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The OnePlus 5T Won’t Work On Sprint Or Verizon

Tyler Lee November 21, 2017

If the recently announced OnePlus 5T sounds like something you would be interested in getting, the phone will be available for purchase in the US come 21st of November. However if you are planning on using it with Sprint or Verizon, you will be disappointed to learn that the handset will not play nice with either carrier.

This is according to the OnePlus 5T’s carrier compatibility chart in which as you can see in the screenshot above, has marked both Sprint and Verizon as not being compatible with the phone. OnePlus notes, “Even if a device supports some or all of the required frequencies for this carrier, it will not be able to connect unless the device is approved for this network.”

It is unclear why there was no support built into the phone for Sprint or Verizon’s network, but that’s something to take into consideration if you still wish to buy it, as it means that you’ll probably have to find a different carrier for it. We’re not sure if OnePlus has plans to eventually release a model that will play nicely with Sprint or Verizon, but until then we guess potential OnePlus 5T customers will have to seek other carriers to use the phone on, like AT&T, T-Mobile, or US Cellular, just to name a few.

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Sprint Launches Calling PLUS For Galaxy Note 8

Adnan Farooqui November 19, 2017

Sprint offers its subscribers a feature called Calling PLUS. That’s what Sprint calls its Voice-over-LTE and Wi-Fi calling services combined. There aren’t a lot of devices on the carrier’s network that support for this feature but Sprint has been rolled it out gradually for more devices. Sprint has now released Calling PLUS for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It’s included in the latest firmware update that also brings the October security patch for the handset.

Calling PLUS provides users with all of the capabilities of Wi-Fi Calling and also enables them to make and receive calls over Sprint’s LTE network. The feature lets users browse the internet and use other apps that rely on data services even when they’re on a call.

There are only a few Android devices that support Calling PLUS at this point in time. The Galaxy Note 8 now happens to be one of them.

Sprint has released build number N950USQU2BQJB for the Galaxy Note 8 on its network. The update also brings the latest security patches from Google that are included in the security maintenance release for the month of October.

The update also brings new versions of a few Samsung apps. It fixes an error with Samsung DeX as well.

Sprint now rolling out this firmware update over-the-air and it should have gone live for Galaxy Note 8 owners on its network by now.

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Galaxy S8 Active Launched On T-Mobile And Sprint

Adnan Farooqui November 19, 2017

It was first reported a couple of months back that AT&T might finally lose its exclusivity over Samsung’s “Active” handsets. Ever since the first was launched several years ago, the handsets have only been available from AT&T in the United States. Samsung itself confirmed recently that the Galaxy S8 Active will soon be available from T-Mobile and Sprint. Both carriers have now started selling the handset to their customers.

T-Mobile has started selling the Galaxy S8 Active online. The carrier is charging $820 for the handset at full retail. Customers can also purchase it for $100 down and $30 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile’s installment plan.

Sprint is offering the handset for half off, provided that customers switch over from another carrier. In that case, it’s going to sell them the Galaxy S8 Active for $17.71 per month for 18 months on its Flex lease program.

The specifications of this handset remain the same with only a couple of changes. It has a flat Infinity Display instead of a curved one. The handset also features a larger 4,000mAh battery. It’s more durable as well.

Sprint is selling the Galaxy S8 Active both online and in its stores. T-Mobile is only selling it online for now but it will begin offline sales from November 22nd.

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Sprint Offers Free Hulu To Unlimited Freedom Plan Customers

Adnan Farooqui November 15, 2017

It was reported a few days back that Sprint might be thinking about offering free Hulu access to customers on its unlimited plan. Sprint was apparently going to do this as a response to T-Mobile’s offer of free Netflix to its subscribers. Sprint has officially announced today that its Unlimited Freedom plan customers now get a free subscription to Hulu as an added incentive.

