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  • Sprint Sells 1.5 Million iPhones in Q2


    While not the barn-burner iPhone sales enjoyed by AT&T and Verizon, Sprint today posted earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and iPhone sales weren't too shabby.

    In fact, while iPhone sales have dipped elsewhere in Q2 over Q1, Sprint managed to sell 1.5 million iPhones, which is identical to the number of iPhones sold by Sprint in the first quarter. 40 percent of those devices sold in Q2 went to new postpaid customers.

    As MMi previously reported, AT&T's Q2 iPhone sales fell to 3.7 million (5.5 million in Q1), while Verizon's Q2 iPhone sales were 2.7 million (down from 3.2 million activated in the first quarter).

    All told, the carrier reported wireless service revenues of $7.3 billion during the second quarter, an increase of more than 8 percent year-over-year. Sprint still finished out the quarter in third place with Verizon and AT&T remaining the nation's top two carriers, respectively.

    The June quarter ended with Sprint having approximately 56 million subscribers.

    Source: Sprint
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sprint Sells 1.5 Million iPhones in Q2 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      One of the reasons that Sprint may be doing as well as they are with an even quarter by quarter sales ratio is because it is the only major carrier that provides true unlimited data for smartphones including iDevices. Funny how a carrier in third place, still offering unlimited data, and maintaining sales is doing this well. Just imagine what kind of earnings potential other carriers would have if unlimited data was still an option.
    1. thatboy12345's Avatar
      thatboy12345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillefied View Post
      One of the reasons that Sprint may be doing as well as they are with an even quarter by quarter sales ratio is because it is the only major carrier that provides true unlimited data for smartphones including iDevices. Funny how a carrier in third place, still offering unlimited data, and maintaining sales is doing this well. Just imagine what kind of earnings potential other carriers would have if unlimited data was still an option.
      Possibly alot more if good coverage
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillefied View Post
      One of the reasons that Sprint may be doing as well as they are with an even quarter by quarter sales ratio is because it is the only major carrier that provides true unlimited data for smartphones including iDevices. Funny how a carrier in third place, still offering unlimited data, and maintaining sales is doing this well. Just imagine what kind of earnings potential other carriers would have if unlimited data was still an option.
      I don't see what unlimited data has to do with jack! Their network is slower than dial up and barely operates, see this thread on their forums site regarding data speeds being so slow they are useless: Sprint Community: iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful almost a million views and 3,000 posts and Sprint still insists there is no problem with their network (and it's not just limited to iPhone either, it's ANY phone period that consumes data on their network.

      I was so pissed and had to pay 350 bucks to get out of my contract with them because my phone was useless, they would not let me out or even let me return my phone for a refund. They don't seem to understand that a contract works BOTH WAYS, not ONE WAY, I could have fought it and told them to send me to collections and had it gone to court but I can't afford any drama with my credit.

      Someone will take these assholes down one day, and I want a front row seat when it happens!
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      I don't see what unlimited data has to do with jack! Their network is slower than dial up and barely operates, see this thread on their forums site regarding data speeds being so slow they are useless: Sprint Community: iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful almost a million views and 3,000 posts and Sprint still insists there is no problem with their network (and it's not just limited to iPhone either, it's ANY phone period that consumes data on their network.

      I was so pissed and had to pay 350 bucks to get out of my contract with them because my phone was useless, they would not let me out or even let me return my phone for a refund. They don't seem to understand that a contract works BOTH WAYS, not ONE WAY, I could have fought it and told them to send me to collections and had it gone to court but I can't afford any drama with my credit.

      Someone will take these assholes down one day, and I want a front row seat when it happens!
      I do understand your frustration with cellular providers as I experienced the throttling from AT&T after crossing that threshold into the top 5% of heavy data users. I hadn't even crossed 1.5GB of usage and I was still throttled.

      But Sprint's network is only a small part of the problem as their available mobile devices have technologically surpassed their network. Their network, LTE included, is older as they were the first major carrier to start that revolution, too early and without enough testing. As our mobile devices become more advanced, the harder it is for them to function from older networking technology. It's like putting an 8GB memory stick in a 1998 iMac. The iMac wouldnt know what to do with all that new memory so only 2GB would be used.
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      I don't see what unlimited data has to do with jack! Their network is slower than dial up and barely operates, see this thread on their forums site regarding data speeds being so slow they are useless: Sprint Community: iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful almost a million views and 3,000 posts and Sprint still insists there is no problem with their network (and it's not just limited to iPhone either, it's ANY phone period that consumes data on their network.

      I was so pissed and had to pay 350 bucks to get out of my contract with them because my phone was useless, they would not let me out or even let me return my phone for a refund. They don't seem to understand that a contract works BOTH WAYS, not ONE WAY, I could have fought it and told them to send me to collections and had it gone to court but I can't afford any drama with my credit.

      Someone will take these assholes down one day, and I want a front row seat when it happens!
      unlimited date has to do a lotwith they can't charge me for data over usage to be real in my area my sprint iPhone 4s will beat an AT&T iPhone 4s yes matters on area and what not but still I don't have l worrie about going over my data and paying even more ill take slower speeds anyday if I'm only paying 70 bucks a mouth and sprint service Been good to me .it's all opinion I'm not going to shove out 1000s of dollars so AT&T and Verizon can make more for over usage and then get throttled for using to much.
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eonhpi View Post
      unlimited date has to do a lotwith they can't charge me for data over usage to be real in my area my sprint iPhone 4s will beat an AT&T iPhone 4s yes matters on area and what not but still I don't have l worrie about going over my data and paying even more ill take slower speeds anyday if I'm only paying 70 bucks a mouth and sprint service Been good to me .it's all opinion I'm not going to shove out 1000s of dollars so AT&T and Verizon can make more for over usage and then get throttled for using to much.
      You're mistaken about beating AT&T iPhone 4S speeds. Perhaps you were referring to Verizon. AT&T utilizes the Dual Antennae technology developed by Apple for the the purpose of 4G-like speeds. I stream movies on Netflix and watch YouTube in high definition over 3G with little to no lag and decent buffering times.

      These are my speeds. You should use the free app SpeedTest.net to get your speeds and post them.

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    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillefied View Post
      I do understand your frustration with cellular providers as I experienced the throttling from AT&T after crossing that threshold into the top 5% of heavy data users. I hadn't even crossed 1.5GB of usage and I was still throttled.

      But Sprint's network is only a small part of the problem as their available mobile devices have technologically surpassed their network. Their network, LTE included, is older as they were the first major carrier to start that revolution, too early and without enough testing. As our mobile devices become more advanced, the harder it is for them to function from older networking technology. It's like putting an 8GB memory stick in a 1998 iMac. The iMac wouldnt know what to do with all that new memory so only 2GB would be used.
      My data is also throttled and I use 2gb MAX and that's for like crazy months. I've only passed it once and it said it would reset after month.. But it hasn't

      Also my data speeds are fast after I just rebooted but otherwise it's slow sometimes
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I have a few friends with Sprint and whenever I text or call they advise that they didn't receive it. I have to call 3 to 4 times and text 2 or 3 times. They need to invest some of that iPhone profit(when it actually turns into profit) on their network, as it is in need of an overhaul.