Sprint has already inked a deal to offer the iPhone 5, Bloomberg says
0. phoneArena 01 Sep 2011, 09:10 posted on
Up until now, the Sprint iPhone 5 was nothing more than a rumor, but now Bloomberg says that it’s official and Sprint has already signed a deal to offer the iPhone 5…
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1. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
YAYYYYYYYY. F YOU ATT - I ghost
34. jroc74 (Posts: 4836; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Yea...IF this is true...smart business move by Sprint.
For real its a smart business move for all the carriers to get the iPhone. When did making more money become bad?
35. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
it always has, its the reason for everything including violence
36. dv (unregistered)
The argument can be made for this move not being a good business move. The cost to the carrier for subsidisation for the iPhone is a nightmare for carriers especially one that has a cash flow crisis like Sprint. The shared revenue of data that goes to the almighty Apple. That would be the small percentage Apple negotiates to get out of the monthly data fee that the iPhone requires.
This move proved to be a monumental blunder for AT&T financials. The strenghth and position Verizon's leadership have were able to negotiate a much more favorable agreement from a financial standpoint. With Sprint they don't exactly negotiate from a power position so I can't imagine they are getting the better end of the stick. I would imagine they would want the draw and sheer subscriber numbers this may bring as well as possible pull through customers that don't cost them money to do business that might want one of the POS Android phones they hauk at Sprint stores that the sheeple love cuz they get their internet and Facebook but don't mind a unstable OS that randomly reboots!
43. matistight (Posts: 198; Member since: 13 May 2009)
yeah, cause when it went to Verizon, SOOOOOOOO many people actually went to verizon iphone. just 3% is verizon....
37. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
LOL, why are you saying that - SPRINT customers are paying higher upgrade fees to get that phone, and at some point you know they will take away unlimited data for new activations....
2. boimarc22 (unregistered)
Well.....there goes Sprint's Unlimited data. data caps coming soon....#facepalm
4. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
The truth is, Android users use mobile internet WAY more than Apple users. One of the marketing report companies put out a report in the spring. Google it.
10. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
i agree so get in now so you can be Grandfathered in
20. bigdawg23 (Posts: 375; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Most reports say No on "True 4G" ie WiMax and LTE. It will be HSPA+(I call it 3.5G). However, there are reports of LTE test models and LTE being installed in some AT&T stores.
28. wumberpeb (Posts: 434; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Sprint doesn't use HSPA+, they use WiMax...
...but i really hope, for everyone's sake, that either the iPhone 4 or 5 has support for WiMax. I honestly don't know why anyone would buy a brand new, cutting edge device that didn't use some form of 4G. Considering the original Evo 4G (the first 4G phone) came out last year around the beginning of June, how could they not figure out a way to cram it in the iPhone?
Love my Nexus, but from a selling perspective, if the iPhone is still stuck on 3G, there's absolutely no reason I'll recommend it
44. dj (unregistered)
iphone will sell millions without your recommendation or 4g. quit crying
5. jsjr76 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Oh booo hoooo for data. Seriously guys, get a life. WHAT IN THE HELL are you doing that you're blowing through 2GB plus of data a month? USE WIFI! It's free and doesn't count against your data usage. I use wifi anywhere I can and use maybe, maybe 150MB a month. It amazes me how many people that have computers at home and work, wifi at both, and then somehow or another blow through their data every month. It isn't a buffet guys, so put the fat kid back.
6. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
I use wifi tether at work on my laptop because they won't let any home computers connect to it. I keep my TD Ameritrade stock app on all the time while I'm at work, so if anyone goes down, I'm ready. I'm sure other people have their reasons. 2GB is nothing if you're streaming a 720p video. And the Nexus Prime will have a 720p display, so I can see that 2GB cap being an issue by the end of this year for lots of people if not already.
Stop being such a judgmental prick.
12. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
And i hear you too @NeXoS - because i kill data good thing im grandfathered.
11. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
I see where you are coming from @jsjr76 dont cry about data but i do use too much data, well over 3gb.
17. Corgan Bruce III, Esquire (unregistered)
jsjr76, do you by any chance work at one of the big two? Because you sound like one of their reps, with your asstalk and whatnot.
Sorry, sir, not everyone lives or works in downtown Chicago where the Libs give everyone free WiFi (and welfare checks to boot). Some of us live in places where WiFi is either not available or, like data plans for some cellular carriers, it is now capped.
If I am being force-fed a smart phone, it best be unlimited data (for the phone, NOT for tethering).
People do, like in my case, stream music or video over their phone.
So, put the fat kid in your pipe and smoke him, good sir.
19. jsjr76 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Actually I don't, Asstalk. And I'm sure as hell no liberal from Chicago. I'm actually a gun dealer in the south. And I may have been a little harsh so I retract a little. The point was is that while mobile accessibility is somewhat of a necessity now, people just spend toooo much damn time on their devices when they could just use a computer and internet that they are already paying for that has no data cap.. As for business purposes ( this is aimed at you and NeXos, the business that makes you rely on those damn things should frickin compensate for it or find another way so I totally support you on that. I will recommned a Sprint Overdrive if you has their so-called 4G service, its truly unlimited and non throttled (unlike the 5GB cap that they DON'T advertise as being so on 3G before throttling). But believe it or not, I hate these f'n carriers. Too busy trying to lock down exclusives, stonewall innovation, and kill competition only to enrich themselves and in turn screw the consumer. I wouldn't work for them if my life depended on it.
22. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 366; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
Oh yeah it's wifi anywhere, then you might as well just bring a iPod Touch and use a flip phone without a color screen.
23. ZayZay (Posts: 557; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Some people don't have Wifi where they live, ever think about that? I use a constant 3GB a month at sometimes month up to 10 but thats because I tether because like most American's I am cheap and would rather pay for my daughters diapers rather than internet.
30. wumberpeb (Posts: 434; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Maybe you own a 3G-only iPhone and don't do much with it, save for some Facebook and light browsing, but there are plenty of those who stream Pandora radio at work or stream movies while waiting in an airport...clearly you can't wrap your brain around it, but Sprint IS the only all-you-can-eat buffet left from the 4 major carriers. They offer unlimited data with no caps or throttling (at least for now) and those that wish to use 10GB of data are more than welcome to do so
I'm guessing you were the fat kid that got beat up in the buffet line
38. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Dude, not everyone has access to wifi - we like using our phone, lol.
42. AnnDroid (Posts: 52; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
What are you doing that you DON'T use more than 2GB monthly? And why would you fight having unlimited, uncapped data? Do you work for a cell company? I love the freedom of my current Sprint account. When I had AT&T I had to check daily what my data usage was and calculated if I could make it to the end of the month. WiFi isn't available in the car, or at many work places.
7. ageffner (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
I think this is a great move for Sprint for several reasons.
1. While I personally will have no interest in the iPhone (The little green robot works for me), It may attract more customers who are Apple zombies, and are attracted to Sprint's better plan rates, and reception in areas where AT&T / Verizon are weaker.
2. Data Caps..... Until I hear different, I wouldn't bank on Sprint capping just yet. This is one of the few differentiaitors that Sprint has going for it, and can help bring in new business. Sprint already has a decent amount of capacity, and I don't think they're reaching near capacity yet, plus Hesse's made a big selling point and bringing attention to Sprint NOT
8. Herman (unregistered)
@jsjr76. If companies are advertising netflix and blockbuster one will feel tempted to watch. I am with verizon and now they have verizon video which will not work on wifi only 3g or 4g. What am I to do? If you watch part of a movie while at the mall or watch part of a football game while wifey or girlfriend is busy shopping at victoria's secret it will kill your 3gb in a heartbeat. You say you use wifi everywhere you go in a sense you are thinking that it's a buffet because you are doing what everyone else is doing just not using your data from your phone. Don't get me wrong I use wifi to watch football games on nfl app on verizon when I am out because sometimes the video is choppy. I am simply making an argument for the folks that use more than 2 gigabytes not for datahogs.
21. jsjr76 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
All due respect, but why in the hell would you watch a movie from Netflix (which requires a subscription) on a dinky ass screen instead of at home? DVD players are cheap (less expensive than your monthly bill). This is the whole point. People are using their phones (while paying for internet service) to do things that they could do unlimited and with no overages! Then they complain about it! If one doesn't have a pc at home and they want Netflix, get the DVD delivery. Granted, its insulting that the carriers are so blasted greedy that they entice you with these apps hoping like hell you'll screw yourself to their wall, wallet exposed. But users are choosing to use a service thats limited and costs waaaay too much. For NeXoS, their company is probably hiding from some damned attorney(s) that has it convinced that kiddie porn will be watched if they bring their home laptop to work to connect, and they simply don't give two craps if you have a huge bill (that they won't pay). Bottom line, these carriers have overloaded themselves and simply won't spend the money to where truly unlimited will ever be around again. They simply make too much on overages. Greed, Mr. Gecko, ain't always good.These companies have Americans by the balls, plain and simple.
39. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Home internet is no longer unlimited - UVERSE and COMCAST have caps at around 250GB - AT&T DSL at 150GB.
9. ageffner (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
Sigh... stupid Enter key... ! (And stupid fat fingering hitting it by accident before done with post).
14. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
I average 3-4 gb per month easily and yes I do use wifi as well. Good thing I too have unlimited grandfathered in with ATandPee. But for how long I wonder that this too will vanish and become the stuff of only legends...
15. unducuva (unregistered)
hey guys, you are all not looking at the big picture, iphone is comming to Sprint obviously....here are facts: Sprint has the best plans period, Sprint has the lower credit approval rating meaning easiest company to get service through, Sprint offers the highest employee discounts, Sprint has UNLIMITED data....
If Sprint were to cap data, they would of already done it which they wont due to increasing ETF, Upgrade fee, and lets not forget, the $10 add on for smartphones which has been going on...
