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Sprint is giving away an entire year of unlimited data for free

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Most cellphone plan deals normally come with all kinds of strings attached. Get a free iPhone! -- provided you buy two other iPhones, port three lines from another carrier, add insurance, and accept payment in the form of a Diners Club International gift card.

So when Sprint quietly announced that it'll give you a year of free unlimited service, I assumed that it would only apply to people who buy a new Essential phone, or perhaps require a pledge of personal fealty to Marcelo Claure. But actually, it's a lot simpler than that.

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Chris Mills

June 13th

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The insanely-hyped Essential Phone is a Sprint exclusive, sort of

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After months of (unwarranted) teasing, the high-end Android flagship from Andy Rubin's Essential Products startup — called simply Essential Phone — finally made its long-awaited debut not too long ago. We still don't know a concrete release date for the device, but today we found out where you'll actually have to go to buy one, and it's a bit of a surprise: Sprint.

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Mike Wehner

June 12th

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Sprint finally beat T-Mobile for something

T-Mobile vs Sprint

Network speed comparisons often aren't kind to Sprint. Among the big four carriers, Sprint has a nasty habit of coming in stone dead last on average speed and coverage, while longtime rival T-Mobile has been competing with Verizon for the top spot.

So you'd think that Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure would be glad to be ranked above T-Mobile's bombastic John Legere for a change. But when the competition is to be the third-most-hated CEO in America, I'm not sure Sprint or Claure will be glad to have won.

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Chris Mills

May 30th

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Sprint’s LG G6 deal is good, but Best Buy’s is even better

LG G6 Deal: Sprint vs Verizon

Poor Sprint. It probably thought it would have a killer deal if it cut the price of the LG G6 in half forv Memorial Day, since not many people can turn down a $300 flagship phone. But unfortunately, the one thing better than a 50% off deal is the 65% off that Best Buy is offering on the Verizon version of the G6.

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Chris Mills

May 29th

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Sprint announces vague plans for 5G in 2019, assuming it lasts that long

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Sprint is struggling to find its place in the US wireless industry right now. Its network has been hit by years of under-investment to be worse than competitors, and its Japanese owner is openly inviting (begging) any other company to acquire or merge with the struggling carrier.

But somewhere inside Sprint HQ, optimism lives on. A press release today gave a vague promise that by 2019, Sprint will have some kind of 5G network up and running.

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Chris Mills

May 10th

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Verizon is stealing Sprint’s customers with its new unlimited data plan

Verizon vs Sprint

Verizon began 2017 by blindsiding everyone with a new unlimited data plan. I say "blindside," because a year ago yesterday, Verizon's CFO told us all that "the unlimited model does not work."

If unlimited data doesn't work, someone's going to have to explain to me how Verizon is stealing all of Sprint's customers all of a sudden.

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Chris Mills

March 10th

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Sprint improves its unlimited data plan to play with the big boys

Sprint unlimited data vs T-Mobile

Earlier this week, Verizon announced an all-new unlimited data plan that included HD video streaming and mobile tethering. Not to be outdone, T-Mobile followed suite and added those features to its flagship unlimited plan. Today, Sprint announced that it's adding HD video streaming and mobile hotspot to its unlimited data plan, which I am sure is a total coincidence and in no way an attempt to keep up with the competition.

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Chris Mills

February 16th

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Not even T-Mobile can touch the new deal Sprint just announced

Sprint vs T-Mobile

A report this week put Sprint's network firmly in last place among national carriers. Coverage and speed -- the only two things that really matter for a network's performance -- are awful compared to T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T.

So to make up for the lack of network performance, Sprint is taking a page out of T-Mobile's old playbook, and slashing prices with a ridiculously good deal.

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Chris Mills

February 10th

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Sprint hopes this $50 unlimited data deal can bribe you onto its network

Sprint Unlimited Data Deal

Sprint has announced a temporary sale on its unlimited talk, text and data plan. For the next four days, new subscribers can get the plan for $50, down from the $60 it is normally. It's specifically designed to take on Verizon's $50 5GB plan, and on the face of it, that seems like a good deal.

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Chris Mills

January 27th

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What to do with your Galaxy Note 7 now that Samsung announced a recall

Galaxy Note 7 Recall Replacement Process
Samsung’s unprecedented decision to recall all Galaxy Note 7 handsets sold to date, and to stop sales in various markets around the world, is definitely in your favor. Who wants to run around with a mobile device that might catch on fire while charging? We already told you everything you need to know about Samsung's decision, but there is a pretty big question that the company still hasn't answered: What are you supposed to do right now if you own a Galaxy Note 7?

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Chris Smith

September 2nd

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