BlackBerry CEO confirms Priv for Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint

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BlackBerry’s Priv was launched as a device resurrect the brand and make it mainstream once again. The issue is that the Priv can only be bought from a limited number of places, which is actually a massive issue in the United States. Two months after BlackBerry started selling the Priv, AT&T is still the sole carrier in the United States offering the handset. It actually turns out, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise, that AT&T had an exclusive deal with BlackBerry to be the exclusive U.S. seller of the Priv for sixty days. BlackBerry was also required to not comment on carrier availability. Now, with the deal expiring, BlackBerry is ready to send its flagship to Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

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John Legere blasts Sprint on Twitter for new 50% discount plans

John LegereIt wouldn’t really be a US wireless carrier announcement if John Legere didn’t let everyone know just what he thought about it. Just hours after Sprint announced their new plan to cut your current bill in half, Legere did exactly that. He took to Twitter to post a countdown of reasons why Sprint’s plan isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and why T-Mobile is a better offer for most customers. Read more

Sprint offers to cut competitor rates in half to celebrate LTE Plus Network

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Sprint continues to struggle financially and it appears the strain is causing the carrier to take some desperate measures. Sprint has been working on some upgrades to its data network, dubbing it the LTE Plus Network, in order to offer faster speeds than competitors. Yesterday Sprint teased a big announcement for today and the details have now been revealed – to help entice consumers to give the new network speeds a try, Sprint is now offering plans that are 50% of the price of competitors for subscribers who move their service over from AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile. Read more