Starting November 17th, Sprint Unlimited Freedom plan customers will receive a free Hulu Limited Commercials subscription. This incentive is being offered to all new and existing Sprint customers, they just need to sign up for this on Sprint’s website.

The Hulu Limited Commercials subscription will provide them with access to all of the content available on the streaming service. They will have to watch some ads as part of the deal but then again, nothing beats a free subscription. It doesn’t offer access to Hulu’s live TV streaming service.

Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom plans start at $60 per month for one line. Customers can get five lines for $100 until January 31st, 2019. They will get 10GB of data for each line. Sprint does say that those who take advantage of this offer will be given the opportunity to subscribe to Hulu’s live TV service as well but it’s yet to reveal more details about this.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Available From Sprint November 17

Tyler Lee November 14, 2017

Samsung’s “Active” series of phones have typically been an exclusive to AT&T, at least until this year when the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active made its way onto other carriers as well. In fact if you’re thinking about getting the phone, you might be interested to learn that the Galaxy S8 Active will be available from Sprint November 17.

The carrier has recently announced that the Galaxy S8 Active will be available on their network where for a limited time, customers who purchase the handset on the Sprint Flex plan will get a 50% discount on their monthly installments where it will cost $17.71 per month. For those unfamiliar with the Galaxy S8 Active, this is more or less the Samsung Galaxy S8 except that it has been designed to be a rugged device.

The phone has a MIL-STD-810 + IP68 rating, meaning that it is protected from the elements such as water and dust, and it will also be able to withstand drops and shocks from certain heights. It won’t be completely indestructible, but it should be able to withstand a beating or two. If you’re someone who works in a harsh environment, then this phone should be able to withstand the daily rigors of your job.

As for the rest of the specs, we’re looking at a 5.8-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 12MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.

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Sprint Could Offer Free Hulu Access To Its Unlimited Customers

Tyler Lee November 14, 2017

A couple of months ago, T-Mobile announced that they would be giving their subscribers a free subscription to Netflix, which we can imagine will no doubt tempt customers to join the carrier’s network. However it seems that Sprint could have a counter-offer in mind in the form of free Hulu access to its unlimited customers.

Note that Sprint has not officially announced anything, but rather this is speculation from analysts over at Wave7, who claim that Sprint’s Hulu offer could be the carrier’s answer to T-Mobile’s Netflix promotion. The report claims that Sprint has informed their dealers that this offer will be “coming soon”, although when exactly remains to be seen.

“Sprint is planning to include TV shows from Hulu with its unlimited plans. Dealers have been told that this is ‘coming soon.’ There will be one subscription per account and it will be described as a $7.99 value.” In addition to T-Mobile offering a Netflix subscription, AT&T had also announced that they would be giving their customers free HBO access.

This means that if and when Sprint does launch this Hulu offer, it will leave Verizon as the only major carrier in the US not to offer free video with its plans, although we expect that they will probably answer in kind soon enough.

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Moto Z2 Force Has Reportedly Only Sold 145,000 Units Through Carriers

Tyler Lee November 8, 2017

The Moto Z2 Force was announced back in July and went on sale in August and is supposed to represent the latest and greatest smartphone from Motorola. Unfortunately it seems that despite Motorola’s best efforts, the competition could be proving a bit too strong for the company because according to the numbers from Strategy Analytics (via PocketNow), the phone hasn’t been selling so well.

Assuming the numbers are accurate, the Moto Z2 Force is said to have sold a total of 145,000 in the past three months through the various carriers that the phone was made available from. Breaking it down, Strategy Analytics claims that we’re looking at 10,000 units sold through AT&T, 15,000 from Sprint, 20,000 from T-Mobile, and the bulk of the sales of 100,000 units coming from Motorola’s longtime carrier partner Verizon.

It is unclear why the Moto Z2 Force isn’t doing as well as it could have, but like we said, it is possible that the competition from other Android handset makers like Samsung was too strong. Not to mention it wasn’t too long after that Apple launched their new iPhones, which could have seen some Android users jump ship to the iOS camp. Note that this is only the models sold through carriers, so taking into account the unlocked models, those numbers could be higher.

