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Sprint sets one day sales record thanks to Apple iPhone 4S, AT&T activation mark falls

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Sprint sets one day sales record thanks to Apple iPhone 4S, AT&T activation mark falls
Has offering the Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPhone 4 for the first time to its customers made a difference to Sprint? Considering that the carrier set a record Friday for the most sales in one day, we would say that the answer to that question is a resounding "Yes!" It only four hours for the nation's third largest carrier to shatter its previous sales mark. Fared Adib, Sprint’s Product Chief, said, "Sprint today reported its best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales for a device family in Sprint history with the launch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4". Adib added that the results have surpassed the carrier's expectations.

Earlier this year, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that Apple's iconic touchscreen device was the number one reason why subscribers were leaving Sprint for AT&T or Verizon. On October 4th, reports surfaced that Sprint and Apple had signed a $20 billion deal with the former buying 30.5 million copies of the Apple iPhone over the next four years.

Meanwhile, over at AT&T, a record number of Apple iPhones were activated as of 4:30pm eastern time on Friday. In a statement, AT&T said it was on track to double the previous record for activations on a single-day. The downside is that AT&T's servers have been so swamped that many Apple iPhone 4S buyers have been staring at a screen for hours, looking at a message that activation is pending. Some had been waiting as long as 7 hours to get hooked up to AT&T's network.

Besides AT&T and Sprint, Verizon also is offering the Apple iPhone 4S. For the latter two carriers, it is the first time that they have been involved in an Apple iPhone launch from the initial release of the device.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:03 11

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Well guys, I traded in my Epic Touch for the iPhone 4S. Bye android, it was a good run!


Just kidding, I added a new line to my account. Thank god no more death grip. Testing out to see if the data speeds are faster with the iphone compared to the Epic Touch.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:12 8

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


dam u had me scared there for a min lol...but the epic is going to be faster any way if u have 4g in your area?

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:23 6

11. ikjoiu (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


The epic touch sucks when it comes to signal strength sense it uses the same radio chip as the nexus s 4g

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:01 6

17. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


do you own either an epic, nexus or or epic touch?

please tell me you don't please keep your mouth shut. you obvious do not know what your talking about

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:45 4

42. ikjoiu (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


i had the nexus s 4g and loved it but had to return it because of the signal issue and if you don't believe me go look at the reviews every one said it had signal problems even Engadget did a whole article on it

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 20:08 2

62. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


i thought that problem was fixed? i dont have that problem i just got the nexus a month ago

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 23:31 1

80. ikjoiu (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


It was fixed but its still mediocre at best. plus i had to return it before they released a software update for it but im not gonna lie even thought i have the evo 3d now i still miss that phone

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 23:07 2

76. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I had the Epic before and it also had signal issues and so does the epic touch. Outside it works fine but in a building you can forget about using data

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 14:32

90. WhoWeTalkinBout (unregistered)


I almost put some faith in your comment until I realized that you don't know the difference between sense and since. Also I have the Epic 4G Touch and get decent speeds on 3G and blazing fast speeds on 4G (5.5 - 8Mbps).

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:24 1

31. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Nope, no 4G but 3G is good enough for me anyway.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:29

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Why would you care what phone he got?

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:12 4

4. Dujai R. (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


the epic touch will be faster since its WiMAX
the iphone supports sprints 3g

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:20 6

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, Sprint's iphone will beslowwwwww......

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:21

9. ikjoiu (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


Roryrevolution got an iphone!!!!. I never thought this day would come

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:34 2

13. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol I use to have the iPhone 3G on AT&T back in 2008, so don't be too shocked. =P

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:48

15. ikjoiu (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


ohh i didnt know that but how to you like it so far?

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:13 1

27. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It annoys me how much better signal strength the iPhone has over the epic touch. I tried using both on 3G and every website loaded much faster on the iPhone than on the epic touch. Sometimes the epic touch doesn't even load the website just times out and I have to go to a window or go outside to get the same data speed. Yea I wish sprint had used the same radio that they use on their iPhone.

Anyway, you won't notice much difference as far as apps opening and playing games vs the iPhone 4 but the 4S is faster in everything, just nothing mind blowing faster. Until there are really a lot of high end games out you won't notice much. Still its good to have a dual core processor.

