Sprint introduced a new data plan this morning. Priced at $90 a month, users get 12GB of high-speed data, unlimited talk and text, to split over up to 10 lines. Each mobile broadband that gets added to the plan, a $20 per month charge is collected by Sprint, or $10 a month for tablets. (more…)
T-Mobile continues to post growing numbers in its latest Q4 and Yearly earnings report, bringing in 2.1 million net customers in the Fourth Quarter alone. In 2014 as a whole, T-Mobile netted 8.3 million customers in total. Crazily enough, T-Mobile captured 80% of the industry’s postpaid phone growth in Q4 of 2014. (more…)
Owners of the LG G3 who have tied themselves to Sprint, your Android 5.0 “Lollipop” update is on the way. Announced this morning through Sprint’s Devices, Apps, and Services blog, the update is rolling out today with “fluid” Material Design animations, Android TV support, more efficient battery usage, notifications on the lock screen, and more. (more…)
On February 19, at least according to a Sprint’s recently updated list of 4G LTE markets, Sprint customers should see 4G LTE connections in 20+ new markets, including Washington DC, Vail, Colorado, and Maui, Hawaii.
Previous additions to Sprint’s growing LTE market list went live in December and October, so this is the first new batch of 2015. (more…)
Over a year ago, the FCC and the CTIA (organization who represents all of the big wireless carriers) reached an agreement on how each of the big wireless carriers in the US should approach phone unlocking and unlocking requests from their customers. We are bringing up the subject again today, because February 11 was the date set for all participating parties to be ready for every single one of you to flood your carrier with a wave of unlock requests, or something. OK, not really, but today is the day that carriers needed to to be in full compliance with that previously mentioned agreement, an agreement that included six bullet points for handling the unlocking of the phones (“Six Standards on Unlocking”). You will hear people toss around things like, “It’s now legal to unlock your phone starting today!” (Just like I did in that click-baity title.) But that’s not really the case. It has been legal for a long, long time, it’s just that today, carriers have to be more friendly about it all.
Let’s talk a bit about it. (more…)
RootMetrics, a company who takes network performance serious enough to “distill” thousands of “independent, consumer-focused” tests to measure and rank them, published their 2nd Half 2014 US carrier network report yesterday afternoon. The results, well, aren’t all that different from their first half results, other than the fact that T-Mobile dropped to fourth place behind Sprint for overall performance. On top, we still have Verizon, just like we did back in August. (more…)
According to Sprint, their variant of the HTC One (M8) is receiving its Android 5.0 “Lollipop” today. Yep, today, not in a week or whatever a handful of leaks suggested, yesterday. The update drops in as build 4.20.651.10, but also removes the Lumen Toolbar. And that’s it!
We mentioned in our tour of Lollipop on the unlocked One (M8) that this update won’t necessarily look unfamiliar to one (M8) owners, because it’s still Sense 6 and it acts and looks like Sense 6. You will find notifications on your the lock screen, though, along with better notification controls, a new quick toggles and notification pulldown, screen pinning, and the new app switcher.
That gives both Sprint One (M7 and M8) models Lollipop before almost any other carrier has had a chance to push it. Nice job, Sprint. (more…)