At Sprint, we encourage parents, guardians, educators and teens to take a closer look at Internet safety. In fact, since 2007, we’ve provided more than $4.2 million to this important cause through our 4NetSafety program. Our newly redesigned website, www.sprint.com/4netsafety, makes it easier for families to have conversations about using the Internet and mobile phones responsibly.

 

Sprint has partnered with NEAHIN, the Boys and Girls Club of America and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to provide families with free resources on Internet safety, tips for helping kids deal with cyberbullying and social networking and important information on the ways teens are using smartphones.

 

Cyberbullying has become one of the most prevalent topics surrounding Internet safety and is the key focus of 4NetSafety during the month of June. In our increasingly digital world, bullying has shifted to text messages, emails and social media sites. Using the Internet and mobile phones should be a fun experience that helps you communicate with your friends and family, find entertainment and be productive.

 

We encourage you to educate yourselves and your family members on the potential risks associated with utilizing digital media so your teens can make safer, more informed decisions when interacting online and through their mobile phones.

 

Click here for more information and free resources on Internet safety: www.sprint.com/4netsafety

Summer is here and so is the first wave of Sprint LTE markets.  Today, CEO, Dan Hesse, announced that Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City and San Antonio will have LTE launched on July 15th. Additional market launches in 2012 will be announced later this year. By the end of 2013, we expect to have largely completed the build out of the 4G LTE nationwide network covering 250 million people across the United States.

 

As part of the Sprint’s Network Vision promise, we are building an all-new, nationwide 3G and 4G LTE network. This means that whether you are using a smartphone to share a video or to check the Web, Sprint 4G LTE will make it faster.  In addition to LTE, the new network provides significant enhancements to Sprint 3G service. You can expect to experience better signal strength, less dropped/blocked calls, faster data speeds, expanded coverage and better overall performance as the improvements roll out across the country. 

 

“While other carriers are simply rolling out their version of a 4G LTE network, we are rolling out an all-new network that will also significantly improve the 3G and voice experience over time – at no extra charge to the customer,” said Hesse.

 

Learn more about Sprint Network Vision in this short video.

 

Sprint is the only national carrier to offer unlimited data for your smartphone.  The combination of the speed of 4G LTE, the industry’s leading unlimited data plan for smartphones and the number one rated customer experience according to 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Survey, makes Sprint the best choice in wireless.

 

You can learn more about the progress of the build out of LTE by visiting sprint.com/4GLTE.

 

 

More:

Press Release: Sprint to Unleash the Speed and Power of 4G LTE in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio on July 15

Sprint.com/4GLTE

Sprint.com/network

Sprint.com/unlimited

Good news. Samsung Galaxy S III will be available at Sprint beginning on Sunday, July 1. It will be offered in a 16GB version for $199.99 and 32GB version for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales. The 32GB version will be available in Web Sales, Sprint Business Sales and Telesales.

 

To join other customers in discussion, please visit the Samsung Galaxy S® III section of our Community.

 

 

More information:

Samsung Galaxy S® III 16GB

Samsung Galaxy S® III 32GB

 

Sprint is adding square miles – lots of them – to its Sprint Direct Connect coverage territory.  We have  increased our coverage area for Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk service – tripling the push-to-talk coverage of the legacy Nextel National Network – with the addition of roaming and Sprint 1xRTT coverage areas. 

 

The launch of 1xRTT and roaming is the latest in a series of enhancements to Sprint Direct Connect and the broadened U.S. coverage complements Sprint Direct Connect’s recently deployed international connectivity.

 

“The coverage expansion through roaming and 1xRTT takes Sprint Direct Connect to a new level,” said Uday Patel, director-Sprint Direct Connect Marketing. “To all customers – from first responders who consult with peers across time zones to big businesses that use push-to-talk to communicate with employees on different coasts – the expansion will have instant value.”

 

He added that the broadened U.S. coverage complements Sprint Direct Connect’s recently deployed international connectivity. “Across the country or across international borders, Sprint Direct Connect provides the new gold standard for push-to-talk reach,” Patel said.

 

Customers will experience the same instant connectivity when a push-to-talk call has been established, however the initial call setup time will increase slightly if a user is in a 1xRTT area or when roaming.

