FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, a sign hangs outside a Sprint store in Saugus, Mass. Sprint Nextel Corp. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, reported the first quarterly increase in three years, as improvements in Sprint-branded and prepaid service offset the continued flight of subscribers from the Nextel network. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, file)

Photo by: Lisa Poole

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, a sign hangs outside a Sprint store in Saugus, Mass. Sprint Nextel Corp. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, reported the first quarterly increase in three years, as improvements in Sprint-branded and prepaid service offset the continued flight of subscribers from the Nextel network. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, file)