Sprint enticing iPad owners with a free case by getting their 4G Overdrive Modem

Sprint enticing iPad owners with a free case by getting their 4G Overdrive Modem
This isn't the first time we've seen Sprint make use of one of Apple's ingenious products in their commercials and advertisements to promote their Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot modem. It's not to say that they're strictly eying help from Apple to show off the connectivity power of their network, but we've seen them also use some of the portable gaming consoles in their commercials. Now the latest thing that Sprint is looking to capitalize off of is the undeniably successful launch of the Apple iPad – which could also potentially be gold for Sprint as they continue to talk highly about their next generation data network. Although the 3G enabled version of the iPad is coming soon, Sprint is doing what they can now with the Wi-Fi only models as they are enticing owners with a free iPad carrying case for those who purchase their Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot modem at Best Buy stores across the country. There's no arguing that iPad owners would take their prized gadget on the road, but sometimes they just come across certain areas where Wi-Fi signals are non-existent. That's where the Overdrive modem comes in to save the day to offer those customers some lighting speeds on their devices. The marketing around it is pretty slick we have to admit so far, but we'll see if it does indeed pay off in the end.

source: Sprint via PhoneNews



1. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Love it way to go Sprint.. major Sprint fanboy talking here!!!

3. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Sprint is playin it smart....real f*ckin smart lol. Cheers!

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

thats a good idea....why pay for AT&T 3G service tht has been inconsistent for years when you can get sprint's 3g/4g network.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1828; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

depends how much it will cost per month. Verizon mifi is twice as much a month than just tethering to my phone and there the same speed. I would recomend if your tech savy enough and especially if you have a winmo phone or a android phone than turn your phone into a wifi hotspot its way cheaper

5. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

True! but with the mobile hot spot, it's not just tethering... you also have the option to share. Plus the added 4G is pretty cool too.

8. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

Phullofphil - the way vz works... it will ALWAYS total $60 in data.... phone data pac+PAM teather = (must equal) $60.... so it's the same price as the sprint 3/4G cards.

6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

This is a good promotion, but Sprint should have picked a better design...the apple case is the best case out there for the iPad because it has a "stand" that can prop up the iPad

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It's free so I'm pretty sure they don't care.

9. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

its a case/bag NOT a stand... lol

10. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

This is like a precussor to the Evo add, they'll have it doing all the stuff the iphone does but faster. They iphone slides in on the 8 spots the Evo has.

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