 

The expansion of the Sprint Direct Connect network also marks another milestone for Network Vision, Sprint’s nationwide network upgrade using the newest, most advanced equipment in the industry. Sprint plans to consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers.

 

Earlier this month, Sprint announced it will decommission its Nextel National Network as early as June 30, 2013, as part of Network Vision plans. Network Vision is expected to add net economic value for Sprint from reduced roaming costs, cell site reduction, backhaul efficiencies, more efficient use of capital, and energy costs savings.

 

If you have an existing Sprint Direct Connect device, you will need to accept a software update to enable the new coverage capabilities. For existing customers using the Kyocera Sprint Direct Connect devices, the software will be pushed to the device through a text message notification during the week of June 18.  You can also install the software by navigating to Main Menu/Tools/Update Phone/Update Firmware. For more information see the news on DuraCore and  DuraMax updates.

 

For existing Motorola Admiral customers, a date will be announced soon when the software will begin to be pushed to the devices. Customers that purchased the Kyocera DuraXT that launched on June 10 will have the updated software already installed on their device in order to receive the expanded coverage.

 

For more information:

“Sprint hopes to set an example with its new product and inspire other companies to follow suit.”


     - Keanon Swan, manager of vendor management and postal strategy at Sprint, in “How Sprint pushes the envelope on paper waste” on Greenbiz.com.

 

 


Want to join Sprint, one of the leading businesses in sustainable practices, in its ongoing quest to “Go Green?” Want to reduce your company’s environmental footprint by reducing paper waste and conserving natural resources? Want to save money?

 

It’s all possible with the new ecoEnvelope™.

 


While a paperless electronic delivery billing option is one of the most effective options for reducing paper use and saving money, many consumers still prefer to receive a paper bill.  The new ecoEnvelope is a solution worth considering.

 


Sprint announced its use of the new ecoEnvelope earlier this month at the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego.

 

 

Sprint is the first wireless carrier and among only a few select retailers to offer the ecoEnvelope.

 

Sprint has found that adopting more sustainable practices is good for the environment and good for business. As an industry leader in sustainability, Sprint also is encouraging other businesses to embrace these practices.

 

The new ecoEnvelope uses a two-in-one, reusable format, which eliminates the need for a reply envelope.

 

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The ecoEnvelope provides mailing solutions that will benefit the environment and change the face of customer invoicing and direct mail, make bill payment easier, minimize mailing costs, reduce paper use and lower the environmental impact; overall reducing Sprint’s, and potentially you and your company’s, environmental footprint.

 


With usage of the new ecoEnvelope, Sprint estimates it will save almost 450 tons of paper and 9.9 million gallons of water. This will contribute to a total savings of just below a half a million dollars, all in less than a year.

 


“A two-in-one envelope is hardly a new concept -- many companies in the United States make use of this format. Sprint, however, is the first U.S. company to use the new patent-pending ecoEnvelope,” Alison Moodie writes in “How Sprint pushes the envelope on paper waste” on Greenbiz.com.

 

 
Sprint has committed to raise its goal for use of recycled content to 25 percent in 2017 and support innovation by encouraging development of alternative paper fiber sources, such as residue from agricultural crops and reduction of the toxic chlorine in bleaching.

 


Keanon Swan, manager of vendor management and postal strategy at Sprint, stated in Greenbiz.com, "It's more than just a physical envelope," he said. "It represents a paradigm shift that all things can be viewed through a sustainable lens."

 

 

What others are saying:

 


Here is additional coverage about the ecoEnvelope and Sprint’s announcement at the Sustainable Brands Conference.

 


Triplepundit.com “Sprint’s Handy “Eco-Envelope” Saves More than Paper

 


Smartplanet.com “Sprint adopts reusable billing envelope

 

 

Environmentalleader.com “Sprint Says ecoEnvelope Will Save $500,000, 447 Tons of Paper

Kyocera DuraXT, the newest rugged member of the Sprint® Direct Connect® portfolio, is now available in all Sprint sales channels, including Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web sales (www.sprint.com), for just $69.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1.

 

DuraXT is ready to report for work!

