Sprint allows you to check your usage by sending a text message with the word "usage" to 1311. Further account information, such as the payment due date, can be obtained by calling *4 on your Sprint phone.
Sprint phones have an application called Sprint Zone that has more account management options. It allows you to pay your bill, view usage and shop for phone upgrades. Sprint also offers account management on its website. A username and password must be set up to access online account features.
Sprint offers wireless services that include voice, messaging and Internet. It is known for unlimited plans with no data throttling. Sprint has many partners that manufacture devices on the Sprint network, including Apple, Blackberry, HTC and Samsung. As of 2014, Sprint is the third most popular wireless network in the United States and employs 38,000 people.
Subsidiaries of Sprint include Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Assurance Wireless. Sprint was founded in 1899, but it was known as Brown Telephone Company. The name Sprint was created in the 1970s and stood for Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Networking Telephony. The only markets where Sprint was originally available were New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim. It has 54.3 million customers as of 2014 and serves the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.