Sprint CEO Hesse confirms it will keep unlimited data on new Apple iPhone, even if it is LTE
posted by Alan F. / Apr 25, 2012, 6:39 PM
Sprint released its latest quarterly earnings report on Wednesday which showed that the carrier activated 1.5 million units of the iPhone in the three month period. Of that total, a whopping 44% came from new customers, a testimony to those Apple iPhone users swapping carriers to receive unlimited data on the device.
Hesse said that by offering unlimited data for the Apple iPhone, Sprint is getting people to sign up with the carrier whom normally might have selected AT&T or Verizon. The executive said that the combination of the handset and unlimited data is a perfect match. "Frankly, it's a marriage made in heaven," he said. "We're clearly attracting customers from our competitors."
While Sprint's CEO had no inside information on the release of the Apple iPhone, or at least, had no info that he was willing to divulge, he did say that he expects all carriers to get the same device at the same time. That means that if one carrier gets a version of the iPhone with LTE connectivity, all carriers will get the phone with the same feature.
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Honestly I would rather have a throttled Verizon/AT&T iPhone than an unlimited Sprint iPhone
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 6:49 PM 7
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It depends on the data plan you use. The plan I'm using right now is $130, which includes the first 2 lines, unlimited data and text, and 1500 minutes. The bargain, though, is that every line added afterwards is $20 for the same thing. Right now we have 5 phones on our with unlimited data for a total of $190 before tax and insurance. This is WAY less than similar plans from AT&T and Verizon. Nice phone screen, by the way, but I think I may have you beaten!
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:42 PM 5
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I'd rather tie two tin cans together with a piece of string than use a sprint iphone. or any iphone for that matter
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 6:56 PM 11
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Yes unlimited data is a great thing, but is it really worth it if you only get roughly .2mbps? usually less.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:01 PM 2
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Did they ever fix the issue with the slow 3g speeds on the iPhone on Sprint? That has to be an embarrassment on Sprints end.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:04 PM 3
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3G is slow on Sprint regardless. It's not just an iPhone thing. We trade speed for price.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:09 PM 7
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If only I didnt get 200kbps download on sprint compared to 6.5mbps download on AT&T, I would have switched to sprint. (or did they fix this to at least 1-2mbps? problem still occured when I tested and tried it during feburary this year)
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:09 PM 1
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Whats the point of getting unlimited speeds when your hardly have coverage, signal strength, and crappy speeds. No duh you need unlimited because of all the waiting your doing while loading something. People say unlimited and crappy speeds are better but i honestly think it's one retarded idea to go for
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:48 PM 2
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Im not the biggest fan of sprint but the one thing I do have to say is if your lucky enough to live in a Wimax area or a good 3g speed of sprint you are good. Ive seen so many mixed signals from sprint literally. Where I live for a few months I had 2mbps download and over 1mb upload. Now its like .2mb download and .1mb upload. But to have LTE and if their footprint is true. Unlimited LTE will be beautiful but patience is the key factor. Its hard to deal with I know.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 8:18 PM 0
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With only one Sprint tower in my entire area, I had to cross Sprint off the list of choices for my family when we were shopping around. I would have taken slower speeds to save money. No problem at all counting to 5 to get my web page instead of counting to 2. But, you do need actual reception......
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 10:20 AM 0
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Hope you enjoy that unlimited 3g garbage unless you happen to be one of the lucky few who got wimaxx wich is a joke compared with Verizon Lte and even when Sprint gets lte it won't be has good has Verizon's!
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 2:36 PM 0
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