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Sprint and T-Mobile have no future unless the FCC changes its approach to spectrum auctions

February 21st at 9:30 AM

Sprint and T-Mobile have no future unless the FCC changes its approach to spectrum auctions

One of the more pernicious ideas that’s popped up in recent years is that spectrum auctions’ main goal should be to maximize revenue for the government, which inevitably means selling off our airwaves to whoever shells out the most cash. This gets it completely backward, however: The point of spectrum auctions should be to maximize the public good. More →

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U.S. Carrier Unlocking Scorecard

One U.S. carrier is way better at unlocking phones than the rest… and it’s not T-Mobile

February 18th at 2:45 PM

One U.S. carrier is way better at unlocking phones than the rest… and it’s not T-Mobile

Last week, legislation from the U.S. government requiring carriers to unlock their customers’ phones went into effect. There are still some restrictions, but unlocking your phone should be easier than ever before. Unfortunately, only one of the four major carriers is actually abiding by all of the requirements a week after the new rules were set in place. More →

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Sprint Vs. AT&T T-Mobile Net Neutrality

Sprint goes where no other carrier dares, says net neutrality is good for consumers

February 11th at 10:00 PM

Sprint goes where no other carrier dares, says net neutrality is good for consumers

Rival ISPs’ legal teams will probably pull their hair out when they see what Sprint just did to their arguments against net neutrality. Speaking with Reuters, Sprint CTO Stephen Bye says that not only will the FCC’s net neutrality plan not affect his company’s network investment plans but he also goes so far as to say net neutrality is a positive for Sprint’s customers. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Network Quality

Humiliation: T-Mobile’s network ranked worse than Sprint’s in major new study

February 10th at 9:55 AM

Humiliation: T-Mobile’s network ranked worse than Sprint’s in major new study

T-Mobile CEO John Legere absolutely loves trashing Sprint’s network quality, which is why he’s not going to be pleased to see that Sprint’s network has leapfrogged his own company’s in the latest major study from RootMetrics. More →

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Sprint CEO Vs. T-Mobile CEO

Sprint CEO fights back against Legere’s trolling, says T-Mobile is in for a ‘rude awakening’

February 6th at 12:21 PM

Sprint CEO fights back against Legere’s trolling, says T-Mobile is in for a ‘rude awakening’

Sprint, which for years has been the wireless industry’s 90-pound weakling, is showing some fresh signs of fight under new CEO Marcelo Claure. Although Sprint has often in the past been a passive whipping boy for outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere, an interview with Claure by CNET shows that the carrier isn’t going to lie down and take it anymore. More →

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Galaxy S5, LG G3, HTC One and M8 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sprint users: These Android phones are about to get updated to Lollipop

February 5th at 8:00 PM

Sprint users: These Android phones are about to get updated to Lollipop

Android fans looking to get the official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade on their Sprint handsets should know the carrier is already preparing to release the software update for no less than four flagship Android handsets released in the past couple of years, Android Police reports. More →

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Super Bowl XLIX Fight

Super Bowl XLIX’s biggest hits came during a Twitter fight between T-Mobile and Sprint CEOs

February 2nd at 9:05 AM

Super Bowl XLIX’s biggest hits came during a Twitter fight between T-Mobile and Sprint CEOs

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is widely known for two things: talking a ridiculous amount of trash about rival wireless carriers, and delivering on all of his talk with monster subscriber additions each quarter. On Sunday night, Legere was shooting par for the course on his Twitter account during Super Bowl XLIX, supplying his standard running commentary about the competition.

This time, however, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure hit back, and the two exchanged a few entertaining blows before attention finally turning back to the big game. More →

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Google Nova MVNO Carrier

How Google plans to disrupt the carrier business

January 27th at 8:00 AM

How Google plans to disrupt the carrier business

Google is rumored to launch its own carrier business later this year, with recent reports having claimed the Search giant has already inked deals with Sprint and T-Mobile, whose networks will be used by Google’s rumored MVNO wireless service. But The Wall Street Journal has learned more details about the matter, revealing how Google might plan to disrupt the standard carrier business. More →

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Google MVNO Carrier Launch

Google takes a major step toward becoming your wireless carrier

January 23rd at 4:25 PM

Google takes a major step toward becoming your wireless carrier

After reports from The Information and The Wall Street Journal said earlier this week that Google is interested in becoming a carrier in the U.S. by purchasing wholesale access from Sprint and T-Mobile, Bloomberg Businessweek has learned that Google has indeed reached a deal with Sprint in order to sell wireless service directly to consumers. More →

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Sprint Vs. AT&T Net Neutrality

Sprint just stuck a dagger into AT&T’s net neutrality argument

January 16th at 1:11 PM

Sprint just stuck a dagger into AT&T’s net neutrality argument

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have all strongly come out against reclassifying Internet services as utilities, with AT&T sounding particularly shrill alarms that reclassifying carriers would kill off its ability to invest in network upgrades. However, GigaOM points out that Sprint on Friday turned its back on its carrier framily members by saying reclassifying ISPs under Title II of the Telecommunications Act wouldn’t slow down its efforts to upgrade its services. More →

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Sprint Q3 2014 Earnings

Sprint is showing signs of life at just the right time

January 9th at 8:35 AM

Sprint is showing signs of life at just the right time

Wait a minute, is this possible? Is Sprint finally dusting itself off and getting ready to fight after year’s of being the wireless industry’s whipping boy? Per GigaOM, Sprint this week reported that it added 967,000 net subscribers in the final calendar quarter of 2014, which was enough to help it remain the third-largest wireless carrier in the country despite the huge gains T-Mobile has made in the last year. More →

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