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Sprint updates Drive First app with personal feedback and Parenting mode

Sprint updates Drive First app with personal feedback and Parenting mode

Sprint's dedicated safe driving app, Drive First, has added two new features. Parenting mode allows parents to install this app on their kids' phones, and puts a lock on it so it can't be uninstalled without a PIN. There's also a new personal feedback mode which keeps a tally on how far you've...
Samsung Galaxy S5

Sprint's Galaxy S5 available for $99 on Amazon

Amazon is selling Sprint's variant of the Galaxy S5 for $99.99 with a new two-year contract. It looks like the deal is valid only on Amazon, as Sprint's website still lists the Galaxy S5 at $199 (which includes a $50 mail-in rebate). If you are availing Sprint's Framily plan however, you stand to...
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Galaxy S5 Active tipped for Sprint, AT&T could get new Galaxy Note device

Three new Samsung Galaxy phones will launch on U.S. carriers in the near future, according to @evleaks. The prolific leaker says the Samsung SM-G750 and SM-N910 will launch on AT&T, while Sprint will get the SM-G680. A subsequent tweet outs the G680 as "likely a CDMA variant of the G870,...
HTC One Max

Sense 6 update arrives for Sprint HTC One Max

There's an update available over-the-air for the Sprint HTC One Max that adds a slew of features, almost all tied in to HTC Sense 6. The update, weighing in at a heft 537MB, adds most of the features we've come to love about Sense 6 on the HTC One M8 to the One Max, with the notable exception of...
Sprint begins throttling users in congested areas

Sprint begins throttling users in congested areas

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...
The Kyocera Hydro Vibe: waterproof and shock resistant for Sprint and Virgin Mobile

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe: waterproof and shock resistant for Sprint and Virgin Mobile

Sprint announced the Kyocera Hydro Vibe is launching on May 9, this Friday, and coming to Virgin Mobile on May 27. Though it isn't quite as sexy as the name would suggest, it is waterproof and affordable. For $149.99 up front or $0 and $9.59/month over two years, you get Android 4.3, a 4.5-inch...
Vector 39: Net neutrality and carrier complexity

Vector 39: Net neutrality and carrier complexity

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...
Sprint announces new international add-on for Framily Plan subscribers

Sprint announces new international add-on for Framily Plan subscribers

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...
Samsung Galaxy S3

Sprint starts rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for Samsung Galaxy S3

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S3 is getting an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat today. Back in February, Samsung listed the devices that would get KitKat, with the Galaxy S3 being on that list, followed shortly by confirmation from Sprint . The one thing missing from both promises of updates was a...
Spotify and Sprint

Here's how Sprint can save you money on Spotify

Sprint today as part of its announcement of the exclusive Harman/Kardon edition of the HTC One M8 also announced a new deal for Spotify subscriptions. All new and existing postpaid (ie not pre-paid) Sprint customers will get six free months of Spotify Premium, if you're on a "Framily" plan. You'...
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Sprint shares Q1 report, still making a loss with network upgrades

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...
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Sprint continues with LTE rollout, launches enhanced 4G speeds in 6 new cities

Sprint has today announced that its new 4G LTE network is available in 41 more cities, now covering more than 225 million people in total. Sprint Spark, the carrier's enhanced LTE service delivering peak wireless speeds of up to 60Mbps, has launched in 6 new cities and is expected to reach 100...
Sprint now rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for LG G Flex

Sprint now rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for LG G Flex

Sprint customers rocking an LG G Flex will be happy to hear that an Android 4.4 KitKat update is rolling out presently. Just remember that there are some significant changes about how SD cards work in this update, though there are plenty of other features. How many of you on Sprint have got the...
Samsung Galaxy S5

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 update squashes bugs and drops Google from S Finder

Sprint has issued a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a few tweaks and fixes, but the most notable one is that it makes it so S Finder doesn't offer up Google search results anymore. The update also intends to fix resonsiveness with the S View Cover, let you take pictures during a...
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Sprint plans to make their Android smartphones SIM unlockable in February 2015

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...
Nexus 5

Sprint: New Nexus 5 update rolling out today

Android 4.4.3 landing imminently? Sprint says a new firmware update will begin rolling out for the Nexus 5 from today. The carrier says this update will enable Sprint Spark on Bands 26 and 41, along with providing "miscellaneous Android updates." The Android build number to watch out for is...
Spotify

Spotify teaming up with Sprint to offer exclusive deals, reports say

Spotify and Sprint may be about to announce a partnership wherein customers of both will be entitled to receive exclusive deals. According to re/code, the proposed partnership will offer a similar product to the AT&T/Beats Music partnership, offering a package deal to customers on Sprint's...
HTC One M8

HTC One M8 is now available at retail from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon

Verizon had the retail store lock down on the new HTC One M8 since the initial release, but now those of you with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint can get in on the brick-and-mortar sales fun as well. T-Mobile's availability kicks off tomorrow. The HTC One M8 is now available for purchase in...
Samsung Galaxy S4

Tri-band variant of Sprint Galaxy S4 receiving update to enable Wifi Calling

No word on update for original Galaxy S4 on the carrier The tri-band Galaxy S4 (that's the one with Sprint Spark capabilities) is the latest Sprint device to get the recently-introduced Wifi Calling feature. This means after the update you'll be able to make completely free calls when connected...
Sprint's HTC One M8 updated, gains Extreme Power Saving Mode

Sprint's HTC One M8 updated, gains Extreme Power Saving Mode

If you've got an HTC One M8 on Sprint, be on the lookout this morning for a system update. Sprint's rolling out software version 1.54.651.8. And while the changelog is for whatever reason vague — stability and call performance improvements, is all it says — you'll also see you now have the...

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