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Sprint cuts jobs, closes stores as part of broader plan

Sprint Corp <S.N> cut 330 jobs and closed 55 stores around the country this week, as part of an ongoing plan to shrink its workforce in 2014, Cnet.com reported.

SoftBank CEO says Sprint could shake up U.S. 'oligopoly'

The chief executive of Japan's SoftBank Corp on Tuesday called the U.S.

Japan's Sprint owner eyes US telecom price war

Washington - The Japanese owner of US mobile carrier Sprint said Monday he wanted to launch a "price war" with the two major carriers as he seeks to acquire T-Mobile's US unit.Masayoshi Son, the tycoon whose SoftBank company holds a controling stake in Sprint, conf...

T-Mobile US CFO says industry consolidation is inevitable

T-Mobile US expects to engage in some form of cellular industry consolidation, the CFO of the United States' fourth-largest carrier said on Monday, boosting investor expectations that a merger with Spri...

Sprint networks executive Azzi to quit in new post-Softbank shakeup

Sprint Corp's senior vice president in charge of network infrastructure is leaving the company, the latest in a series of executive reshuffles following the acquisition of the wireless carrier by Japan's SoftBank Corp ...

Exclusive: Fared Adib, senior Sprint executive, departing - memo

Another senior executive is leaving Sprint Corp, the U.S. wireless company that has seen several key leaders exit since it was acquired last year by Japan's SoftBank Corp (9984.T).

Sprint CEO Hesse's compensation rises four-fold

Sprint Corp <S.N> paid Chief Executive Daniel Hesse $49.1 million in 2013, a more than four-fold increase from 2012, largely due to a jump in stock and options. Hesse's base salary remained unchanged at $1.20 million.

Sprint chief touts telecom consolidation

New York - The head of US number three wireless carrier Sprint on Tuesday touted consolidation for the US mobile industry, but declined to comment on a potential tie-up with T-Mobile USA.Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse said he had argued for some time that indus...

Sprint reports smaller fourth-quarter loss; subscribers increase

Sprint Corp <S.N> reported a smaller fourth-quarter loss than estimated and an unexpected increase in wireless subscribers, sending its shares up 7 percent in early trade.

Obama hooks up new school broadband plan

Esbon - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a new government partnership with the private sector worth nearly three billion dollars to hook up an extra 20 million school kids to high speed Internet.

Op-Ed: Bolt dominates World Championships in Moscow

The legendary Usain Lightning Bolt dominates another World Championship. Bolt won the 100-meter dash in 9.77 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 19.66 seconds, and the 400-meter relays in 37.36 seconds. Bolt will remain undefeated for the next few years.

HTC8XT becomes Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 device

While HTC is best known for their Android One line, they have not forgotten about Windows Phone 8 users. The HTC 8X line, or more specifically, the 8XT model can now be found on mobile carrier Sprint's website.

FCC unveils plans for text-to-911 feature by 2014

Emergency services will soon be just a few button taps away with plans to develop a new text-to-911 feature, the FCC reported Thursday.

Samsung, HTC, and others hit with Carrier IQ lawsuits

A discovery on most major smartphones has led to a scandal in the tech industry, leading to three major lawsuits against most smartphone providers.

Sprint releases app that disables a driver's phone

The app, available to Sprint customers with Android phones, would have their phones disabled while they are driving to prevent distracted driving.

Leaked memo hints at iPhone 5 launch on Sprint

A recently leaked Sprint memo has caused the iPhone 5 rumor mill to speculate that the coveted smartphone will be released on the Sprint network.

Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast offer free calling to Japan

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and Comcast have announced they're offering free international phone service and texting to Japan to help customers connect with family and friends following the tragic earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country.

Sprint Nextel planning to acquire Virgin Mobile US

Sprint is believed to be offering almost $483 million in a deal to purchase Virgin Mobile US in a bid to gain a foothold into the pre-paid mobile phone market.

Layoffs at Sprint-Nextel aren't sending masses to the foodbank

Telecommunications layoff announcements are heading up over 60,000 since October of 2008 and although it seems tragic, not everyone hit with a pink slip suffers doom. Instead of a toss to the curb, former employees are getting a gentle transition.

Recent Launch Of XOHM Mobile 4G Service By Sprint, Intel and WiMAX Partners

Sprint, Intel and WiMAX partners, also called the WiMAX ecosystem have just released the 4G Business Unit that is said to be changing the way the nation uses mobile technology.

Nextel changes rate plans, Direct Connect no longer included

Nextel no longer includes direct connect, the only feature that sets them apart from the other carriers on their regular rate plans.

Sprint To Customer: 'Are You Nucking Futs?'

A Sprint customer wanted to switch her landline numbers to mobile numbers, the chat representative instead of helping the customer responded with, “No, are you nucking futz?”.

Sprint Nextel posts $29.5 billion loss

Sprint Nextel's new chief executive Daniel R. Hesse is a straight forward guy and he tells it like it is but this past Thursday investors were not happy at all with what they heard.

Sprint Customer Battles $14,000 Cellphone Bill With YouTube Video

A cellphone bill for $14,000 is no small issue. In an interview with DigitalJournal.com, a San Francisco woman explains how she fought Sprint’s outrageous bill using the power of a YouTube complaint video.

Tech Rumour Mill: Will Google Buy Sprint?

First, Google unveiled a mobile operating system. Now, rumours are flying about Google going the next wireless step by acquiring Sprint Nextel. But should the Net giant leap into the telecom industry with this major purchase?

Sprint Boots Customers for Complaining too Much, And It's Not Sorry About It

In what sounds like a gag email that circulates between call centre employees, Sprint has booted more than 1,000 of its customers for being too high maintenance, often making "unreasonable requests." And they're not sorry about it either.

Sprint Upstages Competition With 99 Cent Songs & New Slim Music Phone

Good news for Sprint cell phone users. The carrier will cut song downloads to just 99 cents, and users can play their tunes on Samsung's slim, new Upstage.

Sprint Nextel's Spotty Connection

From Corporate Culture to Marketing, Merged Company Has Yet to Mesh.

Sprint joins with Microsoft

Adopts Microsft Live Search
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