Sprint's Latest ID Pack Targets the Deaf
Sprint today announced a new ID pack available to its Sprint ID-capable Android handsets. The Relay ID offers applications and services meant to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing better connect with their device and loved ones. Some of the applications include: Sprint Mobile Video Relay Services for sign language users; visual alerts and repeating reminders of calendar events and text messages; captions on videos downloaded to a microSD card; Gmail notifier and Google Voice; and TuneWiki and AIM with support for telephone relay services. The Relay ID pack is available for download from Sprint's ID Pack site.
Motorola Debuts Two New Mods for Moto Z Series
Motorola today took the wraps off two additional Moto Mods for its Moto Z series of handsets. The first mod is a juice pack from Mophie (pictured) that packs a 3,000mAh power cell and 15W USB-C charging.
Sprint Offering 10GB to 4-Line Family Plans for $100
Sprint today introduced the Sprint Family Share Pack, a plan that includes unlimited talk and text and 10 GB of shared data for four lines for $100 per month. Sprint Family Share Pack subscribers can quadruple their shared data to 40 GB for $20 more (total of $120 before taxes and fees).
Sprint Marketing the Alcatel Retro to Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of the Alcatel OneTouch Retro, a simple flip phone with accessibility features on board. The device, which is also sold as the Speakeasy and Fling, is being marketed to senior users as well as those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired.
Sprint Doubles Down on Data with Family Share Pack
Sprint today announced new shared data plans that offer twice as much mobile data as comparable plans from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Sprint's Family Share Pack includes four lines with unlimited talk and text and 20GB of shared data for $160 per month.
FCC Hits Sprint with Nominal Fine Over Emergency Services
The FCC today levied a $1.18 million fine against Sprint for its inability to properly handle emergency calls made through its wireless Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). According to the FCC, Sprint's IP CTS system was unable to accept or handle emergency calls for a period of six months in mid-2014.
Seriously, nothing harsh about what was said