St. Louis Latest Market to Receive 3G Boost from Sprint
Sprint announced that it has made improvements to its CDMA 3G network in the St. Louis market. Specifically, Sprint has increased the capacity of its network in the St. Louis metropolitan area such that customers should expect to have fewer dropped calls and faster 3G data speeds. Sprint said that it has made 32 different improvements over the past three months and has another 30 improvements scheduled to take place in the next three months as part of its Network Vision program. Sprint said that its network improvements also apply to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Several other markets will receive similar 3G improvements from Sprint this year, including Atlanta and Detroit.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Selling LG Stylo 3 for $180
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA today both kicked off sales of the LG Stylo 3. The device, first announced late last year, features a 5.7-inch 720p display.
Inexpensive ZTE Prestige 2 Hits Boost and Virgin Mobile
Sprint's prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile today launched the ZTE Prestige 2, an entry-level Android handset. The Prestige 2 has a 5-inch FWVGA display and it is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
ZTE Max XL Packs 6-Inch Full HD Screen for $130
ZTE today announced the Max XL, a big-screened Android smartphone headed to Boost Mobile. The Max XL's defining features are the 6-inch full HD display and massive 3,990mAh battery.