Soon, travelers within the United States that are also Sprint customers will notice free access to Boingo’s WiFi at select airports. The two companies announced a multi-year agreement that supplies Sprint customers with free Boingo WiFi access in thirty-five airports located throughout the United States. Through the auto-authenticating networks, customers save data (and money) by not devouring data while waiting for departure. Sprint and Boingo tested “millions” of devices to ensure the quality of connecting to the WiFi networks.
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Sprint has announced that it’s now offering 50% off its 100MB and 1GB data plans for tablets, cutting the cost down to $5 or $7.50 per month, respectively, on a 6-month tariff.
With the G4 finally being official, carriers are announcing vague availability for the device. HTC and Samsung managed to launch their flagship devices simultaneously on all major US carriers on April 10th this year, so LG will probably be able to pull off something similar. Read more
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.