Once we get our hands on a shiny new phone or tablet, top priority is keeping it safe. Sprint is helping to keep its customers even more safe starting today, with the announcement of its upgraded Total Equipment Protection Plus plan. The addition of Sprint’s Total Equipment Protection Plus, along with a new Protect app, takes its device coverage to a new level. (more…)
Softbank-owned Sprint may have the slowest LTE service in the country, but that is not stopping the carrier from implementing bandwidth throttles on some users. Sprint announced that, beginning next month, the “top 5 percent” of users in areas experiencing “heavy congestion” will see “slower-than-normal data speeds until the congestion has passed.” Customers will receive a text reminder of the new policy before it goes into effect. (more…)
This whole Moto X+1 saga is quite interesting. Word of this mysterious device/promo/who-knows-what-it-really-is arrived through leakster @evleaks, along with word of new leather backs, but has since made another appearance on Motorola’s MotoMaker site for all to see.
While we don’t have a ton of info to add to this far-from-finished story, we have seen new references on Motorola’s own site through a cached page to the four colors of leather that were previously outed. We have also seen mentions of carriers and found the image you are seeing above with the name “Moto X+1″ and a direct reference to AT&T. (more…)
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 have received Kit Kat (on most carriers – sorry Verizon customers), it’s time to start moving towards the Galaxy S3, since Sammy promised an update for the 2-year old device. Sprint appears to be one of the first out of the gate with an Android 4.4 update, letting us know that it is ready in the form of build L710VPUCND8.
Sprint’s own support site shows that the update has been approved for rollout as of May 1, which is today.
Be on the lookout for the update. You can check for it by heading into Settings>More>System update>Update Samsung software>Check new. (more…)
Sources of Bloomberg state that Sprint is getting ready to make a bid for T-Mobile. According to three sources, who wished not to be named due to the privacy of the talks, SoftBank Corp. (who owns about 80% of Sprint), is preparing a case to present to FCC regulators, as well as securing funds for acquiring T-Mobile, with a formal bid to come in June or July.
From what was stated, Sprint would be taking on about $8.6 billion in current debt of T-Mobile’s, plus the reported sticker price of the company which sits currently around $24 billion. (more…)
The enhanced 4G LTE network from Sprint, named Sprint Spark, along with the company’s regular LTE network, have been lit up in a few new cities this morning. In fact, 41 new cities will now have Sprint LTE, while another 6 will be able to enjoy Spark. The carrier states that Sprint Spark is expected to cover roughly 100 million Americans by the end of 2014, while its regular 4G LTE network is also growing steadily. (more…)
This morning, Sprint and HTC announced the One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition, a special edition model of this year’s flagship that features a fresh paint job (mixture of black and gold), special audio enhancements, and includes a pair of Harman AE-S ear buds. This product announcement has been a “culmination of a months-long project” with the three players hoping to “redefine the way people listen to music on their smartphones.”
The device will be available May 2 for $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $28.34. If you do some basic math there, the phone will retail for somewhere around the $650 mark. With that in mind, the Harman Kardon AE-S ear buds retail for $149, so the whole package carries a solid value. (more…)