A new device is available today from Sprint, the HTC-made One (E8). The E8 is much like the One (M8), minus the premium metallic hardware. Instead, the E8 is a mid to high-range device featuring a good-looking polyurethane exterior, with specs that might surprise you given the phone’s $0 down through Sprint’s Easy Pay pricing deal. (more…)
Many thought that Sprint was going to kill off unlimited data after announcing their new double-data share plans on Monday. In an announcement this morning, claiming today as a “new day for unlimited data,” it’s clear that they still believe in an unlimited way of life. Starting tomorrow, new and existing Sprint customers can sign-up for their new unlimited data plan, which includes unlimited talk and text as well, for $60 per month. (more…)
In response to Sprint’s new 20GB $100 plan that was announced earlier in the week for new customers, T-Mobile has decided that it wants all of the current Sprint customers that aren’t being offered this new deal to come on over to its promised land. Through current T-Mobile customers, Magenta is offering unlimited LTE upgrades to any current customer who brings over a friend from another carrier, including Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon. That new customer will also receive the free upgrade to unlimited LTE. (more…)
RootMetrics pushed out the first of their 2014 semi-annual performance reports for the wireless industry late last night, showing Verizon as the overall winner once again. The report looks at five areas (data performance, call performance, text performance, reliability, and speed), four of which Verizon topped the charts on, including the overall category. (more…)
The sort-of-awesome-looking-but-how-do-you-make-a-call-with-no-top-speaker, bezel-less phone from Sharp that was announced yesterday, also known as the Aquos Crystal, is now official for Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile, here in the US. We knew this was coming, but weren’t sure after yesterday’s announcement in Japan when we should expect the phone and how much we might pay for one. We still don’t know when it will be available, but you can buy it for as little as $0 down and with 24-monthly payments of $10 on Sprint. (more…)
On Friday, Sprint’s new CEO, Marcelo Claure, said during a company-wide town hall that we should expect major pricing changes for his company’s wireless plans come today. He has delivered by announcing that Sprint will now offer a family share data plan with up to 10 lines and 20GB of data for $100 (line access charges gone through 2015). For that amount of data, you are looking at prices that certainly cut under AT&T and Verizon.
The details in this one are all over the board and include a special 2GB per line bonus for a limited time, so hang with me while I update this post and break it all down. (more…)
Sprint’s new CEO, Marcelo Claure, has a game plan for his new company, one that will have any potential customers thinking twice before signing up for a competitor. Claure’s main focus will be three areas moving forward – price cuts, network improvements, and a decrease in operational costs.
For now, price cuts will be the company’s main priority, with Claure not sugar coating Sprint’s position in the US carrier race. “When you have a great network, you don’t have to compete on price. When your network is behind, unfortunately you have to compete on value and price.” (more…)