Did You Ever Use Your Cellphone As A Walkie Talkie?

I never had a walkie talkie phone, but I sure saw a lot of Nextel commercials and Sprint still offers push-to-talk even though the original Nextel network is apparently getting the ax on June 30. In the early 2000s there was something really appealing about interrupting someone's life with that little chirp. It's… » 3/31/13 8:00pm 3/31/13 8:00pm

Sprint '08-'09 Roadmap Leaked, Shows New Push-to-Talk Blackberry 8350i

Sprint's plans for the next 16 months or so hit the web today, and they pack news of a new BlackBerry, the 8350i. The stout new BB looks to be based on the Curve, with Wi-Fi and GPS along with Direct Connect push-to-talk support without a massive external antenna, which explains the portliness. Looks like a nice… » 8/13/08 12:40pm 8/13/08 12:40pm

Judge Rules Early Termination Fees Are Illegal and Violate California Law

A California County Superior Court judge has just ruled that early termination fees from cellphone companies violates California state law and are illegal. What's this mean to you? Sprint Nextel has been ordered to pay $18.2 million in reimbursements to customers who already paid their ETF, and to stop trying to… » 7/31/08 5:00pm 7/31/08 5:00pm

Sprint Airave, Your Own Personal Cell Tower Box, Goes On Sale Nationwide

Sprint and Samsung's femtocell answer to T-Mo's Hotspot@Home is now available everywhere after localized tests in Indy and Denver apparently went well enough to push it nationwide. The box connects to your router, allowing you to make calls over the web with any Sprint CDMA phone. It's $100 for the box, plus $15 per… » 7/29/08 1:13pm 7/29/08 1:13pm

Sprint to Revive Nextel With Wi-Fi BlackBerry and CDMA Phones

According to a Gearlog report from CTIA, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is promising an unnamed new iDEN BlackBerry with both push-to-talk and Wi-Fi, a full-featured smartphone to put some juice into the abysmal Nextel network. He also pledged new phones from Sanyo, Samsung, Motorola and LG that run on the CDMA network most… » 4/04/08 6:15pm 4/04/08 6:15pm

Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday; Moto Q and i335 Coming Too

Rumor confirmed. On Friday, November 23, better known to you Dealzmodo nuts as Black Friday, Sprint plans to roll out the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 ($200 with two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate). Buyers of the BlackBerry can also get the new Power Vision BlackBerry Pack: For $30 per month on top of your voice plan,… » 11/15/07 9:46am 11/15/07 9:46am

Motorola Shows Off Cheap Sexy Still-Unannounced i335 for Nextel

The i335 is a thin candybar with a rubber keypad that feels like leather and a funky corrugated plastic back. It's been rumored here and there, and should not be confused with an older Moto with the same name. Regardless, Motorola and its partner in iDEN crime Sprint (as in Nextel) have yet to say anything more than… » 7/26/07 9:45pm 7/26/07 9:45pm

Sprint Adds Social GPS Functionality to 25 Phones

If you liked the social GPS features that Helio offers on both its Drift and Ocean phones—you know, the one that gives you a list of where all your friends are—Sprint's partnering up with loopt to give you something similar. For an extra $2.99, you'll get to add GPS-based social mapping to "more than" 25 Sprint and… » 7/17/07 2:40pm 7/17/07 2:40pm

Samsung m500 Cellphone For Sprint: Meh Phone, Radical Box

Oh my, look what Santa brought me today, completely unannounced: the Samsung m500 for Sprint (or Nextell or whatever they're calling themselves these days)! My quick impressions are that it's pretty much a standard cellphone (1.3-megapixel camera, microSD slot, etc.). Yes, it supports Sprint's super-de-dooper Power… » 11/20/06 5:28pm 11/20/06 5:28pm

Sprint WiMax Network Going Live in Q4 2007

We reported Tuesday about Sprint Nextel's WiMax broadband wireless network it was planning to build
using WiMax technology. Now, the company says it's going to start laying down some serious money to make this happen, vowing to spend $3 billion over the next two years to build the WiMax network. The advantage for us?… » 8/10/06 8:56am 8/10/06 8:56am