By: Matthew Pankey January 30th, 2014
Courtesy of SprintUsers member Dunpeal
It’s been a long time since I posted a phone “worth” posting about, and the LG G Flex was surely worth the hassle.
Lets just start that this phone is BIG, I mean, this thing dwarfs my HTC ONE with a Mophie case. I would say my phone truly felt like a mini after handling this Goliath
Maybe that’s what the standalone “G” stands for “Goliath.” It sure feels like it in the palm of your hand, especially if your a 6.7′ guy with Sasquatch hands in the pics.
The weight feels very good, it not light, nothing cheap, its a solid phone all round and it 2.3 GHZ quad core processor is something not to be reckoned with. It spits out apps like The Hulk smashing leaves.
The Flex curve of the phone is what it is and with its nice rounded edges. Some internet images have over exaggerated the curve. The curve style plays a lot of how the phone feels in your hands and against your face when talking.
Now let’s move on to something that shocked the tweets out of me, and yes it was the camera out of all things. The clarity at macro distance is better than any phone camera I have experienced. There was no setting I had to toggle and virtually no waiting time for the camera to adapt. It was an immediate adaptation to recognize a macro image. The writing on this can was very small.
Also the camera does absolutely fantastic with images in dark areas. We compared the G Flex and the G2 camera and they are completely different. The G Flex was able to bring out more light in dark areas where you would never know it was dark. (Sorry I deleted this example.)
The camera is just phenomenal.
When they said this thing delivers IMAX viewing it was not exaggerated in the least. Due to the curve it indeed delivers “immerse” viewing with an incredible depth field. You will surely enjoy watching movies, YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix on this phone.
The cons I did not like about this phone is the sound quality could not match up with my HTC ONE, and when zooming in on the Web Browser it did not crop word texts into screen viewing.
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Special thanks again to Dunpeal for providing us with this great first look at the LG G Flex.
By: Matthew Pankey January 30th, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 30, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) is bringing its hometown of Kansas City better coverage, improved call quality and faster data speeds, as well as Sprint SparkTM, a super-high-speed network capability supporting advanced services and futuristic applications. Sprint customers with Sprint Spark-enabled devices in such local areas as Brookside, The Legends, downtown and Overland Park will begin to see a noticeable difference in data speeds during the next several months.
Sprint Spark, launching today in the Kansas City area, currently is available in 11 other markets and is planned for about 100 of America’s largest cities during the next three years. The network capability delivers unrivaled wireless peak data speeds of up to 60Mbps today and potential speeds three times that fast by late 2015.1
“Sprint Spark is a revolutionary combination of capabilities unmatched by any other wireless provider,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “We plan to bring the most advanced wireless technologies in the world to our hometown.”
This capability builds on Network Vision, the initiative to bring an all-new 4G LTE and 3G network to Sprint customers across the country. This effort to re-engineer the Sprint network is nearly complete in the Kansas City metro area. Many customers already are noticing improvements, and more are expected to enjoy this improved experience as enhancements reach the key cell towers in the areas where they most frequently use Sprint service. In fact, a recent Root Metrics report revealed that Sprint was second to none in call performance as measured by blocked and dropped calls in the Kansas City area.
The remarkable wireless data speeds enabled by Sprint Spark are of particular importance for business customers and are expected to help stimulate the local economy by helping attract more businesses, especially startup ventures, to Kansas City.
As part of the all-new network build, Sprint also has begun to deploy High Definition (HD) Voice in Kansas City, a new Sprint standard for voice quality. HD Voice is a next-generation technology for mobile phones where background noise is virtually eliminated and sound quality is dramatically enhanced.2 The HD Voice rollout should be complete nationwide by mid-2014.
Sprint Framily Plan
Innovation at Sprint is not limited to advances with the network. Customers with Sprint Spark-enabled devices can select the new Sprint Framily Plan – a pricing program that lets consumers decide who they consider family. 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 choose who is in their group.
