Posts tagged with: Sprint
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    By this time tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will be official. And if Samsung's own teasers weren't enough to convince you that those two devices will premiere on-stage at tomorrow's Unpacked event, not to mention the weeks and weeks of leaks and rumors zeroing in on the company’s launch plans, we've got a new leak to share with you that not only firmly makes the case that this pair is just about to be announced, but also shares details of a deal one carrier intends to offer its shoppers. The in-store poster you see above reveals a Sprint promo where customers can ...

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    In the big-business world of the US cellular market, it's not just sufficient to have more users than your peers: you also need people to know just how big a player you are, capitalizing on every chance you get to assert your position. That's why we saw T-Mobile so eager earlier this year to graduate from fourth place among major US networks to third, moving past Sprint in the process. And while T-Mobile believed it had what mattered to be considered number three at the time, the bookkeeping was a little wonky, and not everyone agreed on just how users should be counted. Well, six months ...

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    Adam Doud propped some major points against buying a new phone with your carrier in this weekend's debate post. If you haven't taken a look at his post, please do so to grab some context. But at this point, I think it's time for some B sides to this discussion. Not only a counterargument, but a hybrid proposal that could break your perception of the usefulness of a contract. No contract, but no credit Even though our "big four" carriers in the US are striding away from the model ever so slowly, in this day and age, we're really going to be missing out once the contract finally dies ...

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    There's been a lot of back and forth concerning the future existence, or lack thereof, of microSD card support on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Fueled by some reports that claimed Samsung will not offer microSD card support, these reports gained traction especially knowing that the current flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge do not offer microSD card support either (why, that's a completely different story). Tablety.pl discovered the User Agent Profile for the upcoming phablets on Sprint's website, revealing some new information, as well as confirming ...

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    With summer in full swing, we already find ourselves looking forward to September, when events like IFA and Apple's anticipated new iPhone launch promise to deliver some of the hottest phones of the year. And while that's going to mean a lot of top-shelf hardware (with prices to match), we dare not forget just how large a market there is for more affordably priced gear. It's in that light that we turn to Sprint's latest announcement, as the carrier reveals plans to start selling the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. The Grand Prime is a Samsung phone we've been tracking since last summer, when ...

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    I recently paid a visit to my childhood home in rural New York, and because I'm not a normal person, it stirred memories of telecom from days gone by. Between updating my parents' smartphones and walking around to determine which corners of town were still waiting for LTE, I saw quite a few older handsets strapped to the belts of the predominantly pragmatic locals, mixed in with the tourists' generally flashier iPhones and Galaxy S6s. It got me thinking about mobile phone features from years past, features we considered indispensable in the days of old but don't really give a hoot ...

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    Over the last month or two we've been spotting evidence for upcoming Motorola smartphones on multiple fronts: new Moto X, new Moto G, and maybe even some new Droid family members for Verizon. And while we don't yet have the full picture on what Motorola plans to release as we push further into Q3, a new FCC filing offers a preview of what might just be another new handset, and one armed with some broad cellular connectivity. What we have here is Motorola's model 5137. Measuring 153.6mm x 75.3mm, the handset looks to be a bit larger than 5.2-inch Moto X or Droid Turbo. That might put it in ...

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    Update (July 7, 6:00pm): Job finally done. Thanks for being patient. There's an Apple patent that might have us all sharing files with handshakes in the not-too-distant future. Sprint's new CEO is finally fed up with John Legere and recently said so on Twitter. Android is running on BlackBerry. And there's a 10,000 mAh (or 10Ah, if you prefer) smartphone out there that, judging from the photos, is not the size of a household refrigerator. All this news demands more than a quick blurb on the front page; it should be immortalized in the halls of podcast history, and that's what we're ...

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    John Legere is not only famous for turning T-Mobile around from that infamous carrier that almost gout acquired by AT&T, but also because he's very verbal about it. He's well known for going off at competitors publicly for mistreating customers with plans and contracts, and his main tool for these complaints is Twitter. Legere decided to tweet about Sprint's disappointments in its recent ad campaign, and it seems people got tired of it. It's extremely uncommon for any CEO to respond to negative comments about any company, and specially respond to tweets from John Legere, but Marcelo ...

