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Carriers | 88 Comments BlackBerry Q10 now available online from Sprint If you've been holding out for the Sprint version of the BlackBerry Q10, it's now go time as the carrier has just pushed the device live on their site for ordering. The press release put out by Sprint previously noted the device would be available for $199.99 but the online version is showing the...

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Oct 01, 2014 Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses
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Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses

Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint's 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign up by October 31 in order to take advantage of the offer. Existing customers can take advantage of the promotion by visiting a Sprint retail store or call Sprint customer support.

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Sep 15, 2014 Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans
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Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

The Sprint Prepaid brand will now have three new monthly plans, all of which offer its customers unlimited talk and text. The cheapest is now priced at $35 a month with 1 GB of data, followed by $45 a month with 3 GB of data and $55 a month for 6 GB of data.

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Aug 21, 2014 Sprint fires back at T-Mobile's prices with new $60 Unlimited Plan
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Sprint's not leaving the single-line users out of the party — they're offering a new $60/month unlimited talk, text, and data plan. There's just one catch: You have to bring your own device, pay for one up front, or sign up for Sprint's Easy Pay monthly payments and upgrade plan. That said, if you're a Sprint customer (or are considering being one), that's still some substantial potential savings you're looking at.

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Aug 18, 2014 Sprint's reworked Framily plans bring more data for less through 2015
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Sprint has announced its new Family Share Pack plans that replaces the company's Framily plans, and the new plans offer more data for less starting on August 22. According to the Now Network carrier, Sprint's plans will offer customers as much as twice the amount of data to comparable plans from rivals.

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Aug 06, 2014 Sprint names Marcelo Claure as new CEO
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Following an earlier rumor, Sprint has today announced a change at the top with a new CEO. Replacing the outgoing Dan Hesse will be Marcelo Claure, a member of the board and current CEO of Brightstar, a Softbank subsidiary company. Claure will resign his current position and take over at Sprint effect August 11.

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Jul 30, 2014 Sprint's first quarter 2014 results show they finally turned a profit
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Sprint today released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, detailing a net income of $23 million, the best result in over seven years. The US mobile operator also confirmed that 3G network maintenance was largely complete, while LTE coverage expands to cover approximately 254 million people. Sprint had previously been struggling with new affordable plans to attract custom and forking out for upgrading 4G infrastructure.

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Jun 23, 2014 Sprint announces 30-day trial for new customers
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Sprint announces 30-day trial for new customers

Sprint has announced a new trial program for their network. Sprint will be giving a full refund to customers who aren't satisfied with their Sprint service within the first 30 days. Specifically, Sprint will refund customers the cost of the device, and all activation and service fees will be waived.

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Jun 16, 2014 Sprint expanding LTE roaming to more rural and regional carriers
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Sprint expanding LTE roaming to more rural and regional carriers

Sprint has signed agreements with 12 carriers to expand the LTE footprint of everybody involved. The dozen carriers, all smaller regional and rural networks, cover 34 million Americans not touched by Sprint's fledgling LTE network. The roaming agreements will expand Sprint's LTE coverage into those areas, as well as giving those carriers access to Sprint's network.

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Jun 03, 2014 Any Sprint customer, even those with old phones, can enroll in insurance this month
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Normally the offer is off the table the instant you walk out the door with your new phone, but for the month of June any customer on Sprint will be able walk back in that door of no return and purchase insurance for their device. The offer doesn't change the price or service at all — it's still $11-a-month for the Ausurion-provided loss/theft/damage replacement, or $13/month for Total Equipment Protection Plus which adds in data protection as well. Prepaid customers on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile can get coverage for $8 each month.

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May 29, 2014 T-Mobile merger with Sprint looks more likely as Softbank and Deutsche Telekom agree on sale
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T-Mobile merger with Sprint looks more likely as Softbank and Deutsche Telekom agree on sale

Softbank is making an end-run around concerns about a merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US by instead hitting up T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom. As reported by Japanese news agency Kyodo, Japan-based Softbank has entered into an agreement with Germany-based Deutsche Telekom to buy the latter's ownership stake in US carrier T-Mobile. The US Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice have expressed their concerns about the potential for such consolidation in the US cellular market, and the move by Softbank would likely end up still being heavily scrutinized.

