Sprint Joins Rivals In Launching Trade-Up Program

Sprint Joins Rivals In Launching Trade-Up Program

By Joseph Palenchar On Sep 20 2013 - 9:12am




Overland Park, Kan. – Sprint became the last of the four national carriers to launch a frequent trade-in plan for unsubsidized phones and tablets.

For now, the Sprint One Up program is available beginning today only through Sprint’s company-owned stores, not through indirect retailers, but a spokesperson told TWICE, “We do plan to expand the Sprint One Up to additional channels.” The program also isn’t available currently in Florida and Washington D.C.

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Sprint Expands Distribution Through Costco

Sprint Expands Distribution Through Costco

By Joseph Palenchar On Sep 18 2013 - 3:42pm




Overland Park, Kan. – Sprint is expanding its presence in the Costco chain to 100 more stores, joining 106 Costco stores that began last fall to sell Sprint products and services.

In the stores, Sprint-network handsets are sold in wireless kiosks and dedicated retail spaces managed by Seattle-based Wireless Advocates, which provides similar services for Staples and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Wireless Advocates supplies Costco with salespeople, products and services.

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Sprint To Be Last To Offer LG G2 Flagship

Sprint To Be Last To Offer LG G2 Flagship

By Joseph Palenchar On Sep 9 2013 - 12:45pm




Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint set its price for LG’s flagship G2 smartphone but, unlike its three national rivals, the carrier didn’t set a precise availability date for the 5.2-inch phablet other than to say the device will be available in time for the holidays.

The carrier did announce that it would begin taking preorders from consumers on Oct. 11, indicating that Sprint’s G2 won’t be available until at least a month after it’s available from all three national rivals.

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Sprint To Be Last To Offer LG G2 Flagship

Sprint To Be Last To Offer LG G2 Flagship

By Joseph Palenchar On Sep 9 2013 - 11:13am

The LG G2
The LG G2


Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint set its price for LG’s flagship G2 smartphone but, unlike its three national rivals, the carrier didn’t set a precise availability date for the 5.2-inch phablet other than to say the device will be available in time for the holidays.

The carrier did announce that it would begin taking preorders from consumers on Oct. 11, indicating that Sprint’s G2 won’t be available until at least a month after it’s available from all three national rivals.

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3 U.S. Carriers Commit To Galaxy Note 3

3 U.S. Carriers Commit To Galaxy Note 3

By Joseph Palenchar On Sep 5 2013 - 8:47am




New York — U.S. carriers AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have committed to selling the Galaxy Note 3 phablet, which was launched yesterday at the IFA convention in Berlin.

T-Mobile and AT&T also committed themselves to selling the Note’s companion smart watch, the Galaxy Gear.

 Sprint said it would offer the Note 3 in the fall. T-Mobile said it would offer the devices “soon,” and AT&T didn’t lay out a timetable. No carrier revealed pricing.

The Note 3 features 5.7-inch 1,920 by 1080p FullHD display and 4G LTE.

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Sprint Updates ’60s Pocket Radio

Sprint Updates ’60s Pocket Radio

By Joseph Palenchar On Aug 15 2013 - 3:21pm




Overland Park, Kan. — The six-transistor pocket radio of the early 1960s is going high-tech with Sprint’s launch of the NextRadio interactive radio app on select Sprint smartphones equipped with an analog FM-radio chip.

Sprint is the first carrier to offer the NextRadio app on smartphones.

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Sprint To Offer 2nd Windows 8 Phone On Friday

Sprint To Offer 2nd Windows 8 Phone On Friday

By Joseph Palenchar On Aug 14 2013 - 3:32pm

Samsung’s Ativ S Neo is Sprint’s second Windows Phone 8 smartphone and Sprint’s
Samsung’s Ativ S Neo is Sprint’s second Windows Phone 8 smartphone and Sprint’s first Windows 8 smartphone with international voice/data roaming.


Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint announced Aug. 16 availability of its second Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Samsung Ativ S Neo.

The $150 device, which the carrier previously said it would offer sometime in the summer, will join the $99 HTC 8XT, available since July 19.

The device will be available Friday through Sprint’s direct channels and will become available to Sprint’s indirect sales channels in the coming weeks, a spokesman told TWICE.

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Sprint Nextel Posts Loss, But Record Wireless Revenue

Sprint Nextel Posts Loss, But Record Wireless Revenue

By TWICE Staff On Jul 30 2013 - 10:06am

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Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint said Sprint Nextel had a deeper loss in the fiscal second quarter but reported record quarterly Sprint platform wireless service revenue of $7.2 billion and continued growth in Sprint platform postpaid subscribers.

Net operating revenues for the quarter were $8.87 billion, up from the prior year’s $8.84 billion, and its operating loss was $874 million, up from $629 million. The net loss was $1.59 billion, up from the prior year’s $1.37 billion.

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Sprint Launching First 3 Triband Data Devices

Sprint Launching First 3 Triband Data Devices

By Joseph Palenchar On Jul 15 2013 - 11:44am

Netgear’s triband-LTE mobile hot spot for Sprint will retail for $49 on July 19,
Netgear’s triband-LTE mobile hot spot for Sprint will retail for $49 on July 19, when two other LTE triband data devices for Sprint go on sale.


Overland Park, Kan. – Sprint announced July 19 availability and pricing of its first three LTE devices operating on three frequency bands to boost in-building coverage and increased speed and capacity.

The data devices include Netgear’s Zing mobile hot spot and 341U USB modem, priced respectively at $49 after $50 mail-in rebate via a reward card and $19 after the rebate. The third data device is Novatel’s MiFi 500 LTE, which is priced at $49 with the rebate.

 Triband LTE phones from Samsung and LG are expected by the end of the year.

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Sprint Goes On Offensive

Sprint Goes On Offensive

By Joseph Palenchar On Jul 11 2013 - 4:27pm




Overland Park, Kan. — Fresh from yesterday’s closing of its merger with SoftBank, Sprint is going on the marketing offensive with the launch of two new plans that guarantee unlimited talk, text and data for life while on the Sprint network.

Sprint promised that customers on the plans will see “significant yearly savings” compared with plans from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.

The plans and Sprint Unlimited guarantee go into effect Friday, July 12, for new and existing subscribers.

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