Sprint sets one day sales record thanks to Apple iPhone 4S, AT&T activation mark falls

Sprint sets one day sales record thanks to Apple iPhone 4S, AT&T activation mark falls
Has offering the Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPhone 4 for the first time to its customers made a difference to Sprint? Considering that the carrier set a record Friday for the most sales in one day, we would say that the answer to that question is a resounding "Yes!" It only four hours for the nation's third largest carrier to shatter its previous sales mark. Fared Adib, Sprint’s Product Chief, said, "Sprint today reported its best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales for a device family in Sprint history with the launch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4". Adib added that the results have surpassed the carrier's expectations.

Earlier this year, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that Apple's iconic touchscreen device was the number one reason why subscribers were leaving Sprint for AT&T or Verizon. On October 4th, reports surfaced that Sprint and Apple had signed a $20 billion deal with the former buying 30.5 million copies of the Apple iPhone over the next four years.

Meanwhile, over at AT&T, a record number of Apple iPhones were activated as of 4:30pm eastern time on Friday. In a statement, AT&T said it was on track to double the previous record for activations on a single-day. The downside is that AT&T's servers have been so swamped that many Apple iPhone 4S buyers have been staring at a screen for hours, looking at a message that activation is pending. Some had been waiting as long as 7 hours to get hooked up to AT&T's network.

Besides AT&T and Sprint, Verizon also is offering the Apple iPhone 4S. For the latter two carriers, it is the first time that they have been involved in an Apple iPhone launch from the initial release of the device.

source: AppleInsider

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124 Comments

124. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

told you guys.. about Sprint...

112. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I can't wait for the lawsuits against Apple naming Siri as an accomplice in crimes because she'll actually tell you where you can bury bodies.

115. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I actually asked it that and it pulled up cemeteries lol

116. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Sorry, I meant that she'll actually tell you where to *hide* bodies. If you ask her that, she'll tell you something like "reservoirs, swamps," etc. Again, I do like that the Apple guys sat down and tried to be clever with her responses.

118. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

That is f**king awesome lol. Ask it how to wipe your ass or change a tire on a car lmfao!

82. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

After reading Rory's comment, and some of the iPhone articles, it doesn't seem too bad. I, personally, think that syncing EVERYTHING through i-Tunes is a problem. If they added an SD card and allowed a little more access to system files, I would switch. That would open a whole new line of development on XDA. The screen is a problem, too. The resolution is beautiful, but they should make more models with the same internals, but with a bigger screen size (3.5, 4.0, 4.3, 4.5). I really love my Epic Touch, but my resolution is still 480x800. That is the same as my EVO, and it is stretching it out even more. They did make it look more like Android, but the Widgets in the pulldown bar a really cool experience. Maybe a year from now (when prices go down), I will consider getting one. But, for now, I am going to keep my EpicTouch.

102. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Dj finally a reasonable comment from you. I can see how iTunes can be a turn off for some people. I don't really get the sd card thing though. You can now get a 32 or 64gb version. I don't see how I'd ever need more than that. The limit to system files is what helps the iPhone be so stable.

106. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I like having an SDCard because I can store my music, apps, games, all illegally :P. I can make backups of my entire system, in case things do go wrong. Believe me, they happen almost anytime you flash a new ROM, or a theme etc (eventually). I can share things between my computer through just plugging it in and transferring the files (instead of using SkyDrive or iCloud). This is a good thing, because I don't have to pay for extra storage (IOS), Jobs was smart on doing that lol. iOS has its perks too, I'm sure you know all about that. I'm not that informed about it. I've had an Android and have used the same SdCard for 4 years now lol.

109. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Cost is a big factor. Why pay 300 bucks for a 32 gig iPhone when you can just throw a 20 buck 16 gig SD card into a 200 buck 16 gig Galaxy S 2? That's just one reason. One I like is that in order to sync my music from my DROID X to my Atrix, I followed these simple steps: 1. Take card out of DROID X. 2. Pop card into Atrix. 3. ???? 4. PROFIT!!!

110. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Lol, that is true. It is kind of ridiculous they charge you for that feature. I personally wouldn't want it any other way, than have it on an SD card. Syncing all of your photos, videos, music, and god knows else to Apple servers leaves all of your personal information in the palms of their hands. I wipe my entire phone before I take it into Sprint, every single time. I don't trust anyone with one file of mine. But I'm paranoid lol. If IOS can manage to squeeze that into next years release, I'd strongly consider one. I just have too much stuff I can do on Android for free. I am what you would call a free loader lol.

111. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, I agree that the amount of free services (like Google Navigation/Maps/Places, Docs, Music) is fantastic. And it's not like Apple couldn't afford to offer different services or features for free or even at reduced cost. The amounts that they do charge guarantee the obscene profits they make.

114. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Hey iCloud is actually free. You get free storage for 5gb. Google even charges for over 2gb of Picasa storage. Google does offer a lot of free services though

117. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Yeah, I guess you have to pay somewhere regardless of what you get... Thank God for the SD card. Anyways, I really like the new WP7 Mango. All the courtroom problems with Android and iOS makes me want to go in a completely opposite direction. The phones are also cheaper, and I have an insider that works for Sprint, and they said a a big touch screen is in the works for WP7, and the Microsoft rep came in and showed everyone Mango. From the sounds of it, the new and improved OS seems to have a decent future. Why wouldn't they? Android pretty much is paving the way for their success. $$$.

123. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Sniggly, I still think your "one-time cost" argument isn't any reason to get one smartphone over another. You must consider the overall experience with the device as a much larger factor. You are paying north of $2,000 over 24mos on your carrier's plan. In comparison, $300 vs $220 is a drop in the bucket.

77. Packer29

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Well android it's been fun but it was time to come back home to ios and the iPhone 4s!

79. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Buh bye. Want me to lock the gate behind you?

86. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

See he just said bye android. That means he's been using android and PREFERS iOS. To you he's a sheep? How is that if he's tried both? That's your problem. You can't accept that android isn't the best for everyone and there are a lot of people that make informed choices and like iPhone better.

92. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It. Was. A. Joke.

78. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Typing in all caps is annoying.

81. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Agreed. I don't care how good the point is or what side you're on, if you type the whole post in caps I gloss over it.

69. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

everytime taco comments, he remind me of eric cartman holding jlo puppet and sing taco flavored kisses

68. humboldt1 unregistered

Go to the sprint forums/phones and devices. Its hilarious seeing all of the crapple tools crying about problems activating,syncing,etc... One idiot posted a thread saying now his sprint iPhone can't receive Verizon texts,which I don't believe but either way is funny as hell

60. nobody special unregistered

This reminds me of something. I am an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast. I have had numerous types of HD's in the past, and will always be my motorcycle of choice. I will relate this to the Apple vs. Android debate. I will compare Android to HD, and Apple to say BMW, or any other high end metric motorcycle. The BMW, or other high end metric motorcycles right off the showroom floor run flawless. There is no tampering whatsoever. Start the motor and ride it forever. On the other hand, HD, off the showroom floor, start the motor and ride it forever. BUT, HD in stock format is restricted. 99% of HD owners immediately change the exhaust, air cleaner and remap the computer fuel cells to attain it's potential. Apple stock is awesome, Android stock is OK, until you tweak the OS. BTW I have had both Android and Apple, both are great phones and you cannot go wrong either way it's all personal preference.

57. J215 unregistered

I left adroid for apple friday and im going to return once i get the offical specs for the Nexus Prime. Here are my problems with apple iphone4s 1.You can't delete photos you put on your iphone from your computer 2. Its syncs some videos put it doesnt sync all video it can't read all my videos I want to place on my iphone 3. you cant post videos from iphone4s to FB 4. you cant post youtube videos to FB There were things i did like about the iphone4s 1. The design 2. The camera 3. The reitna display BUT IM GOING BACK TO DROID

122. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Not fighting you, just simply telling you workarounds for what you find as shortcomings. 1.You can't delete photos you put on your iphone from your computer Yes you can. Simply open up the iPhone in "My Computer," just like you would any other drive or device. Contains all photos/videos on the device. 2. Its syncs some videos put it doesnt sync all video it can't read all my videos I want to place on my iphone Not sure what you mean by this, but you can easily convert any videos to iPhone compatible versions using HandBrake. 3. you cant post videos from iphone4s to FB Actually, you can. From the FB app, you can post videos and photos residing in any of your photo albums on your device. 4. you cant post youtube videos to FB Workaround, you can do this on youTube's website in Safari. I simply made a Homescreen icon that is a bookmark to youTube.

55. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

Had 3 android devices HTC, LG, Samsung. Nice phones and the mad phone calls and everything. Nice apps and all. Didnt like the first three iPhones. I was against them until the iPhone4. I really like the 4S because of the global ability. I have no LTE or WiMAX coverage where I live or work. I go a block down the street from home or work and I have it. So I could care less about who has the faster or better coverage because it aint happening for me. I am movin to the iPhone becasue I like it and I am an Apple computer user. My voice service/control feature has never worked right on any of my android phones. But thats not my selling point. So its either VZW or Sprint for the 4S because of the better data packages.

53. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Ahh, the epic battle of Sniggly vs Taco continues! People don't come here for the articles, rumors, or reviews. No they come here for the ultimate show down!

56. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol. The battle continues despite my protests.

74. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Lol....

52. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Now that jobs is no longer, the isheep are lost and confused don't worry isheep android will take care of you lol taco is going to be the first in line

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