Verizon Sprint $158 Million Cramming Settlement

Did Verizon and Sprint hit you with bogus cramming charges? How to get your money back

By on May 12, 2015 at 4:46 PM.

Did Verizon and Sprint hit you with bogus cramming charges? How to get your money back

Like their rivals AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have also agreed pay back their customers who got hit with bogus cramming charges. The Federal Communications Commission announced on Monday that Sprint and Verizon would fork over a combined total of $158 million to settle the matter and most of that money will be going directly back to consumers. More →

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Galaxy S6 Verizon Sprint Pricing

Verizon is late to the game again with the Galaxy S6, while Sprint is giving it away for free

By on March 26, 2015 at 2:24 PM.

Verizon is late to the game again with the Galaxy S6, while Sprint is giving it away for free

Starting tomorrow, nearly everyone will be able to preorder the highly anticipated Galaxy S6. I say “nearly everyone” because Verizon has revealed that it will not begin offering preorders to its customers until April 1st, 5 days after preorders begin at most of the other major service providers in the United States. More →

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Galaxy S6 Photos

Major leak from Sprint gives us our clearest look yet at the Galaxy S6

By on February 27, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Major leak from Sprint gives us our clearest look yet at the Galaxy S6

Samsung is about to announce two similar but distinct sixth-generation Galaxy S versions, including the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but the devices have already been thoroughly leaked. Most details about the two handsets, including design, hardware and software features have seemingly been revealed in many reports, but the leaks are far from over.

In fact, Sprint just gave us the biggest Galaxy S6 leak so far. More →

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Verizon AT&T Two Year Contracts

Why you should never sign another two-year wireless contract

By on February 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Why you should never sign another two-year wireless contract

Your wireless carrier will probably tempt you with the offer of a cheap smartphone the next time your wireless contract expires. As The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern explains, however, you shouldn’t even think about taking them up on it. More →

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Opinions
AT&T Verizon Vs. Sprint T-Mobile

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

By on February 21, 2015 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

By on February 18, 2015 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

By on February 11, 2015 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

By on February 10, 2015 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’

By on February 6, 2015 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

By on February 5, 2015 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

By on February 2, 2015 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

By on January 27, 2015 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

By on January 23, 2015 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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