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Sprint expects to shut off WiMAX by end of next year
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 07, 2014

The Sprint WiMAX era will come to an end next year once Sprint goes through with plans to cease using the network at some point near the end of 2015.

Sprint echoes T-Mobile, now offering up to $350 to switch carriers
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 04, 2014

Sprint today announced a new promotion that could potentially offer customers up to $650 to help allay the costs of switching wireless service providers. In addition to trade-in credits, the carrier also promises to pay termination fees..

Sprint HD Voice launching nationwide in July
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 26, 2014

Sprint will introduce HD Voice, its network optimization tool that enables higher audio quality on voice calls, across the US later this summer. Speaking at the Oracle Industry Connect conference, CEO Dan Hesse promised that Sprint HD Voice will launch in July.

Sprint 4G LTE launches in Omaha, Provo, Myrtle Beach, and 17 other markets
By Andrew Kameka on Monday March 17, 2014

Sprint today announced the expansion of its 4G LTE network into 20 new markets in the United States. The company also revealed that it has reached more than 402 cities thanks to the recent launches, showing the company is picking up steam from the delayed roll-out that started in 2013.

Sprint Prepaid is $45 prepaid service for Sprint, but not the prepaid from Sprint you've seen before
By Andrew Kameka on Friday March 14, 2014

Confusing title, I know, but it's a distinction that we have to make. Sprint, which has previously managed prepaid service under the Virgin and Boost brands, has today launched Sprint Prepaid service. The new option is directly under Sprint's brand and offers some banking services as well.

Sprint's network is "horrible" but buying T-Mobile will fix that problem, says Sprint Chairman
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 12, 2014

Though he calls the slow speeds and unreliable performance of wireless connectivity in the US as unacceptable given what consumers pay, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son claims that he can fix the "horrible" network if Sprint is allowed to purchase T-Mobile.

T-Mobile sees a merger as inevitable and "not a question of if, it is question of when"
By Andrew Kameka on Monday March 10, 2014

Sooner or later, the US arm of Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, will be sold off to a larger company. T-Mobile Chief Financial Officer Braxton Carter all but admitted as much when he said that it's just a matter of time before there is more consolidation in the wireless industry.

Verizon Wireless leads network performance tests, T-Mobile miffed about last place results
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday March 06, 2014

Verizon Wireless is the best performing network, followed by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Analytics firm RootMetrics recently released those rankings, which pleased Verizon and obviously upset T-Mobile.

Sprint Wi-Fi Calling launches on two devices to support better voice coverage
By Andrew Kameka on Friday February 21, 2014

Sprint today announced that customers can now get enhanced voice calling options with a new Wi-Fi calling feature available on a pair of Android devices. The free service makes it possible to log onto a home or public Wi-Fi network and then place voice calls.

Sprint passes major 4G LTE milestone, launches Spark in new cities
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday February 11, 2014

It has taken Sprint longer than expected to deliver 4G LTE service across the United States, but the carrier's LTE network is nearing completion. However, the effort to deliver even better 4G service is just beginning.