$100,000 Project Connect Donation from Sprint to Help Youth Succeed in Digital World

By: Sarah September 8th, 2014

Sprint-provided Dell laptops and Internet connectivity will help bridge digital divide and enrich educational experience for Bay Area students

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 08, 2014 – Some 65 Bay Area students will receive the educational tools they need to navigate and thrive in today’s online world. Sprint, through the Sprint Project Connect Program, will donate 65 Dell laptops and Internet connectivity to enable some students and their teachers at Kennedy High School (KHS) in the West Contra Costa Unified School District to claim a richer learning experience that spans the “digital divide.”

“Increasingly, our daily lives, both personally and professionally, require the use and understanding of digital technology,” said Ralph Reid, vice president — Corporate Responsibility at Sprint. “Students without the economic means to fully participate in the digital realm can be at a severe disadvantage in working toward a better future. Sprint is proud to provide the equipment, technological solutions and resources these students and teachers need to access the most current educational resources available and to achieve their highest educational goals.”

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15 Additional Rural Carriers for Sprint 4G LTE Roaming

By: Sarah September 5th, 2014

Sprint’s Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program now includes 27 carriers; extends 4G LTE coverage in 27 states, 565,000 square miles and a population of more than 38 million people

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 05, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it has reached 4G LTE agreements with 15 additional rural and regional network carriers as part of the Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program it announced with Competitive Carriers Association earlier this year. The program gives smaller carriers a clear path forward to high speed mobile broadband solutions by providing the carriers low-cost access to Sprint’s nationwide 4G LTE network and an opportunity to access an expanded range of mobile devices.

Including the new agreements, the program now includes 27 carriers, extending coverage in 27 states, over 565,000 square miles and a population of more than 38 million people. The 15 carriers joining the program are:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Featuring Sprint Spark Available Sept. 12

By: Sarah September 4th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 04, 2014 – Beginning on Friday, Sept. 12, Sprint (NYSE: S) will bring to life the ultimate entertainment experience with the ultrathin 6.6mm Samsung Galaxy Tab® S 10.5, featuring a high-resolution Super AMOLED™ display with the high-speed network data capabilities of Sprint Spark™ enhanced LTE, where available.

Available in Titanium Bronze, Galaxy Tab S will be available in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales, Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business Sales. With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Galaxy Tab S with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09 (SRP: $649.99; excluding taxes) and requires a service plan.

Fact Sheet: Samsung Galaxy Tab® S 10.5

By: Sarah September 4th, 2014

Premium Sprint Spark experience with a thin, lightweight design

Productivity

  • Sprint Spark™ enhanced LTE
  • Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat
  • 2.3GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8974 chipset)
  • Multi Window™1 allows users to easily and seamlessly switch between apps and windows, as well as drag and drop content
  • Hancom Office Hwp 2014 for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere
  • Mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Samsung Knox™3 to ensure that businesses have the security and control they require to protect sensitive data from the hardware layer to the application layer
  • Quick Connect defaults to the best technology to share your content, send files, share your screen or control nearby devices
  • E-meetings, a personal organizer that shares data simultaneously on multiple devices allowing users to take notes, edit the same file and share file revisions
  • Fingerprint4 sensor makes multi-user access easy and secure
  • Dropbox® cloud storage and file syncing service
  • Personal and business email, as well as IM through Google Talk™
  • Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android, Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
  • Wi-Fi Miracast® to wirelessly mirror a smartphone or tablet display
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Sprint Offering Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

By: Sarah September 3rd, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 03, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) will be the only wireless carrier to offer the U.S. variant of Samsung Galaxy Note® 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note® Edge paired with the high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark™ and Samsung Gear™ VR.

Introduced by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are the next generation of the popular Samsung Galaxy Note family of smartphones and Gear VR adds a new dimension to the mobile entertainment viewing experience.

Ryan Sullivan, vice president-Product Development, Sprint, issued the following statement:

Boost Mobile Introduces “Data Boost Plans”

By: Sarah September 3rd, 2014

New plans reduce prices and double the amount of high-speed data for customers

IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 03, 2014 – Actions speak louder than words andBoost Mobile has always been a trailblazer in the wireless industry, making bold and disruptive moves to help consumers get more for their money. Today, Boost Mobile introduces “Data Boost Plans,” which reduce Boost’s monthly prices by $5 and double the amount of high-speed data customers receive.

