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You can use a TrackR button for exactly this purpose. It uses Bluetooth LE so the battery will last a year. When your iPhone goes out of range it remembers where it last "saw" the button - and that's your car's location. Of course, this still requires some reasonable GPS capability, so it's not so good for the canyon-buildings etc. But it's something you can do today. I have also seems ads for "Tile" and they seem to be similar. I have no relation to TrackR other than...
Sprint's best plan would be to dump CDMA and switch everything to GSM/LTE. That would be hard, but possible. 
Are you likely to buy a phone without seeing it turned on? But I guess you could use it as a paperweight.
Why? Even if they power it off, they can't wipe and re-activate it. There's really no benefit to preventing power-off.
Sometimes contracts have provisions that terminate the contract in the case of an acquisition.  For example, since this is Microsoft licensing stuff to Samsung, it would not be surprising to find a provision that would terminate the contract if Samsung was acquired by someone else. But it would be most uncommon for MS's contract to have a provision that caused termination if MS were acquired. Mainly because that would mean that the contract could not be regarded as a asset...
Microsoft has some patents that it claims are infringed by Android. So far, all the Android folks have licensed the patents rather than fight MS in court. We don't know what the patents cover, since the contracts have provisions that prevent the licensees from disclosing them (NDA of some sort).
Maybe now we'll find out just what Microsoft's "Android" patents cover. That would be good.
Maybe, maybe not. I don't know the answer to that. But WalMart does work hard to have a supplier become dependent upon it, and then squeeze that supplier to the wall and maybe out of business. That's just their way of getting "Low prices, Every day". Some people benefit, many do not. Personally, I would be OK with paying a little more for things that were made in the U.S. because that provides jobs to people in our communities. Which means that they're not on Food Stamps...
 Oh dear. Yes, Amazon is leading online retail. As it has done for some time. But there's no explanation for how investors are to see any benefit. There is no dividend and no-one has ever promised one.  Even after this drop, the price-to-earnings ratio is more than FIVE HUNDRED !  That means that, assuming that dividends will eventually be distributed, it will take a long, long time to see much benefit. And if Amazon seriously jacks their prices - as they might do - then...
I use the Apple Wireless keyboard with my iPad (standard size) and find it works well for text-y things. I don't do that all that often but when I do, I like it.
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