Looks like Sprint
is going for some alternative solutions in order to gain additional revenue. A Wall Street Journal article gives details on the carrier’s future plans, which involve making a good use of its existing high-speed wireless network. The idea is that Sprint will rent the excess part of its data network to non-phone manufacturers in order to provide wireless Internet service for their products. According to a person who is said to be familiar with the case, among these companies are GPS manufacturer Garmin, storage device maker SanDisc and Eastman Kodak, specializing in the photographic industry. The actual fee that the carrier would collect will be based on the amount of data used by the devices.