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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Sprint, other mobile broadband providers could face net neutrality rules

Sprint Corp. and other cellphone companies have primarily been exempt from net neutrality requirements - originally set in 2010.

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Related Topix: Telecom, IT Services, Cellphones

1 hr ago | Business Journal

Softbank is Alibaba IPO's prizewinner

After Alibaba pushed up its IPO price range to $66 to $68 per share, it has become all too clear that Sprint parent SoftBank Corp. is the biggest winner hands down. China e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is a clear winner as it will likely raise $25 billion from the initial public offering, The Wall Street Journal reports .

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Related Topix: Alibaba, IT Services, Telecom

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Business Wire

The Gouging of Businesses from Wireless Companies Ends Today

Affordable and aggressive, Sprint Business Share Plans provide data pricing that is up to 56 percent less than data offerings from Verizon and AT&T )--After a 30-day barrage of Best-Value-in-Wireless offers for consumers, Sprint continues to aggressively deliver more data for less than Verizon and AT&T with the introduction of Sprint Business Share Plans, which could yield thousands of dollars in savings for business customers. The affordable new pricing plans challenge the high cost of doing business with wireless companies by offering huge amounts of data and savings - with data pricing that is up to 56 percent less than comparable plans offered by the competition.

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Related Topix: Fon, Telecom, IT Services, AT&T, Verizon, Virgin Mobile USA

KXVO

Dream Big America Announces Week's Startup Winner

Dream Big America also reveals the competition's . He plans to donate a portion of LitterZap's proceeds to charities such as the Humane Society and The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Related Topix: IT Services, Fon, Telecom

The Miami Herald

Kansas City airport officials promise better Wi-Fi

Officials at Kansas City International Airport say they've heard the complaints from travelers about spotty Wi-Fi service and they're working to make it better. The Kansas City Star reports the city's Aviation Department plans to spend $250,000 to completely upgrade Wi-Fi service and make other technological improvements.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, IT Services, Telecom

TeleGeography CommsUpdate

US round-up: Sprint to avoid AWS-3 auction; FreedomPop in new M&A...

Sprint Corp has declared that it will not participate in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of -3 spectrum, Bloomberg reports. The news agency quotes spokesman Jeffrey Silva as saying: 'Sprint has decided not to participate in the FCC's -3 auction but will continue to evaluate the opportunities presented by the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction.'

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Related Topix: Telecom, IT Services, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Sprint offers - iPhone for Life' plan to regain customers lost to rivals

Sprint introduced an "iPhone for Life" plan that lets customers get a new version of Apple's smartphone every two years as it tries to win back customers lost to rivals including T-Mobile US. The service costs $70 a month and includes unlimited data, Sprint says on its website.

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Related Topix: Telecom, IT Services, iPhone, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, Verizon Communications, Verizon

Customer Interaction Solutions

T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network. The program announced Wednesday represents T-Mobile's latest attempt to lure wireless subscribers away from three larger rivals, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Corp. and Sprint Corp. Over the past 18 months, T-Mobile has shaken up the industry by replacing two-year contract commitments with monthly installment plans to pay for smartphones and lowering the cost to upgrade device and stream digital music.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, IT Services, iPhone

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Kansas City International Airport to upgrade its free Wi-Fi,...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 13--Mike Weaver became awash with worry when a visiting Belgian military officer failed to show up at Kansas City International Airport.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Cellphones, Kansas City, MO, Telecom, IT Services

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

It's a great time to switch wireless plans, but do your homework

Consumer advocate Clark Howard said in his weekly e-column that three of the four major carriers have announced the biggest rate cuts in almost twenty years. T-Mobile, the leader in competitive pricing, has cut prices again.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Sprint, Wireless, Telecom, Emerging Technology, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Bloomberg

Sprint Jumps as IPhone Pricing Move Prompts Rating Boost

Sprint Corp. rose to the highest in more than a month after Cowen & Co. boosted its rating for the third-biggest U.S. wireless carrier, citing the new chief executive officer's fresh pricing moves to help lure more subscribers.