DuraXT delivers a solid solution to mobile fleets and Enterprise customers looking for a device that can withstand the elements. It is wrapped in a rugged, clamshell form factor encased in a rubber, non-slip Dura-Grip® material for extra durability so you don’t have to worry about losing your grip even in the toughest conditions. DuraXT helps you stay on task during tough times with military-grade durability, including water resistance in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. 

 

A great addition to Kyocera’s Dura Series (www.duraseries.com) and the Sprint Direct Connect portfolio, DuraXT is ready to help you get things done at the speed of Sprint 3G. The 32GB expandable memory card slot, 1 GB microSD card included, provides the storage capacity so you can manage large files on-the-go.

 

Key Features

  • Sprint Direct Connect
  • Military Standard 810G for Dust, Shock, Vibration, Blowing rain, Temp Extremes, Low Pressure, Solar Radiation, Salt Fog, Humidity and Immersion (up to 30 minutes in up to one meter/3.28ft. of water)
  • 3.2 MP Camera w/flash and Camcorder
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (includes support for Bluetooth capable PTT headsets and barcode scanners)
  • Powerful Speakerphone
  • 2.5 mm Stereo Headphone Jack (Supports PTT Headsets)

 

Sprint Direct Connect is a portfolio of push-to-talk services that allow individuals and groups to get more done – quickly and easily with just the push of a button. Among the initial Sprint Direct Connect services:

  • Sprint Direct Connect – Instant, one-to-one push-to-talk calling nationwide on the Sprint network, with any other Direct Connect subscriber. Direct Connect is the core push-to-talk feature and is designed for interoperability across Sprint and Nextel network platforms.
  • Guaranteed Talk Permit – The assurance that when you hear the push-to-talk “chirp,” your call was successfully transmitted.
  • Call Alert with Text – Send an audio alert with an optional text message to let another Direct Connect subscriber know you are trying to reach them and why.
  • Group Connect® – Communicate with up to 20 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers all at once – nationwide, at the push of one button.
  • TeamDCSM – Communicate with up to 200 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers at the same time nationwide.
  • NextMail® – Send a recorded message to any email worldwide or mobile handset via text message by using the Direct Connect button.
  • Availability Notification – Request the availability status of another push-to-talk member and, if they are busy, request a notification when they are free.
  • One-Touch Direct Connect – Allows quick access to multiple direct connect options.

 

Take full advantage of your DuraXT with these accessories:

 

Related Links

http://newsroom.sprint.com/news/kyocera-duraxt-fact-sheet.htm

http://community.sprint.com/baw/community/buzzaboutwireless/phones-and-devices/sanyo

 

1The American Express Prepaid Reward Card (“Card”) provided in connection with this Rebate offer is a prepaid Card that is usable only at U.S. merchants that accept American Express Cards. Some limitations apply. Offer valid only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The Card is not redeemable for cash (except where required by law) and does not provide ATM access. Use of Card constitutes acknowledgement that it is given as a reward and no consideration, value, or money has been paid by the holder to American Express in exchange for this Card. USE OF CARD IS SUBJECT TO THE CARDHOLDER AGREEMENT. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A $3.00 MONTHLY FEE WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST CARD BALANCE, STARTING SIX MONTHS AFTER CARD ISSUANCE. Card expires six years after the date of issuance if not depleted before. For BALANCE, customer service and Cardholder Agreement, visit americanexpress.com/sprint or call 1-866-608-3756. Card issued by AEPCMC under license from American Express Prepaid Card Management Corporation, Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

 

*Kyocera and DuraGrip are registered trademarks of Kyocera Corporation. microSD is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. Bluetooth mark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. and any use of such marks is under license. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

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Sprint values and honors those who serve our country. Our diverse workforce is comprised of thousands of active, retired or ex-military veterans, their spouses and family members. We take great pride in assisting those  who serve or who have served.

 

Recently, Sprint was named a 2012 CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employer for Military for the fourth year in a row.  We were also recognized by CareerBliss as the #2 happiest company for U.S. Veterans in 2012.

We are committed to providing support and programs to assist veterans with their transition to civilian jobs. As part of this ongoing commitment, Sprint is hosting a free transition workshop for veterans  who are currently seeking civilian employment. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with hiring teams about career opportunities, meet with members of our VETS Employee Resource Group and attend workshop sessions.

