As summer begins to sizzle,Sprint (NYSE:S) CEO Dan Hesse today invited Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio customers to harness the speed and power of 4G LTE on July 15 and to further enjoy the top-rated customer satisfaction experience among all national carriers, according to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index.
To better meet the growing voice and data demands of wireless customers, Sprint is building an all-new, nationwide 3G and 4G LTE network through the Network Vision program. This means that whether a Sprint customer is using a smartphone to share a picture or to check the Web, Sprint 4G LTE will make it faster. Coupling the speed of 4G LTE with the industry’s only truly unlimited data plan for smartphones makes Sprint the best choice in wireless.* Additionally, the new network provides significant enhancements to Sprint 3G service. Customers will experience better signal strength, fewer dropped/blocked calls, faster data speeds, expanded coverage and better overall performance as the improvements roll out across the country.
“The performance of both the 4G LTE and improved 3G networks are exceeding our expectations and we are pleased with the progress of the entire Network Vision program,” said Hesse.
The delay of the Galaxy SIII has been given a deadline. Sprint will be stocking the 16GB and 32 GB models starting on July 1, 2012. Anyone seeking to get this awesome phone along with an unlimited data plan is in luck! Supplies, as many of you know, ran short and while Sprint was to have the device before Verizon and AT&T the lack of supply caused major delays. This, according to Sprint is now under control and has been overcome. They write:
Samsung Galaxy S III will be available at Sprint beginning on Sunday July 1. It will be offered in a 16GB version for $199.99 and 32GB version for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales. The 32GB version will be available in Web Sales, Sprint Business Sales and Telesales.
If you have not visited Pinterest.com yet, you should give it a look sometime. This popular site featured a visual space to place bookmarks from several categories ranging from food to machines. The popularity of the site has now caused an app to likely appear in the future at the Play store.
“Pinterest is expected to make an appearance at this week’s Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, sparking rumors that the company is readying an Android app.
HTC EVO 4G LTE owners have been having problems with Google Wallet not working on their phones. If this is you, know that Google has confirmed the problem and is working with Sprint and HTC to correct the issue. Apparently, the problem lies with the phone’s NFC hardware which causes the notification concerning the certification problem “in your country or on your device / carrier.”
Sprint will be getting an exclusive white HTC EVO4G LTE according to TechnoBuffalo. They write:
A trusted source has shared with us a shot of Sprint’s warehouse inventory and most notable is the highlighted segment for the panel labeled “HTC X325C,” which is a listing for a white HTC EVO 4G LTE. While we weren’t able to get an exact retail release date, it’s good to see that Sprint will be providing its customers with a variety of color options similar to what was done with the original HTC EVO 4G.
Sprintusers.com member C.T. just sent this over to us as an F.Y.I.
Just thought this may be an interesting bit of info. Just took my phone to a Sprint store due to intermittent WIFI/Data switching issues. They do NOT have the software to run diagnostics on the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The service tech was very helpful, but just gave me an apologetic look when he told me that they did not have that capability.
Today, Assurance Wireless, which provides a wireless phone and 250 free voice minutes and 250 free text messages monthly to eligible residents, introduces its services in Colorado. Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline Assistance program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.
More than 222,000 Colorado residents are without a job, and more than 20 percent are living below the federal poverty line. Assurance Wireless gives eligible customers the ability to provide a contact number and return calls to a prospective employer, which, studies show, can improve the chances of securing employment.
According to a nationwide survey from Assurance Wireless*, adults with an income of less than $25,000 are as likely to use their mobile phone for employment searches as those with higher incomes. Data collected by Austin Nichols, a senior researcher with the Chronicle for Higher Educations Urban Institute showed that the rate of graduates with doctoral degrees who have filed for government assistance more than tripled between 2007 and 2010. According to a recent report, “If all 28.5 million adults eligible for Lifeline Assistance were to take advantage of the program and earn at the same rate and level as [the study] sample, it would result in $3.7 billion in fresh income for the poor and near poor.”1
Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday asked a New York state court to dismiss a lawsuit filed in April that alleged the wireless company had failed to collect $100 million in New York state sales taxes.
Sprint issued no statement with the motion, but repeated its April response that New York’s complaint was without merit. The state had no immediate response Thursday.
“We have collected and paid over to New York every penny of sales taxes on mobile wireless services that we believe our customers owe,” Sprint said.
The carrier has said it was protecting its customers against paying more taxes than they are legally required.
New York law has required since 2002 that wireless carriers collect and pay sales taxes on the full amount they charge for monthly access calling fees. The attorney general’s lawsuit alleges that since 2005 Sprint shorted the state by about 25 percent on those sales taxes.
Sprint is working on a mobile-payment service that could take on Google Wallet and countless other competitors in the marketplace, according to a new report.
Android Central yesterday posted two images it claims show how Sprint’s mobile-payment service will work. Based on the images in the slides, the service will force users to enter a pass code to access their wallet, input information, and make payments. In addition to credit card support, the images seem to indicate that the service, called Touch Wallet, according to Android Central, will support “loyalty cards.”