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May 19, 2014 Sprint takes device security to a whole new level with latest comprehensive package
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Sprint has a new protection plan for both your phone and the data on it. Dubbed "Sprint Total Equipment Protection Plus", the plan costs $13-a-month-per-device and adds data security, automatic media backups, and personalized tech support on top of the existing damage, loss, and theft insurance that is part of the standard $11-a-month Total Equipment Protection package.

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May 08, 2014 Sprint begins throttling users in congested areas
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Despite what the "unlimited" plan might make you think, Sprint is exercising their right to throttle back on users they've deemed as using too much data. Heavy use contract customers on Sprint, as well as prepaid customers on Sprint-based MVNOs Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, have been hit with warnings that starting next month Sprint will be engaging in "prioritization management" in congested areas.

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May 05, 2014 Vector 39: Net neutrality and carrier complexity
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Vector is Mobile Nations' cross-platform, cross-site analysis show where we take on the most important stories in tech with the smartest people in the industry, from the big picture to granular details, current events to future implications. On today's episode Rene Ritchie and Neal Gompa dive deep into the technology and policies that make net neutrality so complicated in North America, common carriers and local loop unbundling, the crippling of DSL, Sprint, the insanity that is 700 MHz and Band 12, Qualcomm's royalty rate, and more. Subscribe and listen along!

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May 02, 2014 Sprint announces new international add-on for Framily Plan subscribers
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Sprint's new International Connect: Call & Text $15 add-on plan lets Framily Plan subscribers use their voice and text allotments to call and text internationally at no additional charge. Except for that $15, that is. With it, Sprint Framily Plan subscribers can count international calls to 65 countries against the voice minutes they're already paying for, and texts to more than 180 countries (which is just about all of the countries there are).

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Apr 29, 2014 Sprint shares Q1 report, still making a loss with network upgrades
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Sprint has released its financial report for Q1 2014, which boasts a record operating income of $420 million, the company's best in over seven years. That's where the good news comes to an end as the company's report also highlights a loss of $151 million in the quarter alone, but compared to Q1 2013 this is at least a substantial improvement. The carrier is still experiencing issues with 4G LTE upgrades, more affordable plans launched and customers switching providers.

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Apr 22, 2014 Sprint plans for their BlackBerry smartphones to be SIM unlockable in February 2015
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American carriers are making progress in being more open and customer-friendly — particularly T-Mobile — but Sprint is preparing to take a significant step forward by ensuring that the devices they sell to customers are able to be SIM unlocked. Eventually. In 2015. In an FAQ on Sprint's unlocking policy, the company states that they are "working to ensure that all devices developed and launched on or after February 11, 2015 are capable of being unlocked domestically."

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Apr 03, 2014 Sprint will pay rivals' termination fees when you sign up for a Framily plan
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Sprint will pay rivals' termination fees when you sign up for a Framily plan

Sprint is getting a little “uncarrier” themselves with a new promotion that offers to pay your early termination fees if you’re willing to switch to them. You can get up to $350 for every line terminated when making the switch; just snap a picture of your last bill, send it to Sprint, and they’ll send you a Visa card with the cash on it. There are a few terms and conditions here and there, but you can read all of that at Sprint’s site starting tomorrow. The promotion will run from April 4 until May 8.

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Jan 16, 2014 Sprint allows Easy Pay customers to upgrade their phone whenever they want
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Today Sprint has announced that customers on Easy Pay plans will be able to upgrade devices "whenever they want" — for a limited time. Sprint users on Easy Pay can head to sprint.com/upgrade to check eligibility where they can then purchase a device though Sprint Easy Pay and cover the cost over a 24 month period. Users can keep their old device or sell it back using Sprint's Buyback program.

Hit up the full press release below for all the details.

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Dec 13, 2013 Sprint reportedly preparing bid to purchase T-Mobile
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If you're a Sprint or T-Mobile customer there's an interesting new rumor coming from The Wall Street Journal today that might be of concern you. According to people familiar with the matter, Sprint is reportedly preparing a bid to purchase T-Mobile in the first half of 2014.

