Whether you received a new Sprint phone as a gift or made a resolution to get organized in 2013, this is a perfect time to design your personal Sprint experience. We’re making it even more convenient for you to manage how you receive and pay your bill, what promotions are presented to you, how you would like to be contacted by Sprint and more! 

 

Please visit Sprint.com/mysprint.

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You can:

  • Sign in or sign up for access on MySprint - This will allow you to manage your account, including signing up for eBill or automatic payments, blocking calls or texts from specific numbers and setting account permissions.
  • Learn more about the Sprint Zone app and m.sprint.com – You can use your phone to do such things as check upgrade information or see tips and tricks for your device.
  • Set your communication preferences. Let us know if you would like to receive emails about our latest promotions, products and services. Or maybe you would  like to receive information about special discounts, promotions or fan experiences with NASCAR and the NBA.
  • Opt for ads that matter – Mobile ads you see on your device make it easy to find products and services you are interested in. This gives you the option of letting Sprint know whether you want the ads you see on your smartphone to feature products tailored to you.

 

 

So go to www.Sprint.com/MySprint to see you can manage your account, get tips and tricks about your phone, learn about promotions and easily customize your interactions with Sprint in four simple steps.

Everyone has heard the story of Santa Claus before, but in the 21st Century St. Nicholas has gotten a little more technologically savvy. To keep the North Pole running like a well-oiled machine and make sure each and every little boy and girl gets their presents for Christmas morning, Santa stays in constant contact with his elves using Sprint® Direct Connect® and Sprint Direct Connect Now.

 

Sprint will be tracking Santa as he nears the Eastern seaboard on Christmas Eve, and you can hear real-time updates, every hour, on the hour, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern.

 

To hear what Santa and his elves say as he makes his way across America, follow @Sprint on Twitter™.

 

Old St. Nick depends on Kyocera DuraXT with Sprint Direct Connect for instant communications, and its GPS capabilities allow the North Pole to get updates on Santa’s progress.

 

Santa needs a phone that can stand up to just about anything, and thankfully DuraXT from @KyoceraMobile is certified to meet Military Standard 810G Spec compliance for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion (up to 30 minutes in up to one meter/3.28 ft. of water).

 

Sprint Direct Connect has matured into the industry’s push-to-talk gold standard with:

 

  • Triple the square miles of coverage compared to the company’s legacy Nextel National Network
  • Instant call setup time on domestic PTT calls
  • International coverage to Latin American countries that most frequently use PTT service


Sprint Direct Connect Now, a downloadable Android application, also enables push-to-talk capabilities on the Kyocera Rise and additional Android devices.

 

Sprint Direct Connect Now, based on Qualcomm Inc.’s proven push-to-talk technology platform, effectively extends Sprint’s growing push-to-talk franchise – with more than 1 million Sprint Direct Connect customers – to a new market of users who want push-to-talk but may not want the Direct Connect “button” that comes with it.

 

Sprint Direct Connect Now can be installed on the Kyocera Rise by accessing the Google Play store and searching for “Sprint Direct Connect Now.”


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

 

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Who better to help you with your holiday shopping decisions than moms?

 

We know that moms are accustomed to making important decisions for their families, so we connected with mom bloggers and asked them to share some of their favorite things about the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Victory, Sprint Guardian and Sprint ID Packs as well as Sprint Truly UnlimitedSM  to help you with your holiday shopping. 

 

Interested in the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Samsung Galaxy S III features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera/camcorder and S beam, which allows device-to-device sharing by simply touching phones.

 

Angela from About a Mom says the large display makes it easy for her to use the touch screen to type. She was impressed with the power, speed and superior picture quality this device offers. Read her full review

 

Considering the Samsung Galaxy Victory?

Samsung Galaxy Victory packs quite a punch. It’s eco-friendly, under $100 and uses Sprint 4G LTE.

 

Crystal from 3 Princes and a Princess 2 wrote that this device is user friendly and easy to manage. She also used Sprint ID packs to personalize her phone and her kids especially liked the Disney Junior ID pack. See what else she had to say about this device.

 

Wondering about Sprint Guardian?

In addition to making sure we offer our customers feature-rich devices, we really care about your family, which is why we developed Sprint Guardian. Sprint Guardian helps you protect your family with a bundle of apps for your phone that promotes family safety and can help you monitor your child’s smartphone usage.

 

Sarah from Technology for Momsused Sprint Guardian on her phone and her child’s phone.The bundle of apps – including Sprint Drive First, Sprint Mobile Controls and Sprint Family Locator – put her mind at ease about giving her child a mobile phone. See her review of Sprint Guardian

 

Kris from Little Tech Girl also reviewed Sprint Guardian and especially liked how the Sprint Drive First app helps keep teen drivers safe by preventing distracted driving.

 

Curious about Sprint Truly Unlimited plans?

While using your device for all your daily needs, the last thing you want to worry about is how much data you have or haven’t used. Our mom bloggers appreciate the worry- and hassle-free experience that our Sprint Truly Unlimited plans provide. Visit www.sprint.com/unlimited  to learn more about our plans.

 

Still need more information to help you finalize your holiday shopping needs? Below are some other helpful resources.

 

Learn More:

Sprint Galaxy S III

Sprint Galaxy Victory

Sprint Guardian

Sprint ID Packs

Sprint Unlimited Data Plans

Sprint Drive First

 

*Note: Mom bloggers were not paid for their reviews. However, Sprint provided them with a device and complimentary Sprint services during their demo period.

