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Thread: iPads Boost Business for Sprint
10-29-2010, 10:08 AM #1
iPads Boost Business for Sprint
Apple's hugely popular products are good for business - but not only for the Cupertino-based tech giant and the outlets that stock the company's products and offer direct mobile coverage for iDevices. According to Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, the iPad in particular has been a boon to Sprint despite no formal carrier relationship between his company and Apple in the US.
Hesse tells Gigaom in a new interview that iPad customers who purchased the tablet's Wi-Fi-only model are helping drive sales of Sprint's Overdrive MiFi wireless hotspot. With the overwhelming majority of iPad sales reflecting the Wi-Fi-only model, the demand for devices like Sprint's Overdrive ( which serve up Internet connectivity wherever it is needed) is exploding with no signs of a slowdown any time soon.
Dan Hesse, CEO of the third-largest carrier in the U.S., told me in an interview that... company has seen an uptick in demand for its Overdrive (3G/4G) MiFi wireless-hotspot device, as people use it to connect their iPads to the Internet when on the go.
Last edited by Michael Essany; 10-29-2010 at 10:25 AM.
10-29-2010, 11:18 AM #2
Now for the Sprint rumors.
10-29-2010, 11:27 AM #3
I hope so. I'm tired of AT&T trying to dominate everything with their horrible plans and ridiculous prices. Watch them drop as soon as they lose exclusivity too. They milk the hell out of people and i can't even get fast 3g speeds on their overstressed network. At most times during peak hours Edge runs a whole lot faster with web browsing than 3G. So sick of it. It's no wonder no body wants an iPad with AT&Ts sucky over priced low data plan, and are so quick to hop on Sprints.
10-29-2010, 12:11 PM #4
If the iPhone ever hit Sprint I will be moving cause my wife get 50%Off on her bill for having a Business account and she get almost everthing Unlimited she get unlimited network, text, night and weekend's and mobile to mobile but she have 450 min to call every body else on landline. Now that is what the iPhone need to have and $69.99 and she get half off the bill off.
10-29-2010, 12:13 PM #5
That is a great idea and a good combination with Sprint's Overdrive MiFi wireless hotspot, but just get MyWi and tether it! TADAAAA!!!!Though we all look different on the outside, we all bleed the same on the inside
10-29-2010, 02:26 PM #6
10-29-2010, 07:38 PM #7
This reminds me, I still haven't payed the early termination fee for Sprint.
11-01-2010, 12:44 PM #8
now you dont need to buy the 3g model!!! save alot of money there