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Apple's iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile with $30/mo. plans June 29

06/07/2012, 08:06 am

Virgin Mobile USA announced on Thursday that it will offer Apple's iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 beginning Friday, June 29, with contract-free plans as low as $30 per month.

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Prepaid iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile USA by July - report

06/05/2012, 01:06 pm

Sprint's Virgin Mobile USA will become the second American carrier to offer Apple's iPhone without a service contract, according to a new report.

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Apple, Samsung expected to control 52% of smartphone sales through 2013

06/05/2012, 12:06 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung will represent more than half of all global smartphone sales through the year 2013, according to a new projection.

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Samsung takes cue from Apple, unifies US branding of Galaxy S III

06/04/2012, 08:06 am

Previous Galaxy smartphones had different brand names at different U.S. carriers that potentially confused consumers, prompting Samsung to brand its latest flagship smartphone as just the Galaxy S III at all four major U.S. wireless providers.

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Rumor: Prepaid carrier Boost Mobile to sell iPhone in September

06/01/2012, 12:06 am

On the heels of the news that Cricket Wireless will become the first prepaid carrier in the U.S. to offer Apple's iPhone later this month, an unverified report claims Sprint subsidiary Boost Mobile will also begin offering the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S this September.

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Sprint offers $100 trade-in credit for iPhones from competing carriers

05/18/2012, 07:05 pm

In an effort to drum up subscribership and advertise its unlimited data plan for the iPhone 4S, Sprint revealed on Friday that it will begin offering a $100 credit to any customer who trades in an iPhone from another carrier.

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Sprint won't profit from carrying Apple's iPhone until 2015, has no regrets

05/16/2012, 11:05 am

Sprint's CEO views his company's up front payment to offer the iPhone as a long-term investment that won't see any returns until 2015.

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Sprint CEO returns $3.25M in pay after shareholders deride Apple deal

05/08/2012, 08:05 am

In an effort to placate shareholders upset over Sprint's iPhone deal with Apple, the company's chief executive has returned more than $3.25 million in compensation.

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Sprint will continue to offer unlimited data for next-gen iPhone

04/25/2012, 05:04 pm

Although Apple's follow-up to the iPhone 4S remains unannounced, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse confirmed on Wednesday that his company will be offering unlimited data even if the device supports 4G LTE.

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Sprint sold 1.5M iPhones in Q1 2012, 44% to new customers

04/25/2012, 08:04 am

Sprint on Wednesday announced its own quarterly earnings, revealing that it sold 1.5 million iPhones last quarter, with 44 percent of those going to new customers.

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New FCC, carrier database of stolen cellphones aims to reduce iPhone theft

04/10/2012, 01:04 am

Wireless carriers in the U.S. are cooperating with the Federal Communications Commission to assemble a joint database of stolen mobile phones in hopes of curbing theft of smartphones such as Apple's iPhone.

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Sprint, Apple already have deal in place for potential LTE 4G iPhone

03/27/2012, 03:03 pm

Sprint's chief financial officer has revealed that his company is free to sell a future 4G LTE iPhone, if and when Apple chooses to make one.

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Best Buy sells nearly as many iPhones as Apple does directly

03/23/2012, 08:03 am

While most iPhone buyers make their purchase from their wireless carrier, Best Buy plays nearly as important a role in iPhone sales as Apple's own direct sales, according to a new survey.

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Sprint says iPhone users 'more profitable' than other customers

03/21/2012, 06:03 pm

In defense of Sprint's bet-the-company deal to carry Apple's iPhone, CEO Dan Hesse said that users of the device are "more profitable" on a whole when compared to other subscribers using phones running on other platforms like Android.

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Combination of iPad 4G LTE & data caps characterized as a 'speed trap'

03/21/2012, 10:03 am

Apple's new 4G LTE-capable iPad offers high-speed connectivity that's great for streaming video, but the data caps implemented by carriers have been found by some to be too restrictive, as users can burn through their monthly allotment in mere hours.

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Alleged Best Buy inventory leak shows mysterious Sprint iPad listings

03/09/2012, 08:03 pm

Purported leaked images of Best Buy's internal inventory system contain mysterious references to a Sprint iPad with what seem to be two-year contract options.

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Verizon will support Personal Hotspot with 4G LTE iPad at launch, AT&T won't

03/08/2012, 02:03 pm

Verizon has announced that customers who use a new iPad with 4G LTE on its network will be able to use the device's Personal Hotspot feature, but AT&T officials have said they plan to enable the feature "in the future."

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Sprint committed to $15.5B iPhone contract in 2011, expects to buy more

02/27/2012, 06:02 pm

Despite expecting a decline in wireless profits due to the high subsidy cost associated with carrying the iPhone, Sprint plans to exceed its $15.5 billion minimum purchase agreement with Apple and looks to make up for the profit loss with subscriber revenue.

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T-Mobile US says it lost 700K subscribers 'primarily' due to iPhone 4S launch

02/23/2012, 10:02 am

T-Mobile U.S. this week reported disappointing quarterly earnings, and blamed a loss of more than 700,000 contract customers on Apple's October introduction of the iPhone 4S.

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Mobile carriers hate not having iPhone, pay premiums to get it

02/08/2012, 12:02 pm

A flurry of reports have insinuated that the larger upfront subsidies carriers pay to gain access to the iPhone are "not good for wireless carriers," with one blog claiming "carriers hate the iPhone," despite facts indicating the opposite.

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