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Reports claim that Sprint is set to offer the iPhone 5 in October

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Reports claim that Sprint is set to offer the iPhone 5 in October
Phenomenal news for any Sprint customers out there because reports are hinting to the undeniable truth that the iPhone is finally coming to the Now Network.

You heard that right folks, and in fact, reports from the Wall Street Journal claim that it’ll be none other than the upcoming next-generation iPhone 5 that will be debuting with Sprint. Specifically, it’s believed to arrive some time in the “middle” of October alongside with the iPhone 4 as well, which indicates that we’ll be seeing a lower price point with the latter.

Juicy news indeed for the sole carrier in the country to offer truly unlimited data, we’re sure that the introduction of the highly anticipated smartphone will surely test the carrier's network capacity.

Still, we’re curious to see if the handset will be sporting last-generation 3G speeds as opposed to running off their significantly faster 4G WiMAX network.

source: Wall Street Journal via BGR & CNET

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posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:45 1

1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

what? does this mean they're getting it before vzw? wow

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 00:51 1

58. mannyfs (Posts: 68; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)

i really hope so! that way verizon can lower their prices when they see competition and i can pay less!! =)!!
60 bucks for unimited everything is very decent. and sprint is not bad at all. if anything is waaaay better than att n tmo,, together!

u go sprint! (just so vz can lower my plan !!, let the competition begin!)

and if its a 4g! im not even thinking it twice,, good bye verizon

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 11:22

68. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

Haha, you do realize that you're talking about Verizon right??

I think it would take a massive number of fleeing customers over an extremely short period of time to make Verizon even begin to consider lowering their prices.

I'm quite surprised that they still have the amount of customers that they do with their current rates and restrictions in place, especially with the current state of the economy.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:46 2

2. rcy189 (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Jun 2011)


posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:50 4

3. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

I'm surprised, I really didn't think Sprint would get it this time around. Good news though.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:50 4

4. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Well... There goes the network.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:23 6

11. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

It didnt hurt verizons network..

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:32 4

17. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

then y did they change their data plans?

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:04 9

22. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

because Verizon are greedy bastards?

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:09 4

25. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

they all are lol

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 20:23 1

41. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

So your just gonna assume that that was the iphones fault? Boy it must be great sitting in the meetings with the ceo and gms of verizon huh? your such an idiot!!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 06:36

62. jessij87 (unregistered)

actually its not an assumption, its based on fact. It has been proven that the Iphone uses more data. And of course there is the fact that ATT got rid of unlimited data when they were the only carrier with the Iphone (and the only carrier at the time to not offer data unlimited) then Verizon gets the Iphone and then not long after they too stop offering unlimited data. So there is some evidence to back up the claim.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 23:35

57. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

the data plans probably changed b/c of all those free loading dirt bags using free tether apps and exploiting the unlimited data plans for their own selfish reasons. before the unlimited data plans disappeared people complained about the data plan requirements & were uninterested in smart phones. now that the plans are tiered...you got those same people griping about how they are no longer unlimited. moral of the story....people are d-bags & are never satisfied.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:58 3

5. Dan C. (unregistered)

Been waiting a long time to leave Big Red. It may be now for the Now network.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:01 4

6. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

No surprise here. After the first nearly 4 years of it's existance being a one carrier phone, because only AT&T had a network worthy of it's phone Apple added Verizon at the very end of 2010. Now in under a year they will be on three networks. People wonderin why, I'll tell you.

With Android kicking the butt of the iOS because it is on so many devices, at many different prices, Apple is sweating so they want to come out with an 8GB version of the i4, put their i5 on three networks, looks to me like the confident, we are the best, Apple is starting sweat, and play catch up at all costs.

How do you think AT&T felt after going from the only network to sharing with big red the iDiotPhone fanboys, now they have to also play with Sprint. Adolph Jobs you have no morals you only care about yourself.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:25 3

13. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

Att's network worthy at the time. Thats not the reason apple went with att..

