Yesterday, we told you that Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure had a big announcement to make. This morning, he made it in the form of a 50% off deal if you bring your number to Sprint from AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile. Sprint is calling it the “Biggest Wireless Offer in U.S. History.”
I would call the deal simple, but I took a look at the mile-long terms and am not so sure anything about this could be simple, especially when you start talking about cutting prices in half from three different carriers who all offer wildly different plans at varying prices and with different amounts of data. So here is the deal, in the simplest terms I can explain it. (more…)
Tomorrow, at 11:15AM CT, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will make a “major announcement.” Do we have any guesses as to what that may be? Not really, no. He will field questions from journos during a teleconference to address the announcement, though, so we’ll be sure to tune in to see what comes of it.
Any guesses? (more…)
I don’t know that a free Amazon Prime membership ($99 value) would get me to switch carriers any time soon, but if you were thinking of taking your wireless money to Sprint, or are already a Sprint customer who plans to buy a new Samsung Galaxy phone in the near future, get ready for a heck-of-a-freebie. For a limited time (until November 30), new and existing Sprint customers who activate a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5, will receive a free 1-year membership to Amazon Prime. (more…)
Just got paid and need to blow all that cash on a new smartphone? Today would be a decent day, as we have two devices available worth at least a few minutes of your time. On one hand, we have the Blackberry Priv, which is the first Android-powered phone from the Canadian keyboard aficionado. On the other, you have HTC’s One A9, which is actually a pretty great phone, aside from the fact that it looks like an iPhone 6. (more…)
This morning, Sprint announced a new “unlimited data” plan for $20 per month that “beats all national carriers.” Except, to no one’s surprise, this is actually just a 1GB plan and isn’t anything new or ground-breaking or special. (more…)
The HTC One A9 is coming to AT&T and Sprint for sure, according to announcements from each carrier. AT&T isn’t giving out much details, only that they will sell the phone both online and in stores. Sprint, on the other hand, has confirmed a November 6 launch and $20 per month lease for the phone. (more…)
Sprint is bringing 4G LTE to 279 underground subway stations in the NYC area, according to an announcement made this week. With the project set to be completed by 2017, these underground stations serve 6 millions riders per day, and any of those riders who use Sprint will be able to access their digital lives from under the streets during a commute. (more…)
Samsung Pay, the mobile payment system from Samsung that I would argue is actually a game changer, launches today in the US. I say that it’s a game changer because it’s not just another NFC payment system that requires retailers to have NFC-ready payment terminals. With Samsung Pay, you can (theoretically) pay at almost every credit card terminal you encounter, because it uses magnetic secure transmission (MST) that emulates a credit card swipe. It’s awesome.
Anyways, here are the details for today’s launch in the US. (more…)