All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sprint’

iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date in October – For Sprint

Well, two big iPhone 5 rumors in one day. What’s the special occasion? The Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing “people familiar with the matter,” that Sprint Nextel will start selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October. The release date rumors have fluctuated between late September and mid-October. At least one source calmed October 7, specifically, and now this. Well, regardless …

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Is Verizon Customer Service The Worst Thing Ever?

To get this out of the way, I am not a disgruntled Verizon customer. I’ve never been a Verizon customer. This is not a personal vendetta being aired because I had to spend 4 hours on the phone with Verizon customer service or something like that. This is actually just the product of a down-the-rabbit-hole internet search. Let me explain. …

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Google, Sprint to Launch Mobile Payments

It looks like mobile payments are coming to Android phones quite soon, at least some Android phones. Bloomberg is reporting that three people familiar with the matter say that Google plans to unveil their mobile payment service this Thursday, May 26th. Google will use NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to allow users to make payments with a swipe of their …

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Google Voice Comes to Sprint Today

Last month, Google announced that Sprint was integrating Google Voice, allowing using customers to use their existing Sprint mobile numbers as their Google Voice numbers, and having it ring multiple other phones at the same time. Today, Google announced that the integration has gone into effect. As Google explains on the Google Voice blog, there are two options for Sprint …

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Sprint: “AT&T / T-Mobile Deal Would Harm Consumers”

Since last week’s announcement that AT&T, the nation’s largest wireless provider, is planning to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion, there has been no lack of criticism from many different outlets. Many worry that the deal could harm competition and in the end hurt the quality of service provided to consumers. Sprint is the latest to throw their hat in the …

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Verizon Sprint Merger Not Looking Likely

As you probably know, AT&T and T-Mobile USA announced plans for the former to acquire the latter from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock. While the deal, expected to close in a year, has to go over some regulatory hurdles from the FCC and the DoJ, there have been concerns that the deal will narrow choices for …

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Nexus S 4G and Google Voice Come to Sprint

While perhaps not as big as the AT&T/T-Mobile news, Sprint also has some news – it’s getting the new Nexus S 4G “Google phone” as well as Google Voice integration. “Recently, we introduced Nexus S from Google, the first phone to run Android 2.3, Gingerbread,” writes Google VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin. “In addition to the UMTS-capable Nexus S, today …

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Yahoo Announces Android Deals With Sprint, T-Mobile

With the help of Sprint and T-Mobile, Yahoo is moving onto Google’s turf.  The company announced late yesterday that it intends to make Yahoo products and services more accessible to users of certain Android devices.

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Kinect to Launch with Campaigns from Chevy, Sprint & T-Mobile

It turns out Microsoft’s Kinect, the Xbox add-on that lets users play games without controllers, is not just entertainment for users, but an interesting advertising platform for businesses. Microsoft revealed some campaigns from Chevorlet, Sprint and T-Mobile, which will launch with Kinect on November 4. 

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Sprint Introduces Prepaid Offering With Walmart

Sprint has introduced a new pay-as-you-go service which it will begin offering at Walmart stores on Saturday May 15.

The new offering called "Common Cents Mobile," one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, includes 7- cent per minute phone calls and 7-cent text messages.

Common Cents Mobile includes a round down feature, so if a user talks for 1 minute and 46 seconds they will be charged for 1 minute and not 2.

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