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Sprint is the third-largest wireless service provider in the U.S. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA both run their services the Sprint network. Sprint was founded in 1899 as the Brown Telephone Company.
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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!Continue Reading →
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).Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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."Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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?Continue Reading →
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?Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
If you're one of the more than patient Sprint customers that have been holding out for the BlackBerry Q10 - good news today as it looks like a date has finally been set. According to a leaked internal doc, the Q10 will be arriving at Sprint on August 30th for direct ship (aka shipping preorders) and will be available in "all other channels" on September 13th.Continue Reading →