Back in late 2012, we asked the community what the reason was for sticking with their current carrier. At the time, LTE networks and coverage dominated the vote, with a growing percentage suggesting that nothing was keeping them with their current carrier, and that they would be moving on as soon as their contract expired.
Here we are almost two years later, T-Mobile has gone all Uncarrier on us, smartphone payment plans are taking over, 2-year contracts are dying, and almost everyone claims to have a massive LTE network. So let’s ask again, to see if anything has changed.
Why are you with your current carrier?
Sprint’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is joining the Galaxy Mega today at the Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” party. According to both Sprint and Samsung, the device is due for the update, as build L520VPUABNE3.
The update, like all of the other Samsung updates that have been released over the last couple of months, introduces an updated lock screen, default SMS chooser, restyled notification bar, expanded emoji support, wireless printing, and more. (more…)
Samsung’s Galaxy Mega on Sprint is the latest device to receive Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat,” software version L600VPUANE4. AT&T’s was the first Mega variant to see the love, but Sprint has been leading the charge for the most part when it comes to Kit Kat and Samsung devices. The fact that they were a step slow on a device that is probably a little lower on the importance meter is OK.
Sprint didn’t list a changelog, but they are all the same for Samsung devices at this point. The changelog from AT&T’s Mega update will probably give us a pretty good feel for it. (more…)
Folks who still use their smartphone to talk to people, take note: if you have the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5, you can expect Wi-Fi calling in an update.
Wi-Fi calling grants you unlimited minutes and texts by switching to VoIP and internet-based messaging when you’re connected to a wireless access point. Sprint has remained committed to bringing the feature out to as many devices as possible, adding it to the Note 3 in April and the Galaxy Mega and S4 Mini in March. (more…)
In an effort to provide more 4G LTE coverage to more people around the country, Sprint has inked a deal with several regional providers to help give them the spectrum they need. These new carriers will now be able to offer their customers new areas of 4G signal in places where it is hard to build out. This new deal will expand over a population of 34 million people, now able to pull down those great 4G speeds. (more…)
As a company, HTC might not be in the best place right now, but the One (M8) is still a fantastic Android phone. Packed with specs, except for maybe the camera, and wrapped in a metal body, the M8 is one of the best phones on the market.
For the next week, HTC is letting you grab this year’s flagship for only $99. (more…)
On April 30, news broke that Sprint was readying a bid to purchase T-Mobile. Today, according to sources familiar with the deal, the two companies have agreed on a price, settling at about $40 per T-Mo share. At that price, and with T-Mobile’s reported debt of about $14.5 billion, the company’s “theoretical enterprise value” sits around $40.8 billion.
Not only is it reported that the companies have agreed upon a price for purchase, but have also agreed on a value if the deal is broken up, much like we saw when AT&T put in a bid for T-Mobile in 2011. (more…)
Sprint announced a press event this afternoon, set to take place in Chicago the Monday before Google I/O (6/25), on June 23. On the invite, Sprint states “this is happy connecting,” which could only point to a type of network enhancement they are ready to unveil. (more…)