Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 Gains HD Voice Icon, Security Enhancements

It was nearly a month ago that Sprint announced the nationwide availability of HD Voice, and since that time, a number of handsets have received the requisite software necessary to take advantage.

A notable omission from many upgrades, however, has been any kind of HD Voice indicator, which makes it rather difficult to tell in what areas the feature is available.

Fortunately, manufacturers have been adding iconography retroactively, most recently Samsung for the Galaxy S4(more…)

T-Mobile Launches Own “Best Ever” Family Plan, 10GB of Data Plus Unlimited Talk/Text for $100

T-Mobile’s John Legere is just as sick of seeing AT&T ads for their “Best ever prices” family plan as you are. To try and directly compete with that plan, T-Mobile will launch their own best ever-like pricing, with a new family plan that runs just $100 per month for four lines, yet includes the same 10GB of data as the competitors, along with unlimited talk and text.

For comparison, T-Mobile put together a chart to show you how this new plan beats out not only AT&T, but also similar plans from Verizon and Sprint. Since the chart was created by T-Mo, you have to take it for what it is. However, it does show the major points here, like price, which is $60 lower and the 2.5GB of data per line, with no overages. T-Mobile is still giving away unlimited data and text in over 120 countries with this plan, plus they are letting you stream music from many of the top music services without it counting against your data.  (more…)

Sprint Rolling Out Android 4.4.3 Update to HTC One (M8)

It may not technically be the latest version of Android, which is currently Android 4.4.4, but HTC One (M8) users on Sprint will be pleased to hear their devices are receiving a minor update to the next best thing, plus a few other goodies.

The new firmware released today, 2.16.651.4, is based on Android 4.4.3, which packs miscellaneous improvements and fixes. In addition, the update adds an HD Voice indicator and support for WiFi Calling.  (more…)

Sprint LG G3 Now Up for Pre-order, $199 on Two-year Agreement (Updated)

While pre-orders have been up through Verizon for the LG G3 since yesterday, and the device is now officially available at AT&T, Sprint’s own G3 is now up for pre-order. Priced at the same point as the AT&T model, customers can opt for either a $199, two-year agreement or the carriers’ Easy Pay plan of $0 down and 24 months of $25 equal payments.  (more…)

Sprint LG G Flex Receiving Update, Brings Voice Over WiFi Capability and Bug Fixes

An update is headed to the G Flex from LG on Sprint’s network, bringing a big feature for non-fans of wireless plans with minutes. G Flex owners will be able to place Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) calls, which is essentially just VoIP, but with a WiFi connection and not wireless data.

In addition, the update includes a new HD Voice icon, a Google SMS and Security patch, plus an “Update email Signature” feature. No exact clue to what that means, but it’s probably for the pre-installed email client.

Take a peek at the changelog from Sprint below.  (more…)

LG G3 Launches Through Sprint on July 18

LG may have somewhat hurt themselves by building so much anticipation around its newest flagship device, the G3, only to make people wait a month and a half before they could buy it. Thankfully, US consumers can finally start marking their calendars for launch dates through a few carriers, with Sprint being the most recent to announce pricing and availability.

Beginning July 18, customers can pick up the LG G3, capable of running on the company’s Spark LTE network. Pre-orders will also be available, with those going live on July 11. For those curious, Sprint’s Easy Pay will allow qualified buyers to purchase the device for $0 down, followed by 24 monthly payments of $25.  (more…)

Sprint Announces the Galaxy S5 Sport, the Now Network’s Own Ruggedized Smartphone

This morning at Sprint’s press event in Chicago, the Now Network announced the Galaxy S5 Sport alongside Samsung. The GS5 Sport is essentially a Galaxy S5 Active, but for Sprint’s network. The main difference we are seeing are color options, but customers will still see a ruggedized exterior, good specifications, plus the touted water and dust resistance.

For specs, we are looking at a 5.1″ 1080p Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, heart rate monitor, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 2,800mAh battery, 16GB of memory with access to microSD slot, and runs Android 4.4.2. In addition to these specs, Sprint and Samsung teamed up to throw in a bit of fitness apps and software, claiming the device is “like having a personal trainer” in your pocket. (more…)