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  • Sprint Signs Major Deal in Cuba

    11/04/2015 3:21:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 11/3/15 | Ramon Taylor
    Sprint became the first U.S. telecommunications company to provide direct roaming mobile phone service to foreigners in Cuba, after a striking a deal at the Havana International Fair. Sprint says it expects the number of visitors in Cuba to reach 5 million a year within the next decade. The U.S.-based firm Sprint signed a deal with Cuba’s state telecommunications agency Etecsa, with the objective to reach millions of tourists expected to visit the island in coming years. The move comes as Washington and Havana continue to explore business opportunities, since restoring diplomatic relations in July for the first time in...
  • Tony Stewart Sued by Kevin Ward’s Family Over Fatal NASCAR Collision

    08/07/2015 4:46:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Kevin Ward Jr. was killed August 9 after he got out of his wrecked sprint car and went to confront Stewart during a yellow flag caution period at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. After one car narrowly missed Ward, Stewart drove by and Ward was struck by the right rear tire of Stewart’s car and slung down the track. Ward, 20, died of massive blunt trauma as paramedics drove him to a hospital. His parents, Kevin and Pamela Ward, filed a wrongful death suit asking for unspecified financial compensation. The suit was filed in Lewis County, where the family lives. Stewart was...
  • New vulnerability lets attackers hijack Chrysler vehicles over the web

    07/21/2015 1:24:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    The Verge ^ | July 21, 2015 10:57 am | By Russell Brandom
    A new vulnerability in the Uconnect system gives attackers frightening remote powers over Chrysler vehicles, revealed in a Wired exclusive report. In a live demo, attackers used the vulnerability to cut out a Jeep Cherokee's transmission and brakes and, when the car is in reverse, commandeer the steering wheel — all without physical access to the vehicle. "This might be the kind of software bug most likely to kill someone," said Charlie Miller, one of the researchers behind the exploit. The full vulnerability will be presented next month at Defcon, although the researchers plan to withhold crucial details so that...
  • RadioShack co-branding of stores with Sprint wins court approval

    04/01/2015 7:56:40 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/2015 | Nick Brown and Tom Hals
    A plan to salvage RadioShack Corp’s RSHCQ.PK business by co-branding most of its 1,740 surviving stores with cellular phone provider Sprint Corp (S.N) earned U.S. bankruptcy court approval on Tuesday, ending four days of contested court hearings. The stores are what survived of more than 4,000 outlets after RadioShack went bankrupt in February. Founded in 1921, the chain was a go-to retailer for electronics before becoming increasingly irrelevant in the digital age. Judge Brendan Shannon, in Delaware bankruptcy court, approved a sale of the stores to the Standard General hedge fund, which plans to keep most of them open under...
  • RadioShack Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy After Striking Deal to Sell Some Stores (Sprint)

    02/05/2015 9:28:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Times' DealBook ^ | February 5, 2015 | Rebecca R. Ruiz and Michael J. de la Merced
    For years, RadioShack — the retailer that helped bring personal computers to the masses — outlasted untold predictions that it would buckle in the face of bigger rivals and online competitors. But its clock has finally run out. RadioShack, a long-ailing 94-year-old electronics chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday after striking a deal to sell up to 2,400 of its stores to the wireless service provider Sprint and a hedge fund that is its biggest shareholder. The Chapter 11 filing, made in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, took few unaware. RadioShack had not turned a profit since 2011, and...
  • BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

    03/25/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    The Register ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jasper Hamill
    A pair of gay developers have launched a boycott of Firefox in protest against the Mozilla Foundation's decision to appoint a CEO who appears to be an opponent of same sex marriage. Mozilla co-founder and Javascript creator Brendan Eich was awarded the top job yesterday.Hampton Catlin, creator of Wikipedia Mobile and CSS extension language Sass, said he would no longer develop apps for Firefox after Eich's appointment. The dev cited a six-year-old database of donor contributions to campaigns in support and opposition of Proposition 8 listing Brendan Eich, (Employer: Mozilla) as a $1,000 contributor to a campaign in support of...
  • New Mozilla CEO Is Allegedly Anti-Gay Marriage -- Firefox Developers Boycott

