If you are a Sprint customer, and have preordered your Galaxy S9 and S9+ directly from Samsung, you might have been in for a funky surprise upon going to the porch, and taking the wraps off the shipment.
Some consumers are getting the idea that Sprint will sell them the Apple iPhone X for half price. But the truth of the matter is that last week, the nation’s fourth largest carrier said that it will lease you an iPhone X for half off. And while that works out to just $20 a month, when the lease ends in 18-months, guess what? You don’t own the phone. And during the lease period, you have to make sure to keep the phone in good condition.
If you’re a member of Sprint’s iPhone Forever program, you can return the iPhone X after 12 payments and exchange it for the latest model. At that point, …
We hate to be a harbinger of bad news, but not only are phone prices going up with no end in sight, but affordable carrier plans will be few and far between going forward, it seems. After their merger failed, Sprint and T-Mobile will now have to focus on expanding their networks, and boosting profitability on their own, which will be affecting their plan pricing, and their heretofore “affordable carriers” mojo.
If you have signed up for one of Sprint’s “Unlimited Freedom” or “50% off” promos, be warned that analysts expect Sprint to begin calling about 300,000 subscribers before the early adopters deals’ end this January, and keep on notifying those whose plan prices are about to get an increase, depending on when they signed up for the goods.
Out of all the unusual seasonal promos, Sprint found the most unorthodox way to make you switch carriers. If you are a Pokémon GO trainer, Sprint will give you $100 worth of PokéCoins with each new line activation. Just ask the rep for the gift, and you will be sent a text message with the details how to redeem those.
The BLU S1 was released in the United States two weeks ago, as Blu Product’s first smartphone to work on Sprint and Boost Mobile networks. The low-end smartphone was available for purchase at Amazon for $179.99 in its unlocked variant.
Today, Blu Products announced that its BLU S1 smartphone is up for grabs for free when you switch to Sprint after $200 rebate. This is a limited time offer available with Sprint’s BYOD (bring your own device) promotion.
So, how is this going to work? Since the BLU S1 will be part of Sprint’s postpaid BYOD promotion, customers …
About a fortnight ago, Bloomberg reported that T-Mobile and Sprint are ironing out the final details of their potential merger, up to the point where they were discussing the exchange ratio that will determine Sprint’s valuation, one of the last steps before the merger could be officially announced. They even got down to non-cash items, such as the location of the HQ that will shelter the leadership of the new entity resulting from the merger, and reports are swirling that a merger announcement in October is imminent.
Looking for a way to expand the reach of its 2.5GHz spectrum for up to 10 square miles (at least to start), Sprint has started testing its Magic Box as an aerial small cell solution. The Sprint Magic Box is a signal booster than when on the ground, increases download and upload speeds by as much as 200% within a range of 30,000 square feet. In the air, the Magic Box can connect on the ground with a Sprint cell site, COW (Cell on Wheels) or SatCOLT (Satellite Cell Site on Light Truck) to provide service to customers. Using a drone, the Magic Box is lifted as much as 400 feet in the air.
The unannounced BLU S1 could be the first smartphone launched by the US-based company that will be compatible with Sprint’s network. The “partnership” between BLU and Sprint hasn’t been officialized yet, but the S1 is now listed on the carrier’s website.
It’s unclear whether the BLU S1 will be a BYOD (bring your own device) smartphone that Sprint customers will be able to use, or it will be sold as postpaid as well. BLU S1 will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile too, not just Sprint, so it’s up to each and …