Best Buy leak hints to an iPhone 5 launch with Sprint in October; pre-orders soon to be available

Best Buy leak hints to an iPhone 5 launch with Sprint in October; pre-orders soon to be available
Even more good news headed to Sprint customers today, a recent Best Buy leak shows further credible proof that the number three wireless carrier in the country is potentially anticipating an iPhone 5 launch some time in October.
Even though the leak mentions that pre-sales are expected to go live starting in the first week of October, BGR’s source mentions that Best Buy retail stores and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores might start accepting them as soon as this week in fact. Plus, the source goes on to say that the phone might actually arrive in the first week of October.

And for all of those Sprint customers waiting patiently regarding the handset, the leak shows that Sprint will be included in the mix as well. However, we’re also greeted with the notion that “Apple product introduction/launch dates are subject to change.”

Nevertheless, there’s plenty of good news headed to Sprint customers either way, but still, it’s nice to see more options with this next-generation iPhone. So far, it’s looking very positive that the top three are getting the iPhone 5 based on the abundant of leaks we’ve been seeing of late, but it’s rather questionable if T-Mobile will be included at this point. However, you can’t count it out just yet.

source: BGR

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1. Gus unregistered

I hope that this leak is as accurate as the prior HTC Thunderbolt leak from Best Buy...

2. Sprint_Rep unregistered

Can't wait for all you Apple loving sheep to buy an iPhone. It will be good for my commission check!

3. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Amen to that! I always Love my commissions the quarter the new iphone is released!!

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

And the Sprint customers are going to love their iPhone. It's a win-win. Capitalism at its best

4. Sprint_repp unregistered

Ahahaha seriously. iSheep, gotta love em, comission will be rollin in

7. BGR_REP unregistered

Depending on how your commission works. Apple screwed verizon reps with their payout. Every new iPhone 4 we sold paid us only 50 bucks towards our commission. We or I at least would talk customers out of the iPhone just so I can see some better pay. Any android phone paid at least 100 towards my commission. Don't get me wrong, I sell wth integrity but when the isheep come by we ask them why they wanted it and they just say because "everyone" has one. What really kills me is when people answer with "I heard it's the best phone out there". Also I'm sooo sick of these damn rumors, I've had people waiting on the iPhone 5 for the last 4 months!!!

8. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Thanks for sharing that information. That is a perfect example of "conflicts of interest." If want to sell with "intregity" then kindly disclose your commission and tell the customers why you are steering them to phones where you can earn twice what you can get with th iPhone, respectively. If you are ever confused about selling with integrity, talk a lawyer about your legal liabilities.

22. BGR_Rep unregistered

If they want the iPhone then I sell them the iPhone. If they say stuff like "I was thinking about the iPhone" or "how good is the iPhone" I tell them the pros and cons of both apple and android. What it comes down to usually is the price and the internet connection. I can give them a 4G device for the same price as an iPhone. They also have a trial period to see if that is the phone they really wanted. I always sell with Integrity, the last thing I want is for them to come back and not be happy with us. We ( or I ) give the customer what they want/need. P.S. The iPhone is a huuuge waste of money. Higher insurance, locked price, larger deductible, technically we're not allowed to look at your phone if you have a problem because we're not "certified", we can't sell used iPhones. Nothing about Apple products are universal (unless you have mac products) and are usually more expensive.

37. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

@ BGR_Rep, you are confusing selling with integrity with selling with a conscience. If you sell with integrity, then that means you have disclosed your commissions in the positives and negatives. Based on both your posts, it's clear you don't sell with intregrity, but you sell with a conscience.

28. Former VZW Employee unregistered

I guess that explains why a VZW store seller tried to get me on a smartphone after I told him I did not want or like one. I also told him about the high radiation levels on the phones - especially the Droid phones, and all he said was that you get more radiation standing in front of a microwave! Anything to get a dollar. He also tried to act like my phone was not working when I needed a charger, but his was not working. I went to Sam's Club and bought a $10 charger there, and now my phone works again! VZW are cheats! I may give Sprint a try. I do not like smartphones and I do not want to pay for a data plan just because greedy companies want more money.

29. iami67 unregistered

Wow first off the last one about higher radiation in smart phone. where do you get your information. According to all the test and research we do as employees there is barely any radiation on any phones now a days. Radiation on a reg phone is like .000000000001 on a smart phone maybe its .00000000000012 so sure its more but truth is yes you get more radiation from eating food out of a microwave then you would ever get out of a phone. Do you know how a microwave works. The radiation it produces heats up the food. as far as verizon puttin people into a a droid over a iphone it isnt because we get paid more which we do but because we have less issue with the droids, they work better, and if there is a problem we can fix it in the store. apple being greedy wants u to go to a apple store whch there are barely any around and if u call them they want a credit card and charge ya 35 to here your question.

