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Sprint's activation system overwhelmed by EVO 4G launch

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Sprint's activation system overwhelmed by EVO 4G launch
With heavy demand for activations taking its toll on Sprint's activation system, yesterday's launch for the EVO 4G was the experience that the carrier was sure they were going to see last June with the launch of the Palm Pre. But that is all water under the bridge now, and the sexy Android beast was in so much demand that the carrier's activation system crashed during the afternoon. This resulted in sales reps having to use such positively medieval tools like paper and pen to write out receipts. Customers who just happened to come in to their local Sprint store to pay their bill had to return home with their balance still outstanding. Some potential EVO 4G buyers were turned away and the situation was eerily similar to the experience that AT&T went through when the first-gen iPhone was launched in 2007.

Other interesting news to come out of launch day involved speculation that Radio Shack has listed on its contract, a $400 ETF for a CDMA iPhone sold on Verizon or Sprint. It could be just some necessary legalese that the lawyers requested be added, or perhaps it has a deeper meaning?

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review

source: Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. tuminatr (Posts: 861; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

honestly that is a good problem to have

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 08:26

2. oddmanout (Posts: 443; Member since: 22 May 2009)

luckily i got mine before that happened. Seriously people. This phone is so worth it! I'm on day 2 and i still cant put it down!

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 13:58

7. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)

Don't play with it too much or you'll go blind! lol

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 18:10

12. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


posted on 05 Jun 2010, 09:05

3. Drafty (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

I'm going to hold out until sprint offers a phone with 1.5 ghz (code name HTC Gold).

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 20:52

13. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)


posted on 05 Jun 2010, 23:35

14. android#1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

not anytime soon. haha if youre going to use that logic, why stop there, just wait for the 2ghz or dual core processors, how about just dont get anything? lol

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 10:06

4. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)

wait until the iphone comes out...

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 13:07

6. Shell (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

the iPhone is old news... bout 3 years to be exact... get over it and move on... fanboy!

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 23:36

15. android#1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

why would you want an iphone when you can get an ipod and a sick phone like an Evo? lol sheep.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 00:37

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

If you got an EVO do you need an iPod?

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 10:34

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

I really hope this phone helps Sprint. I may work for AT&T...but Sprint is a great company and folks need to learn that. Although I've said it before, a phone is not going to save a company, but go SPRINT!

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 15:51

9. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

wait wait wait.. u work for ATT and you still dont believe a phone can save a company??? LOL. Can you tell me exactly how many non iphone contracts att has done over the last 3 yrs compared to iphone contracts.? LOL. If it wasnt for apple, ATT woulda slid into third by now or at least be darn close to it.

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 16:10

10. alockey (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 May 2010)

I work for T-Mobile and choose AT&T over them any day AT&T is just better in my location. It isn't all about the phones trust me. I have had android devices, I have an Iphone now, I have had Windows Mobile devices. You name it, I have used some form of it. The Iphone only as popular as it is because of its simplicity and its APP Catalog. There is Litterally an app for everything. Im not a "Fanboy" I just like what I like. Right now its The Iphone 3GS.

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 23:38

16. android#1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

iphone is popular cause of the hype, if it wasnt an APPLE product it wouldnt get as much hype. and about the app issue, google is getting some apple developers on board. and at the rate that google progressed compared to apple, you can tell google will surpass apple

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 14:34

8. nulife (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Apr 2009)

Actually it went down twice.

posted on 05 Jun 2010, 16:18

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

Radioshack doesn't sell Verizon...they broke partnership a long time ago...so doubt the listing about Verizon or Sprint iPhone is true for Verizon's side of things. Nice try PA.

posted on 06 Jun 2010, 10:50

17. phonedemocracy (Posts: 98; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

The Tandy Corporation, better known as Radio Shack, sells all 4 major carrier. They just keep them in different locations. Inside Radio Shack its usually ATT, T-Mobile, and Sprint. They own the kiosks in some Targets, all Sam's Clubs, and in malls (without the radio shack logo). In those locations it differs between Verizon, Alltell, Sprint, and ATT.

posted on 07 Jun 2010, 10:54

19. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


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