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 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.
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.
Sprint lost money during the fourth quarter of 2013, but the nation's third-place carrier gained hundreds of thousands of new customers, the second most important metric of its business.
Sprint has become the first of the four major carriers in the United States to release an Android 4.4 KitKat update. It's mostly a behind-the-scenes change with few noticeable changes, but the update adds some subtle Sense 5.5 changes.
Sprint today announced that it has added LTE service to 40 new markets sprinkled throughout the United States, and it is improving the 3G network in those areas as well. This raises total of 4G markets to 340; here's a list of the latest Sprint 4G LTE market launches.
The oldest rumor in the US wireless industry may become a reality at some point this year, and if Sprint truly does make a blockbuster bid to acquire T-Mobile US, it won't have any problem getting the financing necessary for the costly acquisition.
Following the lead of T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T, Sprint today has announced a new early upgrade program that lets customers purchase a new phone at any time and split the total costs among 24 monthly payments.
Sprint has retired its "One Up" early upgrade program less than four months after it started. The nation's third-place carrier has instead encouraged potential customers to explore a new "Framily" plan that includes early upgrade options.
DISH Network is taking a hard look at buying T-Mobile US as a way to enter the wireless industry, something that it failed to do when attempting to acquire Sprint. DISH may find itself in familiar territory because Sprint is also said to be considering a run at T-Mobile.