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Now you can pay for Amazon Prime monthly (through Sprint)

Amazon Prime membership normally costs $99 per year, and you normally have to pay for a full year in advance. But now there’s a monthly option… for some people. Sprint has announced that its wireless customers can now pay an extra $10.99 per month on top of their regular phone bill to get access to […]

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Verizon added to the list of carriers offering WiFi calling

Verizon will begin offering WiFi calling via the Advanced Calling feature on two Samsung handset models starting Dec. 8. The company is the last of the major cellular carriers in the US to support WiFi calling. The feature will initially only be available on the Samsung Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge, but Verizon plans to add […]

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Sprint says it’ll cut your phone bill in half if you switch from AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile

The fourth-biggest wireless carrier in the US says it’s new LTE Plus network is one of the fastest in the country… but that doesn’t do the company much good unless it can attract customers. So Sprint is launching a pretty big sale to promote the launch of its new network: switch to Sprint from one of […]

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Lilbits 301: Nintendo Wii games on the NVIDIA Shield Android game console

There’s been rumors that Nintendo’s next game console could have an Android-based operating system, although that’s something the company has denied. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play Nintendo games on an Android device. A few years ago the developers of the Dolphin GameCube and Wii emulator released the first build of Dolphin for Android. […]

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Lilbits (4-10-2015): Windows 10’s dark side (err… I mean theme)

The new build of Windows 10 for phones (with the Spartan web browser and a crop of new apps) may be grabbing the spotlight today. But Microsoft is also working on an upcoming update of the Windows 10 preview for desktop computers… and, if leaked images are accurate, one of the most notable new features […]

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Major US carriers let you unlock your phones, don’t always make it easy

There’s good news and bad news for folks in the US looking to unlock their smartphones so they can be used with a different wireless carrier. The good news is that earlier this month all the major US wireless carriers (and a few less well-known operators) started allowing customers to unlock their phones, in accordance […]

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RadioShack bankruptcy: Sprint will take over some stores, others will close

As expected, RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. The US electronics retailer currently has about 4,000 stores, but the company plans to close more than half of them and liquidate its assets. But some locations could live on, thanks to a deal with Sprint and hedge fund Standard General. Last year Standard General led a group […]

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Goodnight WiMAX: Sprint to shut down its first 4G network Nov 6th, 2015

Before LTE became widespread in the United States, Sprint launched its own high-speed data network using the competing WiMAX protocol. It wasn’t as fast as LTE, but that didn’t stop the company from calling it 4G. Sprint isn’t the only name in the WiMAX game… but Clearwire, FreedomPop, and most other companies that offer WiMAX service in […]

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Lilbits (10-06-2014): Jeff Bezos is bringing Amazon and Washington Post together

Say you’re the guy who runs the largest retail website in the United States… which also happens to make and sell a line of eReaders and tablets. And say you also happened to buy a major newspaper a little while ago? Maybe you’d find some synergies in an effort to help make the newspaper profitable […]