If you are interested in buying the HTC One A9 and want to use the Sprint or AT&T networks for your wireless carrier, then they are ready for you to go ahead and place your order. Both carriers opened up their online sales systems for orders starting today. Both carriers are offering the HTC One A9 in Carbon Gray or Opal Silver. Read more
Sprint has revealed that it’s teamed up with Amazon to bring all customers who take out a two-year contract on a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5 for $10 per month or $17 per month respectively a free 365-day Amazon Prime membership, along with free express shipping — so they can get their hands on their shiny new smartphone within a couple of days of placing an order.
Sprint has owned WiMax network for a few years now, but had planned to shut it down tonight at midnight. However, a judge has stopped that decision by ordering Sprint to keep the network open until a nonprofit groups lawsuit is over.
By now you are probably aware that Sprint is planning on laying off a number of workers in the next month or two in its bid to return to profitability for the first time in 11 years. While Sprint’s parent company, SoftBank, will continue to invest in the struggling US carrier, Sprint has been told to find ways to save on its expenditure, to the tune of $2 billion. Read more
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure signed a “direct roaming agreement” today that will allow customers to travel to Cuba and use their phones just as they do in the United States. This makes Sprint the very first U.S. carrier to allow roaming in Cuba. The carrier was able to reach an agreement by working with the United States-Cuba Business Council.
The problem with Sprint’s new Starter Unlimited Data Plan is that it’s not actually unlimited. The carrier will give customers 1GB of data on its 4G LTE network for $20 per month before knocking data speeds. Sprint’s madness doesn’t stop there, though, because the data speeds when exceeding 1GB are from its aged 2G network, a technology that debuted more than two decades ago. Then customers have to get Sprint’s unlimited talk and text services for an additional $20. So the total price for the
total ripoff Starter Unlimited Data Plan is $40 per month.
What in the world would cause you to choose this plan?
At the beginning of this month, Sprint announced its plans to achieve around $2.5 billion in savings by cutting costs, with a round of job losses looming large on the horizon being just one of the measures. It seems that Sprint is becoming creative in the way it cuts costs, though, if its latest move is anything to go by. As if it isn’t bad enough just losing a job, if an employee receives notification of the job loss after January 30th, he or she will only receive half the severance pay they would have if notified before that date.
Sprint continues to build out their Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) offering that targets business customers by adding 1TB of cloud storage per user to each account for no extra charge. The cloud storage solution will be provided to Sprint customers by Microsoft OneDrive for Business and will be made available to new and existing customers. Read more
Sprint may be a large corporation with decades of experience in the business market, but that does not mean everything works like a well-oiled machine. The carrier has recently been hit with several actions that can be traced to sloppy attention to detail or, as the cynic may contend, an intentional effort to cut corners. The latest hit comes from the Federal Trade Commission which has proposed $2.95 million in civil penalties related to failure to give proper notices when customers were charged extra due to low credit scores. This comes in the same week that Sprint lost an appeal in the state of New York regarding a $300 million fine for not collecting taxes. Read more
Sprint in 2012 was accused of not billing its customers $100 million for the carrier’s wireless services over seven years, and as a result, the state of New York was and still is seeking $300 million in fines. The company, of course, appealed the decision, but now a report from Reuters is saying the court rejected Sprint’s appeal.