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

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Jan 2014, 12:09

Sprint is now offering LTE services in 40 new markets nationwide. The carrier is also providing a free cloud storage service, with the option to have unlimited storage for a monthly fee...

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posted on 27 Jan 2014, 12:20

1. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1290; Member since: 09 Mar 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 12:25

3. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 13:24 1

8. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 15:51

9. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 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

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 00:26

13. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1290; Member since: 09 Mar 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.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 19:08

16. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 12:22

2. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 12:53

5. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 21:28 2

11. iTechies (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 00:32

14. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1290; Member since: 09 Mar 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.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 05:00 1

17. TheRequiem (Posts: 245; Member since: 23 Mar 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 12:47 1

4. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)

"But Sprint probably really needs that extra $0.04"

Hahahahahahaha right on

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 12:54

6. Jarnee (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Jan 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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 13:01 4

7. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 16:45 2

10. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 23:23 1

12. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 229; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

do a speedtest and post back

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 06:00

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.

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