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It seems like Sprint’s bad time in the mobile industry won’t be coming to an end anytime soon. The carrier has just been imposed a massive penalty of $105 million by the FCC for billing customers towards services like text messages, horoscopes and ringtones. Interestingly, AT&T was found guilty of something similar back in October and had to pay the same amount in fines. If this penalty is approved, all the customers who have complained against Sprint’s malpractice will be reimbursed the damages. This still requires...

According to Sprint, the LG Nexus 5 will start receiving the Android 5.0.1 update today. This comes almost a week after the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 4 received the update and the Nexus 5 was mysteriously left out, so the turnaround time from the carrier hasn’t been all that bad. Sprint’s support page states that an update with the build LRX22C will start rolling out today (December 15). As for the changes included in this update, Sprint says that it comes with miscellaneous Android upgrades, so it could be anything. But we’ve...

Sprint will offer a month of its prepaid service for free if you sign up through a Best Buy outlet. This new deal is coming as part of an arrangement struck between the two companies and will let customers choose from plans of $35, $45 or $55 which offer 1, 3 and 6GB of data respectively with all three plans eligible for unlimited voice minutes and texts. Customers get to choose from handsets like the LG Tribute, LG Volt, Sharp Crystal, Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung Galaxy S5 under this new plan, so there are a wide range of choices...

In order to gain more traction in the highly competitive American cellular industry, Sprint has decided to target customers of Verizon Wireless and AT&T with the allure of having their current monthly bills cut by half if they jump ship. This essentially means that you will have to pay half of what you’re currently spending on your carrier right now. Sprint mentions that it will offer up to $350 to pay up the ETF and other fees for the source carrier if necessary, thus making the switch less tedious for the customers. Sprint...

Sprint has started rolling out a new update for the LG G3 today. Unfortunately it’s nothing to write home about as it doesn’t bring a change in the Android version and merely some carrier specific features on board. The update also breaks root access, so make sure you’re wary of that before proceeding with the installation. Among the carrier specific changes include the addition of international WiFi calling and some bug fixes. There are some chipset related changes from Qualcomm and modifications to stock Android coming...

Black Friday 2014 is almost upon us, and we were this close to send y’all out for your holiday Android shopping without consideration for carrier deals. Rookie mistake on our part, and we apologize for it, although in our defense, it was only in the last couple of days that the promotions started cascading from the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. And let’s not forget Cricket Wireless, US Cellular, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS and Virgin Mobile. These smaller fighters in the service operator arena often try to compensate...

Sprint and Google have teamed up to offer a decent deal on the Nexus 6 smartphone this Black Friday. For every unit of the Nexus 6 sold between Friday the 28th of November and the 1st of December on Monday, customers will receive a $50 Google Play Store credit to spend on apps and other content across the store. This is Sprint and Google’s own way of pitching in on the Black Friday sales by offering an incentive to pick the Nexus 6 over other competitive offerings this shopping weekend. Bear in mind that you will have to be an...

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to receive the Android 5.0 update by December. And now, the update for the Sprint version of the handset has just leaked out. This ROM can be flashed onto your Sprint branded Galaxy S5 and appears to be the final version of what will inevitably make its way to smartphones later next month. Although this ROM is running the latest Android 5.0 build supplied by Google, it’s not yet confirmed if it can be used on your primary device. Also note that flashing this ROM will void the warranty of your...