Not to be outdone by T-Mobile's big cellular pricing shake-up, Sprint just made its rumored Unlimited phone plans official. Essentially customers can now purchase all-you-can eat voice and text for one phone line starting at $50 per month. Prices decrease though as you add additional lines, but of course there's a catch. … Read more
Sprint announced today that it will be offering the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Edge on July 19 for $19.99, after users sign a two-year agreement and send in a mail-in-rebate.
The midlevel 3G device will also be available on Boost Mobile for the prepaid price of $149.99 starting July 23.
Aside from being able to survive in a meter of water for 30 minutes, the smartphone has a 4-inch display, with a 800x480-pixel resolution.
It ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere hopes his competition starts chanting one of his oft-used catchphrases: "Oh s***."
Legere turned up the heat on his campaign against what he deemed the industry status quo, this time targeting the requirement to wait two years before upgrading to a new smartphone. Through the new Jump program, customers can upgrade their phones as frequently as twice a year.
"We're going to redefine a stupid, broken, and arrogant industry," he said during the company's press conference on Wednesday.
It's the latest move from a company that is attempting to … Read more
Softbank has officially completed its $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint Nextel, Sprint announced Wednesday, finally closing a merger prolonged by a bidding war between SoftBank and Dish Network.
Japan-based Softbank is paying $7.65 per share in cash (about $16.6 billion) for a 78 percent ownership stake in the new company. The deal, which Sprint shareholders overwhelmingly approved late last month, won the unanimous approval of the Federal Communications Commission last week.
Dan Hesse will continue to serve as CEO of the new company, which will drop the Nextel to be known only as Sprint, while Softbank's … Read more
T-Mobile CEO John Legere said he'd be open to potential combinations with Dish Network or even rival Sprint.
"When I look at the medium to long term, I'm intrigued by Dish's vision," Legere told CNET in an interview Wednesday.
T-Mobile is in the midst of a comeback powered by its "Uncarrier" stance of ripping away old carrier conventions such as service contracts. The company today introduced a new program that would allow customers to upgrade their phones as frequently as twice a year.
Dish Network has been looking to buy both Sprint and … Read more
A document leaked to PhoneArena claims to detail upcoming mobile plans for Sprint customers. The file, which looks to be an ad image, lays out a number of different talk, text, and data plans known as Unlimited, My Way, and My All-In.
For one line, unlimited talk and text starts out at $50. The more lines a customer tacks on, however, the less it will cost to add. For example, adding just a second line will cost $40 more on top of the $50, whereas a third line will cost only an additional $30. Adding four or more lines will … Read more
As expected, Sprint has completed its acquisition of Clearwire.
The company announced the news on Tuesday, saying that it now owns 100 percent of Clearwire. Sprint previously owned about 50 percent of the wireless company.
Sprint initially offered $2.97 per share for Clearwire. However, after concern over the valuation from shareholders and an unsolicited bid from Dish, Sprint changed its tune and upped its offer to $5 per share. Dish bowed out after the carrier upped its bid.
The deal's closure comes just a day after Clearwire shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the deal.
Clearwire offers a nationwide … Read more
Sprint has jumped through the last hoop in its effort to buy the remaining stake in Clearwire.
On Monday, Clearwire shareholders approved a deal in which Sprint, which owns about 50 percent of the company, would buy the remaining shares of Clearwire for $5 a share. The companies said the deal is expected to close on Tuesday.
Clearwire offers a nationwide wireless broadband network using spectrum in the 2.5GHz band. Sprint, which had previously owned about 50 percent of the company, is the only customer that Clearwire has for its wholesale network business. The company also has a retail … Read more
Sprint's merger deal with SoftBank might have received shareholder approval, but it appears the majority of those people have no desire to see what happens post-merger.
Sprint announced Monday that out of the more than 3 billion shares of Sprint stock outstanding, holders of 97 percent of those shares will be cashing out in the deal, rather than receiving shares in the "New Sprint."
For the deal's closing, which is scheduled to take place on July 10, current holders of just 3 percent of Sprint shares have chosen to retain possession of the company's stock. … Read more
The FCC announced Friday that it voted unanimously to approve SoftBank's buy of Sprint as well as Sprint's purchase of the rest of mobile broadband provider Clearwire.
"After thorough review, the Commission has found that the proposed SoftBank-Sprint-Clearwire transactions would serve the public interest," acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said in a statement. "The increased investment in Sprint's and Clearwire's networks is likely to … Read more