If you’re on Virgin Mobile, the Sprint subsidy is following T-Mobile’s lead by offering up data-free music streaming, meaning you can stream without digging into your month’s data allotment. And frankly, for some of us, streaming is our biggest data expenditure, making this a data-free streaming a welcome addition.
It’s no secret that in its attempt to increase its customer base, Sprint has been burning through its finances, and now it seems that its main backer, SoftBank, may well have tightened the purse strings. Today, the Wall Street Journal has reported that Sprint is set to undergo a round of layoffs and cost-cutting, just days after the carrier announced it didn’t need to participate in the upcoming 600MHz wireless spectrum auction. Read more
Boost Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid service, has announced some new features for their data plans that will result in “Growing Data” for customers who make their payments on time. Boost Mobile customers will now receive an extra 500MB block of data for every third on-time payment they make for up to 18 months. That means customers could end up with an extra 3GB of high-speed data. Read more
Sprint’s unlimited data plan is used by many around the county. If you’re one of them, then you should know that it costs $60 per month. However, as of October 16, new Sprint wireless subscribers will have to pay $70 per month.
There’s been much excitement and controversy over the upcoming 600MHz wireless spectrum auction, but Sprint won’t be participating in it this time around. The carrier says it has enough spectrum to work with for their future needs.
Need to block a phone number on your Android device but aren’t sure how? Good There are plenty of ways to block a phone number on Android, though it can be different for different types of devices. For instance, blocking a number on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ can be different than doing it on the Moto X Pure Edition. Either way, if you need a way to block a number, you have options whether it be through your phone’s own settings or in a more roundabout way with third-party apps. Blocking a number can be important for a lot of reasons, so we’ve made sure to provide steps and options that work for everybody.
Sprint finds itself on the receiving end of a fine levied by the FCC due to problems with the processing of 911 calls placed by people with hearing difficulties. According to the FCC, from March 2014 to September 2014 Sprint failed to properly handle calls made using the Captioned Telephone Service. That service is designed to provide closed captions for emergency calls. In addition to blocking calls from users trying to make use of the service, Sprint continued to collect a subsidy from the FCC that the company was supposed to be using to ensure the service was available. The FCC provides a subsidy to carriers so they do not have to bear the cost of providing this particular 911 service. Read more
Tom’s Guide have reviewed all the US mobile carriers and come to the conclusion that T-Mobile is the best of the bunch. Their testing goes beyond just general service in your area, but also customer service, phone selection, plans, and any extra special features.
As mentioned last week, Nexbit was exploring Robin support for both Verizon and Sprint as the Robin was originally made for GSM networks only. In response, Nextbit quickly confirmed that a Verizon version was coming, without mentioning its plans for Sprint. Today however, Nextbit finally added Sprint support for the Robin, making it compatible with all four major U.S carriers Read more
Sprint has launched an update to the LG G4, but it’s nothing major. This update brings just a few minor changes, including the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements. Here’s the changelog by way of Sprint:
- Factory Reset Protection Updates
- UI and Network enhancements
- 3rd Party App Updates
This update will bring your device’s software version to LS991ZV6. As per the norm, the update will make its way to Sprint users over the next couple of weeks. However, you can check for it manually in the device’s Settings menu.