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A pedestrian walks by a Sprint store on April 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Dish Network Corp has offered to purchase Sprint Nextel Corp for $25.5 billion in cash and stock. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sprint Paying $15.5M To Feds For Allegedly Overcharging For Court-Ordered Wiretaps

The office of U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Thursday that Sprint Communications, Inc., has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged law enforcement agencies for carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other surveillance activities.

04/10/2015

A RadioShack store. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Hedge Fund Fighting To Keep RadioShack Brand Alive

Standard General, which is partnering with Sprint, has upped its bid for the bankrupt chain by $20-million dollars to $165-million, in a bid to keep more than 1,700 stores open, co-branding them between Radio Shack and Sprint, and saving around 7,500 jobs.

03/25/2015

A pedestrian walks by a Sprint store on April 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Dish Network Corp has offered to purchase Sprint Nextel Corp for $25.5 billion in cash and stock. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sprint Customers Report Error Message Ahead Of 415 Area Code Changeover

KCBS Radio is getting reports that Sprint customers in the 415 area code are already having to dial out the area code to make a local cell call.

02/20/2015

Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Reportedly Planning To Sell Wireless Phone Service To Consumers

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.

01/22/2015

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: AT&T New No-Contract Plan A Hit

AT&T’s new no-contract plan for wireless devices is proving to be a hit with 40 percent of new customers and those upgrading their services choosing the plan.

04/23/2014

Samsung Presents New Products

San Francisco DA Gascon Welcomes Wireless Industry’s Commitment To Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation’s biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

04/15/2014

A pedestrian walks by a Sprint store on April 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Dish Network Corp has offered to purchase Sprint Nextel Corp for $25.5 billion in cash and stock. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Sue Sprint In San Francisco Court, Allege Overcharging $21M For Wiretaps

The U.S. government sued Sprint Communications Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Monday for allegedly overcharging federal law enforcement agencies $21 million between 2007 and 2010 for the costs of complying with court-ordered wiretaps and other surveillance.

03/04/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Cellphone Protection Plan Surprises

When it comes to buying a cellphone protection plan, what the salesperson tells you may not be the whole story.

11/23/2013

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

Carriers Reject San Francisco DA’s Push For Stolen Phone ‘Kill Switch’

District Attorney George Gascon said Monday that AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, United States Cellular Corp., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. rebuffed Samsung’s proposal to preload its phones with Absolute LoJack anti-theft software as a standard feature.

11/19/2013

Residents covering their noses due to cadavers smell queue up to charge their mobile phones at the city hall in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on November 14, 2013, six days after Super Typhoon Haiyan unleashed its fury. United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said November 14 that aid must reach desperate Philippine typhoon survivors more quickly, amid reports of hunger and thirst in stricken neighborhoods. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Sprint Joins Competitors In Offering Free Calls To Philippines

Sprint is waiving and crediting fees for phone calls and text messages made by its U.S. customers to the Philippines in the wake of a Typhoon Haiyan.

11/14/2013

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