All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sprint’

U.S. Could Block Rumored Sprint & T-Mobile Merger

With T-Mobile now adding hundreds of thousands of customers per quarter and Sprint struggling to keep its subscriber numbers up, the rumored merger between the third- and fourth-largest mobile providers in the U.S. still appears to be in the works. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Sprint board members met this month with U.S. Department of …

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Framily Plan- A Sprint Plan Frame-Up?

Calling all family, friends, enemies, frienemies– CNet tells us that Sprint has introduced a new family plan that they refuse to call anything other than the Sprint Framily Plan. Likely more of an unfortunate scenario for the fine customer service folks at Sprint who are forced to say the made-up word each time, the spelling represents not just family being …

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Sprint’s “One Up” Program is Now “Easy Pay”

When T-Mobile announced its “JUMP!” pricing and upgrade program last year, U.S. mobile providers scrambled to implement similar deals. Sprint was the last major carrier to roll out its plan, which was dubbed “One Up.” The plan allowed customers to purchase devices with monthly payments over the course of two years and upgrade those devices at a faster rate. When …

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Sprint’s “One Up” Plans No Longer Available

Less than four months ago, Sprint announced its “One Up” pricing program. The offering was a reaction to T-Mobile’s “Jump!” announcement, which allowed T-Mobile subscribers to Pay for their smartphones through monthly payment plans while using T-Mobile service through a no-contract monthly agreement. The system allowed for customers to upgrade their devices yearly, with no extra down payments. Sprint’s One …

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Sprint Announces New “Framily” Service Plans

While AT&T and T-Mobile have been dealing with their own issues during this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sprint has used the venue as the debut of a new mobile service plan it is calling “Framily.” Though Sprint is calling the new plan “revolutionary,” the realities of the plan are a bit more mundane than that. Under a Framily plan, …

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Sprint Is Thinking About Buying T-Mobile Next Year [REPORT]

According to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the United States’ third-largest carrier is thinking about making a bid for the nation’s fourth-largest. Sources “familiar with the matter” say that Sprint is weighing the possibility of making a play on T-Mobile that could take place as early as the first half of 2014, and which could be as costly …

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Nexus 5 Will Come To Sprint, T-Mobile Before The Holidays

Did yesterday’s Nexus 5 announcement excite you to no end? You might have even rushed to the Google Play store to purchase one, but found its comparatively affordable price of $349 to be a bit too much. Well, worry not as Google’s next flagship device will soon be subsidized through two carriers. Upon the announcement of the Nexus 5 yesterday, …

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Sprint Will Still Sell BlackBerry Phones In-Store

Sprint will continue to sell BlackBerry phones out of its retail locations, according to a report from Reuters. Sprint CFO Joe Euteneur told the publication that the company is taking a “wait-and-see” approach to BlackBerry’s current smartphone lineup. The declaration is significant because last week fourth place U.S. mobile provider T-Mobile revealed that it will no longer ship BlackBerry smartphones …

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Sprint to Unveil Its Unsubsidized Pricing Plan

Back in July, T-Mobile introduced its “Jump!” pricing plan. The mobile provider’s new plan, instead of subsidizing the cost of new smartphones, allows customers to pay for their devices on a monthly basis. In addition, customers on the plan can upgrade to newer smartphones on a yearly basis instead of being locked into a two-year contract. Within days of T-Mobile’s …

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AT&T Tops J.D. Power Purchase Experience Survey

Earlier this month, J.D. Power released the results of its “2013 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance” study. The report showed that AT&T ranks number one among top U.S. mobile providers when it comes to customer service satisfaction. Today, J.D. Power released the results of its “2013 Wireless Purchase Experience” Study. The survey looks at and rates the experiences customers …

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AT&T Ranks 1st in Customer Service For U.S. Mobile Providers

U.S. mobile providers aren’t known for their fantastic customer service, but some are certainly better than others. J.D. Power’s “2013 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study” was released this week, ranking each of the country’s mobile carriers on their customer’s satisfaction with each company’s service. The study found that AT&T now ranks highest in customer service satisfaction among all …

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Sprint Loses $1.6 Billion, Loses Nextel Subscribers

Today Sprint Corporation released its first quarterly report since its acquisition by SoftBank. The U.S. mobile provider posted a massive $1.6 billion net loss during the second quarter of 2013, while the company’s revenue during the quarter dropped slightly to just over $845 million. One of the few bright spots of the report includes an 8% rise in Sprint’s wireless …

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