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Recap: Top Stories for May 25-29

May 29, 2015 9:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

This week saw Google unveil the latest iteration of Android, which included offline maps, a new photos app and Android Pay, among many other new features. Meanwhile, Avago Technologies made a big splash in the semiconductor market, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure throws uncertainty around unlimited. And last but not least be sure to catch our exclusive interview with Dan Hesse on this week's episode of Tuesdays with Roger!  

Sprint CEO: Unlimited Data May Not Be Around Much Longer

May 28, 2015 10:43 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said he expects Sprint’s network to be number one or two in the nation...

Tuesdays with Roger: Dan Hesse Talks Simplicity in Wireless Plans

May 26, 2015 10:30 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

In part two of our conversation with former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, we delve into wireless data...

Google’s Project Fi Won’t Fully Roll Out Until Mid-Summer

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

In an email sent late Thursday, Google said that given the number of requests it’s received...

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Sprint Names TV Exec as New CMO

May 21, 2015 10:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint today announced the appointment of Kevin Crull as the company’s new chief marketing officer.                                     

Tuesdays with Roger: Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse Talks Mobile Music

May 19, 2015 12:10 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

On today’s episode of Tuesdays with Roger, former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse joins us to talk about mobile music.

Sprint-RadioShack Stores to Be Fully Staffed by Mid-June

May 19, 2015 11:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The deal with RadioShack effectively doubles Sprint previous retail presence.                                                                                                                                

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Sprint Adds Seven Countries to International Data Roaming

May 18, 2015 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In addition to unlimited data over 2G speeds, Sprint’s roaming deal includes unlimited texting and $0.20 per minute calling.                                                                           

Sprint Expands Home Delivery Service Availability

May 18, 2015 9:50 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Direct 2 You is still only running in Kansas City, Chicago and Miami. But Sprint announced that...                                                                                                 

Are Sprint, T-Mobile Really Justified in Asking for Auction Handouts?

May 13, 2015 4:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A recent report from Recon Analytics shows that T-Mobile and Sprint's pleas to the FCC for special treatment in the upcoming incentive auctions may be disingenuous. 

UPDATE: Sprint, Verizon Paying Combined $158M Over Cramming Complaints

May 12, 2015 12:15 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint will pay $68 million to settle the investigations.                                                                                                                

SoftBank CEO Finds Likely Successor in Nikesh Arora

May 11, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In the meantime, Arora will take on the title of president at SoftBank. He will assume the new role in June.                                                                                

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Sprint Retains No. 3 Spot as Churn Improves

May 5, 2015 10:03 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint’s improved postpaid churn came during a quarter in which its competitors also saw record-low postpaid churn rates. AT&T reported at 1.02 percent, Verizon reported at 1.03 percent, and T-Mobile saw...

LTE Summit Fingers Bureaucracy Not Technology as FirstNet's Achilles

April 30, 2015 5:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

While $7 billion in funding for a nationwide interoperable first responder's network has already been allocated...

Sprint Signs Airport Wi-Fi Deal, Offers Wi-Fi Calling Router

April 30, 2015 10:53 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint phones should automatically connect and authenticate on Boingo’s Wi-Fi when in range and...                                                                                                      

Tuesdays with Roger: Can Verizon, Rest of the Pack Handle More Mobile Video?

April 28, 2015 1:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Tuesdays with Roger, we take a look at the growth of online video and its affect on the network. Our discussion looks at how operators are maintaining the health of their networks, while also promoting video as the next great driver of data consumption. Join us!  

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...                                                                                           

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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 announced as soon as Wednesday.                                                                                

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 that circles the downtown area. The ordinance specifically states Sprint as provider for a...

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 percent...                                                                                                   

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, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

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

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.                                                                                                                       

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.                                                                 

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