    03/25/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Betanews ^ | 3/24 | Brian Fagioli
    Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans, who happen to be gay, are threatened. As more and more people wake up from the slumber of ignorance and see the light in supporting gay marriage, there are still people that refuse to evolve. You can hate anyone you want, and if you hate gay people, that hate is your burden to live with. Quite frankly, gay people do not need your love or approval, although I'm sure it would be appreciated. What they do need...
  • Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Alpha Nerd, Takes Over as CEO (Q&A)

    03/25/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNET ^ | March 24, 2014 | Stephen Shankland
    The inventor of JavaScript and the Firefox developer's chief technology officer now is running the show. Top agenda items: Firefox OS and Mozilla services.Brendan Eich, the programmer who invented JavaScript in a 10-day burst of activity at Netscape in 1995, now is the chief executive of Mozilla, the nonprofit organization that develops the Firefox browser and Firefox OS mobile operating system. Eich worked on the Netscape Navigator browser and -- after Microsoft won the first browser wars of the 1990s -- on Mozilla's effort to make something useful of the Netscape open-source code base. Although Mozilla succeeded in restoring competition...
  • Sprint closing Overland Park call center; 200 employees will lose jobs

    03/19/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT · by mykroar · 7 replies
    Fox4 ^ | 3/19/2014 | Fox4 Newsroom
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sprint announced that it is closing its Overland Park call center and laying off about 200 local employees who work there.</p>
  • Sprint Accused of Overcharging Feds Millions for Wiretapping Expenses (Link Only)

    03/03/2014 2:24:55 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    TechWire ^ | March 4, 2014 | Staff
    This story links to "Wired"
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • US is primed to overtake Europe and Japan as the technological leader in cell phone technology

    10/07/2002 1:42:41 PM PDT · by sourcery · 86 replies · 1,937+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | 5 Oct 2002 | Steven Den Beste
    Stardate 20021005.2128 (On Screen): As I think many of my readers know, I used to work for Qualcomm designing cell phones. Qualcomm is the company which invented CDMA, and made it practical, and made it into a market success, and it now dominates the American market, where Verizon and Sprint both use it. There are two other nationwide cellular systems: AT&T currently uses IS-136 TDMA, which is obsolete and has no upgrade path. Cingular uses GSM, a more sophisticated form of TDMA from Europe. And right now I'm basking in the evil glow of a major case of schadenfreude. The...
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.
  • FCC approves SoftBank's acquisition of Sprint

    07/08/2013 11:07:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    The Register ^ | 6th July 2013 | By Rik Myslewski in San Francisco,
    Sprint also now free to move forward on Clearwire share snap-up The $21.6bn acquisition of Sprint by Japan's SoftBank is now a go: as expected from rumors earlier this week, the FCC has ruled unanimously to approve it. "Today is a good day for all Americans who use mobile broadband services," acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said in a statement accompanying the lengthy ruling. "After thorough review, the Commission has found that the proposed Softbank-Sprint-Clearwire transactions would serve the public interest." Clyburn expressed her opinion that the merger would be "likely" to speed mobile broadband roll-out, enhance competition and innovation,...
  • AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama – That You Can’t Switch Off

    06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 115 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Just in case you want more Obama in your life… AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama… That you can’t switch off. AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow. You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re using iOS 6.1 or higher. Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you...
  • How the Feds Want to Put Heat on AT&T and Verizon [Obama wants auctions to be rigged]

    04/16/2013 1:26:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | April 15, 2013 | Evan Niu
    Putting heat on the big players is simply the name of the regulatory game -- at least if you're the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission last week, the DOJ makes it clear that it would like to put additional heat on dominant wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The FCC has a spectrum auction coming up for low-frequency bands. Frequencies under 1 GHz have greater propagation characteristics that allow signals to provide better coverage in rural areas and penetrate buildings more effectively. Because of this, low-frequency bands are an important part of...
  • Dish launches unsolicited $25.5B bid for Sprint

    04/15/2013 5:03:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2013 | Chris Isidore
    Satellite TV provider Dish Network on Monday announced a $25.5 billion cash-and-stock bid for mobile phone company Sprint Nextel. The apparently unsolicited offer is an attempt to top the $20.1 billion agreement for a 70% stake in Sprint by Japanese tech company Softbank (SFTBF) in October. That deal was widely seen as giving Sprint a much needed cash infusion, one that staved off a possible bankruptcy filing that many investors feared.
  • Sources Claim Sprint, Clearwire Are Close to a Buyout Deal

