Sprint just issued two press releases announcing the expansion of its LTE network, and the launch of a cloud storage service for smartphone owners.
Starting today, January 27, Sprint’s 4G LTE coverage is available in 40 new markets across the US, this raising the carrier’s total number of LTE markets to 340. A list of all the new LTE-ready areas is available at the first source link below.
that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about Sprint’s brand new cloud service. Released in collaboration with Pogoplug, the service is available only to owners of iPhones and Android smartphones (sorry, Windows and BlackBerry users) and provides 5GB of free cloud storage space. If 5GB isn’t enough, Sprint is also offering unlimited storage - but that’ll cost you $4.99 per month, which is added to your monthly bill. Weird enough, if you want to do business directly with Pogoplug, you have to pay only $4.95 per month for unlimited storage. But Sprint probably really needs that extra $0.04.
The Pogoplug app is available as a free download via Sprint Zone, Apple Store and Google Play. Once you install it on your Sprint smartphone, you’re probably all set to use the free 5GB offered by the carrier.
sources: Sprint (1)