Sprint Keeps Expanding 4G LTE

By: Sarah June 23rd, 2014

4G LTE Launched Markets as of June 23, 2014

Sprint now offers 4G LTE service in the following markets:
  • Abbeville, La.
  • Aberdeen, Wash.
  • Abilene, Texas
  • Adrian, Mich.
  • Akron, Ohio
  • Albany, Ga.
  • Albany/Corvallis, Ore.
  • Albemarle, N.C.
  • Albertville, Ala.
  • Alexandria, La.
  • Allegan, Mich.
  • Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.
  • Altoona, Pa.
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Ames, Iowa
  • Amsterdam, N.Y.
  • Anderson, Ind.
  • Anderson, S.C.
  • Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Anniston/Oxford, Ala.
  • Appleton, Wis.
  • Ardmore, Okla.
  • Asheville, N.C.
  • Ashland, Ohio
  • Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Athens, Ga.
  • Athens, Tenn.
  • Athens, Texas
  • Atlanta
  • Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Auburn/Opelika, Ala.
  • Augusta, Ga.
  • Austin, Texas
  • Bakersfield, Calif.
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Unlimited Data from Sprint = Unlimited Music

By: Sarah June 20th, 2014

It looks like our competitors agree with us that streaming music is a big deal and important to customers. That is why we announced our exclusive offer with Spotify over a month ago. Sprint exclusively offers our customers access to Spotify’s catalogue of +20 million songs for either three or six months for FREE, plus reduced Spotify Premium pricing for 18 months for Sprint customers on Framily plans (up to $7.99/mo/line. After 24 months $9.99/mo/line; cancel at any time). And, with unlimited data, you don’t have to worry about overages or sharing while on the Sprint network.

Best of all, we make it affordable.  With the Sprint Framily Plan, you can get unlimited talk, text and data for as little as $45 per month while on the Sprint network with at least seven Framily members.

Exclusive Plans at Walmart for payLo by Virgin Mobile

By: Sarah June 20th, 2014

Basic Talk ‘n’ Text customers now have access to unlimited plan options at Walmart

WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 20, 2014 – Starting tomorrow, payLo by Virgin Mobile will offer customers an affordable choice for domestic unlimited voice or unlimited texting at just $20 per month, available exclusively at Walmart.

For budget-conscious consumers looking to stay connected, but who don’t need a smartphone,payLo offers affordable devices and value-driven monthly plans. Now, customers who purchase a Kyocera Kona or Samsung Montage in participating Walmart stores or at Walmart.com can choose between two exclusive $20/month offers:

  • $20 Unlimited Talk (includes unlimited voice and 50 messages)
  • $20 Unlimited Text (includes unlimited messaging and 50 minutes of voice)

34 Million More People About to Get 4G LTE Roaming from Sprint

By: Sarah June 17th, 2014

Rural Roaming Preferred Program Accelerates Deployment and Utilization of 4G LTE in Underserved Areas Across the U.S.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 16, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it has reached 4G LTE agreements with 12 rural and regional network carriers, giving smaller carriers a clear path forward to high speed mobile broadband solutions. Furthering the initiatives announced in March by Sprint, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and the NetAmerica Alliance, these agreements seek to increase wireless competition by providing the carriers – and their customers – low-cost access to Sprint’s nationwide 4G LTE network and an opportunity to pursue an expanded range of mobile devices. These agreements also help accelerate the deployment and utilization of 4G LTE across America where the cost of building such networks and the roaming costs are often prohibitively expensive.

Along with Sprint’s previously announced amended agreement with nTelos to extend their Strategic Network Alliance through 2022, the Rural Roaming Preferred Program – which was developed in conjunction with CCA – now extends coverage to 23 states, over 352,000 thousand square miles and a population of over 34 million people. Today’s announcement highlights agreements with 12 new carriers:

Online Application Portal for White House ConnectED Initiative Launched By Sprint

By: Sarah June 17th, 2014

Up to 50,000 students to receive Sprint Spark high-speed wireless broadband service for off-campus digital learning

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 13, 2014 – With 67 percent of teachers and 58 percent of parents nationwide agreeing that mobile learning curriculum helps students extend their education beyond the school day1, Sprint (NYSE:S) is proud to move forward with its commitment to the White House ConnectED initiative with the launch of its online ConnectED application and information portal.