    12/12/2012 10:28:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | December 12, 2012 8:30 AM | Shane McGlaun (Blog)
    Sprint hopes to complete the deal in the same timeframe the Softbank deal is wrapped up The department that handles acquisitions and mergers at Sprint has been very busy lately. Sprint announced that it would be selling a majority stake to Softbank for $20 billion in October. Sprint has also long coveted the wireless spectrum that partner Clearwire holds and uses for wireless internet service. Sprint has made no secret of the fact that it wants to own all of Clearwire. CNBC reports that that Sprint and Clearwire are moving closer to a deal that would see Sprint acquire the reamaining 49%...
  • Softbank in $20B deal to buy almost 3/4 of Sprint (Sprint to become foreign owned)

    10/15/2012 3:42:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/15/2012 | ap
    Softbank reaches $20B deal to buy Sprint Nextel Japanese mobile carrier would get 70 percent of Sprint if agreement goes through; Sprint would be tougher rival of Verizon, AT&T Updated 5:10 a.m. ET TOKYO Tokyo-based mobile phone company Softbank Corp. has reached a deal to acquire 70 percent of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel for $20.1 billion in the largest-ever foreign acquisition by a Japanese company. The deal, announced Monday at a joint news conference in Tokyo by Softbank President Masayoshi Son and Sprint Chief Executive Dan Hesse, was given a green light by the boards of both companies. It...
  • FCC fires back at Sen. Grassley over LightSquared (Sprint to abandon deal?)

    03/09/2012 2:48:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/08/12 | Brendan Sasso
    FCC fires back at Sen. Grassley over LightSquaredBy Brendan Sasso - 03/08/12 03:40 PM ET The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fired back at Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday after the Republican lawmaker accused the agency of stonewalling his probe over wireless startup LightSquared. On Wednesday, Grassley said the FCC was ignoring his repeated attempts to meet with senior staffers over the agency's decision to grant LightSquared a conditional waiver last year. "Commission staff have attempted to address these issues through multiple conversations with the senator’s staff, including as recently as last week," FCC spokeswoman Tammy Sun said in a...
  • Sprint To Shut Down Premier Program, Continue Cost-Cutting Measures (Internal Memo)

    09/28/2011 12:22:13 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies ^ | Jaroslav Stekl
    The newest version of Sprint's weekly "playbook" has been sent around to employees, and as usual, we have a copy. Sadly, this week's edition doesn't exactly inspire confidence for the future of the nation's third-largest carrier - in fact, one of Sprint's primary benefits, the Premier program, will be disappearing down the drain shortly. It's not all bad news, though, so let's dig in and see what's up and coming in the world of Sprint.
  • Tax-exempt allies of Obama Justice Dept's AT&T lawsuit

    09/08/2011 12:41:23 PM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 3 replies ^ | 09/02/2011 | Scott Walter
    The Department of Justice has smacked AT&T with an anti-trust lawsuit blocking the company’s attemped merger with T-Mobile, and many advocacy nonprofits are claiming victory. But is this really a triumph for concerned groups of citizens and the nation? Or has Chicken Little just persuaded some neighbors that the sky is falling while she quietly pockets some corporate assistance? The same gang of advocacy groups and donors that oppose every media merger and push for dubious policies like “net neutrality” is thrilled by the lawsuit: Free Press, Public Knowledge, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM), etc. “A major victory...
  • 4G Decoded: WiMAX, LTE and the Next Generation Cell Phone Networks

    02/15/2011 2:25:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    SWITCHED ^ | February 1, 2011 at 01:30 PM | Terrence O'Brien
    Part of being a smart consumer is understanding how technology works, why we use it the way we do, and what that barrage of acronyms and PR jargon means. We're here to help you make sense of it all, and to give you a better appreciation of how those transistors, pixels, and antennae come together to deliver the conveniences of the modern world to you. If you thought our guide to 3G tech was confusing, the 4G scene is about as convoluted as 'Jersey Shore' sleeping arrangements. As was the case with 3G, there are different technologies competing to become...
  • Got Food Stamps? Get Free Sprint Wireless Services

