Sprint's Common Cents Mobile Expands to 500 More Stores
Sprint has expanded the availability of its Common Cents pre-paid service to another 500 Wal-Mart stores across the U.S., boosting its presence to 1,250 stores total. Common Cents, which Sprint launched in May, is a low-cost pre-paid service that charges 7 cents per minute or 7 cents per text. Twenty dollar refill cards are good for 30 days of service and a $30 card is good for 60 days of service. In conjunction with the expanded retail presence, Sprint is also offering 200 bonus minutes to new subscribers when they refill their card for the first time.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores
Sprint today announced a joint venture between it and Dixons Carphone to open 500 Sprint stores around the U.S. The joint venture follows a pilot program the two companies launched last year that saw them test Dixons' best practices in some 20 Sprint stores.
Sprint Takes Control of 100 Stores from Dixons Carphone
Sprint today said it will acquire 100 retail stores that it has operated in partnership with Dixons Carphone since last year. The two companies created a joint venture in February 2016 that relied on retail know-how from Dixons Carphone to sell Sprint goods and services.