Part Three: Smartphones vs. Feature Phones – Sprint

This is Part 3 of this [ZAGG Report]. You can view the other parts here: Part 1: Verizon (link) Part 2: T-Mobile (link) Part 3: Sprint Part 4: AT&T (link) Report Summary: (link) Sprint, the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier, is up next. Here’s what I found. Carrier Retail Stores After T-Mobile, I went to visit [...]

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Details: SoftBank acquires Sprint

Sprint is making some moves. At the beginning of the week, Sprint and SoftBank (a Japanese carrier) confirmed a $20.1 billion acquisition. The deal came with some stiff stipulations, but basically, SoftBank bought a controlling share of the company’s stock. They paid $8 billion in newly-issued shares, and $12.1 billion in existing shares. They own [...]


HTC EVO 4G LTE, are smartphones names only for marketing?

This week Sprint and HTC announced their latest creation. Here we have the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The specs of the device are as follows: 4.7″ HD 720p Super LCD display 1.5 GHz dual core processor 8.0MP primary camera 1.3MP front-facing camera Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Google Wallet™ Beats Audio™, for authentic sound HD [...]


SprintTV Brings ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and More to iOS (post by @calebhicks)

Sprint has released a happy surprise for current iPhone users – SprintTV. The free app, which is available in the iTunes App Store, brings ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, Disney, and more to the palm of your hand. From the app description: Sprint TV is FREE with most data plans for Sprint iPhone customers to download [...]


Is the Galaxy Note a phone? – via @jkhowland

I read a post on Android and Me that just blew my mind. First, because he was hesitant to link to a BGR post by Jonathan Geller. Second, because he thought that by linking to BGR, he was giving them ‘exposure’. And third, because he thinks we (iPhone customers) don’t like the note because it [...]


How @_AlexLawrence convinced me. Sprint + Google Voice = Saved Money

I’ve been a Google Voice user for a long time. I used it for a mostly as a second phone number I gave away to people and services I needed immediate contact with, but didn’t want long term communication lines open. Some of the other benefits were obviously great: online texting, multi-phone routing, voicemail transcription. [...]


Review — 2 years with Google Voice

Sprint customers can move their number to Google Voice. Should you? Google Voice comes with a number of benefits, most of which were highlighted by Joshua Howland in 7 Reasons You Should Move Your Number To Google Voice. After using Google Voice for two years, here’s what else I’ve noticed: PRO — Voicemail transcription Gmail [...]


7 Reasons You Should Move Your Mobile Number To Google Voice?

You can easily move your Sprint mobile number over to Google Voice. The question is, should you? Here are the top 6 reasons you might want to (with a bonus reason). 6 – You get one unified voicemail box. Any of you already using Google Voice know the hassle of having multiple voicemail inboxes. Anyone [...]


You can buy a GSM unlocked iPhone 4S from Sprint?

It’s been a long time since carriers in the US have had to compete with each other. The smaller more competitively priced carriers tend to be regional (Cricket) or losing (T-mobile). Verizon doesn’t have to offer a GSM SIM unlock for it’s customes in order to push competitive advantage. They are seemingly happy where they [...]


Apple is Selling Unlocked iPhones Starting Today!

Today Apple’s US online store began processing orders for the unlocked iPhone 4S, priced at $649 for the 16GB, $749 for the 32GB, and $849 for the 64GB, keeping its promise to provide the unlocked handset in November. The company advises: The unlocked iPhone works only on supported GSM networks, such as AT&T in the [...]

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