Boost changed the wireless game in 2009 with the launch of the flat-rate $50 Monthly Unlimited plan and continued to pave the road with innovations like Shrinking Payments in 2011. The new Data Boost Plans are available to new and existing customers from Sept. 3 through Nov. 3 and provide an affordable way for consumers to match their specific data needs. At $35 per month, Boost Mobile provides the lowest price for an unlimited talk, text and high-speed data prepaid plan among major carriers and can be paired with a Boost Mobile handset.1

“This is way more data at a better price,” said Dow Draper, president-Sprint Prepaid Group. “We are making the choice easy for consumers. Boost has been a disrupter before and will do it again with the launch of these new lower-priced plans that include double the data. Consumers are data hungry and always want more at the lowest price possible. Data Boost Plans satisfy what consumers crave.”

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Sprint Visual Voicemail Adds Avatars

By: Sarah August 28th, 2014

Choose from a wide range of backgrounds, animated characters and voice effects to deliver amusing, memorable messages

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 28, 2014 – Rather than leave a typical, run-of-the-mill voice mail message, starting today, Sprint customers with select Android devices can begin to upgrade to the latest Visual Voicemail software to grab the attention of their friends, family members and co-workers with personalized voice messages that feature talking characters (including animals, aliens, zombies and sock puppets), scenic backgrounds and voice effects. Sprint is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Avatars within Visual Voicemail.

Built using award-winning animation software from Smith Micro (NASDAQ:SMSI), the new service, available to Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA customers with select Android smartphones and Visual Voicemail, offers a wide range of content from world-renowned digital artists, allowing users to express themselves through multiple personas. The launch will include 12 free Avatars and 12 free backgrounds. The service allows customers to use Visual Voicemail to record and send animated messages with unique characters, backgrounds and voice effects.

Other features include:

International Wi-Fi Calling to the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at No Additional Cost

By: Sarah August 28th, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark first device from Sprint to get International Wi-Fi Calling update

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 28, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) will begin offering International Wi-Fi Calling back to the United States at no additional cost starting with an over-the-air software update to Samsung Galaxy S® 4 with Sprint Spark™ rolling out now. This new feature allows those traveling abroad with Wi-Fi Calling enabled phones to make and receive calls to friends and family in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at no additional charge while connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Sprint Network Awarded #1 Text and Call Performance in Wyoming

By: Sarah August 27th, 2014

New network and new pricing offers best deal on data

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 27, 2014 – Sprint today announced that its all-new network in Wyoming received the first-place RootScore® Award for text and shared the first-place RootScore Award for call according to a recent report by independent testing company RootMetrics®.

Last week Sprint also introduced new shared data plans that offer double the high-speed data at the same price as AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

“We’re very proud to report that Sprint’s all-new network offers outstanding voice and text performance in Wyoming,” said Joe Meyer, vice president of Sprint Network Performance. “With our new data plans, there’s never been a better time to switch to America’s Newest Network.”

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Advice for Companies on “Bring Your Own Device” Policies

By: Sarah August 7th, 2014

What a company needs to know before opening up its network to employees’ personal mobile devices.

It is what almost every mid-sized and larger company is talking about today. BYOD. Bring Your Own Device. Employees using their personal mobile devices to access the company network and do their work.

It’s happening. Fast. IT departments can’t do much to stop it even if they want to, so it is now an issue of managing it, with security of the company network and data resources the biggest concerns.

A new Sprint Ebook, The Ten Tenets of BYOD Wisdom, tells how companies can allow – and even encourage – employees to bring their own devices, while still protecting their business.

From the start, it is critical to make sure a BYOD program is set up correctly. The Ebook gives 10 solid pieces of advice about how to do that. It covers everything from making sure everyone is fully involved at the start of the program, to defining the allowable advices, to assuring that data security is as rigorous as possible, to dealing with employees who leave the company, to phasing in a successful program.

Sprint has extensive capabilities at helping companies of all sizes, in all industries, set up BYOD programs. The sage advice offered in The Ten Tenets of BYOD Wisdom enables a company considering BYOD to understand all the issues involved before taking this important step.

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