Even if they cap data, big picture here is, ALL THE OTHER CARRIES HAVE A CAP!! that being said, Sprint still has the best deal, again due to best plans, and easiest to get, who cares about 4G, its a game over for all carries, now Sprint will have ALL the phones to choose from. We know Sprint doesnt have the great coverage but for me its fine, its when you compare rural areas in which u will never be in is where there is a problem.Ive had all carriers and have no issues other then AT&T being number 1 in dropped calls.
Capping data wont happen, atleast not for a while, they have invested millions in marketing the no cap commercials and what not, you have have seen them putting a hault to that.
16. Oldgirlsshorts (unregistered)
I bet all the price for the other phones will go up to match the price of the Iphone soon just like what verizon did.
18. Corgan Bruce III, Esquire (unregistered)
Good for Sprint...now put up some towers.
24. yungmel0 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)
As of late sprint has been making all the right moves. I would say that the coverage can be way better than it is rite now but as far as the latest phone selection and plans sprint might survive this lil carrier war. I agree that the no data cap is working wonders for the company but probably once consumer numbers goes up it might come; but for now its not going to happen or going to happen anytime soon. Im in love with my photon 4g. Its speedy and powerful yet still survived heavy data and voice usage. The next phone on my list is the SGSII. I Simply can't wait for it to drop. Overall Sprint is doing great things and im loving being in the now network.
25. Rane718 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Oct 2010)
well as a htc Evo user I wonder how many people who swear by droid will indeed switch to the iphone 5 when it comes out. hmm? (secretly of course)
26. theBankRobber (unregistered)
jsjr76 I use netflix on my 4.3" screen on my HTC EVO 4g, why don't u stop being a bitch and take one of your guns and blow your head off. No really what we do with out TRUE 3G AND 4G is none of your concern. I easy go through 5gb each month with no hassle, and my wife uses Facebook and other media apps and still hits 5gb on her EVO 3D. We don't have internet or WiFi at our house so we rely on our mobile internet to get us by. If you don't like it, don't come here running your mouth telling us how to use our phones Steve jobs Jr.
31. jsjr76 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Funny, you compare me to multi-billionaire and your handle is "bank-robber". Bitch
32. jsjr76 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
In all honesty, this has been a simple catch and release to see what the consumer really wants, and I couldn't agree more with ALL of you. I do appreciate the passion in which everyone have responded and do apologize for any "confrontational" exchanges. The fact is, ALL of the providers have been so busy trying to screw the other that the consumer has become the victim. For whatever reason it is that one uses their device, whether it be for Facebook, Netflix, whatever, there's no excuse not to have unlimited data. These yahoos saw the technology coming and where it was headed, and knew damn well what to do next. They just didn't, and now there are around 300 million cell phones out there and not enough spectrum (suppposidly) to support them. Shame on all of the Big 4 for their failures to provide the consumer with what they need. They certainly have the capital to do it. And double shame on the FCC, y'all just plain vanilla suck and are the largest welfare recipient group in the nation that serves no other purpose than interfere with someones life so you can have a job. Our phones are behind the curve and greedy controlling service providers make our experience "less".
40. theBankRobber (unregistered)
DUDE you know what, my bad, look I have been hearing alot about POS people acting as if they are better then us (sprint users). I'm personally am tired of it, 1st Sprint ks for the getting, 2nd people can't afford iPhones because their poor. BUT once sprint gets the iPhone at a better rate for cell phone service, those same people try to use another excuse to bash android users. I'm tired of fake ass people, i can't help it i get more use out of my 14 month old HTC evo 4g with better plans then those who pay more money and use a different phone other then android. I even tether my ps3 and TiVo box with my evo and still manage to only hit 5gb a month. I use my service to its full potential in which i pay for. Sprint has the bandwidth to provide a network for unlimited data that can handle all the extra trafiic. If people have a problem with how i use my services i pay for then that's just to bad.
27. dj (unregistered)
great! now no more "variants" with ridiculous screen sizes (super epic touch 4g within). a phone in the us that is unmolested by the carrier. been looking to upgrade my evo. will decide between optimus black and iphone
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 11475; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Sprints iPhone will only work on their slow ass 3G network. It's CDMA so no simultaneous voice/data. No sim card,so if u have two phones on sprint only one can be used without calling in to activate/deactivate. Puuulease I'll stick with ATT. I'll have the iPhone 4,galaxy s2,and iPhone 5 jus pop n the sim,and roll.
41. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
I applaud sprint for the year they have had for there customers. We have all the best dualcore devices on the market. EVO 3D, PHOTON 4G, SAMSUNG EPIC TOUCH 4G, HTC HERO 4G, and will close with the IPHONE 4S AND NEW IPHONE 5. Definitely a great year..
46. cdl (unregistered)
Go troll some place else DV-"iphad fanboy"...your comments make it completely obvious you know nothing about android...random reboots?...lol. Android will always be ahead of Apple because of AOSP...with multiple carriers constantly in comp to better their phones as opposed to Apple's once a year release to all the apple drones who blindly buy the lame upgrade they trot out each year. Go back the apple store and hang out with all your "reeeeally cool emo apple friends" and pat yourselves on the back for overpaying for an inferior product. But hey, at least you think your phone makes you look cool...you can be a legend in your own mind....lol. Apple lol.