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    This is part 3,912 of our series, "Phones on Fire," where we talk about how phones catch on fire. The fact of the matter is that things explode sometimes — but how it happens is what makes these stories worth mentioning. Take one person who went to Android Headlines to tell their story of a phone on fire: they bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ fresh from Sprint. During a charge cycle, — using the power adapter and cable out of the box — the user noticed that the S6 edge+ was getting a little too warm, so they disconnected the juice and set the phone back on the same bed that it was ...

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    Promotions, promotions, boy, is Sprint full of them today. In addition to taking $120 off the HTC 10, its prepaid brand Boost Mobile has juiced up its multi-line plans with 10GB of high-speed data per line. In addition to the $5 per month Auto Re-Boost discount that starts from the second billing cycle, here's how pricing breaks down: [table] ,2 Lines,3 Lines,4 Lines,5 Lines Monthly price,$65,$90,$115,$145 [/table] The promo runs until July 6. At the same time, if you enroll into Sprint's Better Choice XXL plan, you'll also get a free 12-month Amazon Prime subscription. The plan features ...

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    You could buy one LG G5 and get another free or grab a couple of Galaxy S7s for the price of one. Many carriers have offered BOGOs for the phones, but none have gone that route for the HTC 10. But hey, how about a big fat discount right off the bat? Sprint's started its HTC 10 sales today and is offering $120 off the price of the phone, leaving it at $504 or $21 monthly for two years. You can also grab a two-year contract with the carrier for $199.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. Just head to Sprint's website. While it's unfortunate you're only getting the Glaciery Gray color option here, all ...

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    Samsung has a lot of ideas about how to put its proprietary digital wallet service one step ahead of Apple and Google-designed rivals at all times, ranging from the sensible to the shrewd to the unconventional. Ultimately, Samsung Pay continues to hold a major advantage over both Apple Pay and Android Pay in its very simple and convenient Magnetic Secure Transmission support, though the many discounts and freebies offered since its inception probably contributed to fast adoption as well. Sprint is now ready to provide you with quite possibly the loftiest savings to date, in the amount of ...

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    Tello might be the name of a walkie-talkie app, but it's now also the name of a Sprint virtual network operator. It is the latest prepaid carrier to offer custom buckets of talk time, texts and data to prospective users. One postpaid carrier, Ting, happens to be a competing Sprint MVNO. It's now being put at a heavy price disadvantage if users want more with Tello's introduction. One sore point is in the data offerings: Ting's price of $29 gets users up to 2GB before going into per-megabyte prorated charges while Tello offers 2GB of LTE data for $21 and up to 5GB of LTE data for $45. ...

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    After 54 years of hostility and indifference, US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro reached a historic agreement in July 2015 to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries, reestablish the American embassy in Havana, and move closer than ever to lifting an age-old commercial, economic, and financial embargo. It then only took Verizon a couple of short months to bring its roaming services to Cuba, followed by Sprint in November. Meanwhile, AT&T is still in negotiations with ETECSA to make the obligatory move, and T-Mobile today previews its own ...

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    Sprint lost more than a million prepaid subscribers last year. Despite an overall positive result in subscriber adds, the company needs all the help it can get against T-Mobile and especially MetroPCS — it's been absorbing pretty much all of the prepaid growth in the US market. So, Sprint has pulled back its own-brand presence. Sprint Prepaid phones have been pulled from Target while Best Buy is trying to clear out four of its five phones. The service is still available to sign-on to at Sprint stores as well as RadioShack and Kmart. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure told investors in its ...

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    Overland Park eked out operating income for the quarter and is back in the black for the first fiscal year in nine. Operating income at Sprint for fiscal Q4 was at $8 million, far short of the $318 million it made the same time a year ago. But the four quarters combined have produced a positive result for the company, up $310 million. It still posted a net loss of $554 million for the year after accounting and taxes go through. Service revenue has been consistently falling for at least the past eight quarters, though equipment revenue has been up sequentially during the year. Part of that ...