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    Maybe it's because I'm still giddy from the change-high I got from my switch to T-Mobile earlier this year; maybe it's because I recently confessed to liking the Nexus 6 more than I did a few months ago; or maybe it's because I'm trying to save money after a lengthy spending spree ... but for the past 48 hours I've been practically obsessed with the notion of trying out Google's new wireless service, Project Fi. We reported on Project Fi, Google's North American virtual wireless carrier, back in April, and the service has been slowly growing ever since. For now, Project Fi is open ...

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    We've got good news for you, users of the HTC One M9 on Sprint. The Sprint HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Lollipop update will be rolling out later this week, on July 1, according to a company product manager. The update is the latest in a line-up of HTC updates – just today, we reported on the Desire EYE on AT&T getting the update to Android 5.0. And this additionally comes soon after the Sprint One M9 saw a discount to just $99 on-contract at the carrier. Versi notes that the 5.1 update does indeed bring camera improvements to the smartphone – improvements some may categorize as "most ...

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    About a week back, rumors first started arriving about an upcoming HTC handset codenamed Aero. Several prominent leakers got to discussing the phone on social media, noting how “really awesome” the model promised to be. But aside from the remote possibility that the phone could run a next-gen Snapdragon 820 (a claim that no one in the know appeared to directly confirm) and the idea that Aero could launch in Q4, there wasn't much info available. Over the weekend, one of those leakers is back with some new Aero gossip, suggesting the phone's lined up for a November launch on a US ...

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    Back in April, Sprint announced a unique new initiative that would bring its sales and support staff outside the company's stores and into the homes of its users. The carrier's Direct 2 You program allowed users to pick out new devices, have Sprint personnel deliver them directly to their door, and then take care of data migration and device setup – all the same kinds of service you might expect from an in-store visit. And while we were quite curious to see how shoppers would respond to this project, availability's been relatively limited so far. Today Sprint starts making real headway ...

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    In case you've been on the market for a new 2015 flagship, the HTC One M9 isn't a bad option. Sure, it may not bring all the bells and whistles critiques wanted it to bring over the One M9, but hey... if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? And if that's the phone you want, Sprint might be the carrier you want – today, a Sprint HTC One M9 discount has just gone into effect, offering the phone for just $99 on-contract. When it first hit retail shelves, the One M9 sold for $199. This was about a few months ago, so it has been a good amount of time. Don't let that make you think the phone ...

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    We're four months removed now from a landmark FCC decision, where the agency moved to enact strong rules protecting the quality of data services, all in the name of net neutrality. Last Friday, those rules took hold, and ISPs and carriers are already responding. Sprint, for one, is taking no chances with what sort of “network management” practices it might be able to get away with while still complying with the rules, and this week revealed that it's putting a stop to its data throttling practices. Sprint's notable among US carriers in that it still actively advertises unlimited data ...

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    Now that the G4 is out, let's not forget about LG's first big phone of 2015, the G Flex 2. Announced at CES 2015, the phone still remains relevant – relevant enough that we gave the phone not one, but two reviews (one for when it came to Sprint in the United States). Sprint also thinks the phone remains relevant, apparently, since today the Sprint LG G Flex 2 Android 5.1.1 update has landed over-the-air for applicable units. Since the last update for this phone was Android 5.1, there's not much here in the way of changes in Android version. If bug fixes are what you're here for, you'll ...

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    What's a smartphone user got to do to get a cellular plan with unlimited data? Among the big four carriers in the States, your options are pretty limited. Verizon and AT&T stopped selling such plans years ago, meaning if you don't have one already, you're not getting one now. That leaves T-Mobile and Sprint – but for how much longer? Sprint has said time and time again that it won't get rid of an unlimited data option, and so far that's proven true. But now CEO Marcelo Claure is finally talking about change, and warns that the unlimited data gravy train could be about to dry up. ...

