Sprint Paying $15.5M To Feds For Allegedly Overcharging For Court-Ordered WiretapsThe 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.
Hedge Fund Fighting To Keep RadioShack Brand AliveStandard 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.
Sprint Customers Report Error Message Ahead Of 415 Area Code ChangeoverKCBS 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.
Google Reportedly Planning To Sell Wireless Phone Service To ConsumersGoogle is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.
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.
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.
Feds Sue Sprint In San Francisco Court, Allege Overcharging $21M For WiretapsThe 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.
ConsumerWatch: Cellphone Protection Plan SurprisesWhen it comes to buying a cellphone protection plan, what the salesperson tells you may not be the whole story.
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.
Sprint Joins Competitors In Offering Free Calls To PhilippinesSprint 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.
Larry Magid: Sprint CEO Talks About Privacy, Unlimited DataAt the IFA technology show in Berlin, I conducted an on-stage interview with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. He talked a lot about the issues facing carriers like Sprint, including privacy.
Tech Report: Text Now Enters Mobile Market; Offers Data, Not Minutes Our technology analyst explains how Text Now will enter the mobile phone market and offer data instead of selling minutes.