Tagged with: Sprint

How to Unlock Your Phone on the 4 Major U.S. Carriers

How to Unlock Your Phone on the 4 Major U.S. Carriers

After you’ve finished up with a two-year smartphone contract, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep your old device and bring it to a compatible carrier with a lower monthly cost. But if your device is carrier locked — and if you bought it on contract from one of the big four carriers, it probably is — ...

Report: Sprint is Close to Acquiring T-Mobile for $32 Billion

Report: Sprint is Close to Acquiring T-Mobile for $32 Billion

Responding to a wave of consolidation in the telecommunications industry, the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless phone operators have agreed on the terms of a deal to join forces. Sprint and T-Mobile have talked about a combination for years but continued to put it off, each preoccupied with other deals, and ...

Sprint to Pay $7.5 Million for Do-Not-Call Violations

Sprint to Pay $7.5 Million for Do-Not-Call Violations

Sprint will pay $7.5 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission investigation over whether the carrier failed to respect consumer requests to opt out of phone and text marketing from the carrier. The FCC said in a statement that it is the largest-ever settlement over potential Do Not Call violations. It follows ...

Some States Now Let You Text 911 During an Emergency

Some States Now Let You Text 911 During an Emergency

If you're deaf or in an emergency where you can't speak, getting a hold of 911 is problematic. Starting Thursday, the nation's leading mobile providers will start the support of texting to 911 for emergencies in certain areas. The providers supporting the service include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. For ...

Sprint to Throttle its Heaviest Users’ Speeds Starting Next Month

Sprint to Throttle its Heaviest Users’ Speeds Starting Next Month

Sprint has announced that it will slow down data speeds for its most demanding smartphone customers beginning next month. The carrier is currently sending out text messages to subscribers alerting them of the change, which will only apply to areas dealing with network congestion. Anyone that falls within the top 5 percent ...

Report: Sprint Will Try to Buy T-Mobile in June or July

Report: Sprint Will Try to Buy T-Mobile in June or July

Sprint plans to push forward with a bid for T-Mobile after meeting with banks last month to make debt arrangements for that offer, people with knowledge of the situation said. Sprint Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer and Treasurer Greg Block met with six banks to ensure the lenders would be ready with financing ...

Sprint Announces Spotify Partnership, Unveils New HTC One M8 Phone

Sprint Announces Spotify Partnership, Unveils New HTC One M8 Phone

Sprint has gathered the NY media on Tuesday to reveal a new smartphone in collaboration with HTC and Harman/Kardon, as well as a discount partnership with Spotify. Sprint unveiled a partnership with Spotify alongside a new service called Sprint Sound sessions, the carrier’s own portal to premium discounted live event, ...

Sprint Will Unlock All U.S. Phones Made After February 2015

Sprint Will Unlock All U.S. Phones Made After February 2015

The US mobile market is weird in that almost all the phones floating around here are locked to one carrier or another. You can usually request an unlock code from the carrier if you are not under contract or still paying off the device, but Sprint is different. It claims it doesn't have any mechanism to unlock phones for ...

Report: Sprint and Spotify to Partner Up, Offer Trials and Discounts

Report: Sprint and Spotify to Partner Up, Offer Trials and Discounts

Sprint and Spotify are working to push the streaming music service out to the wireless carrier’s customers. A planned tie-up between the two companies, similar to one already under way with AT&T and Beats Music, will feature free Spotify trials for Sprint customers and will give them the ability to pay for the service ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 14, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 14, 2014

When it comes to buying a child his or her first cell phone, which should you get? Parental controls on many popular phones are great, but they only go so far. That’s where Sprint’s new WeGo phone comes in. The WeGo can limit your child’s calling and messaging to only the contacts you allow, while also letting you ...