Sprint today issued its latest promotion by reducing the cost of its unlimited data service to $150 per month for four lines. Sprint's move appears to stand as a response to the promotion T-Mobile launched last week offering a fourth line of unlimited service free-- the move brought the total cost of T-Mobile's unlimited service to $150 for four lines.
Sprint "is showing definitive signs of a turnaround," SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son said, according to Bloomberg. And its budget will continue to get leaner.
Apple has released the third iOS 9.3 beta to registered developers for testing, and it includes native support for Wi-Fi calling on Verizon's network, meaning users won't need to download an app to make a Wi-Fi call.
Aggressive carrier promotions extended beyond the holidays into January, according to a research note from Pacific Crest Securities. And Sprint and T-Mobile appear to be maintaining that promotional momentum into February.
While the industry awaits 5G standards that will address latency like never before, it's worth noting how network operators fare today in terms of their latency records. FierceWireless teamed up with OpenSignal to shed some light onto the issue.
FairPoint Communications, keen to get a piece of the emerging small cell wireless backhaul and services market being fueled by major wireless operators like Sprint and Verizon, is doing an about-face on dark fiber.
As promised, Sprint said it is updating its approach to its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand by offering updated pricing options and discontinuing two sub-brands-- PayLo and Broadband2Go-- that were offered through Virgin.
It's no secret that a significant amount of attention and interest has been paid to wireless network speeds in the United States and globally. And LTE networks clearly provide faster download speeds than 3G networks.
Sprint's LTE service continued to hold on to its low latency status during the fourth quarter, according to FierceWireless ' report, " 3G/4G wireless network latency: How did Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile compare in Q4 2015?"
FierceWireless, with partner OpenSignal, is hoping to shed some light onto the latency issue. In the below charts, AT&T showed a slight decrease in latency speeds on its HSPA network in the fourth quarter when compared with the operator's results from the third quarter. Sprint and Verizon both showed increases in the latency speeds on their EVDO networks during that period. Sprint remained the carrier with the lowest LTE latency speeds.