Posts tagged with: Sprint
  • by | January 29, 2014 1:01 PM

    Ever since the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c we've seen every US carrier fight a hard battle in offering the best deals possible to gain new iPhone customers. From gift cards, to discounts, to additional incentives, we've seen aggressive things can get. Still, if you thought the holiday discounts were good, there's a new one that's just unbeatable. Virgin Mobile has just announced that it's slashing the unsubsidized price of the 16GB iPhone 5s to $459.99, which is down from the usual $649.99 that you'll see everywhere else. In the case of the 16GB iPhone 5c this is even sweeter at ...

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  • by | January 24, 2014 5:11 AM

    Mid-February is what some European carriers, like SFR from France, predict when it comes to the official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One. While unlocked versions might receive the refresh earlier --and there are already reports of it being sent out-- American carrier flavors will not lag that much behind. According to the latest official information from HTC, the 4.4 update has been sent to carriers and is currently undergoing testing and certification stages. Those rocking an HTC One on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, should expect, according to the manufacturer, ...

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  • by | January 16, 2014 11:40 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sprint pre-orders for the LG G Flex that many have waited for, aside from the announcement of a limited-edition LG G2 in red and gold. We later talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and what the company is doing to improve its hovering sensitivity. Sony follows the news as we already have rumors of the Sony Xperia Z2. Microsoft's Cortana is next as reports have a Halo character's voice being what will power the service. We end today's show by talking about Microsoft and how it is currently disputing rumors of buying-off OEMs to adopt Windows ...

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  • by | January 16, 2014 1:07 PM

    It may not be for everyone, but the curved-screen LG G Flex emerged as a surprising late-year favorite for us, and after some leaked renders pointed to interest form US carriers, we've been anxious to learn how the smartphone would come to the US. Last week at the CES, LG confirmed what those renders suggested, announcing that Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T would all be picking up the G Flex, and that one or more of them would begin sales sometime this quarter; all we didn't have were the specifics. Today those start arriving, as Sprint lays-out its plans for the start of G Flex sales. ...

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  • by | January 13, 2014 1:07 PM

    Our focus on LG smartphones feels like it's been dominated by the G Flex for the past few months, but that's not the only one of the company's models people have been talking about. While there's been little in the way of hard information, rumors have suggested that LG has been developing a follow-up to last year's Optimus G Pro (and something a little better than the GX, hopefully), a presumptive G Pro 2. Now a handful of new LG model numbers have turned up from benchmark and regulatory sources, and one of them just might be this G Pro 2. We see mention of the LG LS740, D410, D320, MS323, ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 4:26 PM

    It's been clear that T-Mobile was planning to make with the details behind the next phase of its Uncarrier transformation today at the CES for a while now. Last month, we heard about this plan to offer subscribers to competing networks compensation for their early termination fees should they switch to T-Mobile, supposedly worth up to $350. Then early this morning we saw a leaked T-Mobile ad that seemed to confirm the news, while adding the note that it would only apply to users transition from the three big carriers, and was limited to five lines. This afternoon, T-Mobile has finally ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 8:49 AM

    Our focus with CES coverage so far has mainly been on the hardware we've seen, but that's only one segment of the news that's been pouring in. We've also been hearing a lot from the carriers about new deals; first there was AT&T late last week and its offer to pay users as much as $450 to switch over; that was followed by a leak of a similar offer from T-Mobile today (with expectations that it will go official at the carrier's press event in a few hours). However, it's not ETFs that Sprint has on its mind with its own new announcement, revealing an interesting (if not oddly named) ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 8:17 AM

    Even though T-Mobile isn't doing a great job in gaining new customers through the quality of their network, we can't deny that the company is definitely trying to gain some recognition with their ads and strategies against competition. John Legere is already popular for his UnCarrier 4.0 strategy, along with his demeanor during events, and even in how dramatically he gets kicked out of AT&T parties, but now he's also becoming popular for how he plans to steal customers from his competitors. New leaks show a T-Mobile ad that might land on the Internet very soon, and the ad speaks for ...

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  • by | January 6, 2014 11:54 AM

    LG is one of those companies that bring a whole boatload of products to CES. That's because the show's more general-purpose electronics focus allows the company to show off a whole lot more than just mobile tech: TVs, refrigerators, audio equipment, washers, and dryers – LG has it all. While that means that a fair bit of its CES keynote strayed a little away from the sort of products we tend to cover, we did get to check out a few treats, like that fitness tracker that leaked the other day. We had heard that LG could be working on a number of wearables, and sure enough, it's confirmed ...

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  • by | December 27, 2013 12:13 AM

    In these United States there are essentially two carriers that offer "unlimited everything": Sprint and T-Mobile. Both have advantages over each other, as well as the other major players in the cellular "game". Then again, they both have some fairly obvious disadvantages as well. After a failed bid by AT&T just a few short years ago, is another merger even possible? Could the advantages of both Sprint and T-Mobile somehow cancel out the disadvantages of the other? Here's why a Sprint T-Mobile merger just might make sense. Buyouts Way back in 2011, AT&T decided to buy T-Mobile, ...

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  • by | December 17, 2013 3:09 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's 12 days of gifts, and how you can take advantage today. Windows Phone 8.1 is next as we discuss the old rumors of Notification Center and Cortana making it to the OS. We then shift the spotlight to the LG G Flex, as reports have it that Sprint will be the first US carrier to bring it. Then we talk about the wooden Moto X, and when we could expect it. We end today's show focusing on Samsung because of the Android 4.4.2 update to the Google Edition Galaxy S 4, and later the rumors of an Iris Scanner and 2k display coming to the Galaxy S ...

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  • by | December 16, 2013 3:37 AM

    The Samsung Galaxy Round turned out to be more of a "proof of concept" device, with limited availability. Then the LG G Flex was announced, this time, with the right curvature -- but it all comes down to personal preference after all -- and we've heard news back last month that the phone is expected to be on the line-up of most US carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. On that very same note, you can see above an alleged press render of the LG G Flex for Sprint, courtesy of @evleaks. The model number is said to be LS995, and we've already seen the phone drop by at the FCC. ...

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  • by | December 14, 2013 12:36 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Skype for Android tablets, and how this will enhance your experience on video calls. We then go through a recent design revision to the Google Nexus 5, and what this means to new Nexus 5 customers. Sprint is next as we go through the rumors of a possible merger with T-Mobile next year. Apple follows as the company might adopt wireless charging in the future iWatch we're still waiting for. We end today's show talking about Samsung's recent move to merger its mobile device and digital imaging divisions together. All this and more after ...

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  • by | December 13, 2013 5:22 PM

    Remember back when AT&T was trying to acquire T-Mobile? Some two-and-half years ago AT&T attempted to snatch-up T-Mobile USA in a deal worth nearly $40 billion. Ultimately, the whole thing fell apart, following strong governmental objections to making a mobile player as big as AT&T that much bigger (and giving it that much more control over the market). Since then, we've really seen T-Mobile find a new identity for itself, and it's been doing great things in rethinking how we approach moth plans and subsidies. However, it looks like other carriers still have their sights on ...

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  • by | December 4, 2013 7:51 PM

    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn’t affect the “official” Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor’s personal opinion, rather than a teamwide consensus. We ...

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