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Sprint has problems, and buying RadioShack stores isn’t going to fix them

Sprint has a brand problem — and RadioShack isn’t one to take notes from in that category

After some speculation, Sprint confirmed that it would be buying out all of RadioShack’s 1,750 stores in conjunction with that company’s bankruptcy filing. Rather than clean them out entirely, Sprint will re-launch the stores as co-branded Sprint/RadioShack locations that devote one-third of floor space to selling Sprint’s phones and service, with the other two-thirds being the same old RadioShack  [Read More…]

Android 5.0 Lollipop soon expected for multiple Sprint devices

This is some great news for Sprint customers out there. A few of HTC, LG, and Samsung’s most popular devices are receiving updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop on the network.

The update for the HTC One M7 was confirmed via Twitter by Mo, the Vice President of Product Management at HTC. Its OTA update started today. He notes that Lollipop is coming to other devices as well.

Android Central said that Lollipop is also coming to the  [Read More…]

Sprint scores almost a million new connections in Q3, but the growth comes at a cost

Following its preliminary publication, Sprint has today shared its final report for Q3 2014. The US carrier managed to bag just short of one million new connections, boasting “significant progress on building a consistent and reliable network”. It’s not all good news, however. As the recent Super Bowl ad teaser revealed, the company hopes you’re watching.

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Sprint Galaxy S5 tipped to score Android 5.0 Lollipop starting tomorrow, Feb. 5

It looks like folks on Sprint may actually nab two Android 5.0 Lollipop updates tomorrow. According to a FAQ posted by Samsung, the Sprint Galaxy S5 is set to pick up some Lollipop love starting tomorrow, February 5.

RadioShack looks to sell stores to Sprint and Amazon

Yesterday, RaidoShack filed for bankruptcy and announced that it is planning to sell half of its 4,000 stores.

This comes after it shares fell 13 percent to 24 cents on Monday. In the past year, the company has lost 90 percent of its value. It has also been suspended from the New York Stock Exchange for failing to submit a business plan in order to comply with the Exchange’s rules.

Bloomberg reported that one of the companies  [Read More…]

Sprint going the barnyard animal route for its Super Bowl ad teaser

Wait. This isn’t T-Mobile? Shots fired.

Sprint to “apologize” to Verizon and AT&T in Super Bowl commercial

Sprint wants to apologize to the two largest wireless providers, Verizon and AT&T. For what, we have no idea. We’re guessing, however, it’s not gonna be as straightforward as the headline sounds.

Come the third quarter of this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Sprint plans to make things right. And, given the stage, we imagine Sprint is set to extend some promotions or roll out something new.

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Google seeking the best of Sprint and T-Mobile

For some time now, it has been announced Google is looking to launch their own mobile service through a mobile virtual network (MVNO). An MVNO that will be running on Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s networks although Google would be offering its own voice and mobile data plans. While an MVNO is certainly not a new concept, there are dozens of other MVNOs that already resell wireless services of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Google will just be added  [Read More…]

Sprint offers $200 for T-Mobile defectors

Sprint on Friday announced a new promotion which puts T-Mobile squarely in its sights. Starting today, and running through April 9, Sprint will guarantee a minimum of $ 200 instant trade-in value to T-Mobile customers who port their phone number. The $ 200 device credit, when attached to the (up to) $ 350 per line ETF credit puts the total deal worth upwards of $ 550. Not too shabby, eh? Wonder what the Un-carrier thinks of this one.

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Report: Google to become MVNO on backs of Sprint and T-Mobile

Google has been working on a solution for mobile service for a while. We haven’t necessarily received any official confirmation, but it has been in reports and rumors for a while. Now, it seems we may be closer than ever to that becoming a reality.

The Information has a report that Nick Fox, a Google executive, is leading what’s called “Project Nova”, which will see Google buying wholesale access to service from T-Mobile and Sprint to provide  [Read More…]