Sprint Bringing Captioned Calls to iOS Devices
Sprint today announced that it is offering captioned calls to the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The service makes use of technology from Wireless CapTel and lets customers read conversations with real-time word-for-word captions that appear on their iOS devices. Users are able to place and connect calls as normal and the service then takes over to deliver the captioned content when the call is answered. The application can be downloaded to iOS devices for free from the Apple iTunes App Store as long as the customer has an Everything Data plan.
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.
Skype for iOS Gains Siri Support
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for iOS 10 devices that includes support for Siri. Skype users can now initiate Skype calls by asking Siri to connect them.
Skype Overhauls Android and iOS Mobile Apps
Skype today released Skype version 6.0 for Android and iOS, which completely redesigns the apps to make them more natural and intuitive. Skype 6.0 for Android tackles Material Design to give it a more native look; adds a floating action button for starting new conversations/calls; upgrades contacts search; and speeds up inbox management thanks to clearer read/unread indicators.
Sprint Adds Single-Number WiFi Calling with iOS 9.1
Sprint today said Apple's iOS 9.1 system update enables single-number calling across Apple devices when connected to WiFi. With iOS 9.1 installed, Sprint's iPhone customers will be able to make/receive calls from their primary number on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, or Mac computer.