For one line of service, new Sprint customers pay $55 per month per line for unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. For each additional new Sprint customer who joins the Framily group, the cost per person goes down $5 a month up to a maximum monthly discount of $30 per line. Build a group of at least seven people and everyone gets unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data while on the Sprint network for $25 per month per line (pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).
All members of the group can customize their plan to meet personalized, unique needs. For only $20 per month per line, Framily members can buy up to unlimited data, and they are eligible to get a new phone every year. Plan members can share the savings without the hassle of sharing a bill or sharing data. Unlimited features are while on the Sprint network.
Other cities/markets that can access Sprint Spark include:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Fort Worth, Texas
Los Angeles, California
New York, New York
San Antonio, Texas
By: Sarah January 29th, 2014
40 new LTE markets spike total coverage to 340 markets
New 4G LTE cities include Jackson, Miss.; Milwaukee; Providence, R.I.; and Salt Lake City
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 27, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) stepped up its4G LTE rollout, announcing today the availability of LTE service in 40 more markets nationwide – for a total of 340 markets spanning the country.
“We are making great strides towards achieving nationwide scale with 4G LTE. The momentum we have demonstrates our commitment to provide an exceptional wireless experience for our customers,” said Bob Azzi, chief network officer. “Today we are well underway with our build-out and delivering faster data speeds to our customers in more places where they live, work and play.”
Including the new cities in today’s announcement, Sprint 4G LTE is now available in 340 markets. Today’s additions include:
- Anderson, S.C.
- Camden, N.J.
- Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Mo.-Ill.
- Carson City, Nev.
- Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Concord, N.H.
- Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
- Evansville, Ind.-Ky.
- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
- Georgetown, S.C.
- Glasgow, Ky.
- Greenville, Ohio
- Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, S.C.
- Hudson, N.Y.
- Idaho Falls, Idaho
- Jackson, Miss.
- Laconia, N.H.
- Marion, Ohio
- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
- Midland, Mich.
- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.
- Mobile, Ala.
- Monroe, La.
- New Castle, Pa.
- New Philadelphia-Dover, Ohio
- Olean, N.Y.
- Olympia, Wash.
- Owensboro, Ky.
- Owosso, Mich.
- Paducah, Ky.-Ill.
- Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, W.V.-Ohio
- Point Pleasant, W.V.-Ohio
- Providence, R.I.
- Reno-Sparks, Nev.
- Rockingham County-Strafford County, N.H.
- Salt Lake City
- Spartanburg, S.C.
- Springfield, Ohio
- Tacoma, Wash.
- Yuma, Ariz.
By: Sarah January 27th, 2014
New cloud service gives Sprint customers complete flexibility to store, access and share content from any Web-enabled device
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE), January 27, 2014 - Sprint(NYSE: S), one of the only U.S. wireless carriers to offer unlimited talk, text and data, today announced that it is working with Pogoplug to add unlimited cloud storage to its suite of unlimited services. Sprint customers can now access 5GB of cloud storage for no additional charge through Pogoplug, with the option to upgrade to unlimited storage for only $4.99 per month.
Beginning Jan. 27, Sprint iPhone and Android™ smartphone users can download Pogoplug to their device, giving them one secure place to store and organize personal photos, videos, music and more. With Pogoplug, Sprint customers can automatically back up important content, access their files from any Web-enabled device, and seamlessly migrate or switch devices, without losing any content.
All Sprint smartphone customers will receive 5GB of cloud storage for no additional charge, or they may upgrade to unlimited storage for $4.99 per month, which will be added to their monthly bill from Sprint. Pogoplug can easily be downloaded from Sprint Zone, the Apple App Store or Google Play.
By: Sarah January 23rd, 2014
Sprint customers can upgrade their phone immediately by using Sprint Easy Pay
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Jan.16, 2014 – Go ahead, Sprint customers – ask today for that shiny, just-launched, perfect-for-you phone you’ve been drooling over – and you’ll receive it –today. Sprint customers don’t have to be patient anymore when it comes to phone upgrades; on Sprint Easy Pay customers can upgrade whenever they want. For a limited time, Sprint (NYSE: S) is giving its customers the opportunity to upgrade their phone early with Sprint Easy Pay.