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    Even in 2015, one of the worst parts about buying a smartphone in the US is the associated wireless plan. Oftentimes, that plan can work out to even more than you pay for the smartphone itself – and even if it's not, it represents a huge reason why many have stayed away from purchasing a smartphone. The big four carriers don't offer buyers much of a deal. Going with T-Mobile, easily the most affordable of the bunch, still has you paying at least $50 a month even if you're not using much of the allotted minutes, text messages, and data. So how do you get around that? An MVNO (mobile ...

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    HTC One E8 users on Sprint, you have a long-awaited treat headed your way! Mo Versi, a project manager for HTC, has confirmed that the Sprint HTC One E8 Lollipop update has been granted technical approval by the carrier – which means the rollout is just about to begin. According to Versi, the OTA will begin tomorrow (May 21), though it may be a while before your device is able to see the update. HTC has gone ahead and posted a changelog (linked in the source below) of what the update will bring; the four items you see below should be what to expect after the update: Android 5.0 ...

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    It's been three weeks now since the first Android 5.1.1 release went public, we've seen the software come to devices like the Nexus 9, Nexus 7, and even Nexus 10. And while Google's tablets have been quick to take to this new build, the same hasn't been true for the company's smartphones, lingering back behind the curve. That may finally be about to change, as Sprint gives users the heads-up that the Nexus 5's Android 5.1.1 update is incoming. Sprint's delivered first warning of on-their-way Nexus series Android updates before, so the odds are in favor of the carrier being on to something ...

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    The G4 has been the LG phone on everyone's mind recently for the most part (and especially for T-Mobile customers, thanks to the various G4 preview events the company is hosting to generate buzz and hype for the smartphone. But that doesn't mean that's all LG has got lined up for the Un-carrier's portfolio; if an internal T-Mobile memo leaked by TmoNews is to be believed, the T-Mobile LG G Stylo and LG Leon are also on their way to the network, supposedly ready to be launching on May 20. According to the publication, T-Mobile retail staff members are being primed to prepare for the ...

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    The LG G4 just debuted in a global launch event, but it's South Korea that's getting the phone first, with availability starting tomorrow, April 28. We knew that the big carriers in the US would start getting their hands on the phone later this spring, but when? One by one, the carriers are now speaking up about their own plans for the G4. First we heard from T-Mobile, confirming its intention to carry the G4. And while it hasn't offered a date just yet, it does have a way to give you an early look at the phone, thanks to a contest that will see the carrier giving out a G4 a day for free ...

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    Google's intention to launch its own MVNO and start selling cellular service directly to users has been confirmed for weeks now, leaving us to wonder about the specifics, including when this all might go live. We just heard a rumor claiming that Google was nearly ready to go, and would be formally launching the service todayi. Just as predicted, Google has officially announced Project Fi. Fi intelligently evaluates available network connections to find the best option for your phone at the moment, whether's that LTE, 3G, or a local WiFi network. Transitions between cellular and WiFi should ...

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    The Google wireless service is nearly here, according to trusted sources of The Wall Street Journal. The publication reported Tuesday that the Mountain View company is prepared to launch the wireless service, which leverages both the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, on Wednesday (April 22). As per the same sources, the service allows customers to only pay for the data they use – this isn't akin to a model any other major US carrier uses (though some have embraced the concept of rollover data as of late), and it's unclear how it will be regarded in the telecommunications industry. ...

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    What do you look for in your mobile provider? The best network coverage? The most affordable rates? Sprint thinks that putting a priority on customer service is going to help it stand out, and that's just what it's doing for its latest effort, making moving to a new phone as easy as possible with the introduction of its Direct 2 You in-home phone “shopping” experience. Direct 2 You brings a new phone right to the homes (or offices, or wherever) of Sprint users, delivered by a Sprint employee who introduces the new device, helps set it up, and transfers customer data over to the new ...

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