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Sprint brags of 4,500 retail stores, strikes deal with Dixons Carphone for U.S. pilot project

Sprint said it is now selling its service at 4,500 retail locations across the country thanks in large part to its partnership with RadioShack. The carrier also announced a partnership with European mobile retailer Dixons Carphone to launch a pilot program of around 20 stores in the U.S.

AT&T's Cricket expands distribution in deal with grocery chain Meijer

AT&T Mobility's Cricket prepaid brand struck deal with Meijer stores to expand its distribution into 213 of the chain's supercenter grocery stores throughout the Midwest. Sales of the carrier's service in the stores started on Saturday. 

Sprint expands 'Direct 2 You' smartphone setup program to Denver, LA, NYC and SF

Sprint expanded its "Direct 2 You" service, in which sales representatives meet customers at their homes, offices or other locations to set up their new smartphones, to four new major markets: Denver, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. The carrier plans to keep rolling out the offering to new markets throughout 2015, including Dallas, Tampa, Fla., and Washington, D.C., in early July.

Sprint's expanded distribution and roving cars won't mean much without a better LTE network

Sprint has made a lot of news recently about plans to expand its distribution and even bring phones directly to customers. It's all part of an effort to retain the company's customer base and drum up more sales in the hopes of growing net subscriber additions. However, unless Sprint clarifies its brand message and improves its 2.5 GHz LTE network, I fear it will not amount to much.

Sprint's 'Direct 2 You' program will have employees drive to customers to set up phones

Fresh off its deal to co-brand more than 1,400 stores with RadioShack, Sprint is seeking to shake up mobile retailing with a program to travel or customers' homes, offices or other convenient locations to set up their new phones.

Sprint set to open 1,435 co-branded locations with RadioShack tomorrow

Sprint is wasting no time expanding its retail presence via a partnership with the newly restructured RadioShack. Sprint said that tomorrow it will more than double its company-owned retail footprint by opening 1,435 Sprint/RadioShack stores.

Sprint will take over one-third of the space in 1,400 RadioShack stores

Sprint will take on a prominent role in the rebranding of the new, slimmed-down RadioShack as the retailer prepares to exit bankruptcy protection.

Sprint, RadioShack win court approval for retailer to stay afloat, co-brand 1,740 stores

RadioShack won approval from a U.S. bankruptcy court to stay in business and co-brand around 1,740 of its stores with Sprint. The deal, a last-minute reprieve for the troubled retailer, will also significantly benefit Sprint, which stands to more than double its retail presence as a result.

Report: RadioShack might sell some stores to Sprint, Amazon- and shutter the rest

RadioShack may soon go into bankruptcy protection--a move that could mark the end of its existence as a national retail chain. And the company is considering selling half its store leases to Sprint and shutting down its remaining stores, according to a Bloomberg report.

Report: RadioShack considering selling some of its stores to Sprint

Struggling mobile and electronics retailer RadioShack is negotiating a deal to sell to Sprint the leases to some of its stores. RadioShack is reportedly on the verge of filing for bankruptcy protection.