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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Sprint sold 1.4M iPhones in Q2, lost 2M customers with termination of Nextel

07/30/2013, 02:07 am

In its quarterly earnings announcement early Tuesday, Sprint said it sold 1.4 million iPhones for the July quarter, but lost almost 2 million subscribers as a it shuttered the Nextel iDen network in late June.


Sprint's Wireless CapTel app brings caption calling to iPhones and iPads

07/23/2013, 08:07 pm

Sprint on Tuesday announced the availability of a new accessibility feature aimed at helping iPad and iPhone owners on that network with hearing loss better use their devices.


Sprint debuts 'Unlimited Guarantee,' promises to lock in plan rates for life

07/11/2013, 06:07 pm

Coming one day after Japan's SoftBank closed a $21.6 billion to takeover Sprint, the U.S. carrier announced a new "Unlimited Guarantee" that allows existing or new subscribers to lock in current unlimited talk, text and data plan prices for the life of an account.


Sprint now officially under SoftBank control after $21.6B deal

07/10/2013, 10:07 pm

Sprint on Wednesday announced that it has successfully completed a deal with Japanese telecommunications and Internet services giant SoftBank, which now owns a controlling 78 percent stake of the U.S. wireless carrier.


FCC clears way for SoftBank to buy Sprint, Sprint to buy Clearwire

07/05/2013, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday announced the removal of the last barrier to a three-company merger that will see Japan's SoftBank take control of Sprint Wireless, which itself is set to take over Clearwire.


Sprint shareholders OK $21.6 billion SoftBank deal

06/25/2013, 02:06 pm

SoftBank received a big boost in its effort to buy Sprint on Tuesday, as the company's shareholders approved a $21.6 billion offer from the Japanese carrier.


Briefly: Sprint LTE service expands to 22 more areas

06/18/2013, 06:06 pm

Sprint customers with iPhones, cellular iPads, and other connected devices will now have access to 4G LTE data speeds, provided they live in one of the 22 new locations to get the service as the telecom slowly extends its next-generation network.


Report of Apple throttling iPhone, iPad speeds on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint mistaken

06/06/2013, 05:06 pm

Just a day after a developer wrote a blog entry maintaining that Apple was intentionally limiting cellular download speeds for iPhone and iPad users on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, the claims have been withdrawn and his mistake in understanding how carrier bundle files has been explained.


Apple reportedly throttling iPhone and iPad cellular data speeds for top three US carriers (U: nope)

06/05/2013, 05:06 pm

A website dedicated to providing iPhone carrier hacks claims to have discovered code in versions of Apple's iOS that suggests the nation's top three carriers are purposely throttling iPhone and iPad data speeds for all customers.


Supply shortages delay Samsung Galaxy S4 launch at Sprint, T-Mobile

04/25/2013, 09:04 am

Limited availability of Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone has led to delayed launches at Sprint and T-Mobile, the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the U.S.


Sprint sold 1.5M iPhones in March quarter, but lost 560,000 customers

04/24/2013, 10:04 am

Sales of Apple's iPhone were down at Sprint, as America's third-largest wireless carrier lost more than a half-million subscribers last quarter, but still posted returns that beat Wall Street's estimates.


Dish Network launches $25.5B bid to merge with Sprint

04/15/2013, 09:04 am

The nation's no. 2 U.S. satellite television provider made waves in the worldwide wireless industry today, as Dish Network launched a $25.5 billion bid that could see it snagging Sprint from Japanese communications firm Softbank.


Sprint sold best-ever 2.2M iPhones in holiday quarter, 38% to new customers

02/07/2013, 07:02 am

Sprint on Thursday announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012, revealing it sold a best-ever 2.2 million iPhones, bringing its total 2012 sales to 6.6 million.


Sprint's 4G LTE network expanding to 28 more cities in coming months

01/17/2013, 02:01 pm

U.S. carrier Sprint announced Thursday that its 4G LTE network, which offers faster connections to the iPhone 5 and Apple's latest iPads, will expand to 28 new cities in the coming months.


Top-selling iPhone 5 flanked by strong sales of legacy iPhone 4S & 4

12/03/2012, 11:12 am

While the iPhone 5 has been the top selling handset at the three largest carriers in the U.S., Apple's legacy iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 handsets have also been strong performers this holiday shopping season.