Starting today, invited educational institutions and school districts can use this portal to apply to receive up to four years of Sprint Spark high-speed wireless broadband connectivity to support off-campus digital learning opportunities. Through Sprint’s in-kind support of ConnectED, up to 50,000 students across the U.S. will be able to take advantage of their school’s digital learning curriculum and resources outside the classroom.

Sprint Interviews Dinesh Paliwal of Harman International

By: Sarah June 11th, 2014

The Importance of Quality Sound – HARMAN’s Clari-Fi Technology for Sprint’s HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition/Interview with Dinesh Paliwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International

An Interview by Nichole Pichardo, Communications Manager for Sprint

The age of digital audio is both a blessing and a curse for audiophiles. While access to music has never been better and songs can be downloaded at the tap of a thumb, digital compression means sounds really aren’t as rich as they were in the good old days, when analog was at its peak.

As a forerunner in mobile music, Sprint, along with its collaborators at HTC and Harman Kardon, recognized this need to set new music standards, especially as they pertain to the mobile industry. This need to redefine the way people listen to music on their smartphones resulted in the launch of a groundbreaking handset –the HTC One® (M8) Harman Kardon® edition – sold exclusively by Sprint.

Sprint and Actsoft Provide Fleet Management Solutions

By: Sarah June 6th, 2014

Page Porter knew that to win in the ultra-competitive Atlanta towing wars, it would take technology and innovation not to be left on the side of the road.

Porter, CEO of A-Tow Inc., relies onActsoft Comet Fleet and Actsoft Wireless Forms to keep her drivers and 44 tow trucks operating as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

“Overly aggressive accelerations by drivers were burning out expensive engine parts, and wasted fuel from idling was straining my bottom line,” Porter said. “We began using Actsoft’s Comet Fleet and saw an immediate 10 to 15 percent cost savings.”

June Is Your Chance to Sign Up for Device Protection

By: Sarah June 3rd, 2014

Sprint is offering a second chance for postpaid and prepaid customers who want to take advantage of comprehensive coverage with a protection plan perfectly designed for the device they own

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 03, 2014 – Season pool pass? Check. Charcoal for grill? Check. Device protection in the event of damage, theft and viruses? Sprint (NYSE: S) customers can check off one more item from their summer to-do list. During the month of June, Sprint is giving customers who originally opted out of its device protection program at the time of purchase another chance to enroll. Sprint offers a device protection plan perfect for a range of devices – including prepaid phones – from service and repair to device replacement, data protection and technical support.

Sprint’s device protection covers wireless phones, smartphones, Sprint mobile broadband cards, tablets, netbooks and notebooks.

Regardless of the type of device, for $7 per month for prepaid coverage and a range of $8 to $13 per month for postpaid coverage, customers receive comprehensive coverage that includes protection from loss, theft, accidental damage, device malfunction and threats to private data.

“It’s nearly impossible to replicate the peace of mind from knowing the valuable information we all carry in our phones is protected and that someone is there to help when it’s needed,” said Jaime Jones, senior vice president-Consumer Sales. “Not to mention the fact that with device protection, customers will have a solution in place, so if the unexpected happens, they can avoid having to blow their budget on a replacement device.”

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season? Sprint Is!

By: Sarah June 2nd, 2014

America’s Newest Network provides a greater wireless coverage and capacity footprint during times of an emergency weather event

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 02, 2014 – While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a below-average number of storms for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season, Sprint (NYSE:S) and the Sprint Emergency Response Team (ERT)announced that they are prepared to immediately respond if a storm strikes.

Boost Mobile Humorous Advertising Featuring Anthony Davis

By: Sarah June 2nd, 2014

RVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 02, 2014 – Boost Mobile unveils its latest digital campaign today featuring NBA player Anthony Davis and highlights the company’s commitment to offer the latest smart phones including the Samsung Galaxy S®5.

The digital campaign includes two spots starring Davis, with the first spot, ‘Sushi’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWB16LrfwcY, airing today. Sushi features Davis as a sushi chef who overhears a customer’s story, interjecting that it can’t compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 5, available on Boost Mobile’s unlimited data plan, and Milk Music, Samsung’s new and free music streaming service with 13 million songs.

The humorous campaign created by 180LA challenges the current etiquette of ‘putting down the phone and being in the moment’ with the question, “What if the moment really isn’t that great and your phone is a Samsung Galaxy S 5 with unlimited data from Boost Mobile?”