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Altice USA Launching Its Own Wireless Carrier

Adnan Farooqui November 6, 2017

Altice USA, the fourth largest cable company in the country, has announced that it’s launching its very own wireless carrier. It’s going to be a MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator, meaning that it’s going to rely on an established carrier for infrastructure. Altice has chosen Sprint as its partner for this endeavor. Altice operates Suddenlink and Optimum. It was previously called Cablevision.

Sprint and Altice USA have inked a strategic MVNO agreement which enables the latter to launch its wireless carrier that relies on Sprint’s network.

This agreement was announced merely a day after T-Mobile and Sprint publicly confirmed that their merger talks are officially over. The two companies have decided to let this go as they couldn’t reach a mutually acceptable decision.

SoftBank, Sprint’s Japan-based majority owner, confirmed in a separate announcement that it intends to increase its stake in Sprint. It already owns 82 percent of Sprint and has said that it’s planning to keep ownership of outstanding common stock under 85 percent.

While Altice has confirmed that it’s going to launch a wireless carrier, it hasn’t confirmed when it’s going to do that. Some estimates suggest that it could take up to a year for the carrier to go live, that’s around the same time that Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile took to launch on Verizon.

Reuters adds that Sprint will be allowed to use Altice’s cable infrastructure to transmit cellular data and develop a next-generation network as part of this agreement.

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T-Mobile And Sprint Publicly Call Off Merger Talks

Adnan Farooqui November 5, 2017

It has been reported several times over the past few years that Sprint and T-Mobile have been talking about a potential merger. It was believed that the combined entity would be able to better compete against the likes of Verizon and AT&T. Reports about talks between T-Mobile and Sprint picked up over the past few months and once again, they have been unable to reach an agreement. It has now been publicly confirmed that the merger negotiations have been called off.

T-Mobile and Sprint have jointly announced that they have ceased talks to merge as they were unable to find mutually agreeable terms.

“The prospect of combining with Sprint has been compelling for a variety of reasons, including the potential to create significant benefits for consumers and value for shareholders,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere, adding that the company has been clear from the start that a deal has to result in long-term value for T-Mobile’s shareholders.

He also pointed out that T-Mobile has been growing in this industry for the last 15 quarters and it’s going to keep up the momentum.

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the companies have agreed that it’s best to move forward on their own. “We look forward to continuing to take the fight to the duopoly and newly emerging competitors,” he added.

So we’re unlikely to hear more reports about a potential merger in the near future. The door hasn’t been closed completely on this possibility, who knows, a few years down the line we might be talking about this once again.

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LG G Pad F2 8.0 Now Available From Sprint

Tyler Lee November 1, 2017

It’s hard not to think about Apple when it comes to tablets, but not everyone wants to spend a few hundred dollars just for an iPad to surf the web and watch videos on. So if your tablet needs are relatively basic, then you will be interested to learn that Sprint has a new tablet for you in the form of the LG G Pad F2 8.0.

We know it’s not exactly the easiest name to remember, and neither is it a particularly powerful tablet, but we reckon it should be good enough to get the job done and then some. For starters we’re looking at an 8-inch WXGA 1280×800 display and the tablet will also be packing a MediaTek MT6750 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz.

There will be 2GB of RAM accompanying it along with 16GB of internal storage that can be further expanded via microSDXC up to 2TB, if you need that much storage. We’re also looking at a decently-sized 3,000mAh battery, a 5MP rear-facing camera with 4x digital zoom, a 5MP front-facing camera, and it will come with Android 7.1 Nougat preinstalled.

As for price, we’re looking at $150 if you buy it outright, but if you go by Sprint’s 24-month installment plan, it’ll cost nothing upfront and a little over $6 a month for the next two years. Details on how to purchase the tablet can be found on Sprint’s website.

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