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Effective February 1, 2014, Sprint cancelled their built-in mobile email app on all brands of older feature phones.
They did announce this publicly, or contact all of their affected customers.
Customers called Sprint tech support, who, apparently unaware of the email cancellation, tried troubleshooting the problem with them, but to no avail.
Customers finally visited Sprint's website forum and posted about the problem. Though one user said he received a message from Sprint about the email cancellation, others said they did not.
A poster shared this link from the Sprint website, which was confirmed by Sprint staffers:
Sprint's suggestion of downloading any of several free Java-based email apps offered via their webstore did not work for the affected customers. Their other option was to access the phone's web browser and visit their email provider's webmail site. Most agreed this was "clunky" and "too slow".
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OULU, Finland (Reuters) - From early December, the Finnish city of Oulu is trapped in darkness for all but a few murky midday hours, a darkness some feared might be matched by its economic prospects after big local employer Nokia hit the skids.
Oulu, with a population of about a quarter million, was once a key Nokia R&D site, before the mobile maker was left for dead in the global smartphone race by Apple's iPhone and handsets running Google's Android software.
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Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) Wednesday introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act, which aims to protect consumers from ballooning taxation.
The bill addresses a increasing tendency by State and Local governments to cover budget shortfalls by raising taxes on wireless services.
By Marty Gabel | Appolicious - June 13, 2012
"Looking to purchase a new smartphone, but don’t want to wait around until the fall (at the earliest) for Apple to release a new iPhone? No worries, as there are countless state-of-the-art handheld devices available.
In fact, there are so many smartphone options right now that the biggest challenge is choosing the best device for you amidst all of the clutter. Here are the five best smartphones to buy right now (that aren’t the iPhone)".
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By Barb Dybwad, Tecca | Today in Tech – 16 hrs ago
Whereas last year's Consumer Electronics Show was all about Android, the surprise mindshare leader at CES 2012 is Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — AT&T on Monday said it will sell a Nokia smartphone running Microsoft 's Windows Phone software. The device represents Nokia and Microsoft's best chance yet to break Apple and Google 's hold on the U.S.
Saw this on the Republic Wireless blog today (22 DEC 11):
Submitted by brian on Thu, 12/22/2011
“Is republic wireless really unlimited?” we laid out the fair use policies we had established to support our $19 monthly price. A dynamic and spirited discussion ensued, which we were flattered to see! In response, we have a big announcement to share.
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Customers want to have a closer relationship with the companies they do business with. They want to be recognized, respected and rewarded for their loyalty.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department took the unusual step Wednesday to try to block AT&T's $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA, arguing that the proposed merger would lead to higher wireless prices, less innovation and fewer choices for consumers.
Now AT&T, the nation's No.
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Leaving a wireless carrier before your contract has expired is a costly decision, and for Sprint customers it's about to get even pricier. According to the reliable tipsters at Sprintfeed, the company is poised to bump the early termination fee for certain customers from $200 up to a staggering $350.
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Choosing the right smartphone is a daunting task. Potential buyers need to think through several factors including cost, features, performance and more.
by Boricua 06:07PM Thursday Aug 18 2011
Hewlett-Packard says it will end its tablet computer and smartphone businesses, and it is considering selling its PC business. story continues..
HP has been rumored for six months to have been in talks to spin off or sell its PC business.
August 1, 2011 3:30pm by Marty Gabel
Not all Android smartphones are created equal. Unlike the iPhone, which is generally updated by Apple once a year, there are literally dozens of smartphone models on the market powered by Google’s mobile operating software.
While there are a handful of fan favorites like the Nexus S 4G and Motorola Atrix, there are also plenty of dogs that suffer from poor performance issues, weak batteries, and stupidly unnecessary features. Based on input from our readers, personal experience and poor reviews, we detail here five Android phones you should avoid buying.
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by Boricua 05:28PM Friday Jul 22 2011
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Verizon Wireless blows away other major carriers in data speeds across the Bay Area, according to an independent report set for release next week.
The RootMetrics survey provides further evidence that the carrier's LTE network trounces rival technology.
By Mike Isaac - Wired.com:
"Sony Ericsson’s new smartphone was made for two kinds of people: sporty jogger types and those who sweat profusely.
Dubbed the Xperia Active, Sony Ericsson’s recently announced smartphone is built to withstand the elements. It’s dust proof, water-resistant and even incorporates “wet finger tracking” (which, admittedly, sounds somewhat gross)".
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At Consumer Reports, we're continually testing the latest smart-phone offerings. And recently, several of the most promising and even ground-breaking cell phones we've seen in a while have come into our labs for testing: The Samsung Infuse 4G, T-Mobile G2x, Sony Xperia Play, and Nexus S 4G. Here's a rundown on each phone and why Senior Editor Mike Gikas thinks it stands out from the crowd.
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By Marty Gabel
Apple in recent years used the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to announce its latest and greatest iPhone, but that didn’t happen this year. The iPhone 4 is still going strong and remains an excellent device, but before you grab one, or if you want to try something different, there are some great Android phones worth considering too. For each of the four major network carriers, there are at least one or two excellent Android devices which can stand up against, and perhaps even surpass, the features and functionality of Apple’s iPhone 4.
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By Scott Moritz, The Street.com story continues..
Apple's iPhone had a good run atop the smartphone league, but 10 Google Androids aim to bury the tuckered-out leader this year.
Motorola Mobility, Samsung, HTC and LG have promised to deliver supercharged, ultra-thin, 4G Android devices in the coming weeks and months.