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Sprint lights up 20 new LTE markets

Sprint today announced 20 more markets that can now take advantage of 4G LTE data speeds. They are: Bakersfield, Calif. Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn. El Centro, Calif. Hot Springs, Ark. Kenosha, Wis. Lancaster, Pa. Mason City, Iowa Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nogales, Ariz. Ocean City, N.J. Omaha,...
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Sprint launches own-branded prepaid plans, offers 2.5GB high-speed data for $60

Plans currently limited to just four approved Sprint devices, and it's a terrible deal Sprint is working to expand its plan options for those looking to save a little money by launching own-branded prepaid offerings. After previously pushing prepaid customers to its lower brands Boost and Virgin...
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Sprint chairman claims carrier will start 'massive price war' if T-Mobile buyout allowed to go through

What isn't clear right now is why Sprint needs to buy its closest competitor to start the war It's not much of a secret that Sprint intends to make a bid for smaller rival T-Mobile, but SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son is making big claims about what the combined companies would do...
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Sprint confirms Galaxy S4 + Note 3 KitKat rollout, reveals plans for more Samsung updates

Sprint Note 2, GS3 and GS4 Mini among planned KitKat updates Sprint has confirmed that it's rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, with both updates having gone live in the past month. Sprint's Galaxy S4 started receiving KitKat from Feb. 13, and was...
Sprint Spark and HD Voice comes to Salt Lake City and Jacksonville

Sprint Spark and HD Voice comes to Salt Lake City and Jacksonville

A lot of our attention is pointed towards Europe for Mobile World Congress, but domestically Sprint has announced HD Voice and Spark support in Salt Lake City and Jacksonville, Florida. Sprint's LTE is now covering 382 markets, while the 60 Mbps available through Spark is available in 16 cities...
Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sprint announces free Wifi calling for two Android smartphones, more coming this year

Confirming news we broke in January, Sprint this morning announced that it's bringing free Wifi calling to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 Mini. An over-the-air update is required before you'll be able to use the free Wifi calling, and Sprint says that'll be pushed out over the next few...
Galaxy Note 3

Sprint Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update now rolling out

Right on cue, Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is starting to receive its update to Android 4.4 KitKat, with a 503MB over-the-air update now going out to some devices. The update brings the Sprint Note 3 up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introduces some minor visual tweaks, such as white status bar...
HTC Desire 8

HTC Desire 8 may be headed to the US

Details tip versions compatible with Sprint and AT&T We know the HTC Desire 8 is headed to China, super-super camera and all. But it looks like it could be headed stateside, too. The folks that get this sort of information and early software builds at LlabToofer have uncovered some details...
Sprint GS4 KitKat update

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...
Boost Mobile

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...
Red Nexus 5

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...
LG G2

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,...
Android Central

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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