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Sprint may go un-carrier and ditch phone subsidies and contracts in 2015

Sprint may go un-carrier and ditch phone subsidies and contracts in 2015

In 2015, customers on Sprint's Now Network shouldn't expect to sign a two-year contract and walk out the door with a $650 iPhone for just $200. According to Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, the carrier may transition from the contract and subsidy model in favor of phone leasing programs and equipment...
Sprint reports Q2 operating loss of $192 million

Sprint reports Q2 operating loss of $192 million

Sprint has reported its second quarter 2014 financial results today. Overall the carrier is reporting an operating loss of $192 million on operating revenue of $8.5 billion. On the subscriber front, Sprint said it has added a net total of 590,000 customers. Most of these additions were through...
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Sprint plans to lease you the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $20 a month

Sprint has today announced a new program customers will be able to take advantage of. For those who desire either the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S5 Sport, you'll now be able to lease the smartphones at $20 a month for 24 months. And if you qualify, Sprint will also charge you absolutely nothing...
Sprint flips the switch on Spark in 17 new markets

Sprint flips the switch on Spark in 17 new markets

Sprint announced today that it has flipped the switch on Spark in 17 new markets. Spark is the branded name of Sprint's enhanced 4G LTE service, which the carrier says can currently bring wireless speeds of 50-60 Mbps. Below is a list of the new markets covered starting today: Bay City, MI...
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Sprint Family Share Pack now offers 1 GB of data for $20 per month

Sprint is doubling the amount of data available to users on their entry-level shareable data allowance. Now 1 GB of data can be shared by subscribers in the Sprint Family Share Pack for just $20. Here's how it works for those in the Sprint Family Share Pack plans: Just select the shared data...
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Latest update for Sprint's LG G2 improves LTE and HD audio

Sprint has today announced an update for the LG G2, bringing the build version up to ZVE. It's not a massive upgrade for affected G2 owners on Sprint, much like the previous release, but there are a number of improvements included: Improvements to LTE attachment Enhancements to HD Voice Google...
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International data overseas: How the U.S. carriers stack up

Oh, you'll have to pay extra for roaming data outside the U.S. — the question is how much​ We tend to travel quite a bit in this job, often outside of the United States. So we like to keep up on what it'll cost us to roam on other networks while still paying our home operator. This post is our...
Sharp Aquos Crystal available today from Boost Mobile, coming to Sprint October 17

Sharp Aquos Crystal available today from Boost Mobile, hitting Sprint October 17

The stunning Sharp Aquos Crystal is now available on Boost Mobile and is coming to Sprint next week. The phone brings the thinnest bezels we've ever seen, with the display running practically right up to the edge on the sides and top, with a larger bezel at the bottom to host things like the...
Sprint confirms WiMax shutdown for November 6, 2015

Sprint confirms WiMax shutdown for November 6, 2015

Sprint has confirmed what we reported over the weekend, that they will shut down their WiMax network on November 6, 2015. Devices that support both WiMax and Sprint's 3G network will continue to function on the 3G network. Sprint announced earlier this year that they would stop supporting...
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Sprint cuts its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 two year contract price down to $299.99

Sprint has quietly cut the the two year contract price of its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 by $50, reducing it from $349.99 down to $299.99, most likely in an effort to compete with its rival carriers in the US. The other price options for the 5.7-inch smartphone on Sprint's network remain the same...
Sprint plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees in efforts to further reduce costs

Sprint plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees in efforts to further reduce costs

While Sprint maintains their position as the third largest carrier in the U.S., they announced on Friday that they will be laying off an unspecified number of management and nonmanagement jobs this month in efforts to further reduce costs. According to the WSJ, referencing a filing with the...
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Leaked newsletter shows Sprint will shut down WiMax network on Nov. 6, 2015

Sprint had already revealed that it planned to shut down its WiMax network sometime before the end of 2015 several months ago, but now a leaked newsletter from the wireless provider that was sent anonymously by an Android Central reader confirms that the WiMax shutdown has an exact date: November...
Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses

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...
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Sprint finally begins taking pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Sprint has finally begun taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, becoming the last of the four major US wireless carriers to allow its customers to purchase the 5.7-inch smartphone before its release on October 17. Sprint has a price of $349 for the Galaxy Note 4 with a two year...
HTC Desire 510

HTC Desire 510 hitting Sprint for free Sept. 19, Boost and Virgin next week

Following an announcement a few weeks ago, we've got release dates for the HTC Desire 510 on Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile. Sprint is getting it on September 19 for $0 down on contract ($199.99 without a contract) or $8.34 monthly on Easy Pay. Boost will have the Desire 510 starting...
Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

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. Those new plans, which the company...
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Sprint offers its own smartphone trade-in program that will 'meet or beat' competitors

Sprint has fired back at T-Mobile with its own smartphone buyback program, claiming that "it will meet or beat all competitors' pricing to ensure the best trade-in values." That includes instant store credit and up to $300 towards a new phone purchase or account credit. In their press release...
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Android 4.4.4 KitKat update rolling out to Sprint Galaxy Note 3

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Sprint's network should be prepared to download a new update for the smartphone, which will include upgrading its OS to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Here's the change log from Samsung's support site: Android 4.4.4 HD voice Icon support International Wi-Fi...
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Sprint launching LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab S 10.5 next week

Holding out for the LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5? Your wait is about to come to an end, as Sprint has announced that it will be offering the LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab S 10.5 from September 12. The LTE version of the tablet features Qualcomm's 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SoC in lieu...
Boost Mobile boosts plans with double data and lower prices

Boost Mobile boosts plans with double data and lower prices

Sprint prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile is running a promotion from September 3 to November 3 that will give customers discounted plans with double the usual data. As long as customers sign up during this period and keep their accounts active, then they can keep their promotional plan. Now, with a...

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