Sprint Sponsors Webinar with Parenting Expert Amy McCready

 

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get your kids to tune you in and cooperate?  Are you interested in learning new parenting techniques?  If your answer is yes, then consider this webinar Sprint is sponsoring January 24 on www.positiveparentingsolutions.com. In the webinar, “Kids and Teens 101: Turn Complaining into Cooperating in 2013,”parenting expert Amy McCready will share proven tools to end frustrating power struggles and get your kids to listen the first time you ask--without the attitude and the eye rolls!

 

Frustrated parents of kids ages 5-17 will learn…

    • simple strategies to get kids helping more and complaining less
    • the 5 R's of Fair & Effective Consequences
    • tools to keep kids safe with technology
    • practical solutions for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas

Date:  Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

 

Time:  1 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET

 

Cost:  It's free! 

 

Webinar seating will be limited so learn more and RSVP now: http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/webinars/sprint.html

 

amy mccready1.jpgAbout Amy McCready

Parenting expert Amy McCready is a self-described "recovering yeller."  She is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time (Penguin, 2011).  She is a frequent guest on The TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere.  In her most important role, she plays mom to two teenage boys.

 

Leading up to the webinar, we will be posting additional reminders, parenting tips and information about available apps and services from Sprint that can help parents teach their child how to use their wireless device safely and responsibly. With Sprint Guardian, a bundle of safety and security applications, parents can ensure their child is not texting and driving, restrict phone use during school hours and locate a lost or stolen phone.

 

Webinar Registration Link:  http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/webinars/sprint.html

 

 

HTC EVO™ 4G LTE, available exclusively from Sprint, the latest evolution of the award-winning HTC EVO family, will soon receive an exciting update. Originally available with HTC Sense 4 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC EVO 4G LTE will be upgraded to HTC Sense 4+ with Android Jelly Bean.

 

Jelly Bean Upgrade

HTC EVO 4G LTE customers will be able to upgrade to Sense 4+ with Android Jelly Bean (4.1.1.) via manual download starting today. It will be pushed to customers through the next several weeks as an over-the-air update. HTC Sense 4+ provides improved camera capabilities, including Auto Portrait, Sightseeing Mode and the ability to display photos and video albums according to when and where they were taken. Sense 4+ also introduces a new Tap and Go function that allows customers to connect the phone to select Beats Audio speakers when 'tapped' together. Android Jelly Bean is the fastest and smoothest version of Android to date and includes Google Now.

 

How to install the software

  1. When you receive the notification, simply choose the install now option and follow the device prompts to complete the upgrade. (If you choose install later, you will be reminded twice a day to install the update).
  2. If you wish to install the software after selecting install later, you can wait for the reminder or tap Menu > Settings > System Updates > HTC software update > Check now.
  3. Select the update you wish to install and follow the device prompts to complete the upgrade. Note: You will not be able to use your phone or make emergency calls during the upgrade. Please do not turn off your phone, or remove the storage card during the upgrade.
  4. Verify the software is updated by going to Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software information. The Software number should be 3.15.651.16.

For those who just can’t wait to get Android 4.1, there will be an easy user initiated option to download the upgrade starting today. To access the update – from the home screen access Settings > System Updates > HTC software update > Check now.


Award-winning specs

HTC EVO 4G LTE combines a stunning 4.7-inch HD display, HD voice capabilities, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a large 2000 mAh battery with HTC's Amazing Camera and Authentic Sound with Beats Audio.

 

Additional features include:

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
  • Google Wallet™ enables the phone to be used like a wallet to make safe, secure purchases at hundreds of thousands of participating retailers using NFC
  • Android Beam™ allows users to quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTube™ videos with friends using NFC by simply tapping phones together

 

Join the conversation:

What feature updates caught your eye? How will you use HTC EVO 4G LTE with Jelly Bean?

For more information, please visit http://community.sprint.com/baw/message/513545#513545.

 

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We are pleased to be “Best in Class” for paper and procurement practices at Canopy's Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards, December 2012.

 

Canopy is a not-for-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. Each year, companies are evaluated and all winners have completed a rigorous survey and evaluation process designed to ensure the Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards provide a true measure of the action companies are undertaking to improve their environmental standards and advance forest conservation.

 

The 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly Award winners stand out among the hundreds of leading North American brands striving to improve their environmental performance by taking concrete action to reduce their environmental footprint and impacts.

 

Our strong commitment to sustainability as a core part of our business strategy continues to receive recognition. Earlier this year, we were named for the fourth straight year to Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings at No. 3 for the second year in a row. In addition in 2012, we were named No. 4 and the only wireless provider on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Top 20 Technology & Telecom list of green power users within the sector. This past summer, we were recognized by independent analyst firm Verdantix as the top U.S. wireless provider for corporate sustainability performance; and, for the last two years, Sprint Buyback has been named the best phone trade-in program in the industry by Compass Intelligence.

 

Learn More

Press Release: Sprint, The Globe and Mail, and Now Magazine Win 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly Awards

www.sprint.com/greennews

Twitter: @SprintGreenNews

Website: Canopy

At Sprint, we have an unwavering commitment to inclusion and creating a workplace that is supportive of all our employees.

 

This commitment is the reason why Sprint received a perfect rating on 2013 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the eighth straight year.

 

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Released each fall, The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index evaluates and rates large U.S. employers regarding their policies and practices pertinent to LGTB equality.

 

Inclusion and diversity serve as a guiding principle for our company. We believe an inclusive and diverse workplace creates an atmosphere that fosters creativity and effectiveness, providing employees, suppliers, customers and members of the community an opportunity to feel included and valued.

 

We pursue diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, gender, generational, geographical and thought. We believe that having a workforce that is representative of the 56 million customers we serve lets us better serve them.

 

See other awards that Sprint has earned as an employer of choice.

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