Sprint App Pass Subscription

Sprint now wants you to pay $5 a month for its smartphone bloatware

By on August 19, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Sprint now wants you to pay $5 a month for its smartphone bloatware

Sprint is ready to bring its carrier bloatware game to a whole new level, as it’s looking to convince customers to pay a monthly subscription fee for an app it will preload on its on-contract devices – the Sprint App Pass. Basically, Sprint is ready to offer subscribers unlimited access to certain apps on their Android devices for as long as they pay the subscription fee, and for as long as they remain with the carrier, Android Police has learned. More →

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Sprint Vs. T-Mobile Network

The biggest reason Sprint’s aggressive new prices might not matter

By on August 19, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

The biggest reason Sprint’s aggressive new prices might not matter

So Sprint has finally gotten with the program by unveiling competitive new plans that double the amount of data available on family plans without raising prices a dime. If nothing else, this is certainly superior to Sprint’s previous strategy of showing us a talking hamster on TV and expecting us to give them money. However, the latest data from RootMetrics shows that there’s a still a huge obstacle to Sprint becoming relevant that has nothing to do with its pricing: Namely, the dilapidated state of its wireless network. More →

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Sprint Family Share Pack

Sprint finally gets serious, unveils more competitive family plans

By on August 19, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Sprint finally gets serious, unveils more competitive family plans

True to his word, new Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure on Monday unveiled some aggressive new pricing for Sprint family plans and the best part is that the word “Framily” was nowhere to be found in the official announcement. The new Sprint Family Share Pack plans — note the lack of the letter “r” in “family” — will effectively double the amount of data subscribers get for their money. So for example, the $160 per month plan that would give you 10GB of data across four lines now gives you 20GB of data. Verizon and AT&T, for comparison’s sake, still offer 10GB of data for $160 per month. More →

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Sprint Sharp Aquos Crystal Specs and Features

This new smartphone is the closest thing to being bezel-free we’ve yet seen

By on August 18, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

This new smartphone is the closest thing to being bezel-free we’ve yet seen

While handset makers keep slimming down the bezels of their devices, Sharp has designed a smartphone that comes closer than any we’ve ever seen to eliminating bezels all together. The best part is Sharp’s Aquos Crystal phone will be available to American buyers, Engadget reports, as Sprint is getting ready to launch it in the U.S. In fact, Sprint’s Tuesday New York City media event for the Aquos Crystal is aptly called “Take the edge off.” More →

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Sprint Vs. T-Mobile Pricing

New Sprint CEO says ‘very disruptive’ new pricing coming next week

By on August 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

New Sprint CEO says ‘very disruptive’ new pricing coming next week

Is Sprint finally ready to stop being the wireless industry’s whipping boy? LightReading reports that new Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has pledged that Sprint will unveil some “very disruptive” new prices and plans next week, which will hopefully finally get T-Mobile CEO John Legere to shut his trap  about Sprint’s godawful “Framily” campaign (OK, we don’t really expect that to happen, but still…). More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint New CEO

Meet the man charged with shutting up John Legere

By on August 11, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

Meet the man charged with shutting up John Legere

New Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure isn’t in an enviable position — his mobile data network is consistently ranked at the bottom of network speed studies and his carrier as a whole has been shedding subscribers like crazy for years. Added to all this, he’ll have to face the constant taunts from T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who has ruthlessly trolled Sprint by bashing its “Framily” program and urging its customers to “Sprint like hell” away from the carrier. If Claure’s reign as Sprint’s CEO is truly to be a success, then he won’t only help Sprint improve its network and add subscribers again but he’ll also get Legere to shut his trap and get the rest of the mobile industry to take Sprint seriously again. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Prepaid Subscribers

T-Mobile finds a brand-new way to beat up Sprint

By on August 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM.

T-Mobile finds a brand-new way to beat up Sprint

Although AT&T is still probably T-Mobile’s favorite target, the scrappy “Uncarrier” also can’t resist taking shots at rival Sprint, particularly after Sprint unleashed its widely panned “Framily” ad campaign onto the world. And on Thursday, T-Mobile found a brand-new way to beat up its dilapidated rival: By crowing that it now boasted more prepaid wireless subscribers than its former would-be merger partner. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Failed Merger

The best reason yet to celebrate the Sprint/T-Mobile merger’s failure

By on August 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

The best reason yet to celebrate the Sprint/T-Mobile merger’s failure

Plenty of people seem happy that Sprint has decided to nix its merger with T-Mobile and now we have yet another reason to celebrate the ill-fated deal’s demise: It could spark an even bigger mobile price war. Reuters, via CNBC, reports that Wall Street analysts are fretting that the collapsed merger is going to lead to more intense competition between the major wireless carriers, which will mean lower prices for consumers and lower profit margins for the wireless providers. Heaven forbid! More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Legere

Legere greets Sprint’s new CEO the only way he knows how: Ruthless trolling

By on August 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Legere greets Sprint’s new CEO the only way he knows how: Ruthless trolling

Welcome to the American wireless industry, Marcelo Claure — hope you don’t mind being ridiculed nonstop by one of your top rivals. Hours after Claure was officially announced as Sprint’s new CEO, T-Mobile CEO John Legere decided to greet him using the same tactics that he’s used to become close friends with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. In other words, Legere decided to ruthlessly troll him on Twitter. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger FCC

FCC chairman Wheeler seems very happy that Sprint killed the T-Mobile merger

By on August 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

FCC chairman Wheeler seems very happy that Sprint killed the T-Mobile merger

Count Federal Communications chairman Tom Wheeler as one of the people who is happy that Sprint decided to call off its proposed $32 billion merger with T-Mobile. In a brief statement released on Wednesday, Wheeler expressed satisfaction that there would still be four major wireless carriers in the United States and added that Sprint should now take this opportunity to actually improve its network and service offerings instead of simply trying to acquire more spectrum through pricey mergers. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Dead

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead

By on August 6, 2014 at 7:14 AM.

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger’s new lease on life apparently was only good for a few hours. The Wall Street Journal brings us word that Sprint has officially given up its quest to buy T-Mobile for $32 billion and will instead try to go it alone in its quest to regain customers and repair its tarnished brand. Apparently Sprint found that U.S. regulators were so completely opposed to the idea of the two carriers merging that it wasn’t worth it to try to get the merger approved. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger News

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger just got a new lease on life

By on August 5, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger just got a new lease on life

The merger between Sprint and T-Mobile may be doomed but it won’t be because T-Mobile decided to spurn Sprint and accept a competing offer from French carrier Iliad. Bloomberg is reporting that T-Mobile is planning to turn down Iliad’s proposal to buy the “Uncarrier,” which presumably means that it would prefer to stick to its original plan to merge with Sprint. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Dead

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

By on July 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

The $32 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile always faced a major uphill climb since U.S. regulators really weren’t keen on the idea of letting the wireless industry consolidate even further. And now a new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Sprint parent company SoftBank may no longer be the only company willing to shell out big bucks for America’s scrappy “Uncarrier.” More →

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