Sprint launches BOGO deal on iPhone 7, but you can only lease the phones

Carriers in the United States race each other in offering great deals on some of the most expensive flagships available on the market. Not long ago, T-Mobile announced a BOGO (buy one, get one for free) deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, while LG had a similar promotion on the G6, which was quickly pulled for reasons unknown.

Sprint has an entirely different promotional offer, which targets Apple fans rather than Android users. The carrier recently launched a BOGO deal on the iPhone 7, but it’s only available for customers who want to lease the phones instead …


Report: Sprint and T-Mobile are exploring the possibility of a merger

The last time there were serious rumors about a possible Sprint merger with T-Mobile, it was 2014 and the landscape in the U.S. mobile industry was different than it is now. Three-years ago, Sprint was the third largest stateside carrier and T-Mobile was fourth. Every scenario involving a Sprint merger with T-Mobile had the former taking control of a combined company. But things have changed since then. Led by CEO John Legere, T-Mobile has become the most customer friendly, innovative U.S. wireless operator. It accounted for more than 200% of the industry’s growth in postpaid phone accounts in …

Sprint to launch 5G by 2019 using its stash of 2.5GHz spectrum

A week after T-Mobile announced its plan to build a coast-to-coast 5G network, Sprint threw its 2 cents into the 5G hat with an announcement of its own. The nation’s fourth largest carrier announced that it will be launching its 5G network by late 2019.  While Sprint didn’t say whether its entire network would be running by then, T-Mobile says that it will have regional service that same year, with nationwide coverage in 2020.

Back in March, Sprint tested its gigabit LTE service during an NBA game in New Orleans. The test used 60MHz of Sprint’s high frequency  2.5GHz spectrum, …

Sprint rolled out a $40 month 2GB data plan for subscribers on a budget

Sprint launched a new plan after its Unlimited Freedom promo campaign ran out. The carrier lets you get on a $40 2GB plan ($45 without auto-pay) with unlimited talk and text, which is a good option if $60 for the limitless plan is a bit steep for you. There’s also a retail-only $40 Affordable Choice plan with 4GB of data.

Sprint reportedly introduced these after its lower-paying customers took a dislike to the Unlimited Freedom plans last month. Although the carrier isn’t advertising them, adamant that unlimited everything is “what customers really want”, it’s doing …

Comcast and Charter agree to partner up on wireless; will they buy T-Mobile or Sprint?

The nation’s number one and number two cable television firms, Comcast and Charter respectively, announced today that they are teaming up on what is being called “wireless phone ventures.” Comcast recently announced that it will offer later this year an MVNO service to subscribers called Xfinity Mobile. This will be a hybrid service depending on both Xfinity’s large number of Wi-Fi hotspots, and Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Charter will also start its own MVNO service using Big Red’s network, but this won’t launch until 2018.

Under the terms of their partnership, Comcast and Charter will be …

Deal: Buy a new Sprint LG V20 for just $299

Thanks to an attractive deal available on eBay, you can currently buy a Sprint LG V20 for only $299.99 – about $400 off the smartphone’s original price. The device is offered by a top-rated eBay seller, it’s brand new, and comes with original battery, charger, and USB Type-C cable. For some reason, though, it does not come in its original box.

While this LG V20 is sold off contract, the handset is not unlocked. So, unless you find a way to unlock it, you’ll only be able to use it on Sprint, or MVNOs like Ting and FreedomPop (which are using Sprint’s network). …

Sprint introduces the "Magic Box" to improve the speed of subscribers' 4G LTE signals by up to 200%


Sprint said today that it is giving away to its subscribers who request one, a free “Magic Box.” This is a small shoe-box sized device that will increase download and upload speeds by as much as 200% within a range of 30,000 square feet. The result? Your devices will end up with 5 bars indicating a strong connection. The Magic Box doesn’t interfere with Wi-Fi and doesn’t require that the carrier make a capital investment to bolster its signal strength.

The Magic Box will first be made available to Sprint customers in Denver, San Francisco, Indianapolis, New York, Chicago and Houston. …

For a limited time, Sprint is offering the 5th line free with its Unlimited Freedom plan


The nation’s fourth largest carrier, Sprint, fired a salvo across the bow of the SS T-Mobile today. The wireless operator announced that Sprint Unlimited Freedom subscribers can get a fifth line for free. The plan offers unlimited talk, text and unlimited data. Before taxes and fees, five lines will cost $120. This pricing requires that the subscriber sign up for AutoPay, which results in $5 of savings each month. This discount will be applied within the receipt of two invoices.

Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom plan offers up to 1080p streaming on video, 8Mbps on games and 1.5Mbps on music. …

Sprint lets you lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones for the price of one

Sprint announced the opportunity to lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones for the price of one with each new line activation. The promotion starts Friday, April 21 and goes through April 27. And with Sprint’s Galaxy Forever program, customers can upgrade to the latest Galaxy any time after 12 lease payments are completed.

Sprint also touted the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) smartphones. It’s a fancy way of saying both phones will be fast on the carrier’s 4G network. Sprint claims HPUE can extend existing 2.5GHz coverage by up to …

Get all star codes and self-service short codes for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint phones right here!

All carriers around the world and in the US have a bunch of star codes – also known as service codes – that you can punch in your phone’s dialer app (speaking of which, Verizon still supports rotary phones , but that’s another story!) and obtain some convenient functionality, such as enabling and disabling specific features in your plan, checking your bill and data usage, getting in touch with customer support, and much more. Especially on T-Mobile, whose excessive list of codes can be barely contained here!

Have a look at the things you can accomplish with your …