Sprint Introduces “iPhone Forever” Plan

The competition between U.S. carriers continues to heat up, benefitting customers. Sprint has just launched a new monthly fee plan called “iPhone Forever,” available at a discounted price for a limited time. This new plan is designed to ensure all subscribers have the latest iPhone models, which is ideal for users who always want the newest Apple products. This plan typically costs $22 per month on top of service fees. It ensures users are eligible to trade in their previous model and upgrade to the latest iPhone whenever a new model is released. For a short while, the “iPhone Forever”

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Sprint Introduces Free Calls, Texts to Canada and Mexico

According to a recent announcement, Sprint is updating its Open World international calling program to include free mobile calls and texts to and from Canada and Mexico. This will be included in monthly customer cellular plans without additional roaming charges. Customers will also receive up to 1GB of free 3G data when traveling in Canada and Mexico. Sprint’s Open World program already offers roaming in 34 countries, as well as five cents per minute domestic calls to Latin America, the Dominican Republic and over 180 other countries when added to a domestic service plan. Customers also get 1GB of free

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Sprint Launches Its Best Family Plan Yet

Sprint’s new family plan includes more data than T-Mobile, with more savings than similar packages offered by Verizon and AT&T, making it the best option available to those in the U.S seeking a family deal. The plan includes four lines, unlimited talk and text and 10GB of high-speed data for the price of $100 per month. How does this compare to other carriers providing the same amount of data? Those who switch from Verizon will find themselves saving $480 a year, and that figure increases to $720 for those switching from AT&T. The demand for data continues to rise among

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Sprint’s All-In Plan Hits Video Streaming Snag

Sprint’s video streaming limit on its alleged “All-In” plan created controversy among customers, causing the U.S. carrier to rethink its fine print. Sprint recently introduced its new “All-In” plan to consumers, using David Beckham as its prime advertising tool. Beckham, a friend of CEO Marcelo Claure, can be seen in the company’s new commercial pitting the All-In plan against a seemingly inferior AT&T plan. All-In costs $80 per month and includes a $20 lease on handset as well as $60 for unlimited text, phone, and data services. “If you went to a restaurant that advertised a cheeseburger for 99 cents,

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Verizon and Sprint to Pay $158M FCC Settlement for Bill Cramming

Verizon and Sprint are out a combined $158 million in restitution and fees for allowing and profiting from “cramming” charges. Verizon settled with the FCC to pay $90 million after it was caught placing recurring charges on consumer cell phone bills without the full consent of the customer. Sprint will pay $68 million for like practices. AT&T recently paid $105 million over cramming issues, and T-Mobile has also come to similar terms wit the FCC. “For too long, consumers have been charged on their phone bills for things that they did not buy,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in a

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Sprint Announces Unlimited International Messaging

In a move to rival T-Mobile, Sprint has announced a new plan offering users free unlimited text messaging and 2G data for international roaming. This new offer called Value Roaming does not include voice calls, which will be priced at $0.20 per minute. Sprint customers will now be able to text or browse the web without incurring any extra charges if they are in Argentine, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Spain and the UK. In comparison, T-Mobile offers the same service in more than 120 countries along with slightly faster

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Sprint Half-Price Promotion Targets Verizon and AT&T Customers

Sprint is promising to cut bills in half for customers willing to switch from it larger rivals AT&T or Verizon. As of December 5 in Sprint stores, customers who bring in a current bill from either AT&T or Verizon will be set up with a new plan for half the price of the service portion of their bill. Customers will also receive a gift card of up to $350 to cover the cost of early termination fees incurred by leaving their carriers. However, the promotion requires customers to turn in their existing devices and buy an unsubsidized device either up

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Unlimited Data = Throttled Users

Mobile users who have held onto unlimited data plans tend to guard them with their lives. The treasured flow allows them to surf the web and stream video to their hearts’ content without hitting any caps. But that doesn’t mean the experience is always pleasant. While Verizon is the latest to face criticism for its plans to throttle data, it appears none of the major providers are innocent. AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have all been known to throttle unlimited data users as they gobble up bandwidth. Not all of them use the same methods, but results are the same –

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Sprint on the Upswing

Things are looking up for Sprint, as the U.S. carrier posted its first quarterly profit in years and exceeded analysts’ estimates. It was expected that Sprint’s revenue would top $8.75 billion and lose 263,000 subscribers in Q1. Instead, it brought in revenues of $8.79 billion – for a net income of $23 million – and lost only 245,000 subscribers. It was a improvement from the previous quarter, when Sprint lost 333,000 subscribers. Some analysts are crediting the new Sprint Framily plan for the growth. “Good subscriber numbers would be a surprising sign that Framily is working better than people expected,”

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Sprint Joins T-Mobile in Offering Free Trial

In a case of monkey see, monkey do, Sprint has followed in the footsteps of T-Mobile and is now offering users a chance to try out a device on its network before committing to switch over. Here’s some background: T-Mobile recently announced it would allow customers to use an iPhone5 on its 4G LTE network for a week, in an attempt to quash its network’s bad reputation and woo new customers. However, Sprint’s move doesn’t limit the free trial to any particular device and potential customers have 30 days to decide whether they want to stick with the carrier. If

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