If Apple wants the continued support of carriers, they’ll probably have to soften their stance in regard to the iPhone. It’s the only device Apple requires support with, and the growing Android ecosystem is a large enough hurdle without having carrier roadblocks in addition.
Sprint announces two new guaranteed unlimited packages
Starting from tomorrow, Sprint will be offering two new unlimited call, text, and data plans known as “Unlimited, My Way” and “My All-In”, which both come with the company's new unlimited lifetime guarantee.
Leaked document shows Sprint may be changing up their ‘Everything’ plans
These new plans position Sprint closer to “traditional” carrier pricing and plan structuring. Pay for your basic phone plan, then add-ons weigh you down. We’ll applaud Sprint for not going with the staggered data limits, as the image shows an “Unlimited” or “1GB” data plan, but this all seems needlessly complex.
Skyfire Horizon toolbar for AT&T and Sprint serves ads, collects browsing data
This takes things a step closer to a newly formed company, with only the FTC needed to approve the deal. For shareholders, the deal gives them $7.65/share, or they can convert their shares 1:1 into the newly formed company.
Softbank is confident their purchase of Sprint will close in July
The focus now shifts to Clearwire, where Dish has a new set of headaches. Sprint’s deal with Softbank hinges, in part, on Sprint’s ability to acquire the remaining half of Clearwire it didn’t already own.