Sprint today announced that it has launched 4G LTE service in 70 new markets today. The company had hoped to rapidly deploy its network in hopes of catching up with larger rivals AT&T and Verizon, and today's events bring Sprint's tally to 300 LTE markets.
The end of 2013 is near, so it only makes sense that rumors would once again emerge of Sprint attempting to purchase T-Mobile. These rumors have started and stopped for several years now, but nothing has ever materialized. The rumors are back once again.
Sprint today brought its Sprint Spark brand of 4G LTE service to Chicago and some surrounding markets of the Chicagoland area. So what exactly is different about Sprint Spark 4G?
AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have announced that they will cease charging subscribers for premium texting services, most of which are nothing more than spam that tricks users into paying highly monthly fees for unwanted messages.
Sprint is the third-largest carrier in the United States; however, when it comes to the satisfaction levels of those millions of subscribers, the Now Network is rated as the worst carrier in the country, according to Consumer Reports.
Sprint is now pushing out an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note II that brings the device up to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The update also adds compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, KNOX security, and enhancements to improve the call quality when using HD Voice in areas where the superior calling option is available. The update is rolling out in stages now, but Galaxy Note II owners can check for the update by going to Settings > System Update > Update Samsung Software
Anyone who can prove that he or she is a registered student can sign-up to receive a year?s worth of free service on Sprint?s network. Under the terms of the My Way Student plan, subscribers can get $840 worth of service just for being in school.
It appears that prepaid customers of MVNO's that operate through Sprint will no longer be able to activate some of the top phones on the network. Sprint has begun blacklisting phones from operating on its prepaid networks.
Sprint has announced that it has no plans to participate in the upcoming auction of H-block spectrum that the FCC is expected to hold early next year, leaving the door open for the only logical buyer to step in.
Sprint has confirmed Friday, November 15 as the date that it will launch the HTC One Max. Sprint will sell the enlarged HTC phone for $249.99 on a two-year agreement or $25 per month with its Sprint One Up payment plan. The One Max features a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, and a 3,300 mAh battery. Sprint previously confirmed that the HTC One Max will also be one of the few devices it offers with superior tri-band 4G LTE connectivity next year.