 

Free Transition Workshop:

Wednesday, June 27

Overland Park, Kansas

 

Registration required. Please email MilitaryRecruitingWorkshop@sprint.com by 5 p.m. on June 18, 2012 with your name and your registration request and we will respond with additional details.

 

We hope to meet you on June 27 at the Transition Workshop.

Who doesn’t like a two-for-one deal?

 

 

That’s exactly what our customers receive with an innovative new ecoEnvelope, which will allow Sprint customers to receive a bill and send in their payment using the same envelope.

Sprint announced the new ecoEnvelope at the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego, on June 5.

 

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This is another example showing how Sprint is a leader in the drive for more sustainable business practices. The ecoEnvelope, a two-in-one, reusable envelope, provides mailing solutions that will benefit the environment by eliminating the need for a reply envelope. This will change the face of customer invoicing and direct mail, make bill payment easier, minimize mailing costs, reduce paper use and lower the environmental impact; overall reducing Sprint’s environmental footprint.

 

 

“Sprint is the first wireless carrier and only one of a few select retailers to offer the ecoEnvelope to their customers,” said Scott Rice, Sprint Vice President of Care and Billing Services.

 

 

While 30 percent of Sprint customers currently use the paperless billing option, many prefer to receive a paper invoice. The ecoEnvelope gives our customers a convenient payment method that reduces paper waste, conserves natural resources and lowers paper consumption for Sprint.

 

 

Within the next year, Sprint estimates the new format will save more than a half million dollars in operational costs.

 

 

Sprint was the only 500 Fortune company in 2011 to get an “A” for its commitment to environmental paper policies, honored by Forest Ethics, an environmental organization that has secured the protection of more than 65 million acres of endangered forests.

 

 

Similarly, the movement to the ecoEnvelope supports Sprint’s broader commitment to responsibly procure printing paper, as seen in its recently updated Paper & Print Procurement Policy. The policy highlights Sprint’s commitment to:

 

•         Support sustainability forest management

•         Work with environmentally and socially responsible suppliers

•         Purchase paper with more recycled content

•         Optimize paper use

 

 

This policy was updated with support of Canopy, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate.

 

 

The result of this collaboration include Sprint’s commitment to raise its goal for use of recycled content to 25 percent in 2017, support innovation by encouraging development of alternative paper fiber sources, such as residue from agricultural crops and reduction of the toxic chlorine in bleaching.

 

 

“Sprint and Canopy share the belief businesses can lead environmental change, and together we have created a policy which ensures Sprint continues to do that,” said Rice. “With Canopy’s support, we are making purchasing decisions that will sustain both our business and the environment.”

 

 

For more information on how the ecoEnvelope works, visit here

Pre-order begins June 5 at www.sprint.com/galaxysiii

 

The next generation of the Samsung Galaxy S® family, Samsung Galaxy S III, comes to Sprint beginning on Thursday, June 21. Galaxy S III is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and boasts a brilliant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network as it launches later this year.

 

It will be offered in a 16GB version for $199.99 and 32GB version for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Customers can pre-order the device beginning on Tuesday, June 5, at www.sprint.com/galaxysiii. It will be available in two color options – Pebble Blue and Marble White.

 

Sprint is the only national U.S. wireless carrier to offer Galaxy S III preloaded with Google Wallet™ enabling the phone to act like a personal wallet using Near Field Communication (NFC) to make safe purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers.

 

Galaxy S III offers the speed of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM for multitasking, amazing graphics and rich HD multimedia content. It also has two cameras – an 8-megapixel rear-facing zero shutter-lag camera with LED flash, 1080p video capture, intelligent camera features and facial recognition and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. New features designed to make the phone easy to use include:

  • S Voice™ is the advanced natural language user interface that enables search and basic device-user communication. It can be used to turn the volume up or down on the music player, answer or reject incoming calls, shut off or choose to snooze the alarm clock or take a picture by saying “smile” or “cheese.”
  • Motion simplifies the user experience by understanding the motion of the user. If the user is messaging but decides to call the person instead, they simply lift the phone to the ear and ‘Direct Call’ will dial the phone number. Motion includes quick camera access, missed event alert, double tap to top of list, screen shot, quick pause, quick rotate, turn over to mute, shake to refresh and raise phone to ear to make a call from messaging.
  • Smart Stay uses facial recognition technology and the front-facing camera to identify the user’s eyes. Smart Stay disables screen timeout if the device detects the user’s eyes are looking at the screen. Galaxy S III is “smart” enough to recognize the user is reading an e-book or browsing the web and maintains a bright display for easy viewing.

