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Android costing carriers $2B a year in service with Windows Phone faring better

Android costing carriers $2B a year in service with Windows Phone faring better

Daniel Rubino 9

We know a few things about about Android: they're ubiquitous, have fragmentation, range from super cheaper to top of the line and now evidently they cost carriers a lot of money in service calls and repairs. Up to $2 billion a year, at least according to a white paper by Wireless Dat Service. The study looked at over 600,000 support calls to carriers over the last 12 months. The results...

It's true: Sprint shakes up its pricing plans; call any phone on any carrier for free

It's true: Sprint shakes up its pricing plans; call any phone on any carrier for free

Phil Nickinson 11

Sure enough, folks, the major change in Sprint plans we just alluded to came through this morning. You now can call any mobile phone, on any carrier, without burning your minutes. That gives Sprint some of the hottest phones around — starting with the Touch Pro 2, natch, and including the Palm Pre and Android-powered HTC Hero — paired with data plans that are tough to beat. Let's hope...