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Sep 20, 2013 Sprint introduces One Up annual upgrade program
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Just as suspected, Sprint has announced their One Up annual upgrade program today. The new program allows users to upgrade their devices more frequently while saving on bundled talk, text and date. Customers on the program will be able to save $15 off the standard My Way plan and pay $65 for unlimited usage. The pricing for devices will be spread over a 24 month period and customers and upgrade to new devices with a trade in after 12 months. 

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Sep 16, 2013 Sprint set to launch One Up early upgrade program
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Weeks after T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T fired up their early upgrade programs for smartphones it looks like Sprint is getting into the game as well, however late they may be. According to CNET Sprint is gearing up to launch "Sprint One Up" on September 20th, an early-upgrade program that will allow users to pay for devices in monthly installments with trade-in upgrades coming after one year.

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Sep 05, 2013 BlackBerry Q10 available in-store at Sprint on September 13th
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If you're a Sprint customer and are still waiting to pick up a new BlackBerry Q10, you can do so in stores starting September 13th. The Q10 has been available via direct ship for just about a week now but should be landing on store shelves soon.

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Sep 03, 2013 Sprint commercial shows off the BlackBerry Q10
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Even though Sprint is way late to the Q10 game, they dropped a new commercial that shows off over 90 seconds of Q10 goodness. It's honestly one of the best spots for the Q10 (or BlackBerry 10) yet and it makes me wish that someone had thrown it up months ago. The ad itself shows off the Q10's Super AMOLED display and keyboard as well as BlackBerry Balance, the Hub, BBM and more. 

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Aug 30, 2013 BlackBerry Q10 now available online from Sprint
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If you've been holding out for the Sprint version of the BlackBerry Q10, it's now go time as the carrier has just pushed the device live on their site for ordering. The press release put out by Sprint previously noted the device would be available for $199.99 but the online version is showing the device available for $100 with a new two-year contract.

The difference being new customers are getting the $100 pricing. If you're looking to place an order for one, you sadly only get one color to choose from and that's the black version. According to the site, shipments will begin arriving at people's doorsteps 2-5 business days after the order has been placed. Anyone already placed their order?

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Aug 26, 2013 BlackBerry Q10 available from Sprint August 30th for $199.99
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After a long, long wait, Sprint will finally be releasing the BlackBerry Q10 on August 30th. While all other US carriers have had the Q10 for months now, Sprint will be offering it up in stores and online this Friday. 

Sprint had passed on the BlackBerry Z10 all together so the Q10 will be the first BlackBerry 10 in their arsenal, though they are said to be offering up the Z30 later this fall. The Q10 will be available for $199 and users can pair the new device with unlimited service on the My Way or My All-in plans.

What say you Sprint users - will you be upgrading to a new Q10? 

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Aug 09, 2013 Sprint BlackBerry Q10 landing page invites pre-registration
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Sprint BlackBerry Q10

After catching a less-than-official glimpse of the Sprint-branded BlackBerry Q10, we've caught wind of a proper pre-registration page. It doesn't mention device pricing, though Sprint's touting their unlimited $80 and $110 plans. Rumor has it that we'll see this thing on store shelves on August 30, and with a proper landing page available, that date is seeming more likely. 

It's taken eons for Sprint to offer a BlackBerry 10 device, and it's hard to say why, exactly. They passed on the Z10, though other U.S. carriers happily snatched up both. Sprint customers, have you been itching to upgrade? Has avaiability of the Z10 and Q10 elsewhere tempted you to switch? 

Those interested in getting updates about Sprint's Q10 availability can hit up their landing page, which also includes a tour of the big device features.

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Aug 08, 2013 Sprint-branded BlackBerry Q10 spotted
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Sprint BlackBerry Q10

Hey, remember back in January when Sprint said they'd be getting the BlackBerry Q10 in the spring? According to the latest from the rumor mill, it's in testing now and we'll be seeing it in stores at the end of August.

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