By now you’ve probably heard an awful lot about Google’s announcement about providing a new network called Project Fi. The network piggybacks off of Sprint’s and T-Mobile‘s networks and supports making calls and texts over a WiFi connection when an LTE signal isn’t detected. If you’re considering your options as to whether to ditch your current provider and join Project Fi, you might want to check the signal coverage map first to see if you’re covered.
The recent Twitter flap with Donald Trump must have really gotten John Legere’s hackles raised. However, the T-Mobile CEO decided to take out his wrath on his competitors through a new video he posted slamming them for their overage charge policies. The video comes a year after Legere challenged AT&T, Sprint and Verizon to abolish “predatory” overage charges. Read more
You gotta love watching Sprint and T-Mobile add service after service in order to compete with the big boys. Sprint’s latest offering is called Direct 2 You, which is launching today.
You know what’s it’s like going to the carrier store right? Even if you know exactly what you want, it always seems to take hours to get the hell out of there. With Sprint Direct 2 You, a Sprint account rep will come to you with your knew phone, whether it be your home, office, coffee shop, or who knows, maybe even Disney World.
Sprint has launched aggressive promotions and incentives for customers on their network in recent months. The latest one takes an idea used first by T-Mobile, a company that Sprint was exploring as an acquisition candidate. Starting today, Sprint customers can take advantage of International Value Roaming. Customers get unlimited international data and texting while visiting Latin America, Europe, and Japan; however, connection speeds are “up to” 2G speeds. While 2G speeds are slow, it should work fine for checking emails and other small tasks. International calls, however, are not free and cost twenty cents per minute.
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If you’re a Sprint customer and own a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and/or Galaxy Note Edge, your wait for Lollipop is over! This update will bring you to Android 5.0 and not 5.1, though. Read more
Earlier today, Sprint announced that it would ship the Galaxy S6 to customers on April 6. That means, following Monday’s shipment, devices will arrive on customers’ doorsteps this week. The carrier does ask that people still pre-order the Samsung flagship so they get it as quickly as possible.
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Back in February, RadioShack filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and Sprint agreed to move into several stores. The restructuring plan has now been approved and the new entity will be owned by hedge fund Standard General. 1,740 stores will be retained, which is a big drop from the total of 4,000.
Waiting for a firmware update is something that has become part of life for Android users, and while we may grumble about how long the process takes, it’s almost always a great feeling to see your smartphone get a new lick of paint (unless you are in Norway). It’s now the turn of Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport to receive some of the Lollipop goodness.
Following the lead of HTC and joining fellow carrier T-Mobile, Sprint has announced they will begin taking orders for the HTC One M9 starting on Friday, March 27th. Customers will be able to use any of Sprint’s sales channels, including telesales, online and in Sprint stores, to place their order for an HTC One M9. Sprint’s press release only says the HTC One M9 “will be available for shipment” which is vague as to when customers could expect to actually have the device in hand. However, if Sprint continues to follow HTC’s lead, delivery will probably take place sometime next week. Read more
Switching carriers is a costly decision for consumers. Between all of the fees and charges, hundreds of dollars can be spent. That is why taking advantage of a carrier’s offer to pay some of those fees is so valuable. Some carriers will handle a new customer’s early termination fee from their previous carrier but not much else beyond that. Sprint wants to really help those choosing to switch by covering both early termination fees and installment plan payments. Simply take an existing number and device to Sprint along with the final bill and the carrier will cover the costs. Sprint then hands over the credit in the form of an American Express Reward Card.
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