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    Sprint's done with its first fiscal quarter of 2016 and is reporting numbers. Like most companies, some are good and some are bad. The bad? The company recorded a net loss of $302 million for the three months ending on June 30. Operating income dropped 28 percent year over year to $361 million while net revenue was flat. The good? Overland Park added 173,000 postpaid subscribers this quarter, the fourth quarter in a row. It ends the quarter at 59,453,000 subscribers. Sprint's LTE Plus network launched in another 33 markets with a total of 237 markets so far. With a growing subscriber ...

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    T-Mobile raised its monthly plan rates last year as it introduced its Binge On zero-rate program. While it offered more data per tier and more hotspot data at that, the unlimited data package ended up starting at $95 from its previous $80. Currently, two lines of unlimited data come to $140 per month. Sprint's offering a $120 rate for the same thing. But it could dive even deeper if that carrier's trial offers of the "Unlimited Freedom Plan" expand nationwide. That takes the base rate for two lines of unlimited data down to $100 per month. But according to those in the know at the Sprint ...

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    The base rate for an unlimited data plan on T-Mobile is $95 per month. On Sprint, it's $75. Spread that difference over two years and you've got enough money for another good phone if you wanted it. The Now Network feels it's important to point that out in this micro-age of Pokémon GO madness, even as the Un-carrier is offering unlimited high-speed data to all of its customers for a year while on the app. "Unlike some of the other carriers, Sprint offers unlimited data at a fair price so you don't have to worry about using data while Playing Pokémon Go," Sprint stated in a press ...

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    Long distance communication fees are the last thing on your mind when it comes to checking up on loved ones following the disturbingly frequent terror attacks of late leaving countries as diverse as Turkey, Iraq, Syria and France paralyzed with fear. But for their part, US wireless service providers can do little else to help in such heartbreaking circumstances than ensure you won’t pay through the nose if you know someone in an afflicted area, and have to contact them ASAP. Once again, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint temporarily bury the hatchet, pausing the marketing BS and ...

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    How many iPhone leasing programs do you happen to know of? Maybe a few. How many Samsung smartphone leasing programs do you happen to know of? Probably just one. And that one is now none. Sprint's "Galaxy Forever" leasing program allowed customers to finance the Galaxy S7 and later trade up to next year's flagship for no extra charge. It debuted in February, but has since disappeared, according to Wave7 Research. On the Sprint subreddit, one user put the exact date of retraction down as June 23. Galaxy Forever not being offered online, not in stores, nowhere. In addition, the Galaxy S7 ...

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    Specialized in ultra-low-cost Android or Windows smartphones and tablets you’re not typically ashamed to show off in public, Alcatel OneTouch probably focused on the affordability angle too hard, and not enough on the bang for buck Virgin and Boost Mobile customers will get from the 4.5-inch Dawn. Hopefully, this won’t be the dawn of a new era for Marshmallow-powered handsets, marking the ill-advised return of FWVGA display resolution in the limelight. Those of you who are no longer familiar with the acronym will be shocked to hear it stands for Full Wide Video Graphics Array, or 854 x ...

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    Yes, you can unlock a phone off the Sprint network and use it on a GSM network. And yes, you can also use it on Sprint. Now that we have that out of the way, it's deal time. A top-rated eBay seller has the Sprint variant of the Galaxy S6 with 128GB of storage for $409.99. The device (only in the White Pearl color) is just about as good as new, but it only comes with a wall charger and cable in an aftermarket box — no user manuals or earbuds, here. We don't know what the warranty situation is like, but we've asked the seller and will get back if we hear a response. The phone ships ...

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    Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and get ready to vote for your favorite Pocketnow photog! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 208 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] ...

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    During Verizon's press conference debuting its new Verizon Plan pricing and features, the carrier decided to make sure that Sprint wasn't running away with a one percent loss. Where does that one percent come from? In a recent spate of ads featuring Verizon's former adman Paul Marcarelli, Sprint claimed to be about 99 percent as reliable as Verizon when it comes to service and outages. An engineer at the Checkmark pointed out that the one percent gap in reliability meant an extra 5 billion failures per year. Whatever failures they are, how severe they are, how far they hit and how long ...

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    The Now Network reckons the only thing better than a new device is two new devices, taking a page from T-Mobile’s old playbook with a “Tablet on Us” type of deal for a limited time. The main difference is Sprint’s free slate looks slightly less crappy, at least on paper. On the not so bright side, you need to sign up to a 24-month contract to qualify for your 9.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E gift, as well as buy a Note 5, GS6, S6 Edge, S7 or S7 Edge with installment plans, leases, two-year service agreements or at full SRP. No other phones are unfortunately eligible for the bundle ...

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    Sprint was the first to be out and about with a monthly version of Amazon Prime before Amazon itself put it out there. The option for it to be billed on top of your other monthly service fees made it convenient in its own way. And if you really doubt that, why not sign up this month and take a free spin at it, huh? The $10.99 monthly charge will be waived for the first 60 days of your use and you can feel free to cancel at anytime. And sure, there's the whole argument to be made about a slightly cheaper lump sum versus a more convenient and digestible financing option, but as consumers who ...

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    It’s become a normal reaction of US and international wireless carriers, as well as companies like Microsoft, to both natural and man-made disasters to ensure easy, hassle-free and economical communication between people potentially afflicted by said hazards and loved ones. Almost too normal. Unfortunately, there’s not much else Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint can do in the wake of the tragic June 28 Istanbul airport bombings than waive fees typically associated with voice and text conversations from the US to Turkey. Interestingly enough, Sprint is the only operator in the ...