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    HTC's next flagship is so close, we can almost taste it. In just a manner of days, the HTC 10 will descend on markets around the world, giving users everywhere some of their first experiences with the handset. Back when we reviewed the HTC 10, we called it “a great smartphone, with amazing build quality, powerful specs, and just a need for a couple of tweaks in its camera software,” and wouldn't you know it, but just such a software update has landed in time for the phone's wide release, boosting camera performance in the process. With all the pieces falling into place, you may be ...

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    Should you upgrade from the LG G4 to the spanking new, modular G5? How about from the nearly two year-old G3? Any self-respecting Android power user would yell out a resolute “hell, yeah” to at least the latter question, but the truth is you can probably hold on to the LG G3 a while longer without worrying of critical system lag and stuff like that. It’s getting a little long in the tooth hardware-wise, we won’t deny that, but as far as software goes, it’s just as up-to-date as both the G4 and G5. Now on AT&T and T-Mobile in addition to Verizon and international unlocked ...

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    It’s no secret that the US currently trails way behind countries like Singapore, South Korea, Australia, Canada, the UK and even Romania, Oman or Latvia in real-life LTE performance, also failing to beat Korea, Japan, Hong Kong or Kuwait as far as high-speed mobile network coverage goes. But now mobile app intelligence platform Apteligent and industry analyst firm STL Partners have devised a simple tool called a mobile network experience index to provide further insight into just how much America’s big four carriers suck. Based on “a huge amount of real world information”, the ...

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    Could we be looking at double-digit share for Android 6.0 in distribution numbers before long? You’d think it’s about time, with the first Marshmallow OTA packages available for Nexus devices as far back as October 2015, and build N inching closer and closer to its own release. Unfortunately, last we heard from Google, there were still less than 5 percent of the world’s Androids on the newest OS flavor, so getting to 10 might actually take another few months. Then again, more and more immensely popular phones are updated to M, including on more and more major US carriers. Today’s a ...

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    If these numbers are anything to base conclusions on, we think that Sprint will have a hard time catching up to the speeding magenta motorcycle that is T-Mobile. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has just analyzed the churn — where customers switch cell service from and to — through a survey of 500 participants who activated new service for the first quarter. CIRP compared results between AT&T, Sprint (with Boost Mobile), Verizon and T-Mobile (with MetroPCS). In terms of subscriber loss, Sprint leads the pack of four with a 27 percent gain relative to its numbers from the ...

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    It was just a short time ago that Sprint partnered with Amazon to deliver monthly Amazon Prime subscriptions as a third-party attachment to subscribers' cell service bills. Now, Amazon is doing its own thing and going for Netflix's jugular, right as the competitor is set to jack up prices. CNNMoney is reporting that an Amazon Prime subscription, in addition to being offered at an annual rate of $99, will now also be offered in two monthly forms: the Amazon Prime Video service will go for $8.99 while the full Amazon Prime package — complete with free two-day shipping, Prime Music and ...

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    The planet's tectonic plates have taken a large share of the world's attention this week and mobile technology-related firms have had to respond to these events. Japan Major earthquakes struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Thursday and Saturday, just north of the city of Kumamoto. As of this post, rescue missions are continuing and growing in difficulty as time passes. But the business impacts of this tremor may make impact some 5,700 miles away in Cupertino. It comes to Apple's major CMOS imaging sensor provider, Sony, which shut down its Kumamoto plant on Friday and has kept ...

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    With yesterday's launch of the HTC 10, smartphone shoppers have a new flagship option to consider, joining the growing ranks of this season's heavyweights. And while these phones represent some attractive options, not everyone's got the resources to pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for the latest top-of-the-line handset. Luckily, there's no shortage of more affordable options to consider, and today we hear about the latest models descending upon Sprint's MVNO family, as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA pick up a trio of Android handsets. First up, we've got the Samsung Galaxy J7. ...

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    When the spanking new HTC 10 went up for pre-order yesterday in the US straight from the Taiwanese device manufacturer, we couldn’t help but notice only unlocked, AT&T and T-Mobile variants were listed. Ironically, while that felt like a red flag for prospective buyers on Verizon or Sprint, it turns out AT&T is actually the carrier not on board with selling and subsidizing the “world class” camera phone. Ma Bell hasn’t exactly confirmed its lack of support, but HTC is “encouraging AT&T customers to purchase our unlocked model at HTC.com” in response to people’s ...