IOS5 is such a huge improvement over when I had the 3G iPhone. The screen resolution is of course really nice, just wish the screen was bigger.

Camera and video quality are also amazing, there's no comparison. It makes every other phone camera look like a piece of s**t.

I am impressed with the battery life, it rivals the epic touch when the epic touch has a huge battery.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:28 2

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Sounds like Apple has a hit. I may sit this round out since I already have iPhone 4. iOS 5 is awesome and only thing I'm really missing is the better camera and Siri. Don't really care about dual core. iPhone 4 is plenty fast for me.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:36 1

39. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yea Taco, my friend has the 4 and we compared them side by side. You won't notice it at all unless you are playing a high demand game that requires the dual core processor. But the camera is a huge improvement on an already great camera. It really has no equal, not even close.

The Siri is pretty cool too, it is amusing when you are bored and want to ask it random and stupid questions but I can see myself forgetting all about it in the future.

The biggest and best improvement is by far IOS5. I can't tell you how much I love it and what a huge improvement it is since my old iPhone 3G says.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:15 5

5. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


lol i was gonna say lol...but apple makes Google better and the other way around but i think with ice cream coming out and Google having Google TV out there with a "HD" phone in the prime.......i dont know man

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:19 7

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I agree, competition is always good....although, APPLE does hate competition.
And, APPLE's new releases make the newer Android phone look even better.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 15:28 3

12. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


yea with the release of the iPhone 4s was more than disappointing i wanted something revolutionary...something like projection keyboard hologram or something lol...i'm not a apple fan by any means but if there's competition i'm loving it....but if Google adds in Google TV and other Google features like there music app....idk... Google can end things (well not end things because there will always and forever be isheep)

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:36

38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So if the prime doesn't do a holographic keyboard and cook your dinner will you declare it a bust?

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 17:20 1

43. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


lol no taco im just saying that's what people expect out of camp apple....people thought that it was gonna murder everything out there when only it just made what was good..better but not the best...again apple will sale because that's what apple does best but tech wise and looking at specs....its not the best phone for the numbers its putting up..you have to be honest with that point...

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 17:47 2

46. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if it did nothing but talk text and givea handi every once and a while, id buy it.. lol :)

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:04 1

21. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Your battery life will be crap. It's a phone. When you make a phone do more than it supposed to, you need better hardware like more RAM, a faster processor, etc, etc, and all those hardware means short battery life. Throw in 4G, and your battery life goes down even more.

The manufacturers get around this by giving you a battery with more juice like more mAH. However, that makes the battery bigger, more expensive, and the device heavier.

But if your phone is too heavy, then the manufacturers cut corners by substituting plastic or other cheap material instead of premium materials. Basically, you have expensive hardware protected by a thin and cheap battery cover.

I have a Motorola Triumph to test out Android and let me tell the battery life sucks. I charge my Triumph about 5 times every 2 days and I can't leave my house without an external power source or a charger in my car. 3G eats the battery like it's nothing.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:08

24. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, that is too bad. I bought my Captivate last July 21st and my last charge gave me a full 24 hours of use....I guess either the phone sucks or you just got a bad one. My wife's iphone gets charged twice a day.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:18

29. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


3G service on the Triumph lasts about 4 hours per charge based on personal observations. I've read other forums and people are getting the same results. With Virgin Mobile's unlimited 3G for $25 a month, people are using that service for data rather than voice.

The Trimph's battery is rated at 1,380 mAH, and it's crap. I love the $25 a month service and the big 4.1" screen, but I have to recharge the phone constantly and that is a pain.

This site claims it's only 3 hr and 45 minutes
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/cellphones/motorola-triumph.aspx?page=3

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 17:52 1

49. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


1380?!?!?!? what kind of smartphone comes with a battery so small. I think even blackberries come with a bigger battery .. lol.

It really needs to be 1500mah+ to even think about making it through the day with any kind of use.

Personally, im exstatic that more phones are breaking the 2000mah barrier. As parts become more power effecient and smaller we will finally get a decent battery life out of our phones.

My Vibrant used to get 1-1.5 days with moderate/regular use running my team wiskey rom. I think one of my cells is fading out on me, but Im not worried about it. Just holdin out for that Prime.. lol

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 16:30

35. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Riiight…

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