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Big Clearwire Holder Resists Sprint

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Sprint Nextel Corp. is up to its neck in a merger fight, and it’s all about airwaves. Pay-TV provider Dish Network Corp. has offered $25.5 billion for the mobile-phone carrier, in a headline-grabbing attempt to break up Sprint’s agreement to be bought by SoftBank Corp. But Sprint is waging another...
Big Clearwire Holder Resists Sprint

Two Networks, One Company: T-Mobile Explains Why Its MetroPCS Deal Can Work

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When T-Mobile announced its deal this week to acquire MetroPCS, one of the first concerns raised by outsiders was the fact that today the two companies use a different type of network technology. T-Mobile’s network has evolved from the type of system used by AT&T while MetroPCS has historically relied...
Two Networks, One Company: T-Mobile Explains Why Its MetroPCS Deal Can Work

Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

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Sprint followed through on its bid to buy the remaining portion of Clearwire that it doesn’t own, spending $2.2 billion or $2.97 per share, the operator announced Monday. The deal by Sprint, which already owned 51.7 percent of Clearwire, values the 4G provider at about $10 billion, including net debt and...
Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B
The end is finally in sight for Sprint’s iDEN network

Sprint Deal to Weigh on Softbank Earnings

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Japan's Softbank said its $20.1 billion deal to buy 70% of Sprint Nextel will hurt earnings in the upcoming fiscal year before adding to profits two years down the road....
Sprint Deal to Weigh on Softbank Earnings

Softbank Nears Sprint Nextel Deal

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Japanese company Softbank Corp. is near a $20 billion deal to buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel Corp., people familiar with the matter said, a deal that will give the third-largest U.S. wireless operator more financial firepower to compete with bigger rivals. Softbank, a Japanese telecom and Internet company,...
Softbank Nears Sprint Nextel Deal

Sprint reports Q1 2012 results: 1.5 million iPhone sales but a $255 million loss

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Sprint Nextel has just thrown its Q1 2012 financials and it's a bit of a mixed bag, with a 16 percent revenue growth over this time last year and a whopping 1.5 million sales of that iPhone it paid so dearly for. But, despite that good news the company...
Sprint reports Q1 2012 results: 1.5 million iPhone sales but a $255 million loss

Sprint's Virgin Mobile to Offer iPhone

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Sprint Nextel Corp. is set to become the second U.S. mobile-phone carrier to offer Apple Inc.’s iPhone on a pay-as-you-go basis. Sprint will announce this week it will offer the popular smartphone on its Virgin Mobile pay-as-you-go brand as soon as July 1, according to people familiar with the company’s...
Sprint's Virgin Mobile to Offer iPhone

Sprint Questions Dish-Clearwire Bid

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Sprint Nextel sent a letter to Clearwire's board stating that some provisions of Dish Network's rival proposal to acquire the broadband provider could trip up a potential deal....
Sprint Questions Dish-Clearwire Bid

Samsung's secret weapon in the mobile wars: Tizen

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Meet the next mobile operating system getting a broad swath of support from industry players such as Sprint Nextel, NTT Docomo, and Intel. [Read more]...
Samsung's secret weapon in the mobile wars: Tizen

Time Warner Cable to Sell Its Clearwire Stake

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Time Warner Cable Inc. is planning to sell its entire 7.8 percent stake in struggling mobile-broadband provider Clearwire Corp. The cable company notified other major Clearwire investors, which have an option to buy part or all of the stake, of the move and disclosed its intention in a regulatory filing...
Time Warner Cable to Sell Its Clearwire Stake
Sprint sizzles - is AT&T and Verizon's greed the reason?
Sprint sells 1.5 million iPhones in Q1, but subscriptions and revenue are flat

Sprint to shut down Nextel starting June 2013?

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Sprint Nextel on Tuesday reported that will begin phasing out the Nextel network as early as June 30, 2013. While the long-term plan had already been announced, Tuesday marked the first time that actual dates for shutdown had been discussed. This move will eliminate the signature walkie-talkie feature of Nextel...
Sprint to shut down Nextel starting June 2013?

