Sprint Talks Up Network Gains, Boosts Premium Offerings
Sprint today said it has deployed LTE Advanced technology nationwide, providing access to more consumers while also doubling average speeds on its 4G network. Sprint said it achieved these network gains through both its own Next-Gen Network investment as well as rehashed roaming agreements. Consumers can take advantage of several Sprint offers to make use of the improved network. For a limited time, customers who switch to Sprint and subscribe to the Unlimited Basic plan can get three lines for $24 per month, with the fourth and fifth lines for free. After January 2020, those rates will go up to $60 per month for the first line, $40 per month for the second line, and $20 per month for lines three through five. Subscribers to this plan will see video streams capped at 480p, music streams capped at 500 Kbps, gaming streams capped at 2 Mbps, and throttling when the network is congested. Moving forward, existing subscribers to Sprint's Unlimited Plus plan will have access to 50 GB of mobile hotspot data per month and subscribers to Sprint's Unlimited Premium plan will have access to 100 GB of mobile hotspot data per month — all at no extra cost. Sprint says it will unveil more offers over the months to come.
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Apr 16, 2018
Sony today announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, a high-end Android phone that boasts some of the most advanced imaging features available in a mobile device. The XZ2 Premium has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display (16:9 aspect ratio) that Sony says is 30% brighter than its previous mobile 4K screen.
Apr 18, 2017
Sprint today improved its international roaming plan, making it cheaper and more appealing to customers. Sprint customers can now enjoy free 2G data, free text messaging, and $0.20-per-minute voice calls in some 165 countries.
Mar 13, 2017
Pandora today finally launched its long-awaited Pandora Premium music service for mobile devices and the web. Pandora Premium is a $10-per-month music streaming service that competes with Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music.
Aug 29, 2016
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
Sprint - The Best 3G Network
In my case, I simply disabled LTE on my phone. I figured unlimited, reliable, 3G with great coverage for what I pay beats more expensive, limited data on a faster network.