Sprint is adding a new head executive to its framily. Brightstar CEO Marcelo Claure will replace 7-year CEO Dan Hesse starting August 11th. Claure had previously served on Sprint’s board since January. Brightstar is an international supply chain provider for the cellular industry, so the move is not entirely a stretch. SoftBank, Sprint’s parent company, […]
Joining the agreement with Sprint are regional carriers SouthernLINC Wireless, CSpire, nTelos, and several primarily rural others that will have reciprocal access to the Sprint network.
For Sprint customers who long for the old push-to-talk feature of the Nextel iDen network, the carrier has brought back this feature back on select LTE Android phones under the name “Sprint Direct Connect Now”. The service will cost $5/monthy and is compatible with 6 phones including the Samsung Note 3 and Galaxy S4 with […]
We’ve been comfortable with two ideas of late: 1) Nothing happens during CES and 2) T-Mobile is the only wireless company trying to shake things up. Sprint has effectively called us out in both aspects with the launch of its Framily plans. If you guessed that Framily is a contraction of Friends and Family, you’d […]
Today was a very interesting day in the U.S. mobile market, with news from T-Mobile, Sprint, and an announcement of an announcement from AT&T.
DISH Network has launched a $25.5 billion takeover bid for Sprint.
In other cellular news, Mid-December looked like Smooth sailing for Softbank’s US subsidiary Sprint as they announced they were buying all of on-again off-again pseudo subsidiary Clearwire. DISH just threw in a major monkey-wrench from left field, they want to buy Clearwire too for their own cellular aspirations. While Sprint wants the company, DISH wants […]
For $2.2 billion, Sprint will be acquiring the 49.2% of shares it doesn’t already own, making Clearwire a wholly owned subsidiary.
In a $20 billion deal, SoftBank will take a 70% stake in Sprint, which in turn buys controlling shares in Clearwire.
A Sprint Nextel press release confirmed that Japanese telecom provider SoftBank is in talks to make a “substantial investment” in Sprint.
Voxer is a group messaging iPhone application that has a built-in walkie talkie feature.
Sprint announced a new 3G phone today that has us seeing double. Yes, it’s an old joke, but if there a time to use it this is that time. While little is known about the Sprint Kyocera Echo, we can admit it looks pretty cool. From Kyocera’s specification sheet we know this new 3G phone […]