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Internal doc says Sprint's Galaxy S4 will see KitKat update starting Feb. 13

Update to Android 4.4 also enables support for Sprint MVNO Zact Mobile Not a lot of details here, but this tip says the one detail everyone with a Sprint Galaxy S4 has been waiting for — a date for the KitKat OTA. Per this internal document, the update should be available starting February 13...
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Sprint Spark launches in Philadelphia and Baltimore

Network improvements will also include HD Voice in the coming weeks Sprint announced today that its new network, dubbed Sprint Spark, is available in another two U.S. cities. The new network, which takes advantage of three different blocks of spectrum to increase speeds, offers theoretical...
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Sprint reports Q4 2013 results: $7.2 billion revenues lead to $576 million loss

Full-year losses of $1.9 billion on $28.6 billion in revenues A handful of months after it was purchased by SoftBank, Sprint has reported another losing quarter and year on the books. The third-place carrier posted a Q4 2013 loss of $576 million, although that improved 22 percent year-over-year...
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Boost Mobile offering $35 unlimited plan for 6 months when you buy an LTE device

Save $120 over the default plan in your first 6 months Boost Mobile is well-known for offering mobile phone service on the cheap, and starting today you can get it even cheaper if you buy a new LTE device. From now until March 31st, if you head to Boost Mobile and purchase one of their new LTE...
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Sprint adds more devices to list of phones with PTT service

Sprint's best android phones now can use direct-connect features Sprint knows that a lot of people are big users of their direct-connect service. They have built it out as a very well-done app for Android, and today they have added a few new phones to the list of devices that can use it. Your...
HTC One

KitKat for Sprint's HTC One now available

Customers can initiate pull request today soon Updated update: Things are good. Go download your update. Someone forgot to factor the time Google needs to get the file itself on the servers, and things backed up 12 hours. Update: Looks like someone jumped the gun, as the Sprint admin who posted...
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Red Nexus 5 appears slated for Feb. 4

It looks like the red Nexus 5 may hit Google Play on Feb. 4, according to this week's internal Sprint Playbook. The headline pretty much says it all — "2/4/14: Google Nexus 5 in red available in Google play stores." Still nothing official, of course, and things have changed before. But we did...
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Sprint Spark is coming home to Kansas City, launching today

A quick heads up for folks out in Kansas City, that from today Sprint is launching its Spark LTE service in your neighborhood. With theoretical data speeds of up to 60Mbps on supported devices, Sprint promises that customers across its hometown will see a "noticeable difference" in their data...
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Sprint LG G2 OTA enables Spark status bar icon

Oh, and also LTE on Band 26 and 41 to support the new Spark network LG G2 owners on Sprint are set to receive a software OTA today that enables Sprint's "Spark" LTE on the handset. That means you can now utilize Band 26 and 41 for LTE, giving you theoretically higher data speeds, provided you're...
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Sprint adds another 40 cities to its LTE roster

Sprint today announced that another 40 cities have joined the ranks of its LTE networks. The additions give Sprint a total of 340 LTE markets in the United States. The newly added locales are: Anderson, S.C. Camden, N.J. Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Mo.-Ill. Carson City, Nev....
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Sprint securing $50 billion in funding from banks for T-Mobile purchase

Additional funding required to finance increased valuation and T-Mo's debt It's no secret that Sprint is pursuing a takeover of its fourth-place rival T-Mobile, and it seems as though financing talks are moving along at least in some capacity. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal,...
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Sprint Wifi Calling poised to debut on two Samsung phones

Calling requires software update but no monthly fee; only supported in the U.S. T-Mobile may soon no longer be the only major carrier offering first-party Wifi calling, as Sprint apparently is preparing to launch a system of its own. According to Sprint training materials we've received, Sprint...
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Sprint's LG G Flex available in stores Feb. 7

Sprint's LG G Flex will be available in stores starting Feb. 7. Pre-orders are still aiming to be in customers' hands a week sooner — by Jan. 31, Sprint says. As you'll recall from our preview of the G Flex, this is a curved — and slightly bendable — 6-inch smartphone. It's big, but the curve...
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Sprint's new 'Easy Pay' lets you upgrade now, pay over 24 months

Sprint this morning — just days after quietly killing off its "One Up" handset financing program — announced "Easy Pay," which lets customers upgrade now and spread out the cost of the phone over two years, after taxes and an as-yet-announced down payment. There doesn't appear to be any more of a...
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Sprint's HTC One gets some bugfixes

Sprint today is rolling out an update for its HTC One. The changelog is short and sweet: "Fixes an issue that blocked users from being able to Update Profile/PRL." That's important for keeping a good connection. So, yeah. Good fix. Meanwhile, we continue the lookout for the Android 4.4 KitKat...
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Sprint quietly stopped offering One Up financing on Jan. 9

Considering how few used One Up, Sprint hopes you won't notice Falling six days short of its four month anniversary, Sprint has stopped offering the One Up phone upgrade service. What came as a clear response to T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans and subsequent offerings from AT&T and Verizon,...
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Sprint adds six new Spark markets

Sparks start to fly in six new markets In addition to rolling out new Framily Plans today Sprint has also announced that they will be expanding the Spark network to six new markets. Spark is what Sprint has dubbed their tri-band LTE technology, and at launch the service was only available in...
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Sprint introduces new 'Framily Plan'

Get together with your friends and family to save some cash on your monthly bill That's not a typo. Sprint has started a new "Framily Plan" where a single subscriber pays $55 per month, but for each new person who gets on the plan, the price drops $5 monthly for everyone on that plan. This caps...
LG G Flex

LG G Flex coming to Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile in Q1

We're live from the LG press conference this morning ahead of CES in Las Vegas, and LG has just announced that it's bendable, flexible LG G Flex smartphone will be coming to three U.S. carriers in the next couple months. On board so far are AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint — with the latter bringing...
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12 Days of Christmas giveaway day twelve: Win a Galaxy S4 Mini from AC and Sprint

On the twelfth day of Christmas AC and Sprint gave to me ... A Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini The good people at Sprint have partnered with us to do something awesome for the holidays, and we're giving away a great Samsung phone or tablet every day for 12 days. We've got a pile of great stuff, including...

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