Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sprint Will Cut Your Wireless Bill in Half

Sprint is offering an incentive sure to make waves in the US wireless industry.  A new program targeting existing Verizon or AT&T wireless customers, switching to Sprint would allow these new subscribers to pay half of what their bill would have been on their old carrier.  So if a customer’s bill on Verizon or AT&T was $160 per month, expect that to go to $80 for a comparable plan on Sprint.
According to MarketWatch.com:
“The offer, which begins Friday, underscores how urgently the country’s third largest carrier needs to add subscribers after years of losing customers and money. SprintS, -0.21%   is the only nationwide wireless carrier losing the industry’s lucrative postpaid subscribers on balance, having shed 336,000 of the most lucrative monthly subscribers during the three months ending Sept. 30″
Customers will need to provide a copy of their current bill as proof.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Best Prepaid Cellphone Carriers

Every so often, Lifehacker publishes a list of what they call "5 best".  This week, they examine the 5 best prepaid cellphone carriers based on reader feedback.  I found the list so compelling, I'm thinking of making a switch myself.

5 Best Prepaid Cellphone Carriers - Lifehacker - http://lifehacker.com/five-best-pre-paid-cellphone-carriers-1461230147/all

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rural LTE a "real" Market, Thanks to Sprint Partnership

Since 2010, Verizon has been the dominant rural carrier, through what that carrier calls the "LTE in Rural America Program."  NetAmerica Alliance has been trying to compete with Verizon by offering 4G LTE service to their customers under the collective brand "Bonfire."

According to Fierce Wireless, "Sprint had been building on a plan to compete in rural broadband, with a joint program involving its Clearwire division (now known as Clear) and Dish Network--which just last year was Sprint's likely merger partner. Now that Softbank acquired Sprint instead, Dish is making moves on its own, using its own chunk of 700 MHz spectrum to offer rural LTE broadband using its own outdoor antennas.
So Thursday's announcement that Sprint is teaming up with NetAmerica, for what's being called the Small Market Alliance for Rural Transformation (SMART), could actually create the competitive broadband market that legislators have sworn for years already existed." 

Sprint partnership suddenly makes rural LTE a real market - Fierce Wireless-  http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/sprint-partnership-suddenly-makes-rural-lte-real-market/2014-03-31