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Sprint is doing away with two-year contracts

sprint_logoAccording to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint will be following the lead of other carriers by eliminating two-year contracts. Like that of T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers, the carrier will begin enforcing month-to-month payments instead of signing new/return subscribers to a two-year deal. Unfortunately for buyers who like to upgrade their smartphone frequently, smartphones must be paid in full retail price which can be a bit pricey.

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Sprint now taking pre-orders with special offers on new Samsung Galaxy devices

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Sprint has started accepting pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and plans to start shipping devices starting Friday, August 14th with retail outlets getting the devices on their shelves starting August 21st. To help entice buyers, Sprint says they are offering the most options for consumers and they are sweetening the deal with some special offers. Read more

FCC rejects T-Mobile wireless auction proposal

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The FCC met again today to consider rules to use for an upcoming auction of 600MHz wireless spectrum after delaying the decision at a meeting a couple weeks ago. On the table was a request from T-Mobile to modify the proposed rules to help smaller carriers, T-Mobile included, obtain some of this spectrum instead of seeing all of it being bought up by big carriers like Verizon and AT&T. Unfortunately for T-Mobile and fans of the little guys, the FCC decided to move forward with the proposed reserve of only 30MHz for bidders who may be smaller and struggle with raising necessary capital. Read more

Sprint rolls out new Family Share Pack offering 10GB of data for $100 per month

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Trying to stay competitive in the family plan space, Sprint has announced a new Family Share Pack for families needing four lines. The new deal rolling out starting July 31st gives families a pool of 10GB of shared 4G data for $100 per month. Sprint touts this as the best deal out there compared to Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. That claim may be debatable, but Sprint is offering an upgrade that costs only $20 per month that bumps available data up to 40GB shared between the four lines. Read more