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Topic: Sprint

Sprint's new 'iPhone Forever' plan charges monthly fee for automatic device upgrades

08/17/2015, 11:08 am

U.S. carrier Sprint on Monday launched "iPhone Forever," a monthly fee plan designed to ensure a subscriber always has the latest iPhone model, available for a limited time at a discounted price.

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US carriers' move to installment plans seen accelerating iPhone upgrade cycles

08/12/2015, 10:08 am

The shift of U.S. carriers from contract subsidies to installment pricing for smartphones could speed up upgrade cycles for Apple's iPhone, according to a new memo by financial services firm Piper Jaffray.

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Judge approves $50 million settlement from Sprint for phone bill cramming

07/01/2015, 03:07 pm

A U.S. judge has approved a $50 million settlement by Sprint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of a still broader settlement over allegations it billed customers for services they never wanted.

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Sprint adds Monthly Rolling Data to prepaid plans, exclusive to Best Buy

06/02/2015, 04:06 pm

Sprint on Tuesday joined the roster of U.S. carriers offering rollover data for prepaid cellular plans, but with some key restrictions, according to an official announcement.

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Sprint, Verizon will pay $158 million to settle complaints about bill cramming

05/12/2015, 02:05 pm

U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming," the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.

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New rules requiring U.S. carriers to unlock out-of-contract phones now in effect

02/11/2015, 09:02 pm

America's top wireless providers can no longer refuse to unlock devices for customers who have paid financing plans in full or completed their contract term under a new set of industry rules -- agreed to over one year ago -- which go into effect today.

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Sprint builds out hardware leasing with 'iPad for Life' plans, iPad Air 2 starts at $20 per month

11/13/2014, 09:11 pm

Sprint on Thursday expanded its hardware leasing options beyond Apple's iPhone to include the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, with pricing for 16GB models pegged at a respective $20 and $17 per month for 24 months.

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'We're sorry:' Apple experiences numerous iPhone 6 preorder problems from crushing demand

09/12/2014, 01:09 pm

Just like every previous iPhone launch, Friday's kickoff for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders was marred by a series of glitches, issues and errors that left a number of customers frustrated with Apple and its carrier partners' inability to keep up with overwhelming demand.

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Sprint to launch new 'iPhone for Life' rental option and special subscription plan

09/09/2014, 07:09 pm

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint on Tuesday announced a new iPhone hardware rental plan dubbed "iPhone for Life," in which customers pay a flat monthly fee to "rent" Apple's device rather than buy it outright.

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Sprint's new family plan brings doubles data, lures in users with low pricing

08/18/2014, 08:08 pm

Sprint on Monday announced a new data-centric plan called the Family Share Pack, offering twice the amount of data as competitors for the same or cheaper monthly pricing.

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Sprint's 'satisfaction guarantee' lets customers test out hardware, services for 30 days risk-free

06/23/2014, 04:06 pm

In what appears to be a response to T-Mobile's recently announced iPhone 'test drive,' Sprint on Monday said it will begin a risk-free program in which new customers can try out the carrier's network and services for 30 days.

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Sprint prepping cash for T-Mobile buy, CEO John Legere frontrunner to lead company

04/30/2014, 09:04 pm

Sprint is reportedly making behind the scenes moves toward the purchase of T-Mobile, with current "uncarrier" CEO John Legere said to be a top candidate to run the new company if and when a deal is reached.

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Sprint planning 2014 T-Mobile takeover bid worth over $20B, report says

12/13/2013, 04:12 pm

U.S. carrier Sprint is said to be looking into the purchase of rival provider T-Mobile USA, which, if successful, would leave the nation dominated by only three major telecoms.

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Sprint sells 1.4 million iPhones in Q3, edges slightly into profitability

10/30/2013, 10:10 am

Despite a net loss of more than 300,000 customers, Sprint backed its way into a $383 million profit for the fiscal third quarter of 2013 and posted strong sales of Apple's handsets.

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J.D. Power ranks Apple's iPhone best on AT&T, Verizon in satisfaction survey

10/17/2013, 02:10 pm

For the tenth time in a row, the latest customer satisfaction rankings from J.D. Power and Associates show that Apple is again the top company for smartphones across major U.S. carriers.

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US carriers signal launch iPhone 5s inventory will be 'grotesquely' low

09/17/2013, 02:09 pm

Seemingly confirming rumors that Apple will not be able to provide adequate inventory of the iPhone 5s this weekend, a new report reveals that carriers are facing "grotesquely" low inventory for the device's launch.

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Sprint to offer $100 device credit for ported numbers on iPhone launch day

09/16/2013, 07:09 pm

Sprint on Monday announced a promotion set to kick off on Sept. 20 that will give a $100 credit to new customers porting their phone number from another carrier, applicable to the iPhone 5s and 5c which are slated to go on sale that same day.

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Sprint counters T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, with own early upgrade program

09/16/2013, 09:09 am

America's third-largest wireless carrier may be late to the party, but Sprint will reportedly launch its own early phone upgrade program just in time for the arrival of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

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AppleInsider's guide to preordering the iPhone 5c

09/12/2013, 07:09 pm

Tonight at midnight, Pacific time, Apple's lower-cost iPhone 5c will become available for preorder, but figuring out just where to get the colorful new iPhone can be a hassle. AppleInsider has put together a round-up of which carriers and retailers will be opening up access for early-adopting consumers.

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Apple's more affordable 'iPhone 5C' expected to have greatest US benefit for T-Mobile

09/09/2013, 09:09 am

The debut of a new, less expensive iPhone model may have the greatest domestic benefit for T-Mobile, America's fourth-largest carrier which appeals to more budget-oriented customers.

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