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Sprint's M2M/IoT Services Portal Goes Worldwide

April 23, 2015 2:34 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The revamped device management platform updates Sprint’s original Command Center announced four years ago...                                                                                           

Report: Google’s Phone Service Will Only Charge for the Data You Use

April 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The report also cites unnamed sources who say Google’s foray into mobile service could be...

Sprint Helping Bring Wi-Fi to Kansas City

April 20, 2015 4:47 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The $15 million Wi-Fi network will be based around the city's streetcar line, a 2.2-mile stretch...

Analyst: Mobile Price War Hurting Sprint the Most

April 20, 2015 11:12 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A new survey from Cowen and Co. reveals that Sprint average revenue per account (ARPA) fell 14...

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Sprint Taps Former Verizon Exec to Head Midwest Operations

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint today hired Tracy Elizabeth Nolan as the president and general manager for Sprint in Illinois and Wisconsin.                                                                                        

Sprint's Boost Launches New Cuba Plan

April 16, 2015 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As part of the new focus on Cuba, Boost says it will donate $10,000 to Roots of Hope, an student-run organization that seeks to improve quality... 

SmartWatch: Need a Smartphone? There’s Delivery for That

April 16, 2015 10:41 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Like pizza and flowers before it, the smartphone now joins the illustrious list of products that can be delivered to your home.                                                                            

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T-Mobile’s Latest Jab at Sprint is Petty and Mean-Spirited

April 13, 2015 4:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

T-Mobile should be nice to the carriers it sees on the way up because it might meet them on its way down.                                                                                                           

Verizon: You Don't Need or Want Unlimited Data

April 13, 2015 11:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As Sprint and T-Mobile both offer variations on the unlimited plan, Verizon has posted a blog penned by Jack Gold, president and founder of J. Gold Associates, which laments network congestion...

Sprint Starts Home Delivery Service for Smartphones

April 13, 2015 10:51 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint announced Direct 2 You, a new delivery and set-up assistance program for customers ordering new devices.                                                                                             

Sprint Slapped with Fine for Overcharging Government

April 13, 2015 9:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The settlement announced late Thursday revolves around a dispute about how Sprint Communications Inc. billed the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and...

Sprint Takes on T-Mobile with Free International Data Roaming

April 10, 2015 2:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The new service includes unlimited texting and $0.20 per minute rates for voice calls.                                                                                                                       

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Sprint Opening 1,435 Co-Branded RadioShack Stores Friday

April 9, 2015 1:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint is getting right to work expanding its retail footprint after acquiring in bankruptcy more than 1,700 stores from RadioShack.                                                                 

SmartWatch: If T-Mobile Passes Sprint, Does It Even Matter?

April 9, 2015 11:07 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

T-Mobile has long been predicted to move past Sprint and become the third-largest U.S. carrier.                                                                                                         

Sprint Fires Up Wi-Fi Calling on iPhones

April 9, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

An over-the-air update coming over the next week will give the feature to Sprint customers on an iPhone 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.3.                                                                 

Thought True PTT Was Dead? Think Again

April 7, 2015 2:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

PDV hopes to fill a niche demand by offering true PTT service to businesses in local markets, without the burden of having to provide for retail consumers.

SmartWatch: Sprint Sprinting Towards Growth

April 2, 2015 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

After a bit of a spring break, SmartWatch is back! In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the changes coming to Sprint. From expanding its network to launching an aggressive bounty program, Sprint and Marcelo Claure are out to get the nation's third largest carrier's back into fighting shape. 

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Sprint Plans for RadioShack Locations Revealed

April 2, 2015 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Sprint will have a presence in about 1,400 of the 1,700 planned stores, and the carrier’s logo will dominate signage. Sprint will also share in overhead costs and...

Sprint Pegs Chicago as Its First LTE-Advanced Market

March 31, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

As part of a wider set of investments in the city, Sprint will work on juicing up peak speeds to 100 Mbps...                                                                                               

Sprint Settles in Class-Action Nextel Lawsuit

March 31, 2015 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Plaintiffs in the case had argued that Sprint said it was receiving billions in benefits from the merger, when in fact it was churning subscribers and losing money to the tune of...

Sprint, CCA Members Make Case for Joint Bidding in 600 MHz Auctions

March 26, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“That’s why I think partnering makes sense,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said.                                                                                                                        

Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet, Sprint said that any kind of upfront cost, which ranged from $30 to $70 depending on the offer, was a "significant barrier" to adoption. 

Standard General Wins RadioShack Assets

March 25, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move comes after Sprint announced that last month that it had agreed to lease and co-brand the stores with RadioShack. 

Sprint Won Best Mobile Performance in a Pretty Big Airport

March 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

After getting shut out in RootMetrics’ U.S. airport mobile network performance study for the first half of 2014, Sprint is on the board...                                                              

T-Mobile Now Also Covering All Costs for Customers Who Switch

March 18, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile’s move to cover device costs for switching customers comes just days after Sprint already committed to do the same.                                                                                     

Sprint Rolls Out New Workplace Connectivity Service Suite

March 17, 2015 11:05 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint Monday unveiled Workplace-as-a-Service (WaaS), its new fully managed communications and productivity product suite for businesses.                                                               

Sprint Covering All Switching Costs for New Customers

March 13, 2015 10:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the carrier is now offering to pay all costs associated with switching from another carrier, including the remaining balance on any financed devices, as well as early termination fees (ETF). 

FCC Makes Public Its Open Internet Order

March 12, 2015 11:04 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The release is coupled with statements from Wheeler and the four other FCC commissioners.                                                                                            

Order in the Court: Why the Title II Debate Must Be Had Now

March 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Lawyers from AT&T and Verizon are likely poring over the just released 400-page document before they ask their clients for the go-ahead signatures to take the issue to the courts.

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