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Related Topix: IT Services, Telecom, iPhone, Apple, Startups, US News

Sympatico Finance

T-Mobile US adds record 552,000 postpaid customers in August

Mobile US added 552,000 postpaid customers in August, more customer additions than any other month in the history of the company, Chief Executive John Legere told investors at a conference in New York on Friday. The fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier also added 208,000 pre-paid customers in August.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, IT Services, Telecom

SchaeffersResearch.com

Options Check-Up: Kroger Co., Freeport-McMoRan, and Sprint Corporation

The equity's International Securities Exchange , Chicago Board Options Exchange , and NASDAQ OMX PHLX 50-day call/put volume ratio of 7.55 sits only 8 percentage points away from an annual high, signifying a healthier-than-normal appetite for calls over puts. The Kroger Co.'

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Related Topix: Kroger, Telecom, Retail, IT Services, Grocery, Real Estate, Freeport, Day Trading, Financial Markets, Personal Finance

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Benzinga

Sprint Announces Exclusive New Rate Plan For iPhone 6 And iPhone 6...

New iPhone For Life Plan allows consumers to get the iPhone 6 for $20/month, iPhone 6 Plus for $25/month, both for $0 money down and guarantees a new device every two years Sprint is proud to offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Fon, Telecom, IT Services, iCloud, Science / Technology

Business Journal

VanTrust will replace former Sprint facility with new office building

VanTrust Real Estate LLC has purchased a former Sprint Corp. facility at 6666 W. 110th St. in Overland Park and plans to replace it with a new office building. Rich Muller , a vice president with VanTrust, said plans call for "scrapping the existing building and coming back with a 75,000- to 100,000-square-foot building with great visibility."

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Related Topix: IT Services, Telecom, Overland Park, KS

Kottke.org

Unbiased cellular coverage maps

If you're thinking of switching mobile carriers , you should check Sensorly for "unbiased" coverage maps of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and even smaller companies like Metro PCS and US Cellular. Looks like the maps are somewhat inaccurate because they rely on contributions only from Sensorly app users.

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Related Topix: Sprint, Wireless, Telecom

Business Journal

Sprint's Claure reviews failed T-Mobile merger, what's next

"We tried our best," Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said at an investor conference. "Masa was determined, but it got to a point where the government said 'it ain't going to happen'."

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Related Topix: Virgin Mobile USA, Telecom, IT Services, T-Mobile, Cable & Satellite, ATT

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Broadbandreports

Sprint Offers $50 Unlimited Data, Text & Voice to iPhone 6 Users -

Piggybacking on the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Sprint has announced that they'll be offering owners of the new phones the options to pay $50 for unlimited voice, text and data. According to the Sprint website , customers who take Sprint up on the offer will need pay for their new iPhone in monthly installments via Sprint's Easy pay program.

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Related Topix: Fon, Telecom, IT Services, Verizon, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Prison

The Wichita Eagle

T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network. The program announced Wednesday represents T-Mobile's latest attempt to lure wireless subscribers away from three larger rivals, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Corp. and Sprint Corp. Over the past 18 months, T-Mobile has shaken up the industry by replacing two-year contract commitments with monthly installment plans to pay for smartphones and lowering the cost to upgrade device and stream digital music.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Telecom, IT Services, Cable & Satellite, ATT, iPhone

Hispanic Business

CEOs Leaving Jobs at Accelerated Pace

Sept. 10--The pace of company chiefs in the U.S. leaving their jobs picked up in August, according to a report released Wednesday by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The number of chief executive officers who left their positions rose 13.3 percent last month to 119. That's the highest since August 2008 when 144 CEOs said they planned to leave their jobs.

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Related Topix: Consulting, Challenger Gray and Christmas, IT Services, Telecom

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