Sprint Gets SEC Subpoena Tied to Sales Tax

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Sprint Nextel Corp. said it received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its probe over the wireless carrier’s collection of state and local taxes. The SEC’s investigation follows a suit filed against Sprint by New York’s attorney general in April, seeking $300 million for...
Sprint Gets SEC Subpoena Tied to Sales Tax

With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

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We last heard from Pirq when the company announced a nice deal with Apple to offer its employees a special app for discounts on food at restaurants near its offices in Cupertino — a relationship that just might develop into something further, according to sources at the time. Today, however,...
With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

US mobile providers commit to emergency texting service

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The four largest mobile carriers in the U.S.--AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile--have agreed to accelerate the availability of emergency texting, or text-to-911. The four carriers have committed to major deployments of text-to-911 in 2013, with nationwide availability by May 15, 2014, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski...
US mobile providers commit to emergency texting service

Japan's SoftBank sweetens Sprint bid

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SoftBank sweetens its bid for the third-largest US phone carrier Sprint Nextel, as it looks to become one of the world's largest mobile operators....
Japan's SoftBank sweetens Sprint bid

Yikes: Sprint may terminate its 15-year agreement with LightSquared

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The country’s third largest wireless carrier, Sprint Nextel, may terminate its 15-year agreement with wholesale wireless startup LightSquared today. Back in July, LightSquared signed a $9 billion 15-year agreement with Sprint to build and host its LTE network, which is crucial for the company to reach the targeted launch...
Yikes: Sprint may terminate its 15-year agreement with LightSquared

This Is The $25.5 Billion Offer Letter DISH Just Sent To Sprint's Chairman (S)

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Until about an hour ago, it looked like Softbank would acquire 70% of Sprint for ~$20 billion. But then, whammo: DISH Networks dropped a press release announcing its own $25.5 billion offer. That's about a 13% premium over the Softbank offer. In the press release, DISH includes the letter it...
This Is The $25.5 Billion Offer Letter DISH Just Sent To Sprint's Chairman (S)

T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

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The fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers finally get FCC approval. The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it has given approval to T-Mobile merging with MetroPCS. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said that allowing the fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers to combine will benefit consumers. One...
T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

Softbank CEO Tries to Ease Investor Nerves

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The market value of Softbank fell by almost $9 billion over two days in response to its debt-financed acquisition of Sprint Nextel, but its shares rallied nearly 10% on the heels of the CEO's impassioned pitch for the deal....
Softbank CEO Tries to Ease Investor Nerves

Dish Secures $9 Billion in Financing for Sprint Bid

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Dish signed commitment letters for about $9 billion in financing for its $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel....
Dish Secures $9 Billion in Financing for Sprint Bid

T-Mobile defends MetroPCS deal as possible Sprint bid looms

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T-Mobile USA’s Neville Ray. T-Mobile USA’s chief technology officer is defending the technical underpinnings of the company’s proposed combination with MetroPCS, suggesting that T-Mobile would be in a better position than rival Sprint Nextel to absorb the smaller wireless carrier’s spectrum and customers. The comments to analysts follow reports that...
T-Mobile defends MetroPCS deal as possible Sprint bid looms

Sprint plans $10 monthly charge for iDEN push-to-talk subs in the new year

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For Nextel push-to-talk subs, the writing's been on the wall for some time now, what with that legacy service destined to sunset on June 30th, 2013. But for those unwilling to heed Sprint's many early warnings and make the switch to its CDMA-based Direct Connect plan before this coming...
Sprint plans $10 monthly charge for iDEN push-to-talk subs in the new year

Sprint, SoftBank announce a deal #thecircuit

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Sprint, SoftBank announce a deal: Sprint Nextel and the Japanese carrier SoftBank announced a $20.1 billion deal Monday that will hand majority control of the U.S. carrier to SoftBank. The Japanese firm is buying an approximately 70 percent stake in Sprint -- an infusion of capital that will help...
Sprint, SoftBank announce a deal #thecircuit

Sprint Q2 2012 Earnings: Net Loss Widens To $1.4B, 1.5M iPhones Sold

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U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel has just posted its results for Q2, and while it continues to prepare for a brighter future ahead, it reported widening losses. The loss was $1.4 billion, with negative EPS of $.46 per share, compared to a net loss of $847 million and a diluted net...
Sprint Q2 2012 Earnings: Net Loss Widens To $1.4B, 1.5M iPhones Sold

Clearwire to Tap Sprint Financing

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Clearwire plans to tap financing made available by Sprint Nextel in a move that further complicates Dish Network's effort to buy the wireless broadband operator....
Clearwire to Tap Sprint Financing

DealBook: SoftBank and Sprint Win National Security Clearance for Deal

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SoftBank of Japan has reached a tentative agreement to win clearance for its $20.1 billion bid for Sprint Nextel.    ...
DealBook: SoftBank and Sprint Win National Security Clearance for Deal

Sprint Posts Loss, Plans WiMax for Boost and Virgin

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Sprint Nextel will start offering 4G WiMax service to its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile prepaid customers later this quarter, CEO Dan Hesse said Wednesday after......
Sprint Posts Loss, Plans WiMax for Boost and Virgin
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