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Sprint filing reiterates huge price paid for the Apple iPhone, big profit still expected

0. phoneArena 28 Feb 2012, 00:56 posted on

In Sprint's 2011 10-K filing, it was revealed by the nation's third largest carrier that it has a commitment to Apple for $15.5 million of Apple iPhone units over the next four years; Sprint eats as much as $450 for each subsidized 64GB model purchased for $400 with a 2-year contract...

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posted on 28 Feb 2012, 06:03 5

1. KickRocks (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Nothing good ever comes from selling your soul to the devil!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 06:59 1

2. Gawain (Posts: 342; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


I seriously doubt that Apple is giving VZW and AT&T a break of up to $200 per device. Sprint is losing money on this proposition because they aren't recovering it in subscriber fees, because they are trying to be a "lower cost" competitor (which has been hampering revenues)...so I see plenty of revenue to Sprint, but I can't help but think there will be plenty of red ink as well...

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 08:10 1

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


time will tell if this was a good choice

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:33 1

4. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is very simple.. want to survive in the mobile world.. offer the iphone.. period... or be like T-mo.. in last place amongst major carriers. and is staying there.. no iphone and no LTE... wow..

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:40 1

5. cncrim (Posts: 476; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


How are you explain us Cellular doing so well without iphone? If I recall it right Apple want iphone onUS Cellular.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:57 1

6. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I said major carriers,.. US Cellular will never be in the major carriers conversation...

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 14:31 1

8. cncrim (Posts: 476; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


So your argument is pointless and you are admitting you stay correct iphone isn't the big gun like you claim or many other said like it could be.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 14:35 1

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well thats is your opinion.. the fact is that US cellular doesnt want the iphone.. is they cant afford it.. and uS Cellular wil never have subscriber number that even last place T-Mo has.. I dont need to claim anything.. iphone biggest phone seller of 2011.. thats speak for it self...

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 13:40 2

7. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


man sprint to a load in the mouth to play with apple lol i guess it time for tmobile to drop them trousers and touch them ankles to get the iphone. you would think apple would use lobe before they i fck these companies

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:51 1

10. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Every product has to plateau. Those numbers are if people continue to pursue an iPhone and as we see there is strong competition coming from several OS'. Of course only time will tell but this is a very risky move by Sprint. And if it works for Sprint this would be a great move by Dan Hesse.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 22:06

11. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


I thought the throttling had to do with roaming. My friend just called me yesterday and told me how he has no service with Verizon, but his Sprint roaming is working fine. Who cares about throttling, when the other choices are always worse.

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