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Sprint asks dealers to secretively deny to comment on iPhone 5 rumor

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Sprint asks dealers to secretively deny to comment on iPhone 5 rumor
A Sprint-bound iPhone 5? The Wall Street Journal has been spreading the juicy rumor last week, hence the Now Network expects a flood of questions, so it has issued a how-to guide for dealers facing the issue of a news hungry Sprint customer. Instead of simply rejecting the rumor, as that seems the most obvious thing to do with a false statement, Sprint has asked dealers to answer with a vague “no comment.” If the iPhone news hungry Sprint customer continues to ask questions, dealers should admit they’ve seen the rumors, but finally redirect customers to Sprint’s official news wire.

While this in no way confirms or denies the rumor, the careful wording resembling what Verizon used to say prior to getting the iPhone. The carrier could have also simply rejected it and in not doing so, it only plants more hopes. The WSJ report claims that AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will get the new iPhone at the same date, so we can’t do much but wait for now, keeping our finers crossed that is.

source: SprintFeed

Sprint asks dealers to secretively deny to comment on iPhone 5 rumor

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posted on 29 Aug 2011, 04:32

1. medalaster1 (unregistered)


Who really care of sprint may be stock traders and Wall Street journals but not phone manque only we care of the Iphone 5 release date.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 04:49

2. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


SHHHHHHH!! Don't tell anyone. Keep it to yourself. In this day and age of instant access to thousands of outlets of dozens of news leaks, we can do this. We can just yell "SURPRISE!! IT IS AN iPHONE!!" and everyone will be shocked.

Look the other way, pretend not to notice them, they will never know.....

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 05:07 1

3. 808dee (unregistered)


Its all rumors till we see something but then again look at everything. First is the rumor of a new processor used by CDMA phones and this one is different then Verizon's iPhone. Second is that come October sprint is raising the early termination fees on high end phones to $350. Third is that the $10 smart phone charge is going up to $30 in October. As a sprint customer with 4 lines I check and found out 3 of my lines have had the early upgrade date moved up 5 monthes to October. Now this "no comment" from sprint. Looks like an iPhone cover up to me.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 06:45

4. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


When did you hear about a 30$ smart phone charge??

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 07:57

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


PA has an earlier article mentioning a September 8th date for Sprint's ETF to rise to $350. Does that mean the Sprint iPhone will be announced on September 8th?

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 08:35

6. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Yeah, that I heard. (Though I thought that was pre-sales only. But I may have been wrong.) But I was asking about 808dee's comment that the 10$ a month per smartphone charge was going up to 30$ in October. I have not heard that, and that is a HUGE jump if true.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 09:00

7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


IF thats true I would expect a plan decrease with it as well. $30 is what everyone exept Tmobile charges for smartphone data. If they did that without lowering their plans at the same time... that would put them near VZW and ATT pricing which would lose their competitive edge.

While it could happen, I'd expect the plans to change and be cheaper to offset it. Its probably just a way to make the basic plans look cheaper to entice more non data customers from other carriers.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 09:26

9. snowgator (Posts: 3159; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Agree, and 808dee may have just heard wrong. But if not, and they are trying to get closer to AT&T and Verizon in pricing to improve their network, I have to believe I will not go to them. AT&T's and Verizon's network is much better, and I could not reason paying about as much, maybe even a little more, if they do not drop their plans basic pricing but jack that per smartphone device price up.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 12:34

11. NO YOU ARE WORNG (unregistered)


were the hell to you get your info lol you are so worng its soo funny no no no no eft is not going to change we love out customers 10 data no no no it 10 no 30 so YOU ARE DUM AND WORNG SOOO WORNG LOL LOL

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 09:23 1

8. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Oh, well if they want to deny it, I'm sure everyone will not wait for them and buy the best handset out. Also known as the Galaxy S II. No one is denying that lmao!

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 10:51

10. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


i have not heard anything about $30 smartphone plans from sprint

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 12:41

12. NO YOU ARE WORNG (unregistered)


ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN THATS WHY UNLIKE VERZION SPRINT LOVES THERE CUSTOMER AND ARE NOT GREEDY

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 17:10

13. ZayZay (Posts: 548; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Yo, slow down.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 22:18

15. Boston (unregistered)


The WSJ wouldnt post a rumor like that without confirming with a ridiculous amount of people so i'll put my money on WSJ. The real question is will Sprint still keep the Simply Everything plans with the IPhone? And if so, will the plan prices rise? Although I kinda respect the Iphone, im going to hate all the iphone fans clogging up the network. :/

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 00:21

16. blahblah (unregistered)


ETF will go to $350 on 9/9...100% confirmed....smartphone data going to $30 is beyond wrong no way no how...basis = Sprint insider/emp

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