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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...
According to research conducted by RootMetrics, AT&T has the fastest pure LTE speed of any of the major carriers, clocking in average download and upload speeds of 18.6Mbps and 9.0Mbps. Number two Verizon delivered 14.3Mbps and 8.5Mbps, respectively, with Sprint a distant third at 10.3Mbps and 4.4Mbps. T-Mobile doesn’t offer 4G,... Read more...
For the fourth consecutive reporting period, J.D. Power and Associates awarded Verizon Wireless top honors in wireless customer care satisfaction among full-service carriers. Verizon scored 766 on a 1,000-point scale and performed particularly well in telephone contacts that originate in the automatic response system (ARS) channel and are... Read more...
Sprint is continuing to roll out its Network Vision plan which includes 4G LTE service as well as improved 3G service in many areas throughout the country. Today, Sprint announced that it has added Austin and Bryan-College Station, Texas to the list of cities that have access to 4G LTE service. Sprint also launched 4G... Read more...
Sprint and Kyocera announced the new Kyocera Torque ultra-rugged smartphone. This smartphone is Sprint's first ultra-rugged smartphone to offer 4G LTE connectivity. The Torque runs on Android and is designed to withstand dust, drops, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, salt fog, and... Read more...
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