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2010-07-15 12:00:00

RESTON, Va., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, today announced an agreement with Intelfon S.A. de C.V., operating under the RED brand, in El Salvador to extend their International Direct Connect service. International Direct Connect is an extension of NII's high-performance Push-to-Talk service, DirectConnect®, which allows users to...

2010-07-08 16:30:00

EDINBURG, Va., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (Nasdaq: SHEN) announced today that its wireless subsidiary, Shenandoah Personal Communications Company, a Sprint PCS Affiliate of Sprint Nextel, has signed an amendment to the current contract with Sprint Nextel to allow Shentel to sell Virgin Mobile and Boost prepaid wireless services. Effective on July 11, 2010, Virgin Mobile and Boost prepaid products and services will be available in the...

2010-06-21 09:13:00

Popular Website www.NSTeens.org for Kids Ages 8 to 12 Adds Two New Items that Are Fun and Teach Online Safety ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new items are now available for kids between the ages of 8 and 12 that are not only fun but also teach them how to stay safe while on the Internet. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that in honor of Internet Safety Month the popular...

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2010-05-31 06:25:19

Cell phone companies are about to unleash marketing on consumers for 4G access, which is the next advancement in wireless technology. Companies promise faster speeds with the new service. Sprint Nextel Corp. is the first carrier to beat the drum offering 4G.  It is releasing its first 4G phone, the EVO, this week. Verizon Wireless will also be firing up a 4G network in 25 to 30 cities this fall.  A smaller provider, MetroPCS Communications Inc., is scheduled to introduce its...

2010-05-26 06:00:00

RESTON, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) and Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Nextel Argentina, Nextel Brazil and Nextel Mexico will offer the Motorola i1, the first push-to-talk Android(TM) powered smartphone in Latin America. The Motorola i1 is a sleek and attractive touchscreen device that combines Nextel's industry-leading Push-to-Talk (PTT) service, DirectConnect, with premium phone features, including Wi-Fi®...

2010-05-20 07:00:00

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings,Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, has teamed with the Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) by selecting its Intelligent Optimization Service (IOS) to enhance network efficiency for the Nextel iDEN® networks in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. These agreements between Motorola Argentina S.A. and Nextel...

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2010-05-18 14:04:56

According to a survey published Tuesday, consumers are more satisfied than ever with their cell phone service. The American Customer Satisfaction Index for cell phone service scored a 72 on a 100-point scale in the first quarter this year.  That is a three-point rise compared to last year and is the highest grade since the survey started looking at wireless in 2004. The financial reports of the major wireless carriers say the number of subscribers canceling service each month has...

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2010-05-13 06:25:00

Sprint Nextel says it has a long waiting list of customers waiting to buy HTC Corp's EVO smartphone, its most advanced high-speed phone yet, executives for the company told Reuters. Sprint is relying on the launch of its first 4G phone to help the company strive forward after a loss of customers. Depending on the timing of the launch, analysts say EVO should compete well against Apple's iPhone. Sprint is hoping EVO will give it a head start over market leader Verizon Wireless, which plans...

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2010-05-06 12:39:32

Sprint Nextel Corp.'s Virgin unit plans to start selling new cellphone service plans next week in order to market towards the number of young people that prefer to use their phone for text messaging rather than talking. Sprint's Beyond Talk offer promises unlimited texting and Web surfing for $25 a month, but limits phone calls to 300 minutes per month.  The plan, which differs from most U.S. cellphone plans that focus on voice services, is a part of a new Sprint strategy to hone in on...

2010-04-20 08:52:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With car crashes being the leading killer of teens in the US, it's impossible to ignore the issue of texting & driving any longer. DoSomething.org and Sprint, through the Sprint Foundation, announced the launch of a campaign this week to combat this growing issue. "Thumbs Wars: Teens vs. Texting & Driving," empowers teens to join the fight, get their friends involved, and report back on how they're taking a stand against texting & driving!...