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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint will offer the iPhone 5 beginning this October, when the 5th generation handset is expected to debut. The iPhone, which spent nearly...
08-23-2011, 03:11 PM #1
WSJ: Sprint to Offer The iPhone 5 in October
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint will offer the iPhone 5 beginning this October, when the 5th generation handset is expected to debut. The iPhone, which spent nearly four years as an exclusive AT&T property in the US, has only been available on the Verizon network (iPhone 4 only) since early 2011.
Keep in mind, this report is coming from the WSJ - not a haven for false rumor-mongering. If real - and this is the most compelling suggestion so far that the iPhone is coming to Sprint - it will prove a monumental development for the third largest mobile carrier in the US.
Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, closing a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another channel for selling its popular phone.
08-23-2011, 03:16 PM #2
If this is true Sprint will have a new customer in me!!!!
08-23-2011, 03:25 PM #3
I've been seeing the commercials about their prices and if there is no trickery I'm down to switch. I got AT&T and for 400 min and 1500 night and weekends and 1500 text I'm paying 130 bucks, idk how its happening but my bill comes home and it sucks. So I'm hoping Sprint gets the iPhone for i can weigh my options
08-23-2011, 03:26 PM #4
I might have to head over to Sprint too! I been out of contact for the past two years and I'm tired of buying the iPhone at full retail price just to end up playing the same monthly bill as everyone else on contract!
08-23-2011, 03:28 PM #5
Doesn't sprint have 4G? How's their data plan? Uses to have sprints years ago for $99 unlimited everything.
08-23-2011, 03:31 PM #6
08-23-2011, 03:53 PM #7
if they get the iphone 5 they wont have unlimited anymore or it just wont be offered to iphone customers at all.. that will be baceause apple will make them set it up that way.
so the only thing would be SOME 4G but jumping ship if your are still in contract will be very stupid unless your just made of money ..
i think every carrier should have the device just like all the dumb as$ androids
let everyone enjoy the device
08-23-2011, 03:58 PM #8
Sprint's data is slow. Yes they have 4G, but the best thing about it is latency. If you happen to be living where 4G is available, that's great. They haven't expanded their 4G map in over a year. I tried their service for a year with an HTC EVO. Loved the phone, hated the terrible slow data. Voice was great (better than ATT IMO), but as little as we use voice, that is not a deal maker or breaker for me. We drove from SoCal to central Iowa and back this last summer, so I have decent knowledge of Sprint coverage in various states.
Nonetheless, the more carriers that get the iPhone, the better. Competition is a good thing.
Their ETF is also the cheapest in the business right now. They used to have yearly upgrades but canned that early this year. I wonder if that was preemptive for the iPhone. I do believe if you spend over $100/mo (or are a 10 year + customer) you still get yearly upgrades on your main line.
A gold level member will receive 25% off the purchase of 2 or more accessories, customer news letters, “just because” perks, first to buy offers, and the ability to upgrade one device after 12 months of service. To qualify for a Premier Gold membership, users must have an individual monthly plan costing $89.99 or more or a family plan costing $169.99 (before any applicable discounts).
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08-23-2011, 04:02 PM #9
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08-23-2011, 04:40 PM #10
I'll bet you anything that as soon as Iphone hits Sprint, they will change everything like no more unlimited data, probably charge higher rates. I call it the iphone curse.
just wait....you'll see!!!!
but if there's that slimmest chance that they will retain their prices and truly offer unlimited data then they will have a guaranteed customer.
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08-23-2011, 04:55 PM #11
08-23-2011, 05:36 PM #12
Damn I need to call CS too because I'm paying $169 for unlimited text and unlimited data on 2 iPhone with unlimited calls to any mobile carrier and 700 minutes landlines and of course unlimited nights/weekends.
08-23-2011, 05:38 PM #13
ddint know that sprint and verizon had the same frequenices
AT&T FrequenciesAT&T operates its calling network on the 850Mhz GSM frequency, although some very select and remote areas still operate under the company's old 1900Mhz system. AT&T 3G data is run on the 1900Mhz frequency, with some of its data network backbones being converted to 850Mhz.
T-Mobile Calling FrequenciesT-Mobile operates its calling network on the 1900Mhz GSM spectrum. The T-Mobile 3G data network operates on the 1700 AWS spectrum.
Verizon WIreless Calling FrequenciesVerizon operates its calling network on the 850 and 1900mhz frequencies. Its EVDO (3G) data network also operates on the same 800mhz spectrum found on its calling network.
Sprint Calling FrequenciesSprint Wireless operates on the CDMA 1900Mhz Spectrum. Sprint's EVDO (3G) data network also operates on the 1900Mhz spectrum.
Phone Frequency Geographical ConsiderationsIn the United States the two frequencies used for calling abilities are 850mhz and 1900mhz, both on GSM and CDMA networks. Typical 3G networks also include 850 and 1900Mhz options, although T-Mobile operates its 3G network on the new 1700 AWS spectrum.
Read more: What Frequencies Do Cell Phone Carriers Use? | eHow.com What Frequencies Do Cell Phone Carriers Use? | eHow.com
08-23-2011, 06:12 PM #14
08-23-2011, 06:53 PM #15
If AT&T Don't Come Out With A Newer Cheaper Unlimited Plan I'm Taking My iPhone To Sprint, I Still Have The Old Unlimited Data Plan But My Fam Don't So They Better Sweeten Up The Deal Alil
08-23-2011, 07:01 PM #16
08-23-2011, 07:57 PM #17
Woohooo I'm ready to quit ATT another lost client here...
08-23-2011, 08:40 PM #18
Dropping Att like it's hot, in October then.
08-23-2011, 09:53 PM #19
I can definitely see this happening one way or the other.
08-23-2011, 10:37 PM #20
If this is true i'll be first in line at my local sprint store