Sprint just proved it is desperate, Samsung says we can expect better materials coming to more devices and Facebook acquires TheFind. This and more past the break!
T-Mobile may have just surpassed Sprint, turning the Now Network into the 4th carrier in the USA. This is pretty bad news for Sprint, and we know they have been desperate for a while, but today they have proved this fact without a bit of shame.
Starting today, Sprint will pay everything it costs for you to switch over to their network. We have seen companies pay ETF fees, but this is something completely different. They are taking things a step further by paying ETF fees, as well as anything remaining phone installment payments you may have left… no matter how much you owe.
All you need to do is port the number and activate a device on Sprint Easy Pay, iPhone for Life, Sprint Lease or paying full retail price. Then upload your bill within 60 days of activation and turn in your phones from your other carrier. You will then get an American Express Reward Card witht he full amount. Impressive, right?
Opinion: Sad thing is, not even this deal is enticing me to switch over. I am not feeling a single tickle from what would seem like the most amazing deal ever. No matter how much they sprint, they just can’t catch up!
This is really nothing new, as Samsung has been planning to up its game on design and build quality for a while, but a little reaffirmation never comes extra. Co-Chief Executive Officer Sjin Jong Kyun has good news for all Samsung fans!
A new Bloomberg report states the company is committed to bring more premium materials to its wide range of devices. This would include devices with metal casings, slim designs and high-definition displays.
Opinion: I have to say I almost like what Samsung did with the Galaxy S6… almost! They have a long ways to go before they catch up with other manufacturers, but this is a good start to a possibly brighter future.
Facebook has just acquired TheFind, a service that searches all web stores to find the best deals and right products for you. This means some of TheFind’s talent will be moving over to Facebook and integrating all of its services to the social network.
The idea is to improve the products and offers you get on Facebook ads, which was something they didn’t even need to mention, really. Sadly for current users, this also means TheFind will be daying “in the next few weeks”.
Opinion: It’s always annoying to hear Facebook talking about ads, but I guess better ads is always a good thing.