Customers Who Switch a Number to Sprint on a FramilySM Plan Can Save up to $650 – Limited Time Only!

By: Sarah April 4th, 2014

The Sprint Framily Plan offers members service for as low as $25 per month per line

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 04, 2014 – When it comes to starting or joining a Framily, there’s never been a better time. Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced a Framily Switching Bonus worth up to $650 in savings per subscriber to cover the costs of switching carriers.

For a limited time, new customers who bring their number to Sprint can receive up to $300 in credit for their current phone and a Visa® Prepaid Card worth up to $350 to cover switching fees. This offer will be available exclusively at Sprint stores and online at Sprint.com from April 4 through May 8.

“At Sprint, we believe in ‘Happy Connecting’ through the value of a Sprint Framily Plan,” said Jeff Hallock, Sprint chief marketing officer. “We are seeing great momentum with the Sprint Framily plan, and we want to make it as easy as possible for customers to join our Framily.”

How it Works

The Framily Switching Bonus offer is available to new and current customers bringing a number to Sprint from another postpaid carrier and signing up on a Sprint Framily Plan. Customers will receive credit for their phone trade-in as a part of the initial transaction. Approximately 10-12 weeks after initial sign-up, customers who register and submit their final bill from their previous carrier and who are in good standing at the time of payment processing will receive a Visa®Prepaid card worth up to $350 to pay back Early Termination Fees or, if not on contract, their remaining Equipment Installment balance.

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Starting April 4 Sprint Framily Plan Available at Best Buy

By: Sarah April 4th, 2014

Customers who create a Framily and add new lines to Sprint can get unlimited talk, text and 1GB data for as little as $25 per month per line

$100 Best Buy gift card available to new Sprint Framily customers, April 4-13

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 03, 2014 – On April 4, customers will be able to sign up for the Sprint (NYSE: S) FramilySM Plan at Best Buy locations nationwide, in addition to Sprint stores, Sprint third-party dealer locations and online at Sprint.com. Customers at Best Buy will be able to take advantage of the savings when adding new lines to a Framily group and get unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data for as little as $25 per month per line. In addition, from April 4 through April 13, customers at Best Buy signing up for Sprint Framily who purchase a wireless phone through Sprint Easy PaySM will be eligible to receive a $100 Best Buy gift card*.

“The Sprint Framily plan represents the fact that the American family has changed,” said Jeff Hallock, Sprint chief marketing officer. “’Family’ now includes everyone important to you, including friends, neighbors and relatives. We are excited to bring this incredible value to our customers through our launch of the Sprint Framily Plan in Best Buy stores across the nation.”

How it Works

The Sprint Framily Plan is available to new and existing customers. The more people added to the group, up to 10 phone lines, the greater the savings for everyone on the plan. Because each account can be billed separately, customers can invite friends, family and others to join their Framily.

Introducing the NETGEAR Mingle Mobile Hotspot on Broadband2Go from Virgin Mobile USA and NETGEAR

By: Sarah April 1st, 2014

Virgin Mobile’s first 4G LTE broadband device now available

WARREN, N.J. & SAN JOSE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 01, 2014 - Virgin Mobile USA and NETGEAR® Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com) announced today the availability of the NETGEAR MingleTM mobile hotspot, Virgin Mobile’s first 4G LTE broadband device on its Broadband2Go portfolio. Priced at $99.99, NETGEAR Mingle is the industry’s first Sprint SparkTM-enabled tri-band device designed for no-contract1 customers in the United States.

There are an increasing number of people who want Wi-Fi-only devices so they can stay connected while on the go, and the ultra-portable NETGEAR Mingle mobile hotspot is the ideal solution for customers who want to access multiple devices and connect seamlessly. Mingle accommodates up to 10 wireless devices simultaneously, including notebooks, tablets, digital cameras, smartphones and MP3 players. Additional features include dual-mode 3G/4G LTE (where available), a powerful 1,800mAh battery that lasts for up to 12.5 hours of active time2, secure access with password protection, and a 1.77-inch LCD display screen. With Mingle, customers can buy less expensive Wi-Fi-only tablets and other devices and have always-on Internet connectivity when needed from a single account.