9. stealthd unregistered

Good to know how little you think of your customers. No wonder people hate going to Sprint stores with your attitude. More money for Best Buy and Radioshack.

32. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

hell yeah man!!! i cannot wait to reap the benefits of this haha. to clear confusion when selling a phone to someone i find it best to qualify the customer. if they are talking non stop about having an iphone and i have it for sale thats what they get, if that is the best for them. if i do not have that phone i will explain the benefits of why another device will be just as good if not better. qualifying a customer is vital to make sure the customer is happy, prevent returns, churn, provide a great customer experience ect... now with the arrival of the iphone it makes it so that a stickler on a vzw or at&t family plan to switch and save money. objections overcome. lets make some money! oh and btw i dont make more money for selling a certain kind of phone over another.

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Why is it good news for Sprint customers? Will they like the higher priced plans and the removal of unlimited as an option that seems to accompany the iPhone where it goes? It's good news for Sprint_Rep when the sheep come baaa-ing with their checkbooks open and willing to go all carte blanche for something shiny with a fruit logo on the back.

33. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

i really really really hope that we keep unlimited data...

11. IwillRobYourDeadBody unregistered

every salesman will steer you into buying something that gets them more money, it's a simple face and a way of life. If I could get your dumba$$ to buy garbage for 1000x the price of something decent I would do it and I would do it happily. Maybe as a consumer you could try not to be such a dumba$$ and do some research, know what you want, and go in there with a little knowledge. So yeah if I can cheat you out to make myself rich would I do it? Hell yeah!

12. Pete11261

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

People like you is why our world is screwed up.

24. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Mindless people who blindly follow trends also contribute to this screwed up world.

34. sweetlou unregistered

this is why i buy online. I research every major purchase so I dont have to deal with salespeople who think they know more than me. Some people dont have the time or motivation to do this, so I understand both sides, but brick and mortar stores, as well as salespeople are eventually going to go the way of the horse and buggy.

13. chezzitstealer

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

ive wanted the galaxy S ll since it was announced and my bratty cousin that lives with me just found out about it and she wants it to. but my dad wont let two people in the family have the same phone and her upgrade is a week before mine. so im going to tell her about the iphone on sprint and i know she wont be able to resist the apple brand name so she can brag about having an iphone so i will get the galaxy s 2 AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!

14. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Why can't 2 people in the family have the same phone? Doesn't make much sense.

25. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Parents rarely do.

27. derp unregistered

im sure she will be laughing her ass off when your phone starts malfunctioning within the first 30 days. its just typical android fashion.

15. jdmrice

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Agreed with sprint rep above. Hate the Iphone but whatever will make my check bigger if we get it

16. Marcus unregistered

If it does not have 4g then there is no purpose in buying it.

19. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

NO NO NO!!! Not Sprint!!!! WHY DID THEY GIVE IN?!?!?! Thier goes my life falshing before my eyes!

20. Sprint111 unregistered

I'm confused, if you work for sprint it doesn't matter what you sell the commission is the same, what hurts us is returns/exchanges so as a CORPORATE employee at a CORP store we're trying to get customers into whats best for them... All these people must work for NON-CORP stores the ones that pass themselves off as Sprint to make a sale and then when they come back with issues tell them "I don't work for Sprint there down the street".

38. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I work for a preferred retailer. and I hate returns and exchanges. my company pushes us to qualify the customer. I make no more or less money on the device, just the plan itself. most people get a data plan, just due to the any mobile anytime, however if some 80 year old lady comes in im not going to sell her a freakin iphone on a full data plan. people get what they need, not what makes us more money. people that have alternate motives only last a short time, or deserved to get the boot...

21. Pay Attention unregistered

Most Sprint markets aren't covered with 4G and they aren't lighting any new markets with their expected switch to LTE, so not having 4G shouldn't be a deal breaker. Sprint is still a year away from delivering a LTE network, let alone devices. Outside of Android Sprint hasn't faired well with their gamble on WiMax and now they are left to play catch-up to Verizon on LTE and I don't expect Verizon to allow them to freeload on their LTE network the way they did with 3G.

26. ibap

Posts: 872; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

I've always wondered about Sprint roaming on VZW. I'm sure it isn't free and that it contributes to VZW building their network out without having to support customers and devices. And in areas where they both have signal, they don't roam on VZW, so it remains to be seen how it plays out. I'm sure Sprint hasn't been in a position to hold a gun to VZW's head to have had the agreements they've had in the past. VZW must be doing this because it is to their advantage to do so, and that may remain the case, at least if/until they see Sprint as a real threat, which they don't currently.

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