Sprint has announced a partnership with Hulu in order to give customers unlimited access to Hulu’s Limited Commercial plan. This plan will allow both new and existing customers to stream all the movies and television shows they can imagine – straight to their mobile devices. Is this incentive for you to switch to Sprint if you’re not already with them? Roger Solé, chief marketing officer for Sprint had this to say:
“How people watch their favorite shows, listen to the latest music, and play the most popular games is changing all the time. We’re excited to provide Sprint customers the best in entertainment through our unique partnership with Hulu.”
There is a catch though. There’s always a catch, right? In order to get this deal, you will need to be on Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom Plan. So if you’re already on this plan – you’re in good shape and don’t need to do anything else to get access. If you’re not on the plan, you’re still in luck. It’s one of Sprint’s cheaper “fully unlimited” plans.
Many are skeptical about Sprint’s network reliability. In order to calm those fears, they are offering up some specs. They claim that their average nationwide download speed has increased by 33% year to year. In addition, they claim that in 25 of the top 99 markets in the United States, their download speeds have increased anywhere from 40-100%. They don’t specify where those markets are, but that’s a pretty big increase for the smallest of the big four US carriers.… Read the rest
It’s October 27, which means you can officially pre-order your iPhone X. We gave you a few ways that you can increase your chances of getting one, but what we haven’t told you about are the promotions. That’s right, carriers are going to want your business, so they are going to be offering you some promotions.
The iPhone X starts at $999. But Sprint is going to take $350 off of that price if you trade in an eligible device. With that trade in, you’ll get a $22.22/month payment for 18 months, towards the iPhone X. But with like anything else, there are some caveats. If you decide to keep the iPhone X after that last payment on the 18th month, the monthly payments will revert to the standard $41.62/month for the remainder of the time frame. Which means the total price of the 64 GB iPhone X is $649.68.
Sprint is offering the promotion to both existing subscribers and new customers that switch over. Which isn’t always the case. They’re usually looking to lure new customers to their service, so this is actually a really good deal.
What’s interesting about this deal, however, it’s not just about Apple as far as the trade in goes. You can trade in Android devices as well. Sprint will take in iPhones dating back to the iPhone 6 Plus (nothing earlier guys), and also these Android devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
- Samsung Note 5
- LG G5
- LG G6
- LG V20
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Moto Z Droid
- Moto Z Play
- Moto Z2 Force
- Moto Z Force Droid
- Moto Z2 Play
- BlackBerry KEYone
- HTC U11
Maybe not as good of a deal as Sprint, but Verizon is offering to give a subscriber up to $300 off the purchase of an iPhone X, as long as you have a device to trade in. … Read the rest
For a few weeks now, reports have confirmed (not just speculated) that Sprint and T-Mobile are in negotiations to merge their businesses. This would see them form one large telecom company as soon as the end of October. They have tried this before, but those attempts have been thwarted by regulators. Analysts, however, are predicting that this time might be different. How will it be different? Why will it be different? What does this mean for the consumer exactly?
Back in 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. In fact, mergers involving both T-Mobile and Sprint were rejected during the Obama administration. Technically, it wasn’t so much of a rejection as it was the beginning of the rejection process. The two parties then decided to withdraw their applications before records about the merger could be made public. Sounds nefarious, doesn’t it? The DOJ had argued that despite the companies’ claims, this merger wouldn’t be good for competition and could turn the market into two players. At the time, those two players, according to the DOJ, would be AT&T/T-Mobile and Verizon.
What’s interesting is that the DOJ didn’t consider Sprint to be a viable competitor in all of this. And Sprint wasn’t doing so great at the time. And they’re honestly still in a distant fourth place at this point. In 2012, they were considering bankruptcy. Sprint’s parent company – Softbank, and T-Mobile’s parent company – Deutsche Telekom had been talking about a merger. … Read the rest