Sprint blocks out vacation days for a major phone announcement

Sprint blocks out vacation days for a major phone announcement
Every year before the Apple iPhone would launch, we would get word that AT&T had prevented employees from taking a vacation during certain days, one of which was usually the day that the latest version of Apple's touchscreen phone would be released. With Sprint expected to be a recipient of the next-gen iPhone, it should come as no surprise that the nation's third largest carrier is apparently blacking out some days when Sprint employees will not be allowed to take a vacation. And no, we don't think for a moment that this is related to the now delayed launch of the BlackBerry Curve 9350 that we told you about earlier today.

The information about the blacked out dates comes from a leaked screenshot of an internal memo meant for Sprint employees. The dates being blacked out are September 30 through October 15th and the rumors of an early October launch of the Apple iPhone 5 certainly fits within those dates. Hopefully, Sprint reps won't be too cranky to handle the inevitable rush of store traffic that an iPhone launch usually produces. As we reported, Best Buy is expected to soon take pre-orders for the Sprint variant of the next-gen Apple iPhone.

source: SprintFeed

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35 Comments

1. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Oh snap. Looks pretty promising. :)

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Let's see how unlimited sprint will be, first comment sucker boy the_miz

5. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Let's see how I can make my own Android phone. 1. eat a beef bean burrito with extra cheese 2. Go to the bathroom 3. Poop out a extra long turd 4. Put it in a box and call it an Android phone.

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

trow in a toohpick so it can have a kickstand....

22. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

XD and a few bugs and flies so it can have the Android market

12. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Making an iphone is just as easy. stuff yourself at a chinese restaurant go to the bathroom, poop out a small 3.5inch turd, put an apple sticker and call it iphone? ooh and trow a little shiny glass and call it retina.

14. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

typical android user. ripping off other peoples patents, comments, etc. it was funnier when miz said it the first time. and more accurate.

15. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

hey i just told him that making an iphone is just as easy ,,, never said i would do it, isheep =-)

23. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

You certainly live up to the Samsung name - ripoff other people's jokes. How about being more original?

3. Sprint111 unregistered

Funny, for the last 3 years we've done this.

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Sprint will now join the elite carriers that carries the grandadaddy of phones...

6. WM6.5Sucks

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

....The Epic 4g touch!

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

quoting the Miz... reallly?.... really?... really? pay attention to the block dates.. Sprint will be half staffed for the overhyped Epic 4g Touch so they can recup for a real phone...player... "The dates being blacked out are September 30 through October 15th "

10. mgonzalez

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2011

i think he was joking

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I know he was.. I was doing a public service announment

31. MYTHiKAL unregistered

I dont think he was Joking.. only APPLE fan will assume that the iPhone will become number 1.. with so many Androids out there,, once u get ur hands on an Android you will see why Android is where it is now specially if you have had an iPhone in ur hands.... I was one of them like many others I know..

7. MATTOZ unregistered

It's coming... it's coming... the "iDUMB"! je je je...

32. MYTHiKAL unregistered

LOL.. am wiht you on that.. the simpler the dumber.. LMFAO!!!

13. randomsprintguy unregistered

hmmm... I didn't get this memo or email all week while at work. It seems that Sprint would have made this available to all employees if it were real. This isn't a playbook screenshot or RSP screenshot...seems fake

16. whatif unregistered

Hey i had the craziest dream last night.. it was about Coleco Telstar video game system.. in my dream Coleco started sueing every new video game system for copying.. in the dream the first law suit was against nintendo, for using similar round input buttons on their controllers to interact with onscreen objects.. next they sued sega for using removable game ram "cartridge" system.. sued sony for creating a system that hooked up to a television to display content.. it was such a nightmare.. it was crazy instead of focused on creating the great game i know and love in the wakeing world everyone was just spending all their time and money on law suits... the dream was also filled with coleco followers, which cared not for innovation but acted like grade preschoolers that cried every time someone copied them walking, blinking, breathing, having a heart beat, eating.. etc just cuz they did it first.. like i said crazy dream hu..

19. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

im glad it was just a horrible dream and will never come true !! Companies in the real world focus on innovating and what the customers want =) !! oh wait ... but then there is Apple :( nevermind your dream came true

17. whatif unregistered

lol reminds me of the dream i had where McDonald's sues burger king for using buns... lol i wont bore you with the details but same deal... or the one where ford sues everyone for using tires .. lol i need to stop drinking before i sleep

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Of course when they block vacation times during big phone announcement like AT&T did with their workers. it have to be the crappy Iphone

21. Dee808

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Just one more rumor to add about sprints iphone.

25. Joe unregistered

I am probably the only person in the world to say this, but I hope this isn't true because I am supposed to have a vacation october 2ND

26. Dr Drapes unregistered

I love Apple!!! even though there really bad and expensive

27. jame unregistered

iCan iSmell the iTrolls iFoaming at the iMouth..

28. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

I said about a month ago that people should buy sprint stock now and it would boom in the near future. Not because the iPhone is the greatest phone, but because of the immense following it has. This could help sprint up out of their grave and bring their stock prices above $4 a share. Any investors with a spare couple grand, buy now. with

29. WhatrudoingPhoneArena unregistered

Ok, that is not the Sprint logo and that is not what an email would have looked like if it were real. Also, there is no such thing as "Sprint Feed".

30. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

there is a website called sprintfeed im on there all the time

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