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DirecTV and AT&T are sitting in that proverbial tree, but that isn't going to stop any telecom competitors from throwing rocks their way. Case in point: Sprint is running a promo that gives DirecTV customers a year of free cell service by switching to the Now Network. Of course you need to eit...

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Samsung has opened the public beta of its new phone-based Pay service ahead of its official launch late next month. Beta participants will need to have a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, or S6 Edge+ (unrooted, mind you) as well as a credit or debit card from US Bank (Visa) or Bank of America (Visa or M...

August 27th 2015 at 2:08pm 0 Comments
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Sprint isn't going to let T-Mobile's iPhone upgrade promo go unanswered. It's launching iPhone Forever, a payment plan that lets you upgrade iPhones at any time without facing an up-front payment or a rate hike. So long as you're willing to shell out $22 per month on top of your service plan ($1...

August 17th 2015 at 10:46am 0 Comments
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If these carriers were characters fighting game, then Sprint is back with a special move designed to take on one of T-Mobile's. The Now Network is challenging T-Mo's "Mobile without Borders" offering by launching "Open World" -- an add-on that gives subscribers free calls and texts to Canada and M...

August 10th 2015 at 9:16pm 0 Comments
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One of the ways that Sprint is hoping to revive its fortunes is with Direct 2 You, a service where door-to-door salespeople set up your phone from inside your home. The offering has added a fair few locations since its launch in April, and now the company is rolling it out to Atlanta, Boston, Hous...

August 10th 2015 at 1:19pm 0 Comments
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Following the lead of alternative carriers like T-Mobile and Google Fi, Verizon announced today that it will be doing away with phone subsidies (the precise opposite of what it said last October) and rejiggering its data plans beginning August 13th. Don't get excited just yet, though, since there'...

August 7th 2015 at 2:26pm 0 Comments
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Cellular service appears to be down across every major provider throughout Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky with Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville being the hardest hit. According to the website Down Detector, more than 10,000 AT&T, 1,000 Verizon, 7,000 T-Mobile and 300 Sprint customers are...

August 4th 2015 at 7:34pm 0 Comments
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Sprint chief Marcelo Claure may have done a lot to clean house and keep his customers from leaving, but it's clear that there's still a lot of work left to go before people stop abandoning ship. The carrier has reported first fiscal quarter earnings that saw it add a net total of 675,000 customer...

August 4th 2015 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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The battle between Sprint and T-Mobile for the hearts and phone lines of America's families is heating up. T-Mobile recently updated its Simple Choice family plan to give a family of four unlimited calling and text, as well as 10GB of data to each of them for $120 a month. On Wednesday, Sprint fir...

July 29th 2015 at 3:44pm 0 Comments
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Google Fiber has a few inroads into less fortunate homes, such as its not-quite-free 5Mbps service, but it's still largely aimed at more affluent households. That's going to change very shortly, however: the White House has revealed ConnectHome, an effort that will bring free or inexpensive ($10...

July 15th 2015 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Back in April, Sprint introduced Direct 2 You, a program that brings the phone-buying process right to your home. Since then, the service has launched in multiple places across the US, including Kansas City, Chicago, Denver, Miami, Los Angeles New York and San Francisco. Today we can add a few mor...

July 14th 2015 at 12:51pm 0 Comments
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Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure recently said he was tired of T-Mobile's "Uncarrier bullshit," but that BS has almost certainly helped it displace Sprint as the nation's third-largest carrier. T-Mobile's preliminary earnings report shows that it added 2.1 million new customers this quarter, giving it 58...

July 9th 2015 at 10:01am 0 Comments