To participate, existing Sprint customers can go to www.sprint.com/upgrade to check their eligibility. Then, they simply purchase an eligible wireless phone through the Sprint Easy Pay program, paying for it in 24 monthly payments. The only cost at purchase is the down payment and applicable sales taxes. Existing Easy Pay participants can also upgrade their phone whenever they want but must first pay off their balance to receive a new phone.
By: Sarah January 21st, 2014
LG G Flex begins arriving at Sprint Jan. 31; Preorder opens today at www.sprint.com/lggflex
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 16, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) customers are about to become the first to experience the peak data speeds of up to 60Mbps on the world’s first curved, flexible1 smartphone, LG G Flex. Unique to Sprint, G Flex will take advantage of Sprint Spark™2, enhanced LTE that supports a new generation of online gaming, virtual reality, advanced cloud services and other applications requiring high bandwidth. The benefits of Sprint Spark coupled with LG G Flex’s innovative curved display and curved battery means Sprint customers will enjoy a more immersive and long-lasting viewing experience.
Sprint and LG announced today that G Flex will be available on Friday, Jan. 31, in Sprint sales channels, including Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales for $299.99 with a new two-year service agreement (excludes taxes and surcharges). It will arrive in Sprint stores on Friday, Feb. 7. New and existing customers can preorder G Flex beginning today atsprint.com/lggflex. All consumers who take advantage of the online preorder (Jan. 16–31) will receive a free Quickwindow Folio Case ($59.99 value) with the G Flex device.
By: Juan January 14th, 2014
The Sprint Buyback Program is a free service offering new and existing Sprint subscribers account credit for hundreds of eligible wireless devices—no matter what carrier they’re from.
You can get up to $300 in account credit with our industry-leading program. And, when you join the Sprint Framily plan, get Unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data each while on the Sprint network for as low as $25/month per line.
Get an instant online quote for your device: Sprint Buyback Program
At Sprint, we are proud of the program because it is helping as we seek to keep old devices out of landfills. Consumers value the savings it offers. And others have recognized it as an industry-leading program that demonstrates the commitment Sprint has to sustainability.
“The Sprint Buyback Program ranks #1 among major carriers – Compass Intelligence” (July 2012)
“Sprint recognized for breaking world record for recycling the most cell phones in one week – GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS” (Sept. 2013)
By: Matthew Pankey January 8th, 2014
Sprint unveiled a new type of multi-line plan that allows customers to combine accounts even if they are not family members (Friends + Family = Framily). The basic service costs $55 per month for one line with unlimited talk and text and 1GB of data. Each device added costs $5 less than the one before it, so a second device would cost $50, a third would cost $45, a fourth would cost $40, and so on. Sprint says each individual line can be customized to suit that person’s needs. For an additional $20 per month, Framily Plan subscribers can get unlimited data and upgrade to a new phone once every 12 months. The new Sprint Framily Plan goes into effect January 10. Additionally, Sprint named the next set of markets in which it will offer Sprint Spark. They include Dallas, Austin, Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Lauderdale.
By: Matthew Pankey December 25th, 2013
By: Juan December 18th, 2013
Sprint Corporation and DISH Network Corporation announced yesterday they plan to jointly develop and deploy a fixed wireless broadband service, on a trial basis, in Corpus Christi, TX that will be available in the middle of 2014. The service will initially be available in limited areas of Corpus Christi with a plan to expand into additional markets in the future.
Depending on a customer’s location, DISH will install either a ruggedized outdoor router or an indoor solution to deliver the best possible broadband service to that site. Both solutions will feature built-in high-gain antennas to receive the 4G TDD-LTE signal on Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum.
“With millions underserved by inadequate broadband, the potential to bring a high-speed fixed wireless solution is very compelling to both DISH and Sprint,” said Tom Cullen, DISH executive vice president of Corporate Development. “We both bring distinct skills, not the least of which for DISH is a workforce of professional technicians who visit thousands of homes every day performing professional installations for both video and broadband.”