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Sprint Doubles Lobbying Spend To Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

Last month we reported that AT&T had already spent $7 million dollars in lobbying efforts to secure their deal to purchase 4th place wireless carrier T-Mobile.  At that time Sprint had reportedly only spent $583,000 in lobbying efforts to oppose the same deal. Adweek is reporting that by the end of the second half of

9 States Subpoena Sprint Over AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The AT&T/T-Mobile merger is currently undergoing the government regulatory process. The proposed purchase of T-Mobile by AT&T for $39Billion dollars needs to be approved by the FCC and the Department of Justice. The FCC has been collecting information from all the parties involved or affected by the proposed meger. Sprint has of course been the

Motorola Triumph Trumps All Other Prepaid Android Devices

There is only one word to describe the feeling a lot of us had at the Sprint/Motorola event last Thursday in New York City when Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse and Motorola Mobility CEO, Sanjay Jha unveiled the new Motorola Triumph headed to Virgin Mobile.  That word is “WOW”. First off the Motorola Triumph for Virgin

VIDEO: Quick Look At The Motorola Photon 4G On Sprint

Sprint and Motorola summoned the Android and mobile media to a special press luncheon event in Manhattan today. Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse and Motorola Mobility’s CEO Sanjay Jha took the stage together to unveil two new Android devices. The first device presented was the Motorola Photon 4G, Sprint’s “Atrix” variant.  The other was the Motorola

Leap Wireless aka Cricket, Formally Opposes AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Prepaid carrier Cricket, via their parent company Leap Wireless, has joined Sprint and Cellular South in a formal opposition to the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger.  This comes just 2 days before the next AT&T/T-Mobile congressional hearing. Leap said in a prepared release: “if approved by regulators, will harm consumers and reduce competition, innovation and investment in

Sprint’s Official Opposition To ATT & T-Mobile Merger

A few weeks ago it was widely rumored that Sprint was in talks to merge with T-Mobile. Combining the 3rd and 4th largest wireless carrier in the United States may have made sense to some but we knew this wasn’t the case. Although financially it made sense, technologically it didn’t. Although Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse,

Sprint To Run 70% Android in 2011

If you were scared after yesterdays Sprint/Kyocera announcement don’t worry.  Sprint’s Vice President of Product Development, Fared Adib, spoke with the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday and offered up some great news for Android lovers and those still seeking to get a smartphone. Adib said that 70% of their total consumer portfolio in 2011 will

Sprint’s Industry First Is The Kyocera Echo

Tonight’s New York City launch party for Sprint was for the Kyocera Echo as reported earlier by thedroidguy and other sites.  Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal posted stories last night and this morning respectively saying that their sources confirmed that tonight’s event was going to be this dual screen device. Once we made it

Is the Kyocera Echo Sprint’s Big Announcement?

Someone pinch me it seems the Huffington Post has been acquired by AOL and Sprint’s big announcement is the Kyocera Echo. Mobile, tech and Android media along with industry analysts were invited to an invite only event in New York City Monday evening. We will be n hand as CEO Dan Hesse and master illusionist

Sprint Tops Customer Satisfaction Survey And First Call Resolution

Vocal Labortories or Vocalabs for short, is the company that calls you with the automated survey after dealing with customer service for the four major carriers. They’ve just released their data for the fourth quarter of 2010. Sprint moved to first place, dethroning Verizon who actually ended up in fourth place based on the survey

Sprint Converts $10 4G Upcharge to Smartphone Upcharge

You may have come to read this story expecting us to slam Sprint for their decision to convert the $10 “4G” upcharge to a smartphone upcharge but we’re not. Why? Because Sprint is holding onto unlimited which is something Dan Hesse has been in support of a lot longer than the other carriers. Sprint came

Sprint Posts Very Positive 3rd Quarter results

Continuing off the success of their HTC EVO-4G launch as well as the introduction of the Samsung Epic 4G, Sprint posted some great results for the 3rd quarter of 2010. Until recently Sprint was often plagued with the worst post-paid subscriber churn among the 4 largest carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. However in the

Sprint’s Dan Hesse To Deliver Keynote at Sprints Developers Conference Tomorrow

Sprint’s 10th Annual Developers conference begins later today and we’ll be providing breaking coverage as events unfold. The Sprint developers conference targets developers across the entire sprint ecosystem. This years focus’ will be on developing for 4g, enterprise machine to machine solutions, and go to market strategies. Sprint hopes to help get developers more profitable