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    While Android N… utella could still technically see daylight and perhaps even roll out to new and old Nexus devices before the critically acclaimed Note 4 turns two in the fall, chances are Marshmallow will be the last major software update officially delivered to the first of Samsung’s metal-framed high-end Galaxy phablets. You’ll therefore probably excuse T-Mobile for taking its sweet time to ensure the Snapdragon 805-powered 5.7-incher’s 6.0.1 goodie pack is one for the ages. Of course, Sprint somehow kicked off its own over-the-air rollout way back in March, ahead of even ...

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    If you like to buy your Apple Watch with your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you're going to like this package deal. Best Buy is offering a $250 discount on any Apple Watch in-store or online if you also get an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with an installment plan, lease, or contract on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. That means that a base model Apple Watch will cost $49 as opposed to $299. You can also combine this deal the ongoing $200 discount for devices with steel bands. If you're headed to BestBuy.com, just follow the instructions as told on the webpage. The deal's valid up until June ...

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    Sprint has been making a lot of headlines lately after they showed off their 5G chops with a demo at the Copa América Centenario soccer (or football for our non-U.S. readers) tournament. Rocking out download speeds up to a whopping 2Gbps with a super low latency, it was indeed an impressive feat to say the least. They showed it off streaming 4k video as well as streaming some VR goodness courtesy of VideoStitch and as far as we can tell it all went off there without a hitch cruising along on the 73GHz spectrum. Here soon they plan on showing off their service on a 15GHz spectrum touting ...

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    Considering its recent software support strides, HTC would probably deserve to finally return to profits or at least stop bleeding such big money. But the tech market isn’t always just, and some wounds take a lot of time to heal. The Taiwanese device manufacturer very rarely impressed with the quality – pricing ratios of its low to mid-end models, and at first, the Desire 626 and 626s were no exception. After several discounts, however, and a relatively early (all things considered) Android 6.0 update, the latter feels like a solid bargain on Sprint via Best Buy or Amazon, at $42 and ...

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    Mere hours before arch-rival T-Mobile can “turn it up to 11” with the latest in a long line of unconventional attention-grabbing publicity stunts, Sprint appears to want to make peace with the rest of the US “big four” carriers. A face some of you might find familiar delivers a rather bizarre marketing message in the beginning of a 30-second commercial, claiming “it’s 2016 and every network is great.” Yes, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, according to Sprint, as unbelievable as it sounds. The twist? The “Now Network” insists its rates are much lower than those of ...

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    AT&T and Verizon have been performing private 5G tests for the past while as T-Mobile has decided to plant firm on expanding its 4G footprint, especially as it is vying for new spectrum from TV broadcasters. Sprint, with its budget crippled, has decided to get away from becoming the industry laggard on 5G by making a big capital expenditure push. The public got its first demonstration of such a network on Friday, according to Sprint, as antennas were set up around Levi's® Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Did we mention that it's the site of the Copa América Centenario? Sprint ...

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    With the number of ways you can be tracked everywhere you go, — many of which you actually can't control — if law enforcement are on your case, it used to be that they needed a warrant to get cellular networks to turn over location records. Not so much anymore with a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges voted 12 to 3 that the location data being retrieved has been revealed to a third party and, therefore, does not get the protection of the the Fourth Amendment in the US Constitution against searches without a warrant. The government can compel that third party ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that's after seven straight quarters of gains. ...

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    Not again, AT&T! What is it with America’s second largest wireless service provider and essential software updates lately? Both the HTC One M9 and M8 got their Marshmallow makeovers on Ma Bell way too late compared to models locked to other networks, the OTA 6.0 rollout for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge was a bona fide fiasco, and now Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon leave their common enemy behind as far as the S5 is concerned. But today’s story isn’t about the “DeATTh Star”, with Big Red instead capturing the spotlight even on the heels of the Now Network and Magenta. You weren’t ...

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    It’s been roughly a month and a half since Sprint surprised its older, more devoted customers with an unusually early OS promotion to Android 6.0 for the ancient Galaxy S5 and S5 Sport, and at long last, T-Mobile follows the Now Network’s suit today. Of course, Magenta can’t update the GS5 Sport, seeing as how it never carried such a model of Samsung’s spring 2014 flagship, instead “only” sending Marshmallow goodies over-the-air to the standard Galaxy S5 version. The one made entirely of plastic, not metal or glass, with no rubber around its edges, but protected against water ...

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    Do you BOGO? Well, you should, as there’s no cheaper way these days to nab a current-gen Android or iOS powerhouse. Make that two, since the very nature of a buy-one-get-one-free promotion compels you to pick up a pair of identical or similar phones, the most affordable of which is offered at no charge. We’ve seen all the big four US carriers turn the BOGO tap on and off for the iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 over the past few months, and Sprint once again wants to “keep your family connected over the busy vacation season”, presumably as it cooks up its second farewell to ...

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    Sprint is officially the last stalwart of two-year contract in the US. It had initially dropped them for new customers early this year the same day that AT&T did, but brought the contract option back a month later. We think that the carrier wanted a little help during the major flagship season, but that's something up for debate. Also up for debate is this leak sent to Android Central, telling of another farewell to two-year contracts come May 24. This will apply to new and existing customers for upgrades or line additions. Installment plans or leasing will be the way forward. ...

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    A Galaxy S5 Sport ain't no Galaxy S5 Active. The Sport was Sprint's first try at commissioning Samsung for an exclusive phone that appealed to the fitness or rugged crowd. So far, though, it's been Now Network, one; AT&T, three. Well, we may have to chalk up another point between yellow and blue here as Indian import-export database Zauba has a listing for the SM-G880. We saw an earlier entry for an SM-G891 pop up, which we believe to be the Galaxy S7 Active. Samsung's current model name scheme dates back to the Galaxy S5. The plain "S" series have model numbers with the first of the ...

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