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Topic: Sprint

Sprint raises smartphone termination fee to $350 weeks before iPhone 5 launch

08/31/2011, 07:08 pm

Sprint has announced plans to follow AT&T and Verizon Wireless in charging a hefty $350 early termination fee for all "advanced" devices starting September 9, ensuring that customers won't be able to obtain new subsidized hardware and then ditch their service plan.

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Sprint schedules Oct. 7 event amid iPhone rumors

08/30/2011, 08:08 am

Sprint has scheduled a "Strategy Update" presentation for Friday, Oct. 7, around the same time the carrier is rumored to begin offering Apple's iPhone.

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Sprint advises employees to give 'no comment' on iPhone 5

08/28/2011, 11:08 pm

A leaked memo from Sprint advising employees to simply state "no comment" when asked about the iPhone has added fuel to the fire on rumors that the carrier will begin offering Apple's next-generation iPhone this fall.

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Sprint predicted to sell 1.2M iPhones in Apple's largest holiday quarter ever

08/24/2011, 12:08 pm

The addition of Sprint as the third iPhone carrier in the U.S. would add 1.2 million sales this year, helping Apple achieve its strongest holiday quarter ever, according to one analysis.

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Sprint estimated to sell 6 million more US iPhones for Apple in 2012

08/23/2011, 06:08 pm

Adding Sprint as an iPhone carrier this fall could help Apple's growth grow from 30 to 37 percent, adding 6 million more iPhone users over the next calendar year.

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Sprint to offer Apple's iPhone 5 alongside AT&T, Verizon - report

08/23/2011, 04:08 pm

Apple is expected to start selling the iPhone 5 simultaneously with three of the Big Four mobile operators in the USA, Sprint being reported to join AT&T and Verizon for a mid-October launch.

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Leaked AT&T filing shows full LTE coverage would cost additional $3.8B

08/12/2011, 10:08 pm

According to an accidentally leaked letter from AT&T, the company estimates that expanding 4G LTE coverage from its original plan of 80 percent of the population to 97 percent of Americans would cost $3.8 billion.

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Sprint abandons plans to sell 4G BlackBerry PlayBook tablet after weak demand

08/12/2011, 08:08 pm

Sprint Nextel announced on Friday that it has scrapped plans to sell a 4G WiMax version of Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet after the device failed to generate sufficient interest.

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Sprint posts massive subscriber exodus in failing to compete with iPhone

07/28/2011, 07:07 pm

Shares of Sprint Nextel fell almost 20 percent after the company posted heavy wireless subscriber losses that underlined a failed strategy in competing with US iPhone carriers.

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Sprint CEO planning 'nukes' to block AT&T, T-Mobile merger

06/28/2011, 02:06 am

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said in an interview that he plans to launch "nukes" in his fight to stop AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

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AT&T defends T-Mobile acquisition, says no effect on competition

06/11/2011, 10:06 pm

AT&T filed a statement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday claiming that the wireless market will "remain vibrantly competitive" after its merger with T-Mobile USA.

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With later arrival of new iPhone, HTC may challenge Apple as top US smartphone maker

06/10/2011, 07:06 am

Handset maker HTC has seen strong sales of its Android-based smartphones on all four U.S. carriers, putting the Taiwanese company in a position to contend with Apple for the title of top smartphone seller in the U.S.

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Sprint formally petitions AT&T, T-Mobile merger with FCC

05/31/2011, 09:05 pm

Sprint has filed a formal petition with the Federal Communications Commission protesting AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, accusing the carrier of wasting its spectrum and taking a shortcut by purchasing T-Mobile.

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FCC questions AT&T over proposed T-Mobile purchase

05/28/2011, 12:05 am

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has submitted a request for information from AT&T with 50 questions regarding the company's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

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Apple job posting hints at upcoming Sprint iPhone

05/16/2011, 09:05 pm

An Apple job listing for a "carrier engineer" located near the Sprint headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, may point to the company's plans to add support for the carrier in an upcoming iPhone.

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Apple rumored to release 'iPhone 4S' with T-Mobile, Sprint support in Sept.

05/13/2011, 04:05 pm

A new report claims that the fifth-generation iPhone will be a relatively minor update dubbed "4S" that will bring support for both Sprint and T-Mobile networks in the U.S.

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US senators grill AT&T, T-Mobile execs over acquisition

05/11/2011, 11:05 pm

U.S. senators remained skeptical of the benefits of AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA as they questioned the companies' CEOs at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.

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FCC votes to compel AT&T and Verizon to share data networks

04/07/2011, 04:04 pm

The US Federal Communications Commission narrowly voted to require big mobile carriers to contract with smaller competitors to share access to their mobile data networks, as they are already compelled to do for voice service.

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AT&T defends T-Mobile deal as boosting iPhone service, competition

03/30/2011, 05:03 pm

Chief executive Randall Stephenson defended AT&T's intent to buy T-Mobile, saying it would boost call quality, reduce overseas roaming fees, and maintain "intense" competition.

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Sprint officially opposing AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile

03/29/2011, 12:03 am

Wireless provider Sprint Nextel has formally declared its opposition to AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, on the grounds that the deal will "harm consumers and harm competition."

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