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Posts tagged “Sprint”

Updated April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint's 4G wireless service creeping across Triangle

Even though Raleigh, Durham and the rest of the Triangle are not listed on the latest 4G LTE rollout announcement by Sprint, the service is here in some spots and growing more pervasive. But no official announcement is set - yet.

Tracking 4G speeds Tracking 4G speeds

April 15, 2013

Premium Lock Dish Network offers to buy Sprint for $25.5B

Sprint Charlie Ergen's satellite-TV company makes an unsolicited $25.5 billion offer for Sprint Nextel Corp. to challenge a bid by Japan's Softbank Corp. for the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier.

March 29, 2013

Premium Lock Looking for wireless service? Here's a breakdown on price plans

T-Mobile USA is breaking the mold on standard industry practice by offering a lower up-front cost for a new phone but higher payments. Raleigh-based Bandwidth's Republic Wireless adds its own strategies to a growing mix of mobile offers.

Republic's old phone  Republic's old phone

Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint won't sell new Blackberry - yet; Yahoo drops BlackBerry app

The Z10 Sprint has decided to wait until the new BlackBerry Q10 with a physical keyboard is available to sell new BlackBerry models. Meanwhile, Yahoo says it is dropping its BlackBerry app.

February 7, 2013

Premium Lock Smartphone growth gives a boost to Sprint's bottom line

Sprint Sprint Nextel, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, reported higher revenue and a slightly narrower loss than analysts had estimated, bolstered by increased use of smartphones.

Updated January 11, 2013

Premium Lock In the news: Big 3 pick BlackBerry; Cisco phone hack; Sensus wins deal; Quintiles partnership; IBM targets small businesses

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog blog: Big carriers will sell new BlackBerry phones; Is your Cisco phone a spy?; utility picks Sensus meters; Quintiles signs partnership deal in Asia; new IBM service targets small businesses.

Updated December 21, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint won't disclose 4G launch date for RTP - but it's here in some places

Sprint Despite the Research Triangle being one of the nation's biggest high-tech hubs, Sprint has yet to formally launch 4G in the area and still refuses to commit to a launch date. However, you can find faster service in some areas.

December 18, 2012

Premium Lock Clearwire agrees to $2.2B buyout after Sprint sweetens deal

Sprint Sprint is moving to acquire 100 percent of the company after their four-year joint venture struggled to build a nationwide wireless network, leading to billions in losses for Clearwire. Sprint aims to take over Clearwire's spectrum - the airwaves that let mobile devices operate - and use it to bolster its own network.

December 13, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint to buy rest of Clearwire it doesn't already own for $2.1B

Sprint Sprint, which already owns more than 50 percent of Clearwire, is seeking to acquire the remaining shares at $2.90 each, according to a regulatory filing today.

December 13, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: IBM faces inquiry in NZ; RedBox targets Netflix; NetApp stock a 'buy;' Sprint-Clearwire deal?; Dish smartphone service

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog blog: IBM faces a formal government inquiry into a New Zealand contract; RedBox takes aim at Netflix with streaming service; TheStreet.com sees NetApp stock as a buy, says company could be acquired; Sprint may be taking over Clearwire; The FCC approves Dish's bid to offer wireless smartphone service.

December 7, 2012

Premium Lock Top wireless carriers to accelerate text-to-911 capabilities

FCC  Under an agreement announced Thursday, AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA Inc. will do "major deployments" of so-called text-to-911 in the U.S. next year, the FCC says.

October 25, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint sales top Street expectations; loss is less than expected

Sprint Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, reported a smaller loss than estimated after smartphones helped increase customer spending on data plans and add to the size of phone bills.

October 18, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint invests $100M to buy majority control of Clearwire

Sprint Flush with the promise of cash from a Japanese investor, Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said that it's buying out the founder of Clearwire Corp. to gain majority control of the wireless network operator.

October 15, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint reaches $20B deal with Japan's Softbank

Sprint Tokyo-based mobile phone company Softbank has agreed to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion in the largest ever foreign acquisition by a Japanese company.

Updated October 11, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint confirms investment talks with Japanese mobile firm

Sprint Softbank, Japan's third- largest mobile-phone company, is in talks to buy control of Sprint Nextel Corp., according to two people familiar with the matter. CNBC says the company also may acquire Clearwire.

October 4, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T to be first U.S. carrier to offer Nokia Windows 8 phones

AT&T The Lumia phones are the linchpin of a comeback plan for Nokia, which has struggled to compete with Apple's iPhone and Google's Android. Microsoft also is counting on Nokia devices to help win back market share in smartphone software.

Updated October 3, 2012

Premium Lock Wireless providers T-Mobile, MetroPCS to merge

WIRELESS T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom AG says its board of directors and the supervisory board have approved the merger Wednesday. It says the board of MetroPCS has also accepted the deal.

Updated October 3, 2012

Premium Lock T-Mobile parent confirms it's in talks to buy MetroPCS

T-Mobile Deutsche Telekom AG is nearing a transaction with MetroPCS Communications Inc. to increase the scale of its T-Mobile USA division, sources say.

October 2, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T cuts price for prepaid smartphone service

AT&T The second-largest U.S. wireless-service provider unveils a $99 smartphone with a $65 a month pay-as-you-go plan, stepping up competition with prepaid carriers such as MetroPCS.

Updated October 1, 2012

Premium Lock Stock surging, Sprint gears up to challenge AT&T, Verizon Wireless

Sprint Sprint is in the second phase of a three-part turnaround under Gary Hesse, who was hired in December 2007 to fix damage caused by the acquisition of Nextel. The past four years were a recovery period during which the company cut staff by a third, moved to wind down the Nextel network and turned its focus to developing a faster network using long-term evolution, or LTE, technology.

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