“With long-range outdoor/indoor Wi-Fi and fast 4G LTE speeds, customers are able to surf and download quickly on Mingle when they’re out and about,” said Angela Rittgers, vice president-Marketing, Virgin Mobile USA. “The lightweight and sleek design, along with flexible daily and monthly payment options, makes this the perfect mobile solution to fuel customers’ on-the-go lifestyles.”

Kansas City: Seven startups are hiring as part of the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars

By: Sarah March 31st, 2014

World-class accelerator program tackles wellness, chronic illness, animal health and big data 

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – March 28, 2014 – Seven startups participating in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars are seeking applicants for new positions in their companies.  In addition to developers, firmware engineers and designers, two companies hope to fill marketing roles.

The Sprint accelerator program, in conjunction with Techstars, began on March 11 when 10 mobile health-related startup teams from across the country and Australia arrived in Kansas City to build and strengthen their businesses. The three-month, immersive, mentor-driven program for startups is located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City.  Teams participating in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars are developing solutions that encompass hardware, software platforms, transformative services, big data and mobile applications.

To apply for a position with one of the startups, applicants may visit their website.

Sprint Chairman’s Plans to Accelerate Deploying 4G LTE

By: Sarah March 27th, 2014

“Every American, regardless of where they live or work, should have access to high-speed mobile broadband. The programs developed by Sprint, CCA and the NetAmerica Alliance are a strong first step to improving availability of LTE service and providing greater device choice for Americans in rural areas. They are also a clear demonstration of Sprint’s long-term commitment to bring real competition to the wireless industry.”

-Masayoshi Son, Sprint Chairman

In a keynote address delivered in San Antonio at the Global Expo of the CCA (Competitive Carriers Association), Masayoshi Son, Sprint chairman, invited members of both CCA and NetAmerica to join with Sprint in accelerating their plans for deploying 4G LTE to the communities they serve.

Keynote Remarks by Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO, Softbank Corp. and Chairman, Sprint Corporation

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Sprint, Competitive Carriers Association and NetAmerica Alliance Team Up!

By: Sarah March 27th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 27, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it has developed a program with CCA (Competitive Carriers Association) and reached an agreement with the NetAmerica Alliance to accelerate the deployment and utilization of 4G LTE across rural America and allow carriers in those regions low-cost access to Sprint’s nationwide network and the ability to purchase a wider range of devices.

The CCA program and NetAmerica Alliance agreement will foster the continued deployment of 4G LTE coverage throughout underserved American communities, where the cost of building such networks and the roaming costs are often prohibitively expensive. The programs announced today will foster a competitive 4G LTE wireless ecosystem — reducing roaming costs for carriers and improving competition, while expanding Sprint’s coverage by giving its customers the ability to roam on regional and rural carriers’ networks.

“Every American, regardless of where they live or work, should have access to high-speed mobile broadband,” said Masayoshi Son, Sprint chairman. “The programs developed by Sprint, CCA and the NetAmerica Alliance are a strong first step to improving availability of LTE service and providing greater device choice for Americans in rural areas. They are also a clear demonstration of Sprint’s long-term commitment to bring real competition to the wireless industry.”

In a keynote address to be delivered later this morning at the CCA Global Expo, Son plans to invite members of both CCA and NetAmerica to join with Sprint in accelerating their plans for deploying 4G LTE to the communities they serve. Through these programs, CCA carriers and NetAmerica Alliance Members are positioned to more efficiently and quickly deploy and support their owned and operated 4G LTE networks. In turn, Sprint’s customers will be able to roam on the 4G LTE networks being built by CCA and NetAmerica Alliance Members across the country. To facilitate roaming between these networks, beginning in January 2015, Sprint plans to offer 4G LTE devices that will include a chipset allowing the devices to roam on the lower 700MHz spectrum primarily in use by CCA and NetAmerica Alliance Members.

“Working together we can offer a faster network, better devices and a better customer experience,” Son said. “I am confident we can take on the duopoly of Verizon and AT&T, which currently are the only 4G LTE carriers in many parts of the U.S.”

Sprint’s Dan Hesse is a Top Rated CEO on Glassdoor

By: Sarah March 26th, 2014

Sprint employees have spoken, and Dan Hesse is among the leaders on Glassdoor’s 2014 list of the Highest Rated CEOs at large companies.

