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Sprint issues nationwide guarantee with the launch of HD Voice and 4G LTE in 470 LTE markets
By Andrew Kameka on Monday June 23, 2014

The nation's third-place carrier today announced that it has reached its 474th market with 4G LTE connectivity, launched HD Voice calling nationwide, and it's now giving a guarantee that consumers will be pleased after 30 days of service.

Sprint and Under Armour partner to make Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
By Andrew Kameka on Monday June 23, 2014

Anyone wanting a tougher version of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones has had to turn to the Active series sold on AT&T, but Sprint today announced that it has its own special Samsung smartphone targeted at users with an "active lifestyle."

Sprint works with rural carriers to spread 4G LTE
By Andrew Kameka on Monday June 16, 2014

Sprint has announced that it has reached roaming agreements with 12 rural and regional carriers that will make their devices capable of accessing s Sprint's 4G LTE network. The roaming agreements should improve coverage outside of major metropolitan areas when subscribers travel into areas where those operators have yet to build 4G networks.

Sprint would fold into T-Mobile if merger goes ahead
By Luke Jones on Sunday June 15, 2014

More details surrounding the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint are emerging as reports of the deal being struck pick up pace. Analysts and the tech community alike have been debating which company will fold into the other, will Sprint continue or will it be T-Mobile?

Sprint "Open Enrollment" lets anyone add insurance to their smartphone, even existing customers
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday June 03, 2014

Adding insurance to the costs of a monthly insurance plan can sometimes be a worthless expenditure that subscribers never claim, which is why many elect not to sign-up when purchasing the device. Sprint is giving those customer a chance to rethink that decision.

Sprint Chairman touts love of America as he stresses desire to buy T-Mobile
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday May 29, 2014

Sprint Chairman and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son lives in Japan but he says he takes inspiration from "the American dream" and wants to make the United States shine as a beacon when it comes to the wireless industry. That's why, Son says, he wants to buy T-Mobile.

First Nexus-replacing Android Silver phone may be an LG Sprint device with 64-bit processor
By Andrew Kameka on Monday May 19, 2014

Multiple reliable churners of the rumor mill say that Google will replace Nexus devices with a co-developed "Android Silver" program with smartphone makers. The latest chatter is that one of the first phones will be a Sprint-bound device with a Snapdragon 810.

Sprint HTC One Max gets Wi-Fi calling
By Andrew Kameka on Friday May 09, 2014

Sprint released an over-the-air update for the HTC One Max yesterday. Though the focus of the update was on the many software additions of version 6 of the Sense user interface, Sprint today announced that it has added the One Max to the list of devices that support Wi-Fi Calling. The update enables Sprint's service that connects phones o home or public Wi-Fi hotspots and routes calls for unlimited domestic phone calls or messaging. Customers on unlimited plans still benefit because connecting to Wi-Fi rather than cellular means improved coverage indoors or in areas of weak network performance. Wi-Fi calling is also available on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 Spark edition.

Sprint says it will throttle download speeds for customers who use the most data
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday May 08, 2014

Unlimited data is still allowed at Sprint, but there are still limits to how much data the carrier will let some customers use in congested areas. Sprint is reportedly notifying some subscribers that they will throttle their speeds in order to maintain a quality network experience.

Sprint adds international calls and texts for $15 per month
By Andrew Kameka on Friday May 02, 2014

Sprint today announced a new add-on for its Framily plans that will offer subscribers the ability to place international phone calls to landlines and mobile devices in dozens of countries, or send unlimited text messages to several dozen more.