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    If you don't know why the term "ghetto" is socially unacceptable as a descriptive term (to say the least), perhaps you should look into our Further Reading link. Sprint looked to no one before publishing one of its videos from the Listening Tour that CEO Marcelo Claure is conducting across the nation. The order of any given clip would be for Claure to ask his panel about words that came to mind when mentioning a carrier. The clip in question came down to this one woman who said: Oh my god, the first word that came to my head was ... ghetto. The executive nods his head and says "yes," ...

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    BlackBerry CEO John Chen was looking to widespread carrier take-up of the company's first Android phone in order to make its long-suffering hardware unit profitable. AT&T wrenched out an exclusivity clause that meant a long wait for those wanting the Priv on Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Struggling Sprint, though, may be turning its back on struggling BlackBerry. @CU4ABeer Sorry to say but we will no longer carry the BlackBerry PRIV. If this changes in the future we will update customers. JXC — Sprint Care (@sprintcare) April 8, 2016 Sprint corporate has yet to make an official ...

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    Hey, it's 2014 again! Remember that? Those were fun times with the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S5 Active — or, if you're on Sprint, the Galaxy S5 Sport. Also, it's always fun to be able to pull up our old S Health review every once in a while. That was a fun bit we did. Anyways, to the news that Sprint has pulled off the Android Marshmallow update for both of the above Samsung phones. We know for sure that the Galaxy S5 has an update as one user has posted some screencaps to Android Police. Both product pages on Sprint's site have been changed to reflect an update with today's date on it. ...

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    Update: Welcome to the weekend! The full podcast is streamable just below the YouTube video. We'll have the podcast on the iTunes and RSS feeds starting from 3pm on April 8. Enjoy! We finally have the full scoop on those dual Leica cameras found on the Huawei P9! We'll try to figure out if LG's build quality criticisms will sink the G5, and is the end near for the Blackberry brand? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and comparing mid range phones, ...

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    Sprint is looking for some more money to build out its Band 41 coverage. It also has some notes it has to pay off soon and you know what, that's kinda more pressing. So, in additional to its current $6 billion of liquidity and an additional $600 million in vendor financing availability, Overland Park has decided to grab $2.2 billion more through a low-interest agreement. The carrier has sold some of its network assets (altogether valued at about $3 billion) over to a collective of entities. Those entities will lease those assets back to Sprint at a percentage rate in the "mid-single ...

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    Trust us, we don't really think of Walmart as the first place we'd buy our smartphones from, but given the right circumstances, you just might. So, when Walmart goes out and says that it's discounting all stock of iPhones and Galaxy phones. Be it the iPhone SE or the iPhone 6s, heck, maybe even the iPhone 5c, you'll get $100 off. Galaxy S7? Galaxy S6? Galaxy S5 Active, even? Sure, those are $150 off. Here are the catches, though: the phone must be purchased on AT&T, Verizon or Sprint — Walmart was able to get agreements with those three carriers, but not T-Mobile — and must be ...

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    Apple’s “most stable” new software release “in years”? Please, iOS 9.3 has been riddled with the oddest bugs since day one, and while its first sub-point maintenance update managed to mend a few system flaws, at least another remains unfixed. What’s really infuriating is iPhone users on Sprint have been complaining both online and directly to the carrier about erratic connectivity for over a week now, and it took the Now Network all this time to even acknowledge the problem. They say an error confessed is half forgiven, but of course, Sprint needs to actually roll out a ...

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    Amazon Prime is $99 a year. Now you can get it as a third-party service on Sprint for... $131.88 a year. But the carrier has come to an agreement with Amazon to provide a monthly subscription fee of $10.99, tacked to your cell service bill. If you're looking for the convenience of paying for a pricey annual subscription at a more digestible monthly, if more expensive rate, this may be for you. If you don't rely on Amazon for more than the free two-day shipping and would like to keep Prime for the holiday shopping season, you have the option to hop in and out. You've got nine months out of ...

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