Sprint may ‘dramatically boost’ LTE Plus capacity and coverage in the US

LTE Plus speeds on Sprint may not be too far from a sizeable buff up, as the company recently field-tested a new technology in the city of Suwon, South Korea, in a joint effort with Samsung. The Massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) tech, which was the subject matter of the test, has potential to bring Sprint customers in the US better coverage and mobile Internet capabilities.

Massive MIMO is used in a variety of communication technologies, from Wi-Fi to 4G bands, and vastly increases the capacity of a wireless connection. In a wireless network, data is exchanged …


Sprint customers get first crack at streaming Jay Z's new album


Sprint customers who are rap fans are in for a treat. Starting on June 30th can stream Jay Z’s 13th album, “4:44,” for free. The album will be launched exclusively June 30th on Tidal, which means that new and existing Sprint customers can use their free six-month Tidal subscription to listen to the latest from the rapper. Those of you not subscribed to either Sprint or Tidal will be out of luck.

This isn’t the first time that Jay Z has used the launch of a new album to help promote a mobile device or service. In 2013, Jay Z’s “Magna Carter Holy Grail,” was offered for free to anyone …

Deal: Get a Sprint LG G6 for just $120

If you happen to need a new Sprint LG G6, you should seriously consider buying one before the end of this week. That’s because Best Buy is currently selling the G6 for only $5 on Sprint’s 24-month Installment Billing Plan, so you’ll end up paying just $120 for the smartphone (that’s more than $500 off its launch price). Undoubtedly, this is a rare deal, considering the fact that the LG G6 is a high-end flagship phone that’s only several months old.

The deal requires a new line, with savings being “deducted off the full total price of the device and reflected …

Deal: HTC 10 costs just $240 at Sprint, no need to be a Sprint customer

Despite the fact that HTC recently introduced its new flagship smartphone, the HTC 10 is still popular among Android fans. To make it even more appealing, Sprint has dropped the last year flagship’s price tag to just $240 outright.

Moreover, Sprint customers who want to take advantage of the deal can grab the HTC 10 for free on $10 monthly payments for 24 months. The current promo is available to Sprint customers online and over the phone, but not at brick and mortar stores.

However, if you’re not a Sprint customer, you can still buy the HTC 10 for $240 directly …

Sprint will be the only US carrier to offer the Essential Phone

Until now, the only place to order, or more precisely, to make a reservation for the Essential Phone in the US has been the official website of the company. The situation is about to change, however.

As confirmed by Essential’s President Niccolo de Masi, Sprint will be the exclusive carrier partner for the Essential Phone in the US. Only Sprint will sell the phone in its online and physical stores, and only Sprint’s customers will be able to get it with subsidies. This could prove crucial to Essential’s success, as the majority of phones in the US are still …

ZTE's super-affordable Max XL now available at Sprint alongside other ZTE goodies

A bit more than a month ago, ZTE launched the sales of the Max XL over at Boost Mobile stores — an affordable smartphone with hardware that matches its sub-$200 price tag. The phone rocks a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Its cameras have a 13 MP sensor on the back and a 5 MP one for selfies, while the battery in the trunk is quite large at 3,990 mAh. Despite being a lower tier device, it still rocks a fingerprint scanner on its back and comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

The company …

HTC U11 is now shipping in the US, also available at Sprint and Amazon

Ready to squeeze an HTC U11? Well, if you have pre-ordered one in the US, you are about to get it soon because HTC’s latest flagship is finally shipping. And demand for it seems to be exceeding what HTC can supply, seeing that at HTC.com, the smartphone is now out of stock, with new shipments expected in two to four weeks. 

Yet if you want one badly, Sprint has the HTC U11 available online and at its retail stores. The unlocked version of the HTC U11, compatible with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, is also sold at Amazon for $649 where it is listed as “in …

Sprint starts selling the all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Major carrier Sprint has just announced that it has started to sell the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets today. Both tablets are now available for purchase online, but Sprint confirmed they would arrive in stores next week, on June 13.

The slates come with support for LTE Advanced, along with an embedded Apple SIM. However, you’ll have to purchase the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, two of the accessories that could go along with these new iPads.

As far as prices go, there are multiple options for customers who want a particular iPad model. For …

Sprint gives free six-month trial of Tidal HiFi to all new and existing customers

Back in January, Sprint acquired 33% of Jay Z’s music streaming service, Tidal. When that happened, the two companies announced that they will be working on providing exclusive content to Sprint customers that subscribe to the service, along with other benefits.

Today, the two companies announced what could be the first step of this partnership. All new and existing Sprint customers will be getting free six-month trial to Tidal HiFi, the highest subscription tier the music platform offers, starting June 9.

“We recognize that music streaming is one of the most important services for …

T-Mobile and Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ receive update for Bixby, SD cards and more

T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers rocking the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are starting to receive an update that has two main features according to its changelist. One is an update for the Bixby app, and the second provides more stability for SD cards. Before you get carried away, the update did not launch Bixby Voice, although it could have deposited certain files on the two handsets that are required for its eventual release. The most recently rumored time frame for the appearance of Bixby Voice is late this month.

Those who downloaded the update report that Bixby Vision and …