first blush, it was easy to brush it off as nothing more than a passing whisper, but now, evidence is beginning to mount. Japanese telecomunications company SoftBank is reportedly looking to close a deal "soon" that would see it purchasing T-Mobile. While SoftBank's roots are... Read more...
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