October 19

AAPL: 155.98

-3.78

It was reported last month that Sprint and T-Mobile were close to coming to a tentative agreement for a merger, but now the two companies are looking at a delay. While Sprint and T-Mobile had hoped to announce a deal during earnings calls at the end of the month, Bloomberg reports that the deal is likely delayed…

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October 16

AAPL: 159.88

2.89

Report: T-Mobile and Sprint won’t sell off assets ahead of merger expected this month

News today about the upcoming merger of T-Mobile and Sprint suggests that the two wireless providers won’t be selling any of their assets ahead of an announcement that could come as early as later this month.

October 13

AAPL: 156.99

0.99

Sprint offers new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus deals starting at $0 down, $9.72/month

Sprint is today announcing a new deal for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, offering customers $350 off the new phones and bringing down the monthly instalments to less than $10/month.

September 22

AAPL: 151.89

-1.50

Initial agreement for T-Mobile and Sprint merger may happen soon

A report this morning from Reuters shares that T-Mobile is “close to agreeing tentative terms” for a merger deal with Sprint after months of talks. News of a T-Mobile and Sprint merger have been floating around since May.

September 18

AAPL: 158.67

-1.21

Last week Sprint announced its first iPhone 8 launch deal with 50% off an 18-month lease for Apple’s entry level flagship. The company also touted its “Best Price Guarantee” with that promotion, and today Sprint has officially upgraded its offer by giving trade-in customers a free iPhone 8.

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September 12

AAPL: 160.86

-0.64

Update: AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all announced $10/month plans with an initial three months of free service.

Today’s announcement of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular support included details on how the device will function with wireless carrier plans. Apple mentioned that the phone number from the iPhone will remain the same and be usable on the Watch.

There is one obvious caveat though: to get the cellular functionality of your Watch, you may be required to pay an additional fee to your carrier. Only AT&T and Verizon have officially announced their price points as of today, but we’re expecting to learn more from other carriers soon.

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July 14

AAPL: 149.04

1.27

Sprint has today announced two new programs to buy and upgrade to the latest smartphones through the carrier. As the name suggests, Sprint Flex brings several new options to device leasing for postpaid accounts, and Sprint Deals provides the option of purchasing with or without a credit check. Meanwhile the carrier’s year of free service promotion for new customers is still live…

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July 6

AAPL: 142.73

-1.36

New Jay Z music video lands on Apple Music, but album remains Tidal/Sprint exclusive

After debuting his new album exclusively on his own Tidal music streaming service last week, today Apple Music is premiering the first music video from the release despite still not offering the actual album.

July 5

AAPL: 144.32

0.82

June 19

AAPL: 146.34

4.07

Jay-Z’s new album ‘4:44’ drops exclusively to Sprint and Tidal customers June 30

Following a deal with Sprint to acquire 33% of Jay-Z’s TIDAL streaming music service, today the companies announced that the first exclusive release as part of the partnership will be Jay-Z’s new album later this month. The release will be a big one, Jay-Z latest full-length album set for release at the end of this month. But it won’t exactly be a total Sprint exclusive like the company is making it seem…

May 12

AAPL: 156.10

2.15

Sprint and T-Mobile could potentially become one carrier if preliminary discussions reported by Bloomberg lead to a deal. Current discusses are described as informal between SoftBank which is Sprint’s largest shareholder and Deutsche Telekom which owns T-Mobile USA.

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May 3

AAPL: 147.06

-0.45

Sprint offers free LTE signal booster to homes & businesses to double data speeds

Sprint has announced the Magic Box, a signal booster that it’s making available free of charge to ‘qualifying’ homes and businesses. The booster – which it bills as ‘the world’s first all-wireless small call’ – amplifies LTE data signals from nearby cell towers, increasing both upload and download speeds by an average of 200%.

February 19

AAPL: 135.72

0.38

Over the last week, all four of the major United States carriers either announced new unlimited data plans or made changes to existing plans in an effort to better compete. With all four carriers offering some form of unlimited data, now may be as good of a time as ever to analyze your current plan and think about switching.

Read on for a breakdown of what each plan has to offer…

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February 17

AAPL: 135.72

0.38

A new Reuters report today shares that SoftBank is willing to hand over control of Sprint to Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile to make a merger happen, according to unnamed sources close to the matter. Discussions haven’t begun yet, but are expected to start in April after the FCC auction of airwaves and anti-collusion ban is over.

With Verizon and AT&T both fighting to keep customers with new unlimited plans this week and 5G networks on the horizon, a merger could be mutually beneficial for Sprint and T-Mobile.

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February 10

AAPL: 132.12

-0.30

In their latest effort to pull customers away from other carriers, Sprint has started offering a new unlimited plan with up to 5 lines for $90/month. This limited time offer from the fourth most used U.S. wireless carrier comes on the heels of T-Mobile simplifying and bundling taxes and fees into their plans. In contrast, last month both AT&T and Verizon made changes to dissuade their customers from continuing on with grandfathered unlimited plans. We’ll break down the fine print of Sprint’s newest offer after the break…

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January 23

AAPL: 120.08

0.08

Sprint today announced that it’s acquiring a large 33% stake in the Jay-Z owned streaming music service TIDAL, which debuted ahead of competitor Apple Music back in 2015. Jay-Z and crew will continue to run the service, according to the company’s announcement, but the deal will give Sprint customers access to exclusive content through the service:

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December 21, 2016

AAPL: 117.06

0.11

Sprint adds AirPods to online store as Best Buy briefly adds new stock [Update: OOS]

[UPDATE: Out of stock. Stay tuned to us on Twitter for updates when AirPods go back on sale (and where).]

If you act super fast, you can currently buy AirPods with shipping for December 27th from Best Buy’s online store. The retailer has previously sold Apple’s new wireless earphones but stock has been depleted before this hour.

December 7, 2016

AAPL: 111.03

1.08

[UPDATE 12/8: Starbucks is now official.]

Pokémon Go is teaming up with Sprint to turn businesses into PokéStops and Gyms as part of Niantic’s latest move to keep players in the game. The news comes just one day before Starbucks is expected to do the same while introducing a Pokémon Go-themed drink for trainers. Niantic has also teased out when we might start seeing new monsters appear in the game.

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October 18, 2016

AAPL: 117.47

-0.08

Sprint wants to give your iPad unlimited data for $20/month (and a few strings attached)

Sprint wants to attract more iPad customers with its new $20/month unlimited data plan for tablet users. As with most carrier deals, there are a few strings attached.

You have to purchase the cellular iPad from Sprint, have at least one phone line with the carrier and turn on AutoPay for automatic billing.

It’s also not totally unlimited if you want to do anything beyond email and web browsing.

September 8, 2016

AAPL: 105.52

-2.84

Following T-Mobile’s announcement earlier today, Sprint just revealed its iPhone 7 launch promos including a similar free 32GB iPhone 7 with trade-in.

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