Sprint Boosts 3G Network in Atlanta Ahead of LTE Launch
Sprint announced that it has made improvements to its CDMA network in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Specifically, Sprint has increased the capacity of its network in Atlanta such that customers should expect to have fewer dropped calls and faster 3G data speeds. Sprint said that it has made 100 different improvements over the past three months and has another 122 improvements scheduled to take place in the next three months, helping to prepare the area for Sprint's LTE 4G network, which is launching in Atlanta by mid-year. Sprint said that its network improvements also apply to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
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.
Sprint Planning to Use Virgin Mobile As Market 'Disrupter'
Sprint intends to relaunch its Virgin Mobile brand later this year and will use the prepaid service to shake things up. "We've put most of our attention in the postpaid handset business, which is where 80% of the profit in this industry comes from," said CEO Marcelo Claure.
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.
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.
Why in the south, and why so slow?
By the time they get their LTE to 50% of their 3G footprint, it'll be 2018 and everyone else will be on Super Satalite Tower Future Coverage (SSTFC)?