Sprint expands its LTE network, launches free cloud storage service for Android and iPhone

Sprint expands its LTE network, launches free cloud storage service for Android and iPhone
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.

Now 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), (2), Pogoplug



15. GeekMovement unregistered

Hmm, I got a text saying that there will be new networks in my area so unless it's just crap that they send to all of their customers, I'll wait it out and hope for better service the next few months.

10. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

My LG G2 got a update for the new network. When my phone starts up it now say 'Sprint *Spark'

12. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

do a speedtest and post back

6. Jarnee

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

Sprint needs to stop focusing on getting LTE to Middle of Nowhere, Alabama and get more markets in areas that actually have a sufficient amount of customers

7. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

They're doing upgrades everywhere, they have to wait on the backhaul providers as the biggest thing. Getting fiber to every site isn't that easy I would guess, cable companies aren't known for being the most helpful corporations.

4. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

"But Sprint probably really needs that extra $0.04" Hahahahahahaha right on

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Aww, no love for WP, that's sad :/

5. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Sprint hates WP!!! They have the worst WP's of all the carriers.

11. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

because sprint knows the WP sucks all the way and always behind android and IOS! hahaha


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

No...Dan Hesse has to satisfy that lame @$$ iPhone deal. He did not do his due diligence when it comes to bringing Apple to Sprint because he over paid. Over paying for a phone already saturated and placing on a broke network was a bad deal. He should have shored up the Now network Network Vision infrastructure and then negotiated Apple, and a better deal would have been made. Dan was foolish to pay for iPhone in a declining market, and now he has to take write downs because he cant sell them.Rofl So he blocks Windows Phones to keep his commitment to his Apple contract of 15 billion dollars.

17. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Actually, your largely incorrect. Media bias made it out to be a huge deal when the iPhone deal was practically the same as it is for every carrier, do your homework. Not to mention they have "beat expectations" in meeting their iPhone demand... Verizon's iPhone contract with Apple is worth almost three times as much. Jeez, people are so gullible. The declining market, which is actually one of the fastest growing market's ever, continues to be one of the most successful markets in the world for Apple and will have likely just sold record numbers of iPhones (again). Windows Phones aren't blocked at Sprint either... They just released two brand new handsets like three months ago, but Windows Phone is going nowhere and everyone knows it.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Why does anyone need cloud storage when you can back this information up to your own PC. That information can in turn be backed up to a removable flash drive. Seems to me cloud service is nothing more than a way to get money from people for the service that they can do for free themselves. Buy a 1-4 terabyte HD and forget paying someone to do what you can do yourself.

3. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

HELLO, accessible anywhere you go? Your desktop PC could be toast before you know it?

8. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

You could also simply use one of the many apps in the app store to turn your PC into your own personal cloud. No need to pay for service and if you did add at 1 -4 Terabyte drive it would all be accessable to you. You could also use one of the many free cloud storage solutions like dropbox or skydrive to solve this. Both can be accessable anywhere you go. Don't see how a PC could be toast.

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Dropbox and Skydrive (name changed to Onedrive) services are not free, it's just a freemium model and to an iOS user iCloud is King 'cause all your purchased apps, photos saved to photostream and stuff won't be charged. Making your PC a "personal cloud" sounds good but cloud service won't let me be insecure about losing data saved to my PC to things like theft or disasters


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

If you are that worried about losing saved data on a PC back it up and go removable. A removable enclosure with a 1-4 terabyte HD still is a better solution. Windows 8 and up allows desktop and phone sharing with out a hiccup. I just built someone a server with 20 hot swappable drive bays. We are installing 4 terabytes a bay. A cloud is a service no different than what I just made except people pay for them to do what they can do themselves if they had a clue. Cloud services makes sense for business because it can slim down an IT department and get a tax break on the cloud expenses. Consumers just are not so savvy as they think that they are and sometimes just follow the Jones! Soon you will be paying top dollar for anything over 5 gigs....what a joke. I can buy a terabyte hadr drive for 60.00 and hot swap it and store it if I truely was that worried about dta loss. or I can set up raid and be redundant in storage and never worry about losing data if I set thing sup properly and have a redundant power set up I am a cloud for free. We probably have enough storage right now to offer most members here cloud services that has them stored else where.

16. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Unlimited cloud backup for $5/mo i actually a really good deal compared to iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox.

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