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:25 1

14. Eric (unregistered)

Dude you are trippen if you say andriod is kicking ios butt. Actually ios is just shi**ing money on andriod!

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:07 2

24. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

8ball. dont smoke that... the iphone 4 has been kicking every Android phone as of right now... in sales... and Sprint has been losing customer due to the iphone,,, now with the iphone on all MAJOR networks... they will no excuses for Android for the butt whooping in sales...

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:51 1

63. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

When the iPhone 4 was introduced on Verizon, all the iTards and Wall Street cheerleaders were saying that iPhone would DOUBLE its sales because it was now available on 2 networks instead of one, and that second network is Verizon which is BIGGER THAN AT&T!

However, 2 quarters later and iPhone sales on Verizon have added only 10% more sales to Apple.

Sprint is smaller than AT&T and Verizon.

The iPhone 5 might be 4G, but I doubt the iPhone 4 will be 4G, especially if it has a lower price point. A smart phone w/o 4G is like a car running on 4 cylinders.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 10:00 1

65. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

so 22% of the smartphone market blows 52% away, go back to grammer school math gallito

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 10:05

66. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

If you want to compare the iDiotPhone to any single Android phone, yes apple is winning. But everyone wants to put iDiotPhone against Android and numbers don't lie Android phones combined are outselling the iDiotPhone.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:28 1

27. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)

Apple has very strict guidelines for its carriers... Even down to the sales staff for dealers that sell the iPhone.

AT&T met those guidelines and the others didn't. Now carriers are beginning to understand that they have to adhere to those guidelines to get one of the most popular phones out there. Look at the list of things Verizon could and couldn't do. No Verizon branding and VCast apps on it at all just to name a few things.

What are you basing that rant on?

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:54

64. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Most popular phone 3 years ago. Today, the Galaxy S II has been outselling the iPhone 4 in both Asia and Europe.

Come next week, it will outsell the iPhone 5!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 17:36

69. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

As great as that would be, I honestly don't think it's very likely. While the rest of the world has the Galaxy S II, the U.S. will be getting 4 or 5 different phones, all sub-labeled Galaxy S II, but with different model numbers. Untill either Apple releases multiple phones at a time, or other manufacturers release a single great model worldwide, no single phone will outsell the iPhone.
But honestly, that is one of the great things about Android; choice. And that is why, in the os war, Android will always outsell iOS, regardless of single-device sales.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 10:09

67. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

Yes my close friend had an Authorized AT&T dealership, the iDiotPhone must occupy the closest spot to the door and also right at the register and pushed as the flagship device. That was before the Verizon version. Those were some of the requirements Apple made of AT&T. He sold the store 3 months before the Big Red version came out, so if those conditions still hold true I don't know

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:36 3

29. quakan (Posts: 1396; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Just so you in qtr 2 of 2011, guess which were the number 1 and 2 selling smartphones...the iPhone 4 and 3GS...iPhone 4 being over a year old and the 3GS being over 2 years old.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 22:57 5

51. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

Of course they are. Now do you think if there was 100 different models of iOS devices that one of them would dominate the market? Not likely. What I was surprised at was the EVO was #3 on that list. It's a great phone but it's on one carrier, and a smaller one at that.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 22:59

52. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

I agree with darth8ball, regarding marketshare and Apple's attempt at gaining or keeping their current position in the market.

gaillitoking - again comparing 1-2 phones made by 1 manufacturer with one OS (its the apps right?), to Android which has many, many more devices to choose from is not even close to indicating an accurate market performance. Which is alluded to more often then "best selling single phone"

I have a feeling Apple thought they would corner the market like they did with the ipod, ignoring the fact that the same strategy in the PC war failed. So far their hardware + software strategy is only 50% successful. They are hedging their bets.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:06

7. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

Ooops hit post too fast,
What is next Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Tracfone????
Pay As You Go
Watching the desperation will please me in the very near future

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:27 3

16. Eric (unregistered)

no desperation, Steve jobs wants to take over the phone industry. Blackberry out, nokia out, windows phone out, And andriod is coming next to get phased out!

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