Sprint launching updated tiered pricing for embedded devices on May 8th

It looks like May 8th will bring a change in data plans for Sprint mobile broadband and embedded devices like tablets. The new packages will be 3GB for $34,99, 5GB for $49.99, and 10GB for $79.99.

Sprint currently offers 5GB for $59.99 per month and a 2GB tablet-only plan for $29.99 per month.

These plans should be good for the Motorola XOOM, BlackBerry Playbook, and the new Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

[via bgr]

Google Voice Integration With All Sprint Numbers is Now Live

Sprint and Google have been beta-testing a full integration of Google Voice with the Sprint network over the past several weeks, and today the service has been declared “live.” Sprint customers can now use their Sprint number to run all of their Google Voice services, allowing them to set the phone to ring at multiple locations, or even different locations determined by the caller or time of day. Or if you’d prefer, you can have all outgoing calls go out through your Google Voice service. This brings a lot of versatility, and the process is fairly seamless, though by default it will disable SMS messages from coming into your phone and route them through Google Voice instead. This feature isn’t hard to reverse, and tonight we’ll be bringing you a quick how-to on that, plus any other tips and tricks we find this afternoon.  Catch the video promo after the break, and head to the official site to get started.


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Best Buy Says: Reserve Your Sprint HTC Evo 3D Today!

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Finally, what many of us have been waiting for since the announcements from Sprint at CTIA. Best Buy has sent out an email to all those who have asked to be notified about information on whats to come. This latest mailer comes with great news! You can now reserve your Sprint HTC Evo 3D. Thats right! The newest installation in the line of Evo’s from Sprint can now be yours. So if you want this new Android 2.3 device, get over to your local Best Buy store and reserve it now, as via your local retailer is the only way to reserve! I know I’ll be headed to Best Buy the first chance i get.

Check out the specs below:

  • Android 2.3
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
  • 4.3-inch 3D capacitive touchscreen with 960×540 pixels res.
  • Dual 5-megapixel rear cameras for recording 3D video at 720p
  • 2D video at 1080p.
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls
  • 4GB of internal memory, microSD expansion slot.
  • DNLA support and HDMI port
  • Dimensions: 5.0×2.6×0.48 inches

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AT&T & T-Mobile, Want To Add Your 2 Cents Worth? FCC Says Ok.

As you’re already aware, not everyone is happy with the AT&T&T-Mobile buy-out.  It appears that the FCC wants to know what you think about the whole acquisition, which is looking to be finalized about this time next year.  Have you had an opinion or thought on the matter?  The FCC has provided a place on their electronic comment filing page for you to chime in.  Now is the time to take advantage if you’ve been looking to get something off of your chest.  Head on over to their site via the source link and look for file number 147, proceeding number 11-65 and feel free to fire away in the comment box.  While you’re at it, paste that rant or blessing in our comments section first before pasting it over at their site.  We’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter.  Dan Hesse, there’s even a spot for you too my friend!  As a T-Mobile employee myself, I have much to say on the matter, but I think I’ll save that jazz for another post.  I’ll just suffice it to say this, I shiver at the thought of Android being solely left in the hands of AT&T.

I think our friend Zak Stinson, over at Android Police sums it up well as to what we should be worried about:

  • A lack of competition resulting from fewer, larger carriers may result in less innovation and increased prices.
  • Both carriers’ 4G HSPA+ bands are incompatible, risking loss of coverage for T-Mobile handsets once AT&T LTE starts rolling out
  • Only one major carrier will be buying GSM handsets, meaning they will have the lion’s share of control over the GSM devices that make it to the U.S. market

[via fcc by androidpolice]

Sprint News, Motorola Xoom WiFi Available May 8th

Sprint has announced that it will be offering the WiFi only version of the Motorola Xoom for a mere $599.99. Between you and me, thats a bit pricey. Especially if you stack it up to some of the other recently released tablets with a better price. But thats the deal, ‘eh?

