Where (and when) you can buy the HTC One A9 in the U.S.


An unlocked variant of the new HTC One A9 can already be pre-ordered following the handset’s announcement earlier today. The company is selling the One A9 at a “promotional price” of $399 set to last for a limited time. That price also applies to the carrier variants that operate on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint’s networks. And each of them, with the exception of Sprint skipping Deep Garnet color, will have the One A9 in Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, and Deep Garnet.

Select carriers have committed to selling the One A9 online and in retail stores, too.

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Sprint to cut $2.5 Billion in costs and reduce workforce in savings drive


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 rewards responsible customers with extra data


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