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07-26-2012, 02:20 PM #1
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.
07-26-2012, 03:37 PM #2
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.
07-26-2012, 03:57 PM #3
07-26-2012, 04:41 PM #4
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!"Don't hold it like that!"
07-26-2012, 04:56 PM #5
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.
07-26-2012, 06:55 PM #6
07-26-2012, 08:39 PM #7
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07-27-2012, 07:21 AM #9
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.