Sprint has reiterated that it plans to shutdown its iDEN network within the next 60 days. The carrier announced in May 2012 that it would phase out iDEN and switch to a network strategy that relies on 4G LTE and CDMA, and the shutdown is now imminent. Sprint has spent the past year notifying customers that they must switch to Direct Connect in order continue service. Beginning June 30, 2013, Sprint will begin an immediate shutdown of iDEN that disables all talk and data services, including 9-1-1 calls. Customers have until June 29 to migrate their accounts before their devices will be rendered obsolete.
T-Mobile had to alter its merger proposal in order to gain the approval of MetroPCS shareholders, but Japanese carrier SoftBank won't alter its $20.1 billion bid for a 70 percent stake in Sprint, according to the company's leader.
Based on what you read and watched in our Samsung Galaxy S 4 review posted earlier today, you may be considering buying the Android 4.2 phone later this week. You will actually have to wait a little longer to buy the phone in the U.S.
As discouraging as Sprint's first quarter losses may be, the carrier is trying to be positive about strong smartphone sales and its progress in transitioning its network from iDEN to an LTE and CDMA focus.
Sprint's 4G LTE is coming along nicely. Though it still trailers Verizon's nearly 500 markets and AT&T's continuously-growing list of supported cities, Sprint today announced it has added 21 new markets to the list of supported cities.
Sprint agreed to sell Japanese carrier SoftBank 70 percent of its company for $20 billion, but satellite TV provider DISH Networks has said that it wants to merge with Sprint and will pay $25.5 billion to facilitate the union.
The Galaxy S 4 is launching soon on Sprint, so you might think the carrier would stop putting effort into last year's Galaxy S III. Sprint is actually putting more effort into the phone by announcing a new color option for the Galaxy S III.
Sprint today announced that it has begun updating the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Android 4.1 introduces new features like Android Beam to enable wireless NFC data transfers, automatically resizing widgets, Google Now enhanced search,
It looks like HTC has figured out its manufacturing problems and will be able to deliver the HTC One to U.S. consumers later this month. Following AT&T's announcement hours ago, Sprint has confirmed that it will launch the HTC One April 19. Sprint will offer the 32GB HTC One in black or silver. The phone will cost $199 when purchased on a two-year agreement, and sales for the phone begin this Friday, April 5. The HTC One is compatible with Sprint's 4G LTE network, available in 67 markets at the moment.
Sprint is still waiting for government approval for its planned sale to Japanese carrier SoftBank, and the third-place U.S. carrier has reportedly agreed not to purchase network equipment from Huawei in order to ease government fears.