Sprint aims to recover market share

|About: Sprint Corporation (S)|By:, SA News Editor

Sprint's (S) troubles are not yet over, as the company is still in the backseat for service and product offerings, and lost 2.5M customers in the last five quarters.

Problems at Sprint date back to its 2005 merger with Nextel that left it with a set of conflicting networks and declining service quality. However, in the past three years Sprint has swapped out old equipment at tens of thousands of cell sites nationwide, in the hope of regaining its market share. Sprint also announced yesterday that it will carry the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport.

In a move resembling last week's T-Mobile announcement, Sprint will also now offer customers a 30-day trial period on its network. Sprint difficulties are also signalling a possible future merger between it an T-Mobile.