    02/14/2011 12:28:10 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 20 replies
    IBD's Click ^ | 2/14/2011 | Reinhardt Krause
    Can government subsidies help Sprint Nextel (S) bounce back? Perhaps so, in a way you may not think. Sprint, which reported fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, seems to be having success with its Assurance Wireless brand, a prepaid offering. Sprint launched the government-subsidized Assurance program in early 2010. Sprint now markets the Assurance brand in 22 states and Washington, D.C. Sprint expanded the Assurance brand to Pennsylvania today.
  • Che Guevara Ordered His Father's Death, So Gustavo Villoldo Promised Payback

    08/05/2009 3:30:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 2,191+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Tim Elfrink
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara's famous beret is gone. His iconic beard is filthy and matted against skeletal cheekbones. One bushy eyebrow arches over his half-open eyes. As a Bolivian country surgeon methodically saws off his lifeless hands, Che appears vaguely amused. Gustavo Villoldo, a stocky figure in green army fatigues, stands just inside the tiny laundry room where the Cuban revolutionary's corpse rests atop a sink. For five months, the CIA operative has led soldiers hunting Guevara through the rough crags and valleys of southern Bolivia. Less than 24 hours ago, his team had captured and executed him in a village...
  • Men Say They Were Fired For Good Deed : Denver Men Help Mall Security To Catch Shoplifter

    04/23/2010 10:29:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,445+ views
    7News ^ | April 23, 2010 | Marc Stewart
    Two Denver men said their efforts to be good citizens cost them their jobs. Paul Shoemaker and Mike McGee... were fired from the Sprint store inside the Cherry Creek Mall after chasing a suspected shoplifter. The two claim they were walking out of the store when they stumbled upon a security guard in the hall, clearly in need. "(He) came right basically in front of us, and was like, 'Help me, Help me.' Out of breath. You could totally hear he was distraught," said Shoemaker...from the Apple store. "It's the way I was raised as a kid. You see something...
  • NASCAR - The Food City 500 - from Bristol - on FOX, Sunday 3/21/10 at 1:00pm ET (Race #5 of 36)

    03/16/2010 5:22:44 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 684 replies · 5,781+ views
    . The Food City 500 Sunday 1:00 pm ET on FOX Bristol Motor Speedway SPEED Pre-race show at 10:00 ET FOX Pre-race show at 12:00 ET Green flag 1:13 ET The FR Canteen God Bless Our Troops
  • Surveillance Shocker: Sprint Received 8 MILLION Law Enf. Requests for GPS Location Data in Past Year

    12/01/2009 3:24:41 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 72 replies · 2,916+ views
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | December 1, 2009 | Kevin Bankston
    This October, Chris Soghoian — computer security researcher, oft-times journalist, and current technical consultant for the FTC's privacy protection office — attended a closed-door conference called "ISS World". ISS World — the "ISS" is for "Intelligence Support Systems for Lawful Interception, Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Gathering" — is where law enforcement and intelligence agencies consult with telco representatives and surveillance equipment manufacturers about the state of electronic surveillance technology and practice. Armed with a tape recorder, Soghoian went to the conference looking for information about the scope of the government's surveillance practices in the US. What Soghoian uncovered, as he...
  • Sprint Advertisements on Glenn Beck (Vanity)

    08/24/2009 10:10:47 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies · 923+ views
    Sprint Corporate HQ | 08/24/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    I just spoke with a personal assistant to Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel regarding the controversy surrounding Glenn Beck. The gentlemen said that the AP was mistaken in reporting that Sprint had pulled their ads from the Glenn Beck show. The marketing team at Sprint discussed this issue earlier this morning and sent out notice to the rest of Sprint corporate headquarters that no decision had been made regarding ads on Glenn Beck. The assistant couldn't tell me whether or not Sprint was considering pulling their ads or not. I explained to him that I am a premier Sprint...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Toyota/SaveMart 350 @ Infineon - TNT Sunday 06/21/09 430pm ET (Race#16 of 36)

    06/16/2009 1:02:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 267 replies · 3,419+ views ^ | 6/16/09
    Sonoma. Wine country. 80 degrees. Race #16 plays out on a road course. It's anybody's race, come along for the ride but try and stay out of the gravel pits. Thanks to our Armed Forces members, past and present. Oh. Did I forget Dad? HaPPY Father's Day!
  • Unconscious Carroll man found after 11-hour search[Verizon: "Pay your bill or die"]