This was the first tablet device to run Honeycomb. Android 3.0 mobile operating system, was specifically designed with the tablet platform in mind. Along with Android 3.0, the tablet can boast 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB internal RAM memory and 32GB onboard user memory,
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Best Buy has Samsung Nexus S 4G available online – no shipping date.

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We’ve been told in the past that the Samsung Nexus S 4G should have been available by now, but alas, the dates given have passed us by. Fear not Nexus S 4G consumers, for Best Buy is allowing you to order the Samsung Nexus S 4G at $199.99 with a new two year contract via their website, even though they haven’t given any clear shipping dates. Either that or you could buy it without a contract for a mere and measly $699.99! If you fear they may fly from the shelves before you can grab one, this may appeal to you.

Just for good measure, here’s the long list of amazing features this Google experienced device will have within;

  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
  • 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Integrated GPS
  • 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera

Are you interested?

[via best buy]

Update – Google Voice for Sprint may be live now

Earlier we reported that Sprint was gearing up to launch it’s Google Voice Integration service for its customers on April 26th. Reports have been going around online Friday however that the service is already live, and some users are able to port their existing Sprint number for Google Voice usage.

This service allows Sprint customers to use their mobile number as their Google Voice service, also, they can opt to have their Google Voice number as their Sprint mobile number, both for free. Check it out today if you’re a Sprint customer with Google Voice and let us know if you can get it going today!

[via bgr]

Sprint rolling out Google Voice April 26th – updated

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Sprint will be launching Google Voice to all Sprint customers who use Google Voice, allowing users to port their Sprint mobile number as their Google Voice service without any additional fees or penalties. The flyer making its way around the web right now shows it’s going to be available on April 26th.

They’ve been testing this service for some time now, and according to those who got a chance to test it, it’s working pretty fine. If you get a chance, sign it up and let us know how it is!

Update:

We have heard several rumors that the service is already live and Sprint customers are able to take advantage of this service now. If you are a Sprint customer, let us know if you can get your Google Voice number ported vefore April 26th in the comments below. Why wait!

[Thanks Robert!]

The HTC Evo 4G gets a bigger display by way of your Desktop PC

I’ve rooted my Sprint Evo 4G, and currently running CyanogenMod 7. So you can understand how I could think this is pretty awesome. Anyone of us with an HTC Evo can attest to it it being a great phone. But also that could just be my opinion..who knows. Well, what you’re about to see in the video after the break is user Lokifish controlling his Evo 4G with his desktop pc. He demonstrates visiting a webpage, running radio, sending a text message, and even making and answering a call via his PC, all using mapped keys on his computers keyboard.

So hit the break and watch the video and tell us what you think about this demo…


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Sprint joins the Rural Carrier Association to prepare for fight of AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

The proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile has created a lot of concern in the mobile community. Sprint, who currently is the third larges US operator, has to have most concern.

Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, is announcing that Sprint is joining the Rural Carrier Assocition (RCA). The RCA represents about 100 small operators who have a wireless footprint that covers 80% of the US. They are headquartered in Washington, D.C. Their job is to fight for their members and to make sure the White House, Congress, and the FCC do not cater to Verizon and AT&T.

Vonya McCann, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Sprint, said, “The competitive carriers who make up the RCA are engines of innovation in the wireless industry. At Sprint, we have many issues of mutual concern with RCA members and we look forward to advocating for policies that promote competition and a level playing field across the wireless industry.”

Hu Meena, President & CEO of Cellular South and the 2011/2012 Chairman of the RCA Board said, “We are pleased that Sprint has become an RCA member and that they will join our efforts to provide a vibrant wireless marketplace for consumers throughout the entire nation. I call on all other competitive carriers to join our fight to restore competition in the market and pull the industry back from the brink of a duopoly.”

I think it is a good move for Sprint to join the RCA, but I am not sure if it will really make much of a difference. Either way, Sprint is against this merger as they should be. In my opinion, whether they fight on their own or with the RCA, it won’t change the outcome. That outcome probably won’t be determined for close to a year so expect a long hard fight.

[via intomobile]