Rely on your @sprintpcs.com email address? Brace yourself.
Sprint has quietly announced that PCS Mail will be discontinued on December 31 of this year. Sprint did not state any reason for the shutdown. However, Sprint no longer uses the Sprint PCS moniker, and has disabled all other uses for the sprintpcs.com domain name.
Unlike other recent transitions, such as Apple’s MobileMe transition from @mac.com to @me.com, users will be locked out of their email accounts completely. Sprint explains that this is because Sprint will no longer be providing email services of any kind, and wants to re-direct focus on offering easy access to third-party email services.
On their PCS Mail Decommissioning page, Sprint provides how-to guides for starting the transition to other email providers.