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:

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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.

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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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Sprint Names Marcelo Claure as New President and CEO

By: Sarah August 6th, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 06, 2014 – Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) today announced that its Board of Directors named Marcelo Claure as the company’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 11. Claure, 43, joined the Sprint Board of Directors in January and is the Founder and CEO of Brightstar Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. As President and CEO, Claure’s first priority will be to continue the build out of Sprint’s network by leveraging its strong spectrum holdings as well as ensuring that Sprint always maintains truly competitive offers in the marketplace.

Marcelo Claure was Named Sprint President and CEO, Effective August 11, 2014

By: Sarah August 6th, 2014

Marcelo Claure was named Sprint President and CEO, effective August 11, 2014, and has served on the Sprint board of directors since January 2014. Prior to this, he was CEO of Brightstar, a company he founded in 1997 and grew from a small Miami-based distributor into a global business with more than $10 billion in gross revenue for the year ended 2013.

Under his leadership, Brightstar became the largest global wireless distribution and one of the leading services company in the telecommunications industry. As of August 2014, it had a local presence in more than 50 countries on six continents and delivered its products and services to more than 90,000 customers in over 125 countries.

New Fleet Management eBook from Sprint

By: Sarah July 31st, 2014

Technology’s potential for revolutionizing fleet management is the subject of If It Moves, Track It, a new Sprint Ebook now available.

Virgin Mobile USA Family Plan

By: Sarah July 30th, 2014

Make it yours: Virgin Mobile’s first family plan offers the ability to build, share, control and manage plans for up to five lines without a contract

Virgin Mobile Custom to be available exclusively at 1,800 Walmart stores beginning Aug. 9

 

WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 30, 2014 – Just in time for the back-to-school season,Virgin Mobile USA introduces Virgin Mobile Custom™, a no-annual-contract offer with unique parental controls and the ability for customers to build personally tailored rate plans. Virgin Mobile Custom will be available exclusively to Walmart customers at select stores beginning Saturday, Aug. 9. With the Virgin Mobile Custom personalized experience, no one plan is the same: customers can choose from a wide range of calling, texting and data options to suit individual needs while avoiding annual contracts.