He is the only CEO of a telecommunications company to be recognized this year.

“We find on Glassdoor that a strong leader is often one who has the ability to clearly communicate the vision for the company and who helps employees see how their work connects to the big picture,” said Robert Hohman, CEO and co-founder of Glassdoor, a popular online career community.

Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs 2014

The Glassdoor report relies on feedback company employees offered over the past year.  It takes CEO approval ratings gathered from Glassdoor-approved company reviews collected between Feb. 1, 2013, and Jan. 31, 2014.

Starting TODAY You Can Order the New HTC One (M8) from Sprint

By: Sarah March 25th, 2014

Sprint customers can purchase HTC One (M8) today via www.sprint.com for zero down with Easy Pay featuring super-high-speed network access with Sprint Spark

NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE), March 25, 2014 – HTC One fans have reason to be excited today as Sprint (NYSE: S) customers are among the first to get their hands on the new HTC One (M8). The sequel to 2013’s award-winning HTC One (M7), the HTC One (M8) comes equipped with HTC BoomSound and BlinkFeed plus standout features that only Sprint can provide, including the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark.

Sprint Spark is a unique combination of advanced network capabilities built for data delivering peak wireless speeds of 60Mbps today on capable devices, with the potential for speeds three times as fast by late 2015.1 It is available in 18 markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, and part of Sprint’s all-new 4G LTE network, which now covers 402 cities, including new markets Detroit; Rochester, N.Y.; Manchester, N.H.; and Winston-Salem, N.C. Sprint expects to cover 250 million people with 4G LTE by mid-year.

Sprint customers can purchase HTC One (M8) today at www.sprint.com or by calling 1-800-SPRINT1. With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase HTC One (M8) with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09. The device will be available in Sprint retails stores beginning in early April.

Meet The Frobinson Framily

By: Sarah March 24th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 24, 2014 – Meet the Frobinsons – an all-American family starring in a new campaign from Sprint (NYSE: S) – who are as quirky and unique as your family.

The Frobinsons campaign, created by Figliulo&Partners in its first official campaign for Sprint, in partnership with DigitasLBi and MediaVest, highlights the Sprint Framily™ Plan, the new pricing program that lets consumers decide who they consider family. It is a plan designed specifically with the new American family in mind.

“The American family has changed. Our families today are more than our relatives, but also our friends, our neighbors – basically all the people we love,” said Jeff Hallock, chief marketing officer-Sprint. “So we created a product to give the new American family the flexibility and value they need from a wireless plan, brought to life through the Frobinsons. Our campaign acknowledges that we all have families that are unique with interesting personalities. It’s a fun, lighthearted look at one group going through life as one big, happy Framily.”

The Frobinsons is an episodic story that will unfold over the coming months, designed to deal with the ever-changing mobile industry. The creative allows for surprising cameos from stars of sports, music, screen and stage, who will soon appear.

Get the Facts on Samsung Galaxy S® 5

By: Sarah March 21st, 2014

Meaningful innovations making every day better

Samsung Galaxy S 5

Productivity

  • Sprint Spark™, a unique combination of advanced network capabilities built for data delivering peak wireless speeds of 60Mbps today on capable devices
  • Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat
  • 2.5GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm® Snapdragon® MSM8974AB chipset)
  • Personal and business email, as well as IM through Google Hangouts™
  • Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android, Google Calendar™, Drive and YouTube™
  • 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi® enabled devices simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Samsung Knox™ to help ensure that businesses have the security and control they require to protect sensitive data
  • Quick Connect defaults to the best technology to share your content, send files, share your screen or control nearby devices
  • Multi Window™ allows users to seamlessly toggle between applications without closing a window or opening a new page
  • S Health™1, integrated mobile health platform to access health info, map out your workouts and make healthier eating choices, even measure your heart rate when touching the back of Galaxy S 5
  • HD Voice, virtually eliminating background noise and sound quality is dramatically enhanced on a call between two Sprint HD Voice-enabled devices on upgraded areas of the Sprint network
  • NFC (near field communication) allowing the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips or use as a mobile wallet to make safe, secure purchases
  • IP67 water and dust resistant2