According to a report recently published by FierceWireless, it turns out that Sprint is currently testing new unlimited data pricing options in no less than half a dozen cities within the United States. The fourth biggest mobile operator in America has confirmed that it is indeed conducting trials involving new unlimited data plans, just as it has on several past occasions for purposes of trying to continuously update or make its offerings competitive with that of its rivals in the wireless industry.
Some may remember that nearly a month ago, Randall Stephenson, the chief executive officer of AT&T, had hinted that mobile users everywhere might soon be able to experience the wonders of 5G not directly through their smartphones and tablet devices, but through 5G pucks. These pucks can basically serve as mobile 5G hotspots for consumers, at least until phone makers can start releasing true 5G compatible handsets in the market.
There is no doubt about it -- some Android fans will already be itching to get their hands on Samsung’s newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus phablets. Well, they will not have to wait for long -- the handsets will be made available for preordering starting on March 2nd, and exactly two weeks later on March 16th, the South Korean tech giant’s newest toys will hit store shelves everywhere.
Sprint is apparently deciding to keep on offering its free year of unlimited service deal -- about a month ago, the carrier had stated that the offer was supposed to expire at the end of January, but the company has since announced its intentions of extending the deal until the end of April later this year.
Based on the latest report released by RootMetrics, the biggest mobile operator in the United States has retained its title of having the best network in the country. Not only that, Verizon Wireless has also managed to set a new record by winning the best network honor for a nine straight times, which no other carrier has accomplished.
Nearly a month ago, AT&T had announced its plans to start offering its 5G service in a dozen markets within the United States before the end of this year. But based on remarks made by Randall Stephenson, the chief executive officer of the wireless carrier, it is looking likely that the first 5G compatible devices will not be smartphones.
It appears that Sprint has decided to resurrect a promotional deal that promises a whole year of unlimited service, free of charge, to customers who are willing to switch from a rival network and bring their own handset. This special offer is made available to users who already own any one of the listed eligible devices (from phone brands such as Samsung, Apple, and Motorola, just to name a few).
Last Friday, Sprint took the opportunity to officially debut its Sprint Direct Connect Plus (SDC Plus) offering. The service is basically the major US wireless carrier’s newest push to talk (PTT) solution, which should allow business or corporate teams to enjoy real time telecoms services with just one press. The Sprint Direct Connect Plus feature is powered by Kodiak Networks’ PTT platform, and offers full support for Wi-Fi connectivity, presence information, and even tablet devices.
Just this week in the capital city of Portugal, members of the 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) had ratified the Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) specification, marking the completion of the first ever implementable 5G NR standard. In line with this latest development, major US wireless carrier Sprint has revealed today that its 2.5 GigaHertz spectrum band is included in the newly formalized NSA 5G NR spec.
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