    

Galaxy S III also takes sharing to a new level by making it fast and easy to share pictures, videos and presentations between devices or with friends and groups of people.

  • S Beam expands on Android Beam™ to enhance device-to-device sharing through NFC technology by adding the ability to share photos, videos, documents and other DRM-free content to Android Beam. This allows a 1GB file to be shared within minutes and a 10MB file within seconds by simply touching another Galaxy S III phone.
  • AllShare® Play allows users to wirelessly connect Galaxy S III to their PC, tablet or television to immediately share files, stream music, user-generated videos, photos and other DRM-free content to AllShare-enabled devices using Wi-Fi®. It also allows the user to remotely access files on up to six Samsung devices.
  • AllShare Group Cast lets the user share a presentation or photo album in real time with multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Share Shot allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with a group of friends directly from the camera using device-to-device Wi-Fi Direct™.

 

Related Links:
www.sprint.com/newsroom

http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/90998

 

 

Android, Google Wallet, Google+, Google Play, Android Beam, YouTube and Google Voice are trademarks of Google, Inc.

Samsung, Galaxy, AllShare, S Voice and Super AMOLED are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. 4G used in connection with the Samsung Galaxy S III refers to the fact that the device is capable of operating on Sprint’s 4G LTE network.

It looks great. Feels great in your hands. It has a powerful processor, an amazing camera and, oh yes, a kickstand. Welcome to the award-winning HTC EVO™ family, HTC EVO™ 4G LTE.

 

 

We already are seeing many owners of this smartphone share about how much they are enjoying their new HTC EVO 4G LTE.

 

 

You can take a look for yourself now that, as of today, Saturday, June 2, Sprint begins selling HTC EVO 4G LTE for $199.99 in most retail channels (including www.sprint.com and 1-800-SPRINT1).

 

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If you pick one up, please share in the conversation.  Tell us what feature you like the most by adding a comment to this post, sending out a Tweet to @Sprint with #EVO4GLTE or visiting the Sprint Facebook page.

 

 

In the meantime, we thought we would share what some of the tech reporters and bloggers who already have spent time with HTC EVO 4G LTE have been saying.

 

 

Eric Zeman at Phonescoop.com offered this take in “Hands-On: HTC EVO 4G LTE”

•          “The HTC EVO 4G LTE is a good looking phone and will make fans of Sprint's EVO line very, very happy. It packs every spec anyone could possibly ask for: dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor, 8-megapixel camera, 4.7-inch HD display, and the latest Android 4.0 operating system, enhanced by Sense 4.0. Oh, let's not forget the kickstand!”

 

 

The team at Techlicious.com was so taken with HTC EVO 4G LTE that they honored it with “Best Smartphone” at CTIA WIRELESS in New Orleans this Spring.

 

 

Techlicious.com “Techlicious 2012 Best of CTIA Awards.”

 

 

When Gary Krakow described HTC EVO 4G LTE for TheStreet.com, he said he appreciated it more when he got the chance to experience it first-hand.

  •          "As for first impressions, I was shocked when I finally got to hold an EVO 4G LTE. In the presentation videos the phone looked thick and bulky. In person, it's anything but. It is thin, deceptively lightweight and absolutely beautiful.”

 

  

PCMag.com calls HTC EVO 4G LTE its “Editors' Choice for a Sprint phone”

 

 

This AndroidCommunity.com review is packed with specs, photos, videos and other perspective about HTC EVO 4G LTE.

 

 

And CNET did this video review.

 

 

Take a look and let us know what you think.

 

 

More information:

 

 

www.sprint.com/evo4glte

 

 

Sprint and HTC bring next generation of EVO smartphones with HTC EVO 4G LTE

 

 

HTC EVO 4G LTE earns “Best Smartphone” honors at CTIA

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