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08-15-2012, 03:00 AM #1
Sprint Sweetens The Deal for iPhone 4S and Apple Matches The Price with Store Credit
Sprint seems to be giving away a $100 pre-paid card to new iPhone 4S buyers and Business Insider has confirmed that Apple will be matching the ideal by offering Apple Store credit for the same amount. The new incentive is the second that Sprint seems to be offering in the recent weeks as the next-generation iPhone is expected to be announced on September 12. The promotions that Sprint and other wireless carriers are running seems to have prompted Apple to do the same by matching iPhone pricing from major resellers.
Just last week, Sprint slashed the price of Apple’s iPhone 4S to $149 not including a $36 activation fee waiver. This move was then followed by other sellers including Target and Best Buy. Apple reportedly instructed its stores to match the discount prices being offered by the major retailers, limited to $49 for the iPhone 4 and $149 for the iPhone 4S.
Sprint has effectively dwindled down the price of buying an iPhone 4S to $50 with all the promotions it’s been running. If you add up the $100 American Express pre-paid card, $149 discount, activation fee waiver and free shipping, the price moves down to a very reasonable $50. It should be noted that there are stipulations though. For example, the gift card bonus is online only and expires on August 26th, so you have to spend it sooner rather than later.
As of right now, it’s unclear if Apple will continue to offer the store credits after Sprint’s sale ends but we’d expect Apple’s price matching to stop simultaneously as well.
Source: Business Insider via Apple Insider
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08-15-2012, 12:06 PM #5
That's pretty pathetic of Sprint to try to bribe new customers to sign up with them when their data network is not existant. Where are the laws when you need them? Anyone who goes to Sprint...for ANY smartphones are just plain fools, period! Let Sprint go bankrupt, that's what they need!"Don't hold it like that!"
08-15-2012, 01:35 PM #6
It's a pretty big lure for impatient people that are too hungry to get an iphone right now. Luckily, I won't be swayed. The new one is coming, and only a fool will buy the old one now
08-15-2012, 01:46 PM #7
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08-15-2012, 03:17 PM #9
I'd rather spend 50$ on a 4s and then wait for the devs to make all the tweaks for it so it has all the software features if the five.
But hardware wise. It's not interesting to me.
08-15-2012, 03:37 PM #10
It will not work..that's the sad part. Sprint is KNOWN for horrible service..just the same as TMo used to. Its as easy as upgrading their network(yes it takes millions) I mean if you can't compete with the billion dollar network club then close your doors haha!
08-15-2012, 04:03 PM #11
"ideal" in the first sentence of the article made me laugh.
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08-17-2012, 09:08 AM #14
I had them in January and barely got 56K upload speeds and got 0 download speeds, so don't tell me it's "fine!""Don't hold it like that!"