Jun 23 AT 12:34 PM Alex Wagner 1 Comment

Sprint announces slew of network news, Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport


Sprint’s got a whole mess of news for us today, announcing several bits of network news, a new 30-day guarantee and a new Galaxy S5 variant. There’s a lot to digest, so let’s dive right in.

Sprint says that it’s lighting up 28 new markets with its 4G LTE coverage, including Seattle, Wash.; Cleveland, Ohio; and San Jose, Calif. This expansion brings Sprint’s LTE network up to 471 markets. Sprint also expanded its Sprint Spark service to St. Louis, Mo.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Greensboro, N.C.

In other network news, Sprint’s HD Voice service is rolling out nationwide. The service features clearer phone calls and is supported by 28 postpaid smartphones, including the Nexus 5 and Moto X.

Moving on to the rate plan side of things, Sprint will begin offering a 30-day satisfaction guarantee on June 27. As part of the promo, Sprint will refund the device, service and activation charges of new customers if they decide that they’re not satisfied with their service within their first 30 days.


Sprint also revealed the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport today. The S5 Sport is exclusive to Sprint and, as its name suggests, is a fitness-focused version of the Galaxy S5. Its spec list looks like this:

  • 5.1-inch 1920×1080 Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974AB processor
  • 16-megapixel rear, 2-megapixel front cameras
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD slot that supports cards up to 128GB in size
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2800mAh battery
  • IP67 rated for resistance to dust and water
  • HD Voice
  • 4G LTE
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Sprint Fit Live for quick access to health apps
  • MapMyFitness
  • S Health
  • Electric Blue and Cherry Red color options

If the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport sounds like the perfect exercise partner, you can pre-order one today with pricing set at $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $27.09 each or $650 full retail. The S5 Sport will begin shipping on July 25.

Sources: Sprint (1), (2), PhoneScoop

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  • RK

    Test drive of T-Mo is pretty impressive as cmpared to Sprint, comparative details of both scheme shows, your money will be blocked for 3 months with Sprint while T-Mo release it just after 7 days…………………… http://www.telecomvibe.com