HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition Review

Does the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition really sound that much better than the original?

By on May 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Does the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition really sound that much better than the original?

The HTC One (M8) is a great phone. In fact, we recently called it the best Android phone in the world. While the design is the most obvious plus for the M8, HTC’s new and improved front-facing BoomSound speakers mark another area where HTC’s flagship phone shames rival handsets. As good as BoomSound is on the M8, however, Sprint’s special Harman Kardon edition promises sound that is somehow even better. Does it deliver? Sprint sent us one a couple of weeks ago so we could find out for ourselves. More →

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Sprint Throttling

The beginning of the end: Sprint starts throttling some unlimited data users

By on May 8, 2014 at 11:14 AM.

The beginning of the end: Sprint starts throttling some unlimited data users

Remember when we told you to brace yourself because the death of unlimited wireless data in the United States is imminent? Well, the beginning of the end is finally upon us: Sprint, one of unlimited mobile data’s last and biggest and last defenders, will soon begin to throttle some wireless subscribers with unlimited data plans.

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Spin

Sprint attempts to rewrite the T-Mobile merger as a boon for consumers

By on May 7, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

Sprint attempts to rewrite the T-Mobile merger as a boon for consumers

Sprint hasn’t had any luck moving forward with its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile so far, but CEO Dan Hesse is doing everything he can to spin the merger as a beneficial for the market as a whole. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Hesse claimed that a bigger No. 3 provider would force the top 2 to remain competitive, rather than continuing to compete in an unsustainable price war. More →

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Cell Phone Plans Comparison

The ultimate tool for comparing cell phones and service plans from every carrier

By on May 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

The ultimate tool for comparing cell phones and service plans from every carrier

With all the fantastic smartphones that have launched in recent months, finding a great phone is becoming easier than ever. Finding the right wireless provider and the right service plan, however, can be a much more daunting task. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Subscribers

It won’t be long before T-Mobile overtakes Sprint as America’s No. 3 wireless carrier

By on May 1, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

It won’t be long before T-Mobile overtakes Sprint as America’s No. 3 wireless carrier

While Verizon and AT&T have traditionally been the two biggest players in the U.S., Sprint and T-Mobile have almost always been stuck behind in third and fourth place, respectively. However, T-Mobile’s big “Uncarrier” surge over the last year is threatening to shake up the traditional order and make it, not Sprint, America’s No. 3 wireless carrier. More →

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Sprint Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 KitKat Update

Here’s one reason to fall back in love with the Galaxy S3

By on May 1, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

Here’s one reason to fall back in love with the Galaxy S3

The “old” Galaxy S3 may not be the hottest Samsung Android handset in town anymore, but there still are millions of these devices in use around the world. One of the phone’s main “flaws” is the fact that it’s still stuck in a Jelly Bean universe, six months after Google released the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Luckily, Sprint’s Galaxy S3 version is finally going to receive its KitKat build, making the phone a lot more exciting for users and bringing hope that other versions will follow the same path soon. More →

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Sprint Spotify Six Month Trial

Sprint just became the best carrier in the world for music fans

By on April 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM.

Sprint just became the best carrier in the world for music fans

Sprint has struggled to keep up recently as it’s faced major pressure from T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” campaign and its own “Framily” campaign has been flat-out frightening at times. That said, Sprint may have finally come up with a way to lure some new subscribers on Tuesday as it announced that starting on May 9th, both new and existing customers who subscribe to its “Framily” plans will get a free six-month trial of music streaming service Spotify. More →

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Sprint Q1 2014 Earnings Report

Sprint’s Q1 loss narrows but nearly half a million subscribers flee

By on April 29, 2014 at 8:27 AM.

Sprint’s Q1 loss narrows but nearly half a million subscribers flee

Sprint on Tuesday announced its earnings results for the first quarter of the year, revealing that it lost nearly half a million net customers during the period. The carrier said it lost 231,000 net postpaid subscribers and 364,000 net prepaid customers during Q1 2014, with the Sprint platform serving nearly 54 million subscribers in total at the end of the quarter. The company sold 5 million smartphones during the period and moved 3 million customers onto new Sprint Framily plans. More →

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Top 10 Highest Paid Wireless CEOs

These are the 10 highest paid executives in the wireless industry

By on April 16, 2014 at 2:32 PM.

These are the 10 highest paid executives in the wireless industry

It pays to be an executive in one of the hottest industries on the planet. Very well, in fact. Fierce Wireless has compiled a list of the top 10 highest paid CEOs in the wireless industry in 2013, featuring many familiar faces, but leaving out some of the biggest names in the wireless world. As for notable omissions, Tim Cook didn’t rank among the top 10 for the first time in several years, and Stephen Elop disappeared as well. T-Mobile CEO John Legere is also absent from the list, but T-Mobile has yet to announce executive compensation for last year. More →

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Why The Sprint T-Mobile Merger Is Good

A sad reality: Sprint and T-Mobile might be too small to succeed

By on April 11, 2014 at 3:38 PM.

A sad reality: Sprint and T-Mobile might be too small to succeed

Sprint and T-Mobile may constantly trade barbs with one another but there is a case to be made that they’d be better off coming together as one happy Framily. FierceWireless flags a new research note written by analysts at New Street Research claiming that Sprint and T-Mobile simply stand no chance of competing with AT&T and Verizon over the long haul if they don’t merger into a larger carrier that has the spectrum and financial resources to build a first-rate nationwide LTE network.

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Exclusive Sprint HTC One (M8) Edition

Sprint scores exclusive edition of the HTC One (M8) [updated]

By on April 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Sprint scores exclusive edition of the HTC One (M8) [updated]

It appears that not all HTC One (M8) handsets are created equal, at least in the U.S., where Sprint has apparently scored an exclusive version of the handset that packs Harman/Kardon speakers. The news was tweeted earlier this week by gadget leaker @evleaks and was then confirmed on the xda-developers forums. More →

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Sprint Framily Ad Campaign

AdAge: Sprint’s ‘Framily’ ads are ‘absurd’ and ‘frightful’

By on April 7, 2014 at 4:17 PM.

AdAge: Sprint’s ‘Framily’ ads are ‘absurd’ and ‘frightful’

Amazing but true: A talking hamster probably isn’t going to convince you to switch wireless carriers. AdAge has done a review of Sprint’s newest “Framily” plan ad campaign and has come away baffled as to why anyone not on copious amounts of hallucinogens thought they were a good idea. For the uninitiated, the ads feature a “Framily” called the “Frobinsons” who all save money every month by using Sprint’s “Framily” plans. The father figure (or is that frather frigure?) in the ads is, inexplicably, a talking hamster who has somehow sired several human children with a human wife. No, we don’t want to think about the logistics behind this apparent biological miracle/horror either. More →

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Sprint Vs. T-Mobile CEO Legere

Legere mercilessly mocks Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plans

By on April 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM.

Legere mercilessly mocks Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plans

It’s safe to say that Sprint and T-Mobile aren’t anywhere close to merging because T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been absolutely teeing off on Sprint’s new offer to pay off new subscribers’ early termination fees. On his Twitter account Friday, Legere regularly bashed Sprint’s newest “Framily plan” initiative and took particular exception to Sprint’s decision to have its new promotion to pay off customer ETFs last only through May 8th, whereas T-Mobile’s offer to pay off new customers’ ETFs is set to last indefinitely. More →

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