    05/22/2009 6:29:27 PM PDT · by HikikomoriWarrior · 30 replies · 2,204+ views
    The Times-Reporter ^ | May 21, 2009 | By Nancy Schaar
    ... Williams said he attempted to use the man’s cell phone signal to locate him, but the man was behind on his phone bill and the Verizon operator refused to connect the signal unless the sheriff’s department agreed to pay the overdue bill. After some disagreement, Williams agreed to pay $20 on the phone bill in order to find the man. But deputies discovered the man just as Williams was preparing to make arrangements for the payment. ... “I was more concerned for the person’s life,” Williams said. “It would have been nice if Verizon would have turned on his...
  • NASCAR - The Coca-Cola 600 - from Lowes - on FOX, Sunday May 24 at 5:00pm ET (race 12 of 36)

    05/19/2009 4:20:54 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 1,040 replies · 14,167+ views
    . The Coca-Cola 600 Sunday 5:00 pm Eastern on FOXSpeed Prerace show 3:00 pm Green flag 5:35 pm from Lowe's Superspeedway Please give your support to the FR Canteen - Dedicated to our troops, veterans, and their families: The FR Canteen God Bless Our Troops
  • Breaking: Matt Kenseth wins rain shortened 152 lap Daytona 500

    02/15/2009 3:57:59 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 32 replies · 1,594+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 15, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    Daytona Twist: Kenseth Wins Matt Kenseth can thank a monster wreck and rainstorm for winning the 51st Daytona 500 on Sunday 1 Matt Kenseth [+] 17 -- 2 Kevin Harvick [+] 29 0.762 sec 3 AJ Allmendinger [+] 44 1.382 sec 4 Clint Bowyer [+] 33 1.903 sec 5 Elliott Sadler [+] 19 2.575 sec 6 David Ragan [+] 6 3.801 sec 7 Michael Waltrip [+] 55 4.627 sec 8 Tony Stewart [+] 14 5.549 sec 9 Reed Sorenson [+] 43 6.793 sec 10 Kurt Busch [+] 2 7.253 sec 11 Martin Truex Jr. [+] 1 7.842 sec 12 David...
  • The Truth Behind the Proposed DTV Conversion Delay

    01/31/2009 7:23:03 AM PST · by TruthWillWin · 13 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Next Right ^ | 1-29-09 | chemjeff
    "Clearwire has a cooperative agreement with Sprint to build a 4G wireless internet network. When it comes online, it would be the fastest wireless internet network in the country. Naturally other wireless companies are working on their own 4G networks too. Clearwire's major competitor in this capacity is Verizon....."
  • Sprint job cuts to total 8,000 (OBAMA'S FAULT!)

    01/26/2009 6:14:41 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 980+ views
    cnn money ^ | 1/26/2009 | Julianne Pepitone
    Sprint Nextel Corp. will cut a total of about 8,000 jobs by March 31, the company said Monday. The plan is to reduce internal and external labor costs by about $1.2 billion on an annual basis, Sprint Nextel (S, Fortune 500) said in a press release. The cuts will affect all levels of the company and geographic locations will vary, the Overland Park, Kan.-based company said.
  • Obama’s secret telecom advisor pushing his company’s interest

    01/17/2009 9:56:56 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies · 583+ views ^ | 1/16/09 11:04 AM | Timothy P. Carney
    telecommunications company has confirmed for this columnist that its vice president for policy—who is also an Obama donor and a former lobbyist—is advising Barack Obama’s transition team on telecom policy. Obama’s transition team, which has failed to disclose this executive’s involvement, happens to have proposed a significant change in telecom policy that will profit that very company, called Clearwire. By pushing to delay the long-scheduled transition of television broadcasting from analog signals to digital signals, president-elect Obama is directly aiding Sprint and its partner Clearwire while hurting Verizon. Clearwire’s executive vice president for “Strategy, Policy and External Affairs” is R....
  • Did Obama help Sprint and hurt Verizon by pushing a DTV delay?

    01/17/2009 6:56:29 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 12 replies · 929+ views
    A telecommunications company has confirmed for this columnist that its vice president for policy—who is also an Obama donor and a former lobbyist—is advising Barack Obama’s transition team on telecom policy.
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Pepsi 500 at California's Auto Club Speedway - Sun. Aug. 31 - ESPN - 7pm ET

    08/27/2008 9:32:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 432 replies · 589+ views ^ | 8/27/08
    Getting down to the last couple races , 2 to go, and the Chase for The Keg .. Uuhh .. Chase for the Cup. :-] Join us this Labor Day week-end and unwind after the Obama Slamma Jamma Fest. As Always , This thread is dedicated to the men and women that serve and have served us so proudly. Let their labor and sacrifice not be in vain. God Bless Our Troops and Their Families!
  • Whither NEXTEL?

    05/11/2008 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Mike Acker · 7 replies · 148+ views
    2008-05-11 | Mike Acker
    I'd like to see NEXTEL return to its roots. Maybe Sprint sells off NEXTEL and its originator buys the system back, along with the rf spectrum and the iDEN technology Make it into a NO FRILLS system for jobsites and RedNecks Keep the 2-way, text messaging, and phone patch; ditch all the junk: fancy ring tones, internet, graphics, -- all that stuff that is only for geeks offer only high performance, MIL-spec phones like the i305 and guarantee restricted access to keep advertising thugs out
  • Sprint, Clearwire Make it Official

    05/07/2008 10:25:54 AM PDT · by mnehring · 9 replies · 165+ views
    The long-rumored national mobile WiMAX partnership between Sprint and Clearwire is finally official, both companies said today. Sprint will own 51% of the new company, which will be called Clearwire. Google, Intel, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks combined are investing $3.2 billion, based on a $20 estimated per-share price when Clearwire opens on the NASDAQ after the deal’s expected completion later this year. “We’ve made an excellent start developing XOHM WiMAX services. Contributing those advances to a strongly backed new company – in which we’ll hold the largest interest – provides Sprint with additional financial flexibility and...
  • NASCAR SPRINT Cup: Goody's Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Sun 3/30/08 ~ 1:30 p.m. ET FOX

    03/24/2008 9:15:52 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 607 replies · 4,671+ views / / various embeded links | March 25, 2008 | NYTexan
    FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR THREAD Goody's Cool Orange 500 Welcome all to the Sprint Cup race atMartinsville Speedway (Click on the Pics, Graphics, & Links for related news & info.) Current Cup driver standings VT's Beamer Cool Orange Grand Marshal Virginia Tech’s Military Marching Bandwill Perform National Anthem for Goody’s Cool Orange 500 Fans In South Terrace Seats Will Get Martinsville Hotdogs Delivered Track Schedule for the Goody's Cool Orange 500/Kroger 250 Goody's Cool Orange 500 Entry List Qualifying: Friday 3/28 3:40 pm Sprint Cup Qualifying ~ SPEEDRace: Sunday 3/30 1:30 pm SPRINT Cup Race ~ FOX Speed's NASCAR Raceday...

    03/14/2008 6:50:12 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies · 1,152+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 03/07/2008 | Bob Sullivan
    You might call it a friends, family and ID thieves plan. Last year, identity thieves wormed their way into Michael Carner’s Sprint account, tacked on 14 new cell phones and began ringing up phone charges. Even though he reported the intrusion, things only got worse. For nearly a year, the real estate agent was hit with late fees, frequent automated collections calls, service interruptions, and a $5,000 bill. When Carner finally gave up and tried to cancel his account, Sprint had one more piece of bad news: The imposters had extended his service contract for two years, meaning he'd have...
  • Struggling Sprint Reports Huge Loss

    02/29/2008 6:44:37 PM PST · by FoxInSocks · 65 replies · 176+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 29, 2008 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    Sprint Nextel yesterday reported a $29.45 billion fourth-quarter loss and said legions of subscribers continue to abandon its service, many because they can't pay their bills. The nation's third-largest wireless carrier last year courted people with poor credit to boost its number of subscribers. Now the company is feeling the pain disproportionately as the economy weakens and consumers default on their debts. Sprint said it expects 1.2 million wireless subscribers to drop their service in the current quarter, roughly the same number that left in all of 2007. The company offset losses by signing up new customers, but it has...

    02/14/2008 5:09:10 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 1,394 replies · 1,181+ views Various Others | 2-14-08 | Me, Jack and Jr
    Daytona 500 - Sunday, February 17, 2008 FOX 2:00pm/et *** Truck Race: 2008 Chevy Silverado 250 - Friday, February 15, 2008 TV: SPEED NCTS Setup begins at 7:30pm; race set to start at 8:00pm/et *** Nationwide Camping World 300 - Saturday Feb 16th ESPN2 12pm ET DRIVEN TO WIN! JUST DRIVEN! Dedicated to the men and women of our armed services.
  • The Large US Companies That May Disappear In 2008

    01/30/2008 5:09:23 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 220 replies · 692+ views
    Wall Street 24/7 ^ | 1-24-08 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Firestone. American Motors. Texaco. Pan Am. Worldcom. At one point or another these large American companies were at the top of their industries. Pan Am was the leading global airline for decades. All are gone. Some were sold off. Others went bankrupt. Who could have predicted it? There are several iconic US companies that may well not exist at the end of 2008. Some may not even make it halfway through the year. Not all will go out of business. Some may simply be auctioned off in pieces. Others may be bought. These companies will not exist in their current...
  • Family Stuck Paying For Deceased Father's Cell

    01/04/2008 4:52:37 PM PST · by RDTF · 24 replies · 96+ views
    The Boston Channe; ^ | Jan 4, 2008 | not specified
    BOSTON -- A Framingham family said that it's being forced to pay for the cell phone of a deceased loved one. "I wondered how many other people had just agreed. You're tired and exhausted, and the last thing you want to do is fight with the cell phone company," said Tracey Stewart, of Framingham. It was a tough holiday season for Stewart. Her 66-year-old father died on Dec. 21 after a brief illness. This week, her husband, Bill, called Sprint to cancel his father-in-law from the cell phone family plan. "They said his contract wasn't up and to pay the...
  • Competitors chase Apple's iPhone

    11/11/2007 3:10:27 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 22 replies · 108+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 10, 2007 – 5:27 PM | By Peter Svensson, Associated Press
    Two "smart" telephones are Sprint and T-Mobile systems' potential competitors for Apple's iPhone. One tries to do too much; the simpler one is more successful.If you reach too far, you can lose your balance and fall on your face. That's what happened with the design process for the "Touch by HTC," one of the smart phones fighting for our attention this holiday season in a field that has been both energized and shaken up by Apple's iPhone. The $249 Touch, carried by Sprint Nextel Corp., overreaches badly in trying to be a touch-screen phone -- controlled by the user's fingers...

    11/02/2007 5:22:55 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 43 replies · 120+ views
    11/2/2007 | Self
    I am in a discussion with Sprint and the Illinois Commerce Commission on the taxes that appear on my bill for my Sprint Pentech PX-500 broadband card for my laptop. I am paying $0.57 for Federal 9-1-1 taxes and $0.75 for local 9-1-1 tax. This isn't a bank-breaker, but it's the principle. The card cannot "dial" 9-1-1 and it lacks GPS chipset for Phase 2 wireless E9-1-1 location requirements. Because of this, I contend that I should not be paying taxes for a device that CANNOT use the services for which I'm being taxed. It would be the rough analog...
  • The Customer Ain't Always Right

    07/11/2007 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies · 2,042+ views
    Blogs for Bush ^ | July 11, 2007 | Mark Noonan
    Interesting: Hundreds of cell phone customers are being given the boot, accused of being too high maintenance. Sprint-Nextel is disconnecting more than 1,000 subscribers on grounds the clients call customer service too often and make "unreasonable requests." The 1,200 people getting dropped will have to find a new carrier by the end of the month. A Sprint representative said the average customer calls customer service less than once a month, but the 1,200 clients getting the boot call 40-50 times as often. Sprint said whatever the complaint, it has worked to resolve it but due to the volume of calls...
  • Sprint Nextel and the troops

    07/10/2007 10:57:32 AM PDT · by radar101 · 36 replies · 1,132+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10JULY 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    A number of readers have e-mailed me about Sprint Nextel canceling troops’ cell phone accounts because of “excessive roaming.” A commenter at the Sprint Users forum first blew the whistle: I have been a Sprint customer for over 5 years now. Just shortly after my unit returned from Iraq, we rec[ei]ved notification that we would be redeployed to West Point to train cadets over the summer. With almost 1/3 of the unit being Sprint customers, almost 200 soldiers, one of the first things we did was get online and consult Sprints coverage map to ensure that we would have service...