By: Juan May 30th, 2012
Sprint (NYSE:S) and Agnik will work together to provide companies with advanced tools that analyze vehicle and driver performance data in order to make transportation safer and cleaner.
Agnik’s suite of software products provide powerful yet easy-to-use Web-based tools that transform data about vehicle activity and health into valuable insights, highly coveted by fleet owners and companies in the insurance and auto repair industries.
Agnik offers the insurance industry a full solution that captures vehicle and driver behavior with a small device that simply plugs into the vehicle’s diagnostic data port. It analyzes the data onboard the vehicle, and sends the resulting data analytics over the Sprint wireless network to a remote server that can be accessed by actuarial managers and policy holders with easy-to-use Web-based tools. Agnik MineDrive™ performs statistical data mining,
By: Juan May 29th, 2012
Sprint Press Release
Sprint today announced plans to transition business and government customers from its iDEN (2G) Nextel National Network onto Sprint® Direct Connect® — its next-generation, push to talk service, which operates on Sprint’s 3G CDMA network. Sprint also announced that it plans to cease service on the iDEN Nextel National Network as early as June 30, 2013 as part of its Network Vision plan — a series of network updates designed to offer next generation network capabilities to customers.
Sprint will send written notices to business and government customers beginning June 1, 2012 regarding the iDEN Nextel National Network shutdown. The company will continue to notify customers of favorable offers designed to facilitate a smooth migration to Sprint® Direct Connect®. Additional notices are planned for distribution to the iDEN base multiple times over the next year as the shutdown of the iDEN Nextel National Network becomes more imminent.
Sprint launched Sprint Direct Connect, the industry’s newest PTT gold standard, in October of last year. The service provides broadband data capabilities, familiar push-to-talk features, and rugged and reliable handset options. Sprint Direct Connect coverage is expected to broaden throughout 2012.
By: Juan May 24th, 2012
Latest Sprint Press Release
Today, Assurance Wireless announced that it is offering a Free Talk and Text plan and a $5 Talk and Text plan for eligible low-income residents in participating states in addition to the existing offer of 250 free minutes. The Free Talk and Text plan will include a free cell phone and 250 free text messages and 250 minutes of free monthly voice service to eligible residents; the $5 Talk and Text Plan also offers a free cell phone plus 500 text messages and 500 voice minutes. Assurance Wireless customers will still have the option of obtaining 1,000 total voice minutes and 1,000 text messages for $20 per month. All of the offers include a Service Protector feature, which ensures that the basic 250 free minutes and texts are guaranteed each month a customer is eligible, even if a customer cannot pay the additional dollars during a particular month. These new offers are available to all Assurance Wireless subscribers. To participate in the free or $5 plans, current Assurance Wireless customers will need to enroll by choosing a plan via menu options through their handset, visiting www.AssuranceWireless.com or calling 1-888-321-5880.
With these new options, Assurance Wireless now offers the best value in calling plans among major Lifeline Assistance programs.1 Assurance Wireless, a Lifeline Assistance program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund, is designed to ensure that quality telecommunications services are available to low-income consumers at affordable rates.
“During these tough economic times customers have to make difficult decisions about how to spend their money, but wireless communications have become a necessity for people for a variety of reasons,” said Grace Boehm, director of strategy and business planning, Assurance Wireless. “We want to help consumers by continuing to improve on the basic offer.”
By: Juan May 23rd, 2012
In a thinly veiled attempt to get users excited about new mobile hotspot add-ons for smartphones and tablets, Sprint announced that it is swapping its 5GB for $29.99 per month data plan for two more costly options.
As of May 18, Sprint launched two hotspot add-ons, the first costs $19.99 per month for 2GB of combined 3G/4G on-network data and the second is $49.99 per month for 6GB of combined data. The 5GB $29.99 is now defunct, but users who have this plan can keep it until they cancel their service.
“Sprint’s new pricing will now allow customers to try the mobile hotspot add-on at a lower entry point while continuing to be competitive in the industry,” Sprint wrote in a blog post last week.
By: Juan May 21st, 2012
Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced agreements with Metrum Technologies, LLC and Tollgrade Communications, Inc. that will help electric utilities improve the efficiency of distribution and management systems, essentially making the smart grid smarter. Metrum’s entire line of smart meters is now available with Sprint wireless connectivity. Tollgrade will offer Medium Voltage (MV) sensors with Sprint wireless connectivity by June 2012. The sensors provide fault detection and location, asset management, load monitoring and power quality information for utilities in urban and rural locations.
Sprint is building on a long history of providing utilities with wireless infrastructure by collaborating with Metrum and Tollgrade to provide wireless services that enhance electric grid reliability, optimize service delivery and improve efficiency.
By: Juan May 16th, 2012
The upcoming and much awaited Evo 4G LTE has run into a snag due to possible infringements on Apple’s patent. This means that while the investigation is going on, the public will not have access to the device. You can read more about it here:
By: Juan May 15th, 2012
We have just announced a brand new contest which has great winning potential. What’s the prize? Check out the details here!
A big THANK YOU goes out to Seidio.com for providing the awesome prizes!
By: Juan May 15th, 2012
Sprint’s Customer Service has been a topic of debate for many. Some say the service is good and others only describe it using profanity and sarcasm. However, when it comes to customer satisfaction, Sprint is doing quite well. So well in fact that this article from Market Watch puts Sprint at the #1 spot.
This is actually very interesting since a new LTE capable phone is being released and still there is no LTE – product descriptions refer to it as “coming soon.” I guess these statistics are focusing on the service you get with the phone you have and not on the promise of things to come and the delays they bring.
USA Today posted that the carriers were “even” on satisfaction. The Big 4 – T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are all upper D’s or low C’s (on a 100 point scale).
By: Juan May 14th, 2012
Sprint has released a list of major cities that will be hosting special events for the new HTC Evo 4G LTE. Here are the cities:
WHEN: Friday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central
WHERE: Sprint Store, 1913 Preston Road, Suite 100, Plano, Texas 75093
WHEN: Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: Sprint Store, 3400 Around Lenox Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30326, in the Around Lenox shopping center
WHEN: Friday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: Sprint Store, 12540 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186
WHEN: Friday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: Sprint Store, 422 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 02116, at the corner of Boylston & Berkeley streets
By: Juan May 10th, 2012
Sprint executives today laid out their plans for a better 3G network, wider push-to-talk capabilities, and a solid LTE 4G experience during a breakfast at the CTIA Wireless trade show.
We’ve already heard how Sprint is turning on six LTE cities in the middle of this year and committing to releasing 15 LTE devices. They’ve already announced four: the LG Viper, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HTC EVO 4G LTE, and a Sierra Wireless hotspot.
Sprint’s LTE and 3G Plans
Sprint has only announced six LTE cities so far, and the execs today didn’t expand on that. Rather, they